Sabmiqys (world)

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Sabmiqys/Gimgir (Antares 2117)
Milieu 0
E560100-7
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population1 Low (50)
Government0 No Government structure
Law0 No Law
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
Classic Era (1115)
A560056-H
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population0 Barren (0)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelH Extreme Stellar (antimatter)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G3 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 4
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Sabmiqys is a desert world,

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Sabmiqys is a quarantined system within Imperial space, located in Gimgir Subsector of Antares Sector.

Monostellar System[edit]

Sabmiqys Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Sabmiqys Primary Yellow G3 V


System Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Data[edit]

Sabmiqys Homeworld: * The mainworld is a desert planet occupied by intelligent robots, notable for its extraordinary Tech Level of H (17).

  • The local name of the planet was given as Sabmiqys, the name that appears on charts today. The planet is a desert, with less than 5% of the surface covered by water. There are indications that the planet once had a 25% hydrography rating, but some prehistoric cataclysm of unknown nature caused the loss of most of the water.
  • The planet's orbit is highly eccentric, resulting in a harsh environment with extreme seasonal variations in climate.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Sophont (NIL): Gya Ks or Sabmiqys[edit]

This species was thought at first to be of omnivore/gatherer stock. They average 2.5m in height, and mass about 100kg. The Sabmiqys are thin and lithe, with no body hair and a bumpy, thick, spongy gray hide. They have two legs, four tentacle arms with four finger manipulators, a head with two eyes, four nostril slits, and a wide mouth with over 100 teeth. Very few exist, and the society seems to be made up of robots of all kinds. What really shocked the Scouts, however, was that a few of the Sabmiqys claimed to be over 10,000 years old!

  • The Sabmiqys are actually extremely sophisticated pseudo-biological robots.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Scouts from the Vilani Imperium first flew by the world in -5889, but their ships were destroyed by internal explosions. The system was interdicted and named Gashukubi (Anglic: Gashukubi), which is Vilani for "Certain Death".

  • Towards the end of the Interstellar Wars, Terran breakthroughs in weapons technology produced the meson gun. The first Vilani to encounter this weapon were horrified - their ships exploded from the inside, just like in the Gashukubi legends. Rumours of the "gashukubi" weapon did much to sap the Vilani will to fight.

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Despite being a world nominally under Imperial control, this world-system's Red Zone rating has kept any Imperial Nobility from being appointed to it.

World Starport[edit]

Sabmiqys has an excellent quality starport.

  • A Class-A Starport Facility has very well developed shipyards and is capable of producing first rate starships.
  • This facility has many very skilled personnel who can perform not only major repair work, but overhaul work as well.
  • This facility has advanced refueling and refining infrastructure. One may purchase practically any kind of refined fuel here.
  • Almost every starport of this class possesses both a Lowport and a Highport. Sometimes multiple ports of each type.

World Technology Level[edit]

Sabmiqys possesses a Technology Level of TL–17 or TL-H in Hexadecimal Notation.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Pocket meson communications.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Advanced collectors and early antimatter plants.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:

World Government[edit]

No information yet available.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Demographics[edit]

No information yet available.

World Culture[edit]

No information yet available.

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

No information yet available.

First Contact[edit]

With the founding of the Second Imperium, the Vilani soon realized that the Gashukubi system was defended by planetary-based meson weapons. The startling truth was that the inhabitants possessed a superior weapons technology. When the Sylean Federation created meson screens as a protection against meson fire, it opened the way for first contact in 311.

The Scouts were met by armed robots. Many of the first contact crew were herded off at gunpoint, never to return. This pattern was repeated on several subsequent contact attempts. Within the Scouts, the word Sabmiqys came to describe any mission with a small chance of survival.

Natives: Mechanimorphic Life?[edit]

Eventually, the Scouts learned the local language and asked to meet "those in charge". Finally, they got to meet the actual Sabmiqys. The race was, apparently, descended from omnivore/gatherer stock.

In the late 600s, a Scout contact party stumbled upon a robot repair facility. They discovered that a "living" Sabmiqys was undergoing extensive repairs.

The Sabmiqys are actually extremely sophisticated pseudo-biological robots.

The truth gradually emerged that the original inhabitants of the planet were all been killed by a virulent virus in approximately -8000. The virus came from a Sabmiqys sub-light probe upon its return from a nearby star system. The ship was studied for six months - the incubation period of the virus. Once the deaths started, it was all over in very quickly. The entire population - estimated in the millions - died within 10 days.

The remaining million or so robots left on the planet decided that space travel is of little or no value, and have never pursued interstellar exploration.

Aftermath[edit]

Currently, Sabmiqys is still an interdicted Red Zone world. The robots are not counted as population, as the Imperium does not recognize their sentience. Travellers are advised not to go to Sabmiqys for any reason. Many who have violated the Red Zone restriction have never returned.

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