|Primary||F6 V G2 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||3|
|World Trade Number||3.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||505|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||5,100|
|Port passengers (annual)||0|
Daruka is an agricultural world with an ideal environment for producing food from plants, animals, or other forms. The system has a population between 100,000 and 10 million sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Hebrin Subsector of Empty Quarter Sector and in the Domain of Antares. Daruka, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a baron. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world.
Astrography and Planetology
Part of the Imperial Empty Quarter Main.
Binary Solar System
Daruka Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Daruka
Primary Main Sequence 1.248 6000 - 6700 3.042 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.01234 0.14467 1.39 - 2.26 1.234 12.34 Orbit # * 0 4 3 7 Remarks Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Daruka
Secondary Main Sequence 1 5100 - 5900 1 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.0093 0.08294 0.8 - 1.3 0.93 9.3 Orbit # * * 3 3 7 Remarks
History and Background
Daruka was an originally lifeless and barren world when first settled by Sir Kaadu Narlikar of Irash (Empty Quarter 2036) in 614, as a stronghold for the famous Zinta family should the Imperium completely disintegrate during the then current Civil War. By 631, Sir Narlikar - finally reassured of Imperial unity and stability - withdrew Zinta assets from the system. Hindus from distant Irash, learning of the vast, abandoned military bases, purchased the still-functional habitats and relocated to Daruka. While they can eek out a living, enduring prosperity has eluded them.
Daruka’s atmosphere is not immediately harmful: however, long-term exposure (over a period of years) to the toxic particulate matter is poisonous, eventually slashing decades off a man’s life. Superior air filters and goggles are required for protection: but most of the population is too poor to properly maintain them, and use cheap, low-tech goggles and cloth filters instead. Few locals live past 30, dying of various respiratory diseases and cancers. Terran-derived plant life handles the atmosphere much better, and with a little low-tech know-how (like suspending massive cellophane sheets above their crops, to prevent most particulates from settling on the leaves) excellent produce can be reaped from the land.
The planetary government - a.k.a., The Republic of Daruka - has finally come up with the money needed to eliminate Russak’s Cough, a chronic disease that eventually destroys the human (and Vargr) trachea over a period of one to two decades. A two–pronged program is to be initiated: one prong involves vaccinating the general population, with Charity personnel directing this operation, in partnership with the local medical establishment. The other prong concerns treatment of mild and serious cases of the Cough: critical cases are not to be treated, as the funds needed for such major trachea reconstruction and the intensive treatment regime are not available.
The majority of Daruka’s five million people live in small, low-tech villages scattered across Daruka’s face, in tents and towns open to the atmosphere. Many still live in massive, centuries-old, poorly-maintained ‘sealed’ bases with dodgy power generators- tens of thousands are crowded on decrepit bases built for a few hundred soldiers and their equipment. The well-off (including the PCs) live cheek-by-jowl with the poor, residing in low-tech pseudo-arcologies called mohalla (Hindi and Urdu: ‘neighborhood’) - self-contained, well-maintained apartment blocks with air-locks, imported fusion power generators, domed gardens on the roofs, and in-house shops, servants, and guards. The mohalla are works of art: brightly colored and detailed in the Indian style, they often have soothing music and aromas wafting thru them. Numerous bas reliefs are engraved on the walls, with drapery accents. Much of the fabric used is imported from off-world, with delightful high-tech features in look, feel, and movement.
UWP Changes (all dates are Imperial Calendar)
- 410 - Daruka 2230 C574648-5 Ag Ni
- T20 - 993 - Daruka 2230 D474645-5 Ag Ni 522 Im
- CT - 1105 - Daruka 2230 C474648-5 Ag Ni 622 Im
- MT - 1125 - Daruka 2230 D474640-5 Ag Ni 622 Ou - Outlands
- TNE - 1201 - Daruka 2230 X474520-5 Ag Ni B 922 Wi