Shuiku (world)

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Shuiku/Udusis (Empty Quarter 2134)
Milieu 1116
B575656-A
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population6 Moderate (9 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary G0 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 5849
Army size (BEs) 1
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
956+1
Resources9Moderate
Labor5Moderate (900 thousand)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Efficiency+1Average
Importance 2
Resource Units 30
GWP (BCr) 270
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 1,790
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 8,549
Port employees 11,330
Port passengers (annual) 1,000

Shuiku is an agricultural world with an ideal environment for producing food from plants, animals, or other forms. The system has a population between 100,000 and 10 million sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Udusis Subsector of Empty Quarter Sector and in the Domain of Antares. Shuiku, 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. 10% of the world's population is the Major Race Vargr. 10% of the world's population is the Minor Race Sydite.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

No information yet available.

Monostellar System[edit]

Shuiku Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Shuiku Primary Yellow G0 V


History and Background[edit]

Regardless of the mysterious origins of these Chinese Settlers, the Shuikuren are now respected traders and agricultural producers of the subsector, specializing in hard-to-find produce, from strawberries to mangos. As of 993, they are now branching out into the local information technology market.

The inhabitants of Shuiku follow a highly complex form of ancestral worship: while most strongly tied to folk religions of China, Vilani beliefs, Hinduism, and unique local developments all have a hand in its expression. Local astrology and mystical views on the elements (light, water, earth, air, void, heat) are as important as connecting with the ancestors- proper birth and burial rituals- proper food preparation and eating rituals- the fear of ghosts, and the love of luck. Perhaps one out of five on the planet are truly devout followers of this eclectic and nameless folk religion- three of five are partial believers- and one out of five ignore the religion except in desperate circumstances, or in family ceremonies when attendance is mandatory.

UWP Listing[edit]

UWP Changes (all dates are Imperial Calendar)

  • T20 - 993 - Shuiku 2134 B575656-A Ag Ni 910 Im
  • CT - 1105 - Shuiku 2134 B575656-A Ag Ni Varg1- Synd1 910 Im
  • MT - 1125 - Shuiku 2134 C575650-A Ag Ni 810 Ou - Outlands
  • TNE - 1201 - Shuiku 2134 X575743-7 Ag 110 Wi

References and Contributors[edit]

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  1. "Jump Map API" and map location from Travellermap.com