Guezdhe (world)

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Guezdhe/Kakhasaek (Empty Quarter 0511)
Milieu 1116
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population3 Low (8 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G6 V M2 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 143C
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 14
Economic Extension
Labor2Low (800)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 0
GWP (BCr) 14
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 80
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 3
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 45
Port passengers (annual) 2,000

Guezdhe is a vacuum world, with no atmosphere or hydrosphere. The system supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. It is a member of Julian Protectorate in the Kakhasaek Subsector of Empty Quarter Sector and in the Rukadukaz Republic. 90% of the world's population is the Major Race Vargr. Less than 10% of the world's population is the Minor Race Bwap.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

G6 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.917 4600 - 5500 0.62
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00846 0.06531 0.63 - 1.02 0.846 8.46
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M2 V

Secondary 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]

A Notable World: Originally, there were Seven Notable Worlds, not Eight. However, for a host of complex political reasons, Guezdhe was chosen to be the Eighth.

First, the original worlds were generally led and dominated by the Ovaghoun Vargr. But the Irilitok Vargr population continues to grow and grow, while the Ovaghoun continues to diminish. After population control measures failed and it became politically impossible to directly kill off the Irilitok - at least without sparking a major war with the rest of the Julian Protectorate - the Ovaghoun leadership decided to shift as many of the smartest, more politically active, and wealthiest Irilitok Vargr off of Ikon (Empty Quarter 1602). The world chosen as their destination was Guezdhe, a barren and sterile world at the time.

It was hoped that the immigrant flows of Irilitok would stop coming to Ikon (Empty Quarter 1602) , and instead gather at Guezdhe. To help the process along, the old starports of Ikon were broken down and relocated to Guezdhe, making it a new center of wealth and progress.

The plans basically failed, as Irilitok immigration simply increased to both worlds, and the world of Guezdhe became a major Irilitok cultural and financial center, with a thin veneer of Ovaghoun rule. (As of 993, the Irilitok still cannot vote for any Republican position, despite their ever-increasing numbers and majority status on an ever-greater number of worlds.)

Even without formal political rights, and despite systematic political discrimination in the sphere of interstellar politics, there are just so many Irilitok, making so much money, that their unspoken influence is completely distorting the Rukadukaz Republic. “Perhaps you may choose to never, never, never speak of the growing elephant in the room… but that won’t save you from being crushed by it”

The rise of Guezdhe as the Eighth Notable World is just one example of this- so are the increasingly pro-Irilitok actions of the local Ovaghoun feudal technarchs, laboring to slow their inevitable displacement by Irilitok technicians. Everybody knows - but no one cares to spell out - that the Ovaghoun representatives of Guezdhe represent Irilitok interests, and will have a major say in what the future of the Republic will be.

Guezdhe is the home of the best starship yards in the sector, and one of the best in the Julian Protectorate. That alone makes it a place worth visiting for a Traveller - never mind the high technology, or the strong Irilitok cultural connections to the rest of the Irilitok population, both in the sector and further into Julian Space.

World Starport[edit]

Guezdhe has a Class A Starport, an excellent quality installation which includes all the expected amenities including refined fuel for starships, brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing annual maintenance, overhauls and other kinds of repair, and construction of both starships and non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.

UWP Listing[edit]

UWP Changes (all dates are Imperial Calendar)

References and Contributors[edit]

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