Aashma (world)

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Aashma/Iiradu (Dagudashaag 2602)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population5 Moderate (700 thousand)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V G1 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Captive government
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension 747B
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
Labor4Moderate (70 thousand)
Infrastructure3 Very limited
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 120
GWP (BCr) 1
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 660
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 3
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 50
Port passengers (annual) 2,050

Aashma has the population located in one or more dwarf planets or planetesimals in a co-orbital position, an asteroid belt. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. Government control of this world is by an external military force. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Iiradu Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Aashma, 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. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. During the Long Night this world was named Ashba Giga.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Aashma is a member of the Vilani Main.

The main world is a small dwarf planet.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Aashma Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M1 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.4574 2600 - 3500 0.033
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00475 0.01516 0.15 - 0.24 0.475 4.75
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

G1 V

Secondary Main Sequence 1.02 5200 - 6000 1.102
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00936 0.08707 0.83 - 1.36 0.936 9.36
Orbit #  *  * 3 3 7

History and background[edit]

Aashma is a bureaucratic outpost of Arna though the two could not be more dissimilar. The Ashamae are extremely efficient, hard working, and officious in the extreme. This latter is partly to ensure they extract the maximum amount in port taxes from the traffic along the X-boat link, but mostly because they are underpaid and trapped on an airless rock with nothing better to do.

Local Sports[edit]

The Aashamae are sports mad. The only chance they get to relax is watching and gambling on sports. The huge domes for low gravity sport events dotted all around the spaceport are testimony to this. The regulations are tight and the officious and logical minded Aashamae spend hours calculating new odds strategies.

Illicit Substances[edit]

There is a constant smuggling effort to import Seaweed from the neighboring Arna where it is legal. The locals have tried to get the drug legalized, but disapproval from the Starport Authority and IISS have prevented it. Punishment for smuggling or resale are fines is steep enough to put most smugglers out of business. This constant demand has resulted in customs officials resorting to ship-wide searches (...with corresponding delays to shipping).

References and contributors[edit]

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