|Primary||M1 V G1 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||0|
|World Trade Number||3.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||660|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||0|
|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
The main world is a small dwarf planet asteroid.
Binary Solar System
Aashma Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Aashma Primary Primary Red M1 V Aashma Companion Secondary Yellow G1 V
History and background
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.
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.
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).