Gishi (world)

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Gishi/Shallows (Dagudashaag 0513)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population6 Moderate (5 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 V M4 V
Worlds 15
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 6558
Army Size (BEs) 20
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
Labor5Moderate (500 thousand)
Infrastructure3 Very limited
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 108
GWP (BCr) 10
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 1,100
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 5,000
Port employees 85
Port passengers (annual) 1,000

Gishi is an agricultural world with an ideal environment for producing food from plants, animals, or other forms. The system has a population between 100,000 and 10 million sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Shallows Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Gishi, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a baron. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Gim.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Gishi is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.

The close binary pairing of this system just provides a habitable biosphere for the agricultural community of the main world. Temperatures only move above 0°C on the warmest of days, usually the thermometer oscillates between -118°C and -10°C.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

M3 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.3942 2300 - 3100 0.02
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00404 0.01179 0.11 - 0.18 0.404 4.04
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M4 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.3626 2100 - 3000 0.014
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00369 0.00967 0.09 - 0.15 0.369 3.69
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 5

History and background[edit]

Despite many hardships the world is virtually self-sufficient in all its needs, indeed it is a net exporter of foodstuffs. The Gishians cultivate the native plant life which, fortunately both very edible and nutritious. The vegetation is composed of thick expanses of moss and lichen-like plants which thrive in the seemingly harsh environment. Their simple low life appearance belie their sophisticated structure, biochemistry and reproductive methods.

The Gishians live in sheltered dwellings, mostly carved out of the many hills and mountain ranges. Their energy needs are provided by geothermal activity tapped by extensive bore holes that riddle the inhabited areas. Although the Gishians have to import most of their high-tech items they are able to export much of their knowledge (and some equipment) in the exploitation of geothermal power.

References and contributors[edit]

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