Shaida (world)

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Shaida/Sapphyre (Dagudashaag 2139)
Milieu 1116
E521742-7
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population7 Moderate (60 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law2 Low Law (no energy weapons)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
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System Details
Primary M2 V M8 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 5
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 3513
Army size (BEs) 20
Economic Details
Technology Level 7
Economic Extension
966-5
Resources9Moderate
Labor6Moderate (6 million)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance -2
Resource Units 162
GWP (BCr) 54
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-E
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 51,000
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Shaida is a poor, non-agricultural, preindustrial hellworld.

  • The inhabitants of this world struggle to survive in the life-threatening environment of a desert hellworld.
  • The world is a preindustrial one, which cannot produce adequate materials to maintain a modern, star-faring society. These items must be imported at considerable cost.
  • It is unable to produce quality foodstuffs and must import them. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Sapphyre Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Shaida, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a marquis. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. 10% of the world's population is the Minor Race Chirper.
  • During the Long Night this world was named Pikaa.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Shadia is the first world on the Silk Road Branch of the Dagudashaag Main. As four of the five worlds to trailing have a total population of less than 100 thousand, the volume of trade through the system is small and the main world has only rudimentary starport facilities.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Shaida Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Shaida Primary Primary Red M2 V
Shaida Companion Secondary Red M8 V


System Data[edit]

With a harsh sub-zero climate Shaida was colonized as the most habitable base to exploit the system's five sparse planetoid belts. Prospecting in fusion-rocket seekers, the large belter community supports the majority of the population.

The families of the belters can be identified by their common use of surgically implanted respirators. Given the dangerous nature of the prospecting cybernetic prosthetic are common and cyborgs are easily accepted.

History and background[edit]

Records from the Second Imperium show this world was inhabited by Chirpers.

In addition to the predominantly human inhabitants there are 2.6 million chirpers on Shaida. Imported centuries before as slave labor, most chirpers today tend hydroponic farms, providing the bulk of Shaida's food needs. Although not citizens chirpers are well treated.

Imperial High Nobility[edit]

Shaida, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of two members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Shaida has a frontier quality starport.

World Technology Level[edit]

Shaida possesses a Technology Level of TL-7.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Early video and early satellite communication networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early fuel cells, solar energy, and geothermal power sources.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Improved automobiles, hovercraft, and bullet trains.
    • Water: Hydrofoils and early triphibians.
    • Air: Hang gliders and supersonic jets.
    • Space: Deep space probes and interplanetary spacecraft.

World Government[edit]

Shaida has a Representative Democracy government.

  • It is a government by elected representatives.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Republic.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Unitary State .

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