Gershunas (world)

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Gershunas/Zhemi (Daibei 0728)
Classic Era (1115)
C552675-8
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics2 Dry World 20%
Population6 Moderate (6 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 2

Gershunas is a poor, nonindustrial world.

  • As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
  • This world has few prospects for economic development.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Zhemi Subsector of Daibei Sector in the Domain of Ilelish.
  • This world is also known as Vlaska (world).

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

The world is part of the Daibei Rimward Corridor, lying on the Zhemi Arm.

Monostellar System[edit]

Gershunas Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Gershunas

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
Remarks
None

System Data[edit]

System:

System Importance (Ix)[edit]

This world has an Importance Extension (Ix): of -2 (Very unimportant).

  • (The Importance Extension (Ix) ranks worlds within a region. It governs the locations of capitals and trade routes.)

Mainworld Data[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Size (S)[edit]

This world has a Planetary Size of 5.

  • 8,000 km

Mainworld Atmosphere (A)[edit]

This world has a pressure of 0.43 to 0.70 atmospheres. The Thin Atmosphere does not require survival gear although it may be hard on sophonts not accustomed to it.

Mainworld Hydrosphere (H)[edit]

This world has a Hydrosphere of 2.

  • 20 % of the world's surface is covered in liquid.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

No information yet available.

Mainworld Map[edit]

No information yet available.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

No information yet available.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

While the many countries of Gershunas differ in philosophy and culture, they share one common attitude: time is unimportant. Appointments are flexible, work is unhurried - the concept of "deadline" has no direct translation in any local language.

Local planetary conditions seem to contribute to this attitude. The small world is almost tidally locked, rotating very slowly near its large, dim star. Day and night bear no relation to human circadian cycles, so they are ignored. To the locals, things get done only when they must.

Because of the locals' lackadaisical attitude, many starship captains experience numerous delays when loading cargo on Gershunas. Offworld visitors must come prepared to deal with a lack of schedule. Still, some people come to Gershunas deliberately: the locals' lack of schedule often aids in recuperating from stress-related illnesses.

A common expression heard in the Zhemi subsector sums it up well: "For the uptight executive, a year's sabbatical on Gershunas will either do wonders to calm him - or drive him insane with frustration."

Imperial Landed Nobility (N)[edit]

This world, as a member world of the Third Imperium has a member of the Imperial Nobility overseeing the world.

World Starport (Sp)[edit]

This world has a Class C Starport, an average quality installation which includes amenities including unrefined fuel for starships, some brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing maintenance and other kinds of repair. Ports of this classification generally have only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

World Population (P)[edit]

This world has a Population rating of 6.

World Demographics[edit]

World Government (G)[edit]

This world has a Balkanized Government. There is no central world government. The world has several governments competing for control of the world. These may be allies, cooperating, competitors, or at war with each other.

World Law Level (L)[edit]

This world has a Law Level of 5.

  • Personal concealable weapons prohibited

World Technology Level (TL)[edit]

This world possesses a Technology Level of TL–8.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Fiber optics, improved telephones, and satellite communication and data networks.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Improved geothermal and improved batteries.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Advanced automobiles.
    • Water: Triphibians and early artificial gills.
    • Air: Improved helicopters and hypersonic jets.
    • Space: Space shuttles, early space stations, and improved interplanetary spacecraft (System Craft).

World Military[edit]

This world has a Battalion Equivalent figure of 20.

  • This equates to approximately 10,000 sophonts under arms in an active or reserve capacity.

World Economy (Ex)[edit]

The world's economic measurements are: ( A 5 2 −4 )

Trade Data[edit]

Trade Classifications for this world:

Trade Lines with other worlds:

World Culture (Cx)[edit]

The world's cultural characteristics are: [ 4 4 3 6 ]

World Language/s[edit]

Urbanization[edit]

No information yet available.

World Infrastructure[edit]

This world possesses extremely limited infrastructure.

Historical Data[edit]

No information yet available.

World Timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP Listing[edit]

UWP: C552675-8

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