Kush (world)

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Kush/Ragol (Course 0504)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population4 Moderate (50 thousand)
Government7 Balkanization
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F0 V M3 VI
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 2
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

Kush is a nonindustrial desert hellworld with a population struggling to survive in an inhospitable environment.

  • Hellworlds often offer daily, and sometimes hourly, life-threatening situations to their inhabitants. Survivors often form intense survival skills and tend to be grim realists.
  • This world has no free-standing water.
  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • This a "low technology" world with technology competency well below technology standards for Charted Space.
  • It is a Non-Aligned world dominated by human sophonts located in the Ragol Subsector of Course Sector.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

This star system is detailed using the Fringian Variant System Description.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Kush Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Kush Primary Primary Yellow-White F0 V
Kush Companion Secondary Red M3 VI 715 AU from primary

System Data[edit]

Keldar-Kush System[edit]

The primary is Keldar, an ordinary white main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 8.1 Sols, a mass of 1.7 Sols, and a diameter of 2.366 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a vacuum worldlet, (II) a trace atmosphere worldlet, (III) an exotic atmosphere radworld, (IV) a vacuum inner world, and (V) a dense atmosphere stormworld. (VI) Kush orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (VIII) a very large gas giant forms the outer system – orbital position (VII) is empty. Few of the worlds retain satellites.

Jusim Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Jusim, a red subdwarf star. It has a luminosity of 0.0056 Sols, a mass of 0.124 Sols, and a diameter of 189,000 km. (I) a ringed small gas giant forms the outer system. It retains a family of satellites.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(VI) Kush[edit]

(VI) Kush is designated the mainworld. It orbits Keldar at a mean distance of 2.57 AU (384.5 million km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 3 years 59 days and a rotation period of 46.5 hours. The axial tilt is 6 degrees. Kush has a diameter of 8,656 km, a density of 7.22 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.88 G. The world is geologically active. Its atmosphere is rated as Standard, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 1.12 bar and a composition of 80% nitrogen (N2), 19% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The atmospheric taint is caused by the absence of water vapor (H2O) and by large amounts of airborne silicates and dust. Approximately 0.1% of the surface is covered in lakes of liquid water. Mean surface temperature: 43°C. The climate is rated as Hot and is static, with no seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and powerful weather systems driven by the star surge across the globe.

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 235 million km², Land surface area: 233 million km², Water surface area: 2 million km².

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Keldar-Kush System[edit]

The hot stormworld lying in orbital position (V) (within the H– region of the inner system) has primitive thermophile native life, consisting entirely of microscopic cyanobacteria-parallels that thrive in the harsh conditions. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

Kush, the mainworld, has native life, entirely consisting of extremophile single-celled cyanobacteria-equivalents that can be found where they can find even a minimal trace of shelter and moisture. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

No other world in the system is known to have native life.

Jusim Subsystem[edit]

No world in the subsystem is known to have native life.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

World starport[edit]

Kush has a routine quality starport.

  • A Class-C Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform surprisingly sophisticated repair work despite the limited facilities.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World technology level[edit]

Kush possesses a Technology Level of TL–4.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Telephone and telegraphs, widespread printing.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early electricity, hydrocarbon internal combustion.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Trains and early automobiles.
    • Water: Clippers and steam ships.
    • Air: Dirigibles, balloons, very basic rockets.

World government[edit]

Kush has a Balkanized government.

  • No central ruling authority exists. Rival governments compete for control.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Balkanization.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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