|Government||Civil service bureaucracy|
|Army Size (BEs)||15000|
|World Trade Number||5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||35,437|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||4,400,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||53,600|
Dashi is a desert world with a thin atmosphere. The system has a population over one billion. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Pact Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Dashi, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a count. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. Less than 10% of the world's population is the Major Race Aslan. During the Long Night this world was named Dashi.
|2||0.4 AU||Kaltra||Small GG|
|3||0.7 AU||Bellatrix||Large GG|
|4||1.0 AU||Aprisal||Small GG|
|5||1.7 AU||Avende||Small GG|
Astrography and planetology
Dashi is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.
A desert world run by a business conglomerate of seven corporations known locally as the Dashi Combine. The planet is mainly self-sufficient in water and food as a result of intensive hydroponics, mining of the ice rings of a nearby gas giant and strict water recycling.
Dashi Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Dashi Primary Red M2 V
Dashi the planet of Glass pyramids. Every building on Dashi is formed from the silicon desert, either as fused silica blocks or as screens of brilliantly coloured glass panels. The entire population reside either in the pyramids or in the hollowed-out warrens that lie beneath. There are no independent dwellings. These massive pyramids of fused multicoloured glass tower up to a height of 15km from the ground and burrow down a further 20km under the surface. Despite this, living space is extremely limited. In the warrens, entire extended families live in a single room 10m by 10m.
Native Lifeform: Dashi Algae
Although classed as a desert planet the entire surface is covered in metre-high layers of Dashi algae, a blue-green plant which has been genetically altered to convert ultra-violet rays into oxygen. As a side product, the algae can be milked to produce insulin. This alga is harvested and mixed with essential proteins to provide a basic diet for Dashi’s millions. The planet itself is relatively flat with no mountains over 1km and is almost entirety devoid of water. What little ls present, can only be found deep underground. Violent and intense storms plague the desert tearing through the algae covering and releasing the particles of silica and glass which can rip through organics in seconds and strip metal in minutes. These storms occur on an extremely frequent basis. The algae will regrow in less than a day repairing any damage done by storms or harvesting.
History and background
It was eventually colonized as a frontier post during the Medurman Pact and at that time a discovery of fine platinum and gold caused a minor rush. Due to the nature of the planet and the need to import all water, in the form of ice from the rings of Kaltra, only the traders got rich. It was they who built the first pyramid cities and began building electronic manufacturing sites on planet.
Several Megacorporations bought in and gradually absorbed the original companies. The pure silicon desert, dry climate and ready supply of pure metals made it an ideal manufacturing site and within a short period of time seven companies had virtually total control of the planet. The Large Eurasian population was imported from Argi and Sapphyre subsectors to act as cheap labour. Within 100 years Shudu had become a major force in the domestic electronics market making cheap tri-vees, holorecorders etc as well as a major exporter of electrical components.
In 485 Shudu entered the main political arena when Emperor Cleon IV elected Himuu Asaria as Sector Duke of Dagudashaag and granted him a free hand to "deal with" the deposed Duke Tarek Viisarikaa who had refused to accept his succession to the throne. He unleashed Admiral Jenkins who ordered the nuclear destruction of Sennii city in the mistaken belief that the deposed duke was sheltering there. Over 32,000,000 died as a result. The city was totally destroyed. Reduced to a plain of glass. As a reminder of this terrible tragedy the planet was renamed Dashi (Japanese: Great Death).
Its major export is cheap electrical and electronic equipment and components. It is a major producer of a wide variety of low-cost, high-tech goods. Billions of people exist on the planet either in the massive glass built pyramid cities or in the deep caverns carved out beneath. Dashi is a favorite stop-over as its markets are full of cheap electronic goods and its culture is renowned for its extremely liberal social mores.
The seven companies that make up the Combine own the planet. Most have planetary specialties and interests beyond manufacturing.
- Delgado Trading - owns 20% of the shares. Company colour - Blue. Runs the bureaucracy and ice mining and transport facilities.
- Instellarms – 5% of the shares. Company colour - Purple. Responsible for planetary defense and overall coordination of security.
- Ling-Standard Products - 8% of the shares. Company colour - Yellow. Oversees the credit facilities and offworld contracts.
- Makhidkarun - owns 21% of the shares. Company colour - Red. Responsible for water distribution and power (mainly solar).
- Naasirka - owns 28% of the shares. Company colour - Black. Runs the Algae harvesting, water and protein reclamation facilities and Euthanasia Centres.
- Sternmetal Horizons - owns 11% of the shares. Company colour - Grey. Runs the tourist facilities and entertainment.
- SuSAG – 7% of the shares. Company colour - Green. Responsible for education, on-planet transport and health.
Point of Interest: Citizen's Credit
Almost from birth a Dashian child begins to accumulate credit. All clothes, toys etc. (except food which is supplied free to all children until their fifth birthday) are automatically added to the child's own credit rating. The cost associated with the actual birth is considered the parent's responsibility. Once a Megacorporation has been chosen as a source of Credit all other sources of credit close. Interest is chargeable at a universal rate of 10% per annum - there is only one exception, children up to the age of 16 do not accumulate interest. Excessive or abusive use of credit will lead to credit withdrawal. If an individual dies leaving an outstanding credit balance, the other members of the extended family have a period of five years, or until a child reaches the age of 16 whichever is longer, to pay off the debt with the interest frozen. After that period interest rates are resumed.