Umeeshe (world)

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Umeeshe/Kuriishe (Dagudashaag 3117)
Milieu 1116
C542427-9
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population4 Moderate (30 thousand)
Government2 Participating Democracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
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Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]
System Details
Primary M1 V
Worlds 5
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Participating democracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 4359
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
632-1
Resources6Few
Labor3Low (3 thousand)
Infrastructure2 Extremely limited
Efficiency-1Average
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 32
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Umeeshe has a tainted unbreathably thin atmosphere and very little surface water. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Kuriishe Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Umeeshe, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Gishgigiga.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Umeeshe is a lonely world with only one other, barren, companion beside its satellites. It circles its star at a distance of nearly 30 million kilometers, and has a sharp axial tilt (nearly 50 degrees) leading to one side of the planet being significantly cooler than the other. Atmospheric pressure and gravity are about half Terran Standard as a result of the small size of the planet. The atmospheric taint comes as a result of windblown erosion carried by the strong wind systems arising from the differential heating of the planet’s surface. Although not fatal, over time they can cause significant damage to human lungs, so long term residents and regular visitors are advised to wear filter masks.

Monostellar System[edit]

Umeeshe Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Umeeshe Primary Red M1 V


History and background[edit]

The Umeeshe system is one of the two main gateways into the Daad Cluster, being only two parsecs from the Sylean Main. Until recently it had seen much less traffic than its neighbor as it is less convenient to refuel in, having no gas giants compared to Larmai’s four. Additionally, the two dominant worlds of the cluster, Kherse and Imsu, are three parsecs away, requiring a further two jumps for the average trader. Recently, the traffic through the Umeeshe system has grown following the imposition of refueling licenses by Larmai’s government. The recently elected government of Umeeshe shrewdly allowed free refueling in the oceans of the planet, and discounted the cost of refined fuel at the downport. This has led to a small economic boom in the local industry, particularly in the growing pharmaceutical establishments on planet.

There are three satellites in orbit of Umeeshe; Emipimidaar, Girasgiishe, and Giaa. Giaa, the outermost, is being developed into a Starport in place of an orbital highport. It is a vacuum world with virtually no gravity, and is being exploited to develop the world’s economy as fast as possible. Girasgiishe has a small vacuum colony present, engaged in mining the extensive radioactive and rare earth deposits found on the satellite. Up to ten percent of the Umeeshe’s population may be found at this site at one time, as the mines is one of the big investments being made at present.

The system was only re-settled just after the Third Frontier War, with funding being made available by financial institution on Imsu. Many of the companies involved in this development are owned by trusts on Imsu. Initial growth was slow, as extensive surveys were made of the system first allowing development to be specifically targeted, and funded employed in the most efficient manner. Even now, there are only some 38,000 people on the planet.

Interestingly, many are vegetarian, possibly as a result of the first colonists relying on food shipments from Larmai during the initial development of the world. Despite the rivalry for passing trade, the two worlds are still strong economic partners.

References and contributors[edit]

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