Saffron (Da 3018) (world)
|Government||Company or Corporation|
|Law Level||No law|
|Army size (BEs)||0|
|World Trade Number||2.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||0|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||0|
|Port passengers (annual)||0|
Saffron 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. Saffron, 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 Kaagii Shim.
Astrography and planetology
Saffron is a member of the Sylean Main.
Saffron Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Saffron Primary Primary Red M1 V
History & Background
The planet Saffron, or New Saffron as it used to be called, is a private research facility owned by Saffron Tech, subsidized heavily by Imperial coﬀers. Saffron Tech is headed up by Professor Bej Siwel, one of the Imperium’s foremost scientists. Corporate visitors will be well served by the excellent starport, and will be unaware of the Imperial Navy ships in orbit. The Navy maintains a presence at Saffron to thwart untoward attempts by outsiders to obtain the advanced technology available on the planet.
Until 1099, only high ranking military officials and the Emperor himself are aware that Saffron was under the indirect control of the Imperium, via the back door subsidy that Saffron Tech received from it. Professor Siwel and all at Saffron Tech were also unaware that the Imperium has designated it as an Imperial Research Station - designation; Lambda-3. Siwel’s assistant Marla Gray was revealed, by an undercover INDISS Reporter, to be an Imperial agent. INDISS uncovered that the Imperium was considering taking over the facility and using their scientific discoveries for military applications. When the truth of the Imperium's involvement was uncovered, Saffron Tech managed to arrange for the Imperium to back out while maintaining its core funding. Public opinion was such that they also agreed that Saf-Tech discoveries in future would only be used in non-military applications.
Since then, Saffron has made a deal with Naasirka to develop some of their research for civilian use.
References and contributors
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- Leighton Piper. "Library Data: Kuriishe." Signal-GK 13 (1997): 22. via. HIWG
- Marc Miller. First Survey (Imperium Games, 1996), 86.
- Jae Campbell. Encyclopaedia Dagudashaag (Signal-GK, 2017), 301-302.
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science