Serpent's Reach (world)
|Primary||K1 V M0 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||70|
|World Trade Number||5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||33,132|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||47,500|
|Port passengers (annual)||2,186,600|
Serpent's Reach has a short-sleeve breathable atmosphere. The system has a population between ten million and 100 million 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 Mimu Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Serpent's Reach, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a baron. Both are members 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 Kuush.
Astrography and planetology
Serpent's Reach is a member of the Vilani Main.
Binary Solar System
Serpent's Reach Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Serpent's Reach Primary Primary Orange K1 V Serpent's Reach Companion Secondary Red M0 V
Native Lifeform: Serpentian Flora
Zia'zak SIA and LaForge BioTechnology of Medurma (Dagudashaag 2124) harvest the flora of Serpent’s Reach to extract Retroviral HCG (RHCG), a trace organic compound that suppresses human fertility. This is processed to form Ovonil, a widely-used long-duration human contraceptive.
History and background
When the system was undergoing heavy expansion under the auspices of the Imperial Ministry of Colonization in the early 300s, it was found that the population growth rates were falling well below their targets. An IISS investigation discovered Retroviral HCG. When it transpired that the search for an antidote would take too long to meet the Ministry’s needs, they authorized the use of a wide-scale cloning program to boost the population. That program continues to the present day: gleaming high-tech metroplexes stand empty, waiting the day when they will be populated. Present Ministry targets call for a population of 270 million by the year 1190.
The primary provider of clones on Serpent’s Reach is the S'mrii biomedical services Phylum Zia'zak. Their contract is directly with the Imperial government, and they are forbidden by law to sell clones or cloning services to individuals or independent organizations. However, although nothing has ever been proved, rumours persist that clones and 'nonstandard genoproducts' (i.e. androids) are available 'for the right price'.
References and contributors
- Jae Campbell. "Library Data: Mimu Subsector." Signal-GK 05 (1992): 48. via. HIWG
- Marc Miller. First Survey (Imperium Games, 1996), 79.
- Jae Campbell. Encyclopaedia Dagudashaag (Signal-GK, 2017), 309.
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science