Amgagiga (world)

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Amgagiga/Kuriishe (Dagudashaag 2919)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population3 Low (7 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Worlds 14
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 143A
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 12
Economic Extension
Labor2Low (700)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 16
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 7
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 111,900
Port passengers (annual) 0

Amgagiga supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Kuriishe Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Amgagiga, 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 Mar.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Amgagiga is a small planet with a thin atmosphere and an unusually high hydrosphere. This is due to advanced techniques of water conservation, water mining and water retention, which have been tested here over the centuries. When first discovered, the planet had little free water. Now there are oceans to sail on.

Amgagiga is a member of the Sylean Main.

Monostellar System[edit]

Amgagiga Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M2 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.4258 2400 - 3300 0.027
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0044 0.01358 0.13 - 0.21 0.44 4.4
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

History and background[edit]

The original settlers were forcibly transported to the planet as a result of defeat in some long-forgotten bush war during the Pacification campaign. Forced to leave behind an aquatic environment, they found the undeveloped Amgagiga extremely hard to adjust to. In protest, they devoted their energies to developing the water resources of their new home.

In parallel with this emphasis on water conservation, a governmental system based around giving privilege and power to those with the skills to develop and control the planetary water resources arose. Although there is now little or no stress on the planet’s free water, this has persisted; to such an extent that to gain any political power you need to be qualified in, or even better to have worked in, some aspect of the water industry.

Visitors to Amgagiga are warned that water conservation is taken extremely seriously, and waste is viewed almost as a criminal offence. Any action likely to pollute water is illegal and will attract a severe punishment. The planet is a center for expertise in virtually anything to do with water, and many desert worlds (for example) pay astronomical sums to attract Amgagigaan experts to assist them in developing their own resources.

Bottled water is regarded highly, and connoisseurs claim to be able to distinguish between various reservoirs and treatment systems etc. At a formal dinner, water rather than wine will be served, with great solemnity. There is even a religious cult based around the worship of water, although this is dying out, being held to be 'mere superstition' by the majority of Amgagigaan.

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