Chiauk (world)

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Chiauk/Mimu (Dagudashaag 0803)
Milieu 1116
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population5 Moderate (400 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech LevelF High Stellar (anagathics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V M4 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 565F
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 15
Economic Extension
Labor4Moderate (40 thousand)
Infrastructure5 Limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 200
GWP (BCr) 3
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 17,017
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 8,320
Port passengers (annual) 12,600

Chiauk has both an unbreathably thin atmosphere and a lack of surface water making habitation by sophonts difficult. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This world contains an archaeological site with artifacts suspected to be from the now-vanished Ancients. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Mimu Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Lancian Cultural Region and the Domain of Vland. Chiauk, 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 Ashuukhuugu.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Chiauk is a member of the Gvadh Cluster.

Chiauk's arid surface is a true wonder when seen from space – its desert sands are streaked with a multitude of vivid colours as deposits of rare metal salts are eroded by the relentless winds.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

M4 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.3626 2100 - 3000 0.014
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00369 0.00967 0.09 - 0.15 0.369 3.69
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 5

Native Lifeforms[edit]

The origin of the tenuous oxygen atmosphere is a mystery, as no life has ever been detected on the world.

History and background[edit]

The world’s sole starport and major population centre is built atop a mesa in the centre of the one of the few highly saline equatorial lakes.

Point of Interest: S'mrii ConSentiency PanPhylum Research Facility[edit]

The complex of ground based and grav-supported buildings comprises the S'mrii ConSentiency PanPhylum Research Facility, a huge multidisciplinary science center conducting cutting-edge research into a wide range of endeavours. The infrastructure is devoted to serving S'mrii phylum researchers, but Human academics are able to use the facilities on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. The PPRF’s facilities for physical, biological and behavioural sciences are among the best in the entire Domain, and non-S’mrii researchers often have to wait years for the privilege of testing their theories in Chiauk’s laboratories.

Point of Interest: Ancients Site[edit]

Palaeotechnologists visiting Chiauk have a unique opportunity: in addition to the superior research facilities on planet, there is a significant Ancient site 500 kilometers north of the PPRF site. The Pavement occupies almost 250 square kilometres of barren high desert. A field of ten-metre wide hexagonal columns laid out in precise interlocking geometrical pattern, the Pavement’s purpose is unknown. The passage between the columns once carried some kind of equipment, long since removed.

References and contributors[edit]

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