Argiluu (world)

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Argiluu/Ushra (Dagudashaag 1317)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population9 High (1 billion)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K8 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Impersonal bureaucracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 9C5C
Army Size (BEs) 12000
Economic Details
Technology Level 12
Economic Extension
ResourcesGExtremely abundant
Labor8Moderate (100 million)
InfrastructureE Comprehensive
Importance Extension 3
Resource Units 5,376
GWP (BCr) 4,688
World Trade Number 5.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 127,890
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 7
Building Capacity (Tons) 1,150,000
Port employees 98,315
Port passengers (annual) 362,500

Argiluu is a water world with 90% or more of its surface covered in an ocean of water, and an short-sleeve breathable atmosphere. The system has a population over one billion. This world is a satellite of a gas giant or another planet in the system. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Ushra Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Argiluu, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estates of an Imperial knight and a baronet, and the fiefdom of a count. All three are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships. During the Long Night this world was named Argiluu.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Argiluu is a member of the Dagudashaag Main. The naval base hosts elements of the 188th Fleet.

The world of Argiluu is literally a "molten snowball": the crust, and much of the mantle of this formerly icy outer gas giant satellite, melted when its primary star evolved off the main sequence. Argiluu’s world-ocean is at least 60 kilometres deep, according to current estimates, its depths beyond the range of the most advanced densitometers. Terraforming has converted the original ammonia-water vapour atmosphere into a breathable nitrogen-oxygen mix.

The world has no land-masses as such - major settlements are tunneled into huge naturally-occurring rafts of foamed carbonaceous material known as "tarballs". Valuable organic chemicals are extracted from the tar, and the seawater is also rich in dissolved minerals.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

K8 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.5214 3000 - 3800 0.056
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00517 0.01963 0.19 - 0.31 0.517 5.17
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

History and background[edit]

Argiluu derives from the Old High Vilani for "no sound ocean" – the primitive sonar systems used in the earliest Vilani surveys produced no returns in many areas of the world-ocean.

References and contributors[edit]

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