Ekli (world)

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Ekli/Shallows (Dagudashaag 0718)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population7 Moderate (80 million)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V M5 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic dictatorship
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 8669
Army Size (BEs) 20
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (8 million)
Infrastructure7 Generally available
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 462
GWP (BCr) 146
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,682
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 96,000
Port employees 215
Port passengers (annual) 2,000

Ekli has a scarcity of water and a sparse, tainted, atmosphere. The system has a population in the 10s of millions of sophonts. This world contains an archaeological site with artifacts suspected to be from the now-vanished Ancients. This world contains an archaeological site with artifacts suspected to be from the now-vanished Ancients. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Shallows Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Ekli, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a marquis. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. During the Long Night this world was named Seganku.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Ekli is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.

Ekli is actually a double planet: it and its large, close moon (Ekaliam, UWP H201000·0) spiral around a common centre of gravity as they orbit the close binary stars. Ekli also retains a highly reflective ring made up from the fragments of a shattered second moon.

See also: Three Moons of Icarbus

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

M1 V

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

M5 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.331 2000 - 2900 0.007
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00333 0.00694 0.07 - 0.11 0.333 3.33
Orbit #  *  *  * 1 5

History and background[edit]

Although Ekli has little to offer from a commercial point of view, the world has some breathtaking views and a wide range of exotic local lifeforms.

Local citizens and officials may not welcome offworlders, and dangerous animals are found in many unsettled areas: visitors are advised to travel with a professional guide.

Important tourist attractions include the whispering jungles, the sunset seas. And any of the vast chasms In the Fracture Valley. One of the best sights is said to be a double sunset with Ekaliam rising, and the ring system glittering overhead.

Point of Interest: Ancients Site[edit]

Access to the outer reaches of the Ekli system is prohibited: the two narrow planetoid belts, four planets and three large satellites that make up the outer system are strictly off limits to casual travellers, by authority of the Scout service. No official reasons have been given, but speculation is rife. Icarbus, the system's outermost world, is a well-known Ancients site, and local rumour has it that a major find of some kind has taken place. Other stories maintain that there has been a strike of lanthanum ore, and still others hold that a deadly Ancients disease has been released. In truth no one really knows what the scout service are up to.

References and contributors[edit]

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