|Primary||M2 V M8 V|
|Army size (BEs)||20|
|World Trade Number||3|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||0|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||51,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||0|
Shaida has a very thin tainted atmosphere and a lack of available surface water. The system has a population between 10 million and 1 billion sophonts. 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
Shaida is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.
A world with a harsh sub-zero climate, 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
Shaida Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Shaida Primary Primary Red M2 V Shaida Companion Secondary Red M8 V
History and background
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.
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.