Rias'qanaa (world)

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Rias'qanaa/Zeda (Dagudashaag 0621)
Milieu 1116
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population4 Moderate (80 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary K2 IV
Worlds 12
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 2237
Army size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
Labor3Low (8 thousand)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-4Very poor
Importance -2
Resource Units 18
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-D
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Rias'qanaa has both a thin tainted atmosphere and no surface water which makes habitation by sophonts difficult. The system has a population between 10,000 and a million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Zeda Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Rias'qanaa, 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 Kuukke Nim.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Rias'qanaa is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.

A dead world, Rias'qanaa was once a moon in orbit around the gas giant Ghirl. Excavations have proved that it once had an atmosphere as well as an extensive jungle ecosystem teeming with life. About two million years ago the planet was knocked out of orbit, killing all life and eventually entering an elliptical orbit around the sun.

Monostellar System[edit]

Rias'qanaa Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Rias'qanaa Primary Primary Orange K2 IV

Native Lifeform: Xiuhcoatl[edit]

An extinct, eight metre long lizard-like creature whose fossilized remains were first uncovered on Ekha (Dagudashaag 0137) in 732 though the fossils’ were not native to the system. A legend claimed that the Xiuhcoatl were capable of expelling hydrogen, which it then ignited using swallowed flints in its first-stomach.

History and background[edit]

Rias'qanaa is home to an excavation team from the Amec university of Epantia attempting to prove the legendary Xiuhcoatl once lived here prior to the disaster.

In 844 similar fossils were discovered on Feym'n (Dagudashaag 0236) though it was impossible to confirm that, despite appearances, they belonged to the same species. Later similar fossils were found on Zeda (Dagudashaag 0721), Eddum (Dagudashaag 0531) and Nimluin (Dagudashaag 0736).

Most Imperial scientists believe that the Xiuhcoatl fossils have been deliberately seeded to create a mystery. However, scientists in Amec Trade Protectorate do not share this belief. If the Xiuhcoatl is proved to originated on Rias'qanaa, this may also demonstrate that a race with deep space capability inhabited the space around Bolivar and Zeda subsectors over four million year ago.

References and contributors[edit]

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  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com