|Primary||M1 V M6 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||1200|
|World Trade Number||5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||16,762|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||459,999|
|Port passengers (annual)||214,000|
Askaath is a garden world with an environment conducive to most sophonts. The system has a population between 100 million and a billion sophonts. This world designated as an Amber Zone. Caution is advised since the world has an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that are not well understood and might be a danger to a visitor. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Gimushi Subsector of Empty Quarter Sector and in the Domain of Antares. Askaath, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a baronet, and the feifdoms of a baron, and a viscount. All four are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. Less than 10% of the world's population is the Major Race Vargr.
Astrography and Planetology
Part of the Sashar-Pamushgar Cluster.
Binary Solar System
Askaath Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Askaath
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 Remarks Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Askaath
Secondary Main Sequence 0.302 2000 - 2800 0.006 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00297 0.00615 0.06 - 0.1 0.297 2.97 Orbit # * * * 0 5 Remarks
History and Background
In -1,250, the most powerful empires on Askaath at this time were centered on the western shores of the Sea of Filaments, and controlled about 20% of the planetary surface at the time. The populace born and bred far from the most distant outposts of these Westsea empires, near the southern pole of Askaath, and have yet to see a working firearm. For members of a TL 2 nomadic horse-riding culture, dependent on the livestock they herd from one pasture to another, the stars are only a source of fear and dread, as the home of killers with the heads of wolves. The Rule of Man, abode of the gods, was long ago devoured by the wolf-headed demons- the Turnik-speaking men of the Golden Grass must flee with their herds, if they hope to survive the fire-breathing steel dragons that the wolves live in. So goes the sacred tales: and many still believe in them, inscribed in stone pillars set before every worship circle and druidic college.
Askaath was a pleasant colony world whose population was growing nicely during the early Imperial era and the False Dawn. But when the Breakdown occurred, the inhabitants turned against each other, leading to devastating wars in the 340s-360s that killed most of the population and ruined the industrial base.
Askaath has become a major port of call, with a much higher population and technological level than was the case 200 years ago.
Askaath is seen almost as a retirement planet or playground for the rich. Laws are somewhat restrictive and no weapons are allowed out of the starport for pretty much any reason that Travellers can come up with. The guards are polite, friendly but firm (even if they seem a little over eager to please). There is no heavy industry allowed on the planet and the environment is fairly idyllic. The air is clean, there are a wide variety of landscapes and many resorts offer a wide variety of activities from extreme sports to rest and relaxation that could count as full medical care on many planets.
Major exports are Cusa Fruit, which is a very large berry from one of the native plants. Rich, dark Hunada Wood which is a luxury wood for furniture and carvings in this area of space and holo-disk recordings. Most recreational holo’s for the region are also made here.
UWP Changes (all dates are Imperial Calendar)
- -1250 Askaath 1235 X665873-4
- T20 - 993 - Askaath 1235 C66569B-8 Ag Ni Ri 722 Im
- CT - 1105 - Askaath 1235 A66589B-B Ri 422 Im
- MT - 1125 - Askaath 1235 B665893-9 Ri Varg0 322 Ou - Outlands
- TNE - 1201 - Askaath 1235 X665951-3 Hi B 122 Wi - Wilds