Kusyu (world)

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Kusyu/Yataw (Dark Nebula 1226)
Classic Era (1115)
A876976-E
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population9 High (7 billion)
Government7 Balkanization
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G4 V D
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 3
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Kusyu is a high-population, industrial world with a billion or more sophonts in population size.

  • As an industrial world, this planet has well-developed manufacturing and processing industries. Manufactured goods are a major export item.
  • Its economy is rapidly growing and living conditions are expected to rapidly improve barring outside forces.
  • This world is also the overall capital of an interstellar government with the extra trade and prestige associated with that role.
  • This a "high technology" world with technology achievements at, near, or over technology standards for Charted Space.
  • This is a moist tropical world, with a climate of high temperatures.
  • This world is part of the Aslan Hierate, as a world where multiple clans have split control of the planet, in the Yataw Subsector of Dark Nebula Sector.
  • This world contains an Aslan Clan Base, which may combine the features of an army base for ground forces, a scout base, or even a naval base for starships.
  • This world contains an Aslan Tlaukhu Base, which may combine the features of an army base for ground forces, a scout base, or even a naval base for starships.
  • Kusyu (Trokh: "Kuzyu") is the homeworld of the Aslan and capital of the Aslan Hierate.
  • Its name comes from the Trokh word for "motherland" or "home".

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Kusyu (often spelled "Kuzu" in Galanglic) lies in the center of what we know as the Dark Nebula Sector (or I'aheako, to those of the Hierate).

Binary Solar System[edit]

Kusyu Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Kusyu Primary Primary Yellow G4 V Tyeyo
Kusyu Companion Secondary White Dwarf D Saietaie


System Data[edit]

Kusyu/Kilrai'/Dark Nebula 1919

  • A8769H6-E U Hi, In 703 As G4V M0D
Primary: Close binary system. Tyeyo, spectral class G4V. ICN S5G0309G4V.
Mass .96 standard.
Stellar diameter .934 standard.
Luminosity .778 standard. Saietaie, spectral class M0VII. ICN S5G0309M0VII.
Mass .154 standard.
Stellar diameter .256 standard.
Luminosity .011 standard.

Mainworld Data[edit]

IV Kusyu: Mean orbital radius, 150.3 million kilometers (1.004 AU).
Period 320.02 days. Two satellites.
Diameter, 12980 kilometers.
Density, .99 standard.
Mass, 1.05 standard.
Mean surface gravity, 1.02G.
Rotation period: 36 hours, 2 minutes, 23 seconds.
Axial inclination 2°2.1".
Albedo, 0.268.
Surface atmospheric pressure, 1.1 atm.
Composition, oxygen-nitrogen mix.
Hydrographic percentage, 63%;
composition, water and frozen water-ice.
Mean surface temperature, 9.1°C.

The climate of Kusyu shifted dramatically about 1.8 million years ago. Though the cause is uncertain, the archaeological and geological evidence is clear. This alteration in climate resulted in a sudden change in atmospheric content from one with a heavy sulfurous taint to one with a far higher carbon dioxide content. At the same time, average planetary temperature seems to have increased by several degrees, accompanied by a subsequent decrease of annual rainfall. Likewise at this time, Kusyu seems to have suddenly developed magnetic poles and the species diversity dramatically decreased. It is not clear whether these significant changes were the result of natural events (such as the stellar evolution of Tyeyo's companion star, Saietaie, into its current white dwarf form) or the result of some type of technological interference. Notably, no Asian artifacts dating from prior to the climatic shift have ever been discovered. The only suggestion that anything like the Asian lived before the great change comes from the fragmentary, fossilized remains of unintelligent four-limbed carnivores dubbed "Uealwokh". [2]

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

Kusyu has three major continents, two of which straddle the equator. Several large archipelagos lie off the continents' shores. North and south polar ice-caps, anchored by island groups, cover about 15% of the total world surface.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Locations[edit]

Of particular geosocial interest is the fact that Kusyu has no capital, per se.

