Gerim (world)

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Gerim/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 2416)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics8 Wet World 80%
PopulationA High (20 billion)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F4 V M0 V
Planetoid Belts 2
Gas Giants 4

Gerim is a high-population world with a billion or more sophonts in population size.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Gerim is an extremely earth-like world which forms the natural hub of the Imperial presence in the subsector. Though not the capital of these territories (the Imperial frontier in the region is administered for the adjacent Nightrim subsector), it is important as a center of administration, communications, and military presence.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

F4 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.38 6300 - 6900 4.42
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01359 0.17438 1.67 - 2.72 1.359 13.59
Orbit #  * 0 4 4 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M0 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.489 2800 - 3600 0.04
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00511 0.01659 0.16 - 0.26 0.511 5.11
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

System Data[edit]

Primary: Kammishuga, spectral class G1V. ICN S4G0806GIV. Mass, 1.02 standard. Stellar diameter, 1.01 standard. Luminosity, 1.1 standard.

Planetary System: Eight major bodies. One inhabited world (Gerim, IV). Four gas giants in system. Two planetoid belts.

IV Gerim: Mean orbital radius, 164.56 million kilometers (I. I AU). Period, 417.2 days. No satellites. Diameter, 13224 kilometers. Density, 1.0 standard. Mass, 1.0 standard. Mean surface gravity, I G. Rotation Period: 25 hours, 7 minutes, 37 seconds. Axial inclination, 20°53'56.4". Albedo, 0.28. Surface atmospheric pressure, 1.95 atm. Composition, standard oxygen-nitrogen mix, breathable without artificial assistance. Hydrographic percentage, 85%; composition, water and frozen water-ice. Mean surface temperature, 29°C.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The world was once controlled by the Kolan Hegemony, but in 658 the construction of an X-boat link and a naval base at Gerim prompted the Imperium to annex the world. A sizable grant of money to the Hegemonic government won the concession easily, and the local (Kolan) population was quickly submerged in a massive immigration program. The world is now the most heavily populated planet in the subsector, boasting a population of over 19 billion.

There is even today a Kolan minority, who bitterly resent the way in which their own proud, martial culture was stamped out in favor of the mix of cultural and ethnic heritages of the immigrants. A few hotheads have been attempting to resurrect the lost heritage of Kolath (Reaver's Deep 2313) on Gerim, through secret societies, political protests, legislative drives, and so forth. The usual crop of do-gooders is actively supporting these protests with money and political backing. By and large, though, this "revival of Kolan culture" is more an excuse to organize small groups of uniformed stormtroopers and practice political demagoguery than it is a genuine attempt to preserve a lost heritage; and, as some scandalized Imperial sociologists have pointed out, the Kolan culture these people are trying to "preserve" is "a militaristic, aggressive, violent, fascist society that makes the Iltharan Star Empire look like a pack of devout altruists."

It is suspected that Thuvar Sen, the leader of the major Kolan movement, is seeking a political powerbase from which to gain prominence, rather than simple revival of old Kolan Language and ways for those who want to embrace them. Unfortunately, the local government is reluctant to take heed of the warning signs, and Sen's Kolan Heritage League is a growing political force all out of proportion with its actual numbers.

Local Nobility[edit]

Gerim, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of two members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

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