|Army size (BEs)||10|
|World Trade Number||4.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||11,852|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||66,500|
|Port passengers (annual)||31,500|
Lashgaiika has both an unbreathably very thin atmosphere and no surface water which makes habitation by sophonts difficult. The environment does not allow agricultural production to feed the population in the tens of millions of sophonts. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. This world is a satellite of a gas giant or another planet in the system. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Kuriishe Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Lashgaiika, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a marquis. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships. During the Long Night this world was named Irash.
Astrography and planetology
Lashgaiika is a member of the Sylean Main.
Its inhospitable environment stems from the thin, tainted atmosphere, which is of a standard oxygen-nitrogen mix, but with high levels of sulphur and other compounds contained within it, but also its unstable nature, due to its high seismic stress factor. This originates from both its position as a satellite of a large central planet (Daraskuur - a planet of 16, 350 km diameter and a mass 1.33 times that of Terra) and that the pair are in close orbit around the K2 main sequence star. There are some 10 large, active volcanoes on Lashgaiika. Although these are a hazard in many respects to the colonies, they also have a beneficial side eﬀect in that their eruptions are usually quite spectacular, and generate a useful income from tourism, an expanding industry that is also helped by the world’s close position to the central star.
Lashgaiika also has some unusual native life forms, which have evolved, in and around the nine large lakes that are scattered over the planet’s surface. Despite Lashgaiika being classed as a desert world, 6% of its surface is covered by water, and has quite a high percentage of water vapour in the atmosphere.
Despite being poor in terms of agricultural resources, Lashgaiika is blessed with huge deposits of metallic ores, radioactive minerals, crystals and a number of very useful chemical compounds used in high tech manufacturing.
Lashgaiika Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Lashgaiika Primary Primary Orange K2 V
History and background
Lashgaiika was one of the last systems to be settled in the subsector, due mainly to its location and the fact that it is a quite inhospitable place to start a colony, thus requiring a higher level of technology than other systems.
Lashgaiika, despite having a number of water farms (which condense water from the atmosphere) and several large agro-farms near some of the lakes and in orbital complexes, still has to import much of its water and food from oﬀ world sources. For easier distribution of vital goods and services, the population of Lashgaiika is concentrated in seventeen cites, which vary in size from the capital, Strevant, of some 30 million people down to Tardesh, which has just fewer than one million.
The people of Lashgaiika are generally friendly and peaceable, and while generally conservative in outlook, are not unwelcome to new ideas and inventions. This has lead to a steady increase in the technological level, which has meant better living conditions and protection from the elements outside. In fact, Lashgaiika is very advanced in its environmental control and protection technology (which has in fact reached a level considered to be the equivalent of 16 on the Imperial scale), which is exported around this, and neighboring subsectors.
The people are ruled by a feudal technocracy consisting of several councils which cover various aspects of society and the economy, and each council sends two representatives to a general council to discuss issues of importance, and formulate policy.
It has a fantastic manufacturing base that supplies many finished durable and consumer goods to surrounding worlds. The people on Lashgaiika are actually very creative and artistic, despite being very technologically orientated. This has brought about a strong presence from the Makhidkarun, which considers artwork and recordings produced here, of exceptional value, as well as being a strong investor in the advanced communications industry, while Naasirka have strong ties with the computer and robotics industries.
The naval base is quite extensive in size and oﬀers all the usual services to Imperial, Sector and Subsector navies. It maintains a close working relationship with the B class civilian starport (which has very good R&R facilities despite only being considered a B class starport). The Navy base has also taken on many of the overhaul and maintenance duties that the starport can’t handle, in return for allowing naval personnel free access to the recreation facilities. The naval base is also noted for its expertise in starship weapons technology, that of repair, maintenance, construction, as well as research and development, and has a reputation similar to that of Kherse (Dagudashaag 3014) in this field.
References and contributors
- Leighton Piper. "Library Data: Kuriishe." Signal-GK 13 (1997): 17-18. via HIWG
- Marc Miller. First Survey (Imperium Games, 1996), 84.
- Jae Campbell. Encyclopaedia Dagudashaag (Signal-GK, 2017), 218-219.
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science