  • Hyufteirlerye Cities:
    • Each clan has its own hyufteirlerye - the word refers to a meeting place and could be translated as "city" - but there is no one city or administrative center which speaks for the entire planet. Individual cities are identified with specific clans (Huiha), and each clan large enough to control several such cities generally has one Htahyu, a "first place", where judgements are made, challenges accepted, and records kept.
  • Tlaukhu:
    • The Aslan "Council of the Twenty-nine", the Tlaukhu, meets periodically at agreed-upon sites in rotation. The Great Meeting Hall of the Tlaukhu is located within the L'Ihahtoi ("Floating Gardens") Complex at Firuahfahr Starport.
  • Firuahfahr Starport:
    • The principal starport is Firuahfahr, an excellent class-A facility on the south coast of the continent of Tafohti. The site is perhaps the closest thing on Kusyu to an international city, since all the major clans and many of the minor ones maintain trading and mercantile houses here, convenient to the port. The port itself is directly administered by the Tlaukhu, which maintains a legal presence within the floating complex known as the L'Ihahtoi ("Floating Gardens").
  • L'Ihahtoi ("Floating Gardens"):
    • Being a tourist attraction as much as a practical structure, the Floating Gardens is a vast, saucer-shaped building hanging 2 kilometers above the starport's ground terminal. Housed here are certain administrative functions of the starport as well the world's principal human enclave. Hotels, bars, shops, restaurants, and other facilities catering to humans and other non-Aslan line the gaily decorated boulevards.
  • Near Orbit Complexes:
    • Kusyu Moons : Kusyu has two natural satellites, Aoshi ("Swift Spirit") and Aoka'ah ("Slow Spirit"). Both are planetoids with diameters of only about 400 kilometers. As such, they appear merely as bright stars from the surface of the planet. There is little to interest outsiders, here.
      • The innermost moon, Aoshi, is characterized by its multi‑clan naval base.
      • While the outermost moon Aoka'ah is a barren sphere.
    • LaGrange Highports of Kusyu: In addition, there are numerous orbital facilities, including two large habitats in what would be the inner LaGrange positions (L1 points), if the moons were more massive.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

The world is much like Terra in many respects, with similar mass, density, and gravity. The mean surface temperature is somewhat cooler, but the minimal axial tilt and orbital eccentricity results in a stable, year-round climate with a continuous growing season.

Kusyu's equatorial temperatures are quite comfortable for humans. The slightly larger land surface area has resulted in greater desert and tundra regions than on the Solomani homeworld. Despite the extreme territorial nature of Kusyu's natives, large tracts of less hospitable land have been kept as wilderness.

Kusyu's temperate regions are characterized by broadleafed plant life, heavily pigmented a blue-green color. This lush flora, rich in color and form, tends to give much of the planet's surface a jungle-like feel.

Native Sophont (NIL): Aslan[edit]

It is the homeworld of the major race calling itself the Fteirle, which humans know as the Aslan.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Canon Conflict: Different canonical sources have reported Kusyu as located in different places.

  • Please see the Ulane Hoax for a possible explanation for the confusion. See the metadata page for more information.

World Starport[edit]

Kusyu has an excellent quality starport.

  • A Class-A Starport Facility has very well developed shipyards and is capable of producing first rate starships.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
  • This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
  • Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Sometimes multiple ports of each type.

World Technology Level[edit]

Kusyu possesses a Technology Level of TL–14 or TL-E in Hexadecimal Notation.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early meson communicators.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Miniature super-batteries, early collectors, and advanced fusion plants.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:

World Government[edit]

Kusyu 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 Law Level[edit]

No information yet available.

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.

World Language/s[edit]

No information yet available.

Urbanization[edit]

Kusyu has no capital, per se. Each clan has its own hyufteirlerye - the word refers to a meeting place and could be translated as "city" - but there is no one city or administrative centre which speaks for the entire planet. Individual cities are identified with specific clans, and each clan large enough to control several such cities generally has one htahyu, a "first place" where judgements are made, challenges accepted, and the records kept.

The Tlaukhu ("Council of the Twenty-nine") meets periodically at agreed-upon sites in rotation. There is a central meeting site known as the Greet Meeting Hall of the Tlaukhu located on neutral land. All of the 29 Tlaukhu clans (and about 300 others) have landholds on Kusyu. Aslan consider land on Kusyu especially valuable, and clans gain both power and status from their landholds on Kusyu.

World Infrastructure[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.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com
  2. David BurdenStuart DollarAndy LillyJoseph Walsh. Aliens Volume 1 (Imperium Games, 1998), 8-10.