Gushnemasha (world)

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Gushnemasha/Mimu (Dagudashaag 0504)
Milieu 1116
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics8 Wet World 80%
Population7 Moderate (40 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level6 Pre-Stellar (nuclear)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Worlds 14
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 7756
Army Size (BEs) 300
Economic Details
Technology Level 6
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (4 million)
Infrastructure7 Generally available
Importance Extension 0
Resource Units 378
GWP (BCr) 68
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 590
Starport Details
Classification Class-D
Port Size 3
Building Capacity (Tons) 40,000
Port employees 115
Port passengers (annual) 28,400

Gushnemasha has an ideal environment for producing agricultural goods and an balanced population between 10 and 100 million. This world is a satellite of a gas giant or another planet in the system. The world lies substantially outside of the habitable zone of the system and environmental temperatures are well below the freezing point of many gases. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Mimu Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Lancian Cultural Region and the Domain of Vland. Gushnemasha, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a baron. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Kin.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Gushnemasha is a member of the Vilani Main.

Gushnemasha is the outer satellite of a large gas giant orbiting many AU distant from the system primary. Because it lies deep in the outer zone the planet receives almost no energy from the star, it is permanently dark and frigidly cold.

Eighty percent of world’s surface is covered in dense, ice-sheets, which lowers temperatures still further by reflecting solar radiation. The only reason Gushnemasha is inhabited is because it is volcanic. The southern hemisphere of the planet is dominated by a vast volcanic crater surrounded by a ring of mountains. Lining the edges of the crater are independent cities, some housing many thousands, others home to just a few hundred. Geothermal heat warms the atmosphere within the crater and thaws some of the ice, providing breathable air and fresh water, and a rich environment to power their extensive greenhouse-based agricultural system.

Monostellar System[edit]

Gushnemasha 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]

The first settlers on the world were Vilani isolationists who expounded the virtues of a slower, more primitive way of life. To this day the population dislike advanced technology, but despite this life on Gushnemasha is comfortable, pleasant and productive.

During the First Imperium the world was host to a Scout Base.

References and contributors[edit]

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