|Army Size (BEs)||0|
|World Trade Number||3.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||352|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||0|
|Port passengers (annual)||3,500|
Luramsum 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 supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Kuriishe Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Luramsum, 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 has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships. During the Long Night this world was named Erash.
Astrography and planetology
The sole reason for Luramsum being colonised is the composition of its atmosphere, consisting almost purely of a hydrogen-methane compound.
Luramsum Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Luramsum Primary Primary Red M3 V
History and background
The atmosphere is much favoured in the production of high quality refined fuels for top of the range grav vehicles, it is a resource of almost immeasurable value to the small (but extremely wealthy) populace. After only a few decades of exploiting and exporting the compound to other planets within the subsector, fears are already being voiced that, at the current rate of extraction, the hydrogen will be exhausted by about 1140. Because of this a consortium of businessman who have made their fortune here are investing heavily in technological research in an attempt to secure a future.
The entire population is situated in the planet's one city, which is centered around the starport, indeed it is difficult to tell exactly where the starport ends and the city begins, the majority of the workers being employed by starport authorities and living in starport accommodation. The work ethic among such employees is remarkably strong; the concept of a life outside work seems to be completely alien to many of them. In part this is made up for by the high standard of living such employees enjoy - most manual labourers have homes of a standard equivalent to the upper middle classes on many other planets.
Because of the relative value of the hydrogen-methane compound, especially given the potential for a large corporation to come and skim the atmosphere as a starship might skim a gas giant, the local population pays for protection by the naval services. It has been suggested that the Navy does not actually believe in the strategic importance of Luramsum and keep the base only for show. It has been further suggested that they would actually be able to provide only minimal resistance in the event of a real attack. There is, of course, no evidence to either back up or deny such suppositions.
References and contributors
- Leighton Piper. "Library Data: Kuriishe." Signal-GK 13 (1997): 19-20. via HIWG
- Marc Miller. First Survey (Imperium Games, 1996), 86.
- Jae Campbell. Encyclopaedia Dagudashaag (Signal-GK, 2017), 228.
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science