Maiden (Da 2130) (world)
|Primary||M0 V M7 V|
|Army size (BEs)||1|
|World Trade Number||4|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||3,757|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||9,200|
|Port passengers (annual)||500|
Maiden has a very thin atmosphere and no surface water. The system has a population between one and 10 million sophonts. This world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Pact Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Maiden, 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 Map.
Astrography and planetology
Maiden is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.
When the system was first colonized, the asteroid belt had been a habitable world but, within a hundred years, it was destroyed after a collision with a rogue planetoid. With additional immigrants from Medurma still arriving every day, a decision was made to colonize the less hospitable Maiden instead.
Binary Solar System
Maiden Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Maiden Primary Primary Red M0 V Maiden Companion Secondary Red M7 V
History and background
Maiden was colonised soon after Medurma (Dagudashaag 2124) regained Jump Drive technology, by members of the population who had become disgruntled with its patriarchal scientific elite. Many of its earliest female settlers were women who had been, or still were, in the military.
The government is purely matriarchal but males are regarded as equals in all other matters. The population has retained some aspects of Medurman culture, among them a propensity to duel. Most of the population carry arms, generally a knife in an arm sheath or a small duelling pistol at the waist. Due to the history and background of the original settlers, the planet has always retained a strong military presence. This attracted the Imperial Navy who built a major Naval academy there.
One of the decisions which led to the exodus was an order from The Medurman High Council requiring that all women be shorn of their body hair to prevent further infection by an infectious mite, the Kacha, which was believed to be the carrier of the deadly Mottled Plague that was sweeping the planet. Since this order was only directed at women and not the men, many took deportation rather than agree to this sexist order. A cure for the plague was soon found but the women of Maiden still grow their hair long as a reminder of why they left.