|Government||Civil service bureaucracy|
|Army size (BEs)||20|
|World Trade Number||4|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||7,745|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||9,900|
|Port passengers (annual)||405,200|
Shidka is a rich and agricultural production world with a shirt-sleeve atmosphere and a balance of available surface water. The system supports a population in the millions of sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Argi Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Shidka, 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. During the Long Night this world was named Erka.
Astrography and planetology
The planet is a botanist’s dream, the flora is constantly mutating and adapting. It should be noted that animal life above insect level never evolved on the planet and several species of plant have adapted to fill various ecological niches occupied by animal life on many better-known planets.
Shidka Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Shidka Primary Primary Yellow-White F3 V
History and background
There is an indigenous race of Chirpers, living in the equatorial rain forests. Although very litle research has ever been carried out on the Chirpers, local legends state that they are almost mystical botanists.