|Primary||K9 V M0 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||200|
|World Trade Number||4.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||6,435|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||500,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||9,500|
Shershe has a thin, tainted atmosphere and a complete lack of surface water, making it poorly suited to sophont habitation. The system has a population of hundreds of millions of sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Gadde Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Shershe, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdoms of a marquis and a viscount. All three are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Luursaam As.
Astrography and planetology
Shershe was once a pleasant little world with a breathable thin atmosphere, thirty percent of the planet's surface covered with water and a mild climate; it could boast a population of nearly three-quarters of a billion souls.
Binary Solar System
Shershe Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Shershe Primary Primary Orange K9 V Shershe Companion Secondary Red M0 V
History and background
In 953 fractionalization of the government into a small number of aggressive, competing states led to a full-scale global conﬂict. No weapon or means was spared in the attempts of all sides to annihilate each other; all that is worst in war was used; nuclear, biological and chemical. By 979 the population had crashed to 12 million, virtually all the surface water was lost or heavily contaminated and all agricultural (and industrial) capacity was destroyed.
It was only direct rapid intervention by the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service in delivering massive food relief that prevented the remaining population collapsing into oblivion. Many observers wondered why the relief came at all as there was no eﬀort to at least initiate any kind of peace process and thus prevent the disastrous later stages of the war. The war ground to a halt shortly after the IISS intervention in 980 and the population has steadily grown back to near its pre-war level (following Imperial reinvestment in the world's infrastructure and industry). Yet the devastating effects on the world's ecosphere can be seen. The atmosphere still has taint classification - there are chemical and radioactive dust clouds, which scour some of the wilderness areas. Occasionally they drift into the inhabited regions forcing drastic public health measures and evacuation from aﬀected sites.
All attempts at reclaiming water trapped under the planet's surface to relieve the parched landscape have been fruitless. This problem in addition to the increased competition for the scant remaining resources threatens to open up the old divisions and rivalries into renewed conﬂict.