|Weipu/Alderamin (Solomani Rim 0719)|
|Classic Era (1115)|| |
|Primary||K8 V M8 V|
Weipu is a poor, barren world with no overt population, government, or law level.
- This world is designated a "red zone" and all activity is prohibited here since the world is considered highly dangerous.
- This world is also designated a "forbidden zone" with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that make it extremely dangerous to visitors. Everyone is forbidden to travel here.
- This world could be populated if anyone had an inclination to do so...
- It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Alderamin Subsector of Solomani Rim Sector in the Domain of Sol.
Weipu is a pretty planet, possessing vast forested regions with scattered lakes and small seas. History records how many spacefarers found Weipu to look inviting by comparison with its near neighbors: desert Ippuraash (Solomani Rim 0718), chilly, methane-rich Thars (Solomani Rim 0720), and the Stralsund (Solomani Rim 0618) asteroids.
But Weipu is void of any human colonization or even robot intrusion - it instead is ruled by a unique metal consuming bacteria evolved in its mineral-laden hot springs.
The first humans to land on Weipu were stranded by the inexplicable breakdown of their ship and most machinery. They eventually realized that something organic was the cause, but had little equipment left with which to investigate. A second wave of colonists landed and left in short order, bearing the survivors of the first wave with them. The colonists from both parties were quarantined on an asteroid at Stralsund and the ships were dismantled.
The bacteria, while not directly pathogenic, can live in the human intestine. All colonists living on the Stralsund asteroid eventually died of iron, copper, and zinc deficiencies.
The planet was interdicted. The bacteria is a widespread and essential link in the planetary ecology. Eradicating it would wipe out all native lifeforms on the world.
Binary Solar System
Weipu Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Weipu Primary Primary Orange K8 V Weipu Companion Secondary Red M8 V
0719 Weipu (Imperial)
Starport: Class 0.
Diameter: 4,900 miles (7,800 km). Gravity: 0.47g.
Atmosphere: Thin oxygen-nitrogen tainted by metal-eating bacteria.
Control Level: 0.
Tech Level: 0.
World Trade Number: 0.