|Primary||G4 V M4 V|
|Government||Civil service bureaucracy|
|Army Size (BEs)||2|
|World Trade Number||3.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||657|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||2,200|
|Port passengers (annual)||1,000|
Luguk is a fluid world with an oceanic geography of a liquid other than water such as ammonia, methane, hydrocarbons, or other exotic liquids. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Kuriishe Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Luguk, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. During the Long Night this world was named Kiir Gii.
Astrography and planetology
Luguk shares one characteristic with Lashgaiika (Dagudashaag 2512) that of having a high seismic stress factor. While it is quite close to the central G4 main sequence star (being only 0.7 AU out), it is not a satellite world, but does have its own satellite, Harakar, a body of 2000 km diameter, orbiting at a close seventeen diameters distance. Luguk has some twelve active volcanoes, and while dangerous, the fact that Luguk is over three times the size of Lushgaiika, means they are not such a factor in daily life.
The atmosphere hampers daily life to some extent, being an exotic atmosphere, and necessitates a lightweight protective suit in a few places where the contaminants are highly concentrated. In most instances, an air filter or oxygen tank is all that is required when leaving the protection of buildings and vehicles.
Binary Solar System
Luguk Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Luguk Primary Primary Yellow G4 V Luguk Companion Secondary Red M4 V
History and background
Luguk was colonized initially about the same time as Lushgaika, but a series of natural disasters almost brought the colonization eﬀort to a complete ruin. It was only through having an enterprising and determined spirit and a little luck that the people on Luguk managed to survive and eventually start to prosper. This has meant that their level of technological development has been slow to take oﬀ, but they still possess that enterprising spirit, as well as a friendliness and curiosity that tends to endear them to those they meet. Signs are now emerging that their society is ready to leap forward quite spectacularly in the next few decades.
The protective equipment needed for travel on the surface used to be produced locally, but were quite heavy and restrictive and are now imported from Lashgaiika at a very reasonable price, being part of a deal involving agricultural produce from Luguk and finished consumer products and advanced technology from Lashgaiika. Although not strictly an agricultural world, the plentiful water on and under the surface of the planet means that Luguk produces far more agricultural produce than it needs in massive agro-farms, and so can readily export it.
Most of the population is spread across one of the larger continents, in a large number of small to medium size settlements, varying in size from a large village to a small city. In fact Luguk has a very good transport infrastructure, and a large number of starports and spaceports in relation to the size of its population. Although only having D class starports, significant investment is expected soon, to help tap the previously unknown resources of the planet, which include a number of rare ores, non-metallic compounds and radioactive elements. Chief among the prospective investors is Ling-Standard Products and Sternmetal Horizons, which specialise, amongst other things, in prospecting and mining.
The world is ruled by a collection of councils each of which preside over a certain area, and whose representatives meet regularly to discuss problems and harmonise policy. Several have close contacts with the Imperial Scout Service, and many of those who do not work in the agricultural or entertainment sectors of the economy, provide services for the large scout base on the planet. The bases was built to further scout activates in this part of the subsector and surrounding areas, as well as encourage trade and commerce between the local systems, and to help co-ordinate ant-piracy duties with the naval base at Lashgaiika and the scout bases at Giku, Duunkhan and Diablo
References and contributors
- Leighton Piper. "Library Data: Kuriishe." Signal-GK 13 (1997): 18-19. via. HIWG
- Marc Miller. First Survey (Imperium Games, 1996), 84.
- Jae Campbell. Encyclopaedia Dagudashaag (Signal-GK, 2017), 227.
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science