Ghungzon (world)

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Ghungzon/Kourae (Empty Quarter 0906)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population4 Moderate (10 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Worlds 7
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 152A
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 13
Economic Extension
Labor3Low (1 thousand)
Infrastructure4 Very limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 0
GWP (BCr) 58
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 25
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 2
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Ghungzon has a population between 10,000 and 10 million sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Julian Protectorate in the Kourae Subsector of Empty Quarter Sector and in the Rukadukaz Republic. 40% of the world's population is the Major Race Vargr. 10% of the world's population is the Minor Race Bwap.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

Part of the Tsahrroek-Kourae Cluster.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

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

History and Background[edit]

Ghungzon is a rather non-descript little world… except for

  • her critical position in the trade routes of the Republic,
  • the numerous interstellar trading corporations based here - who work aggressively to restrict Ikon (Empty Quarter 1602)||

-based corporate and financial influence, and thus back the current fairly anti-Ikon political framework of the Republic with all of their might,

  • the strong influence of the School of Hidden Knowledge on this world. Thanks to the widely travelled visitors who stop by on this world (and the high level of local technology), there are quite a number of high-level libraries, colleges, academic associations, and a fairly decent Psionic Centre.
  • the rather large percentage of her population that are neither Vilani, nor Vargr. The UWP declares “Vargr 40%, Bwap 10%” - but only 20% of the remainder are local Ikonaz Vilani. That leaves 20%, or 2,000 sophonts, in the ‘whatever’ category, from Mixed Vilani to currently unclassified sophonts, unknown to Imperial science.

For the above reasons, Ghungzon remains a Notable World - and a world quite hostile to Ikon (Empty Quarter 1602), with her leadership willing to fight tooth and claw to keep Ikon from again politically dominating the Ikonaz Sphere.

UWP Listing[edit]

UWP Changes (all dates are Imperial Calendar)

References and Contributors[edit]

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