Irphothe (world)

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Irphothe/Shallows (Dagudashaag 0515)
Milieu 1116
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population8 Moderate (400 million)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech Level5 Industrial (mass production)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Impersonal bureaucracy
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension A677
Army Size (BEs) 300
Economic Details
Technology Level 5
Economic Extension
Labor7Moderate (40 million)
Infrastructure5 Limited
Importance Extension -2
Resource Units 350
GWP (BCr) 358
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,365
Starport Details
Classification Class-D
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 459,999
Port employees 185
Port passengers (annual) 3,100

Irphothe is either a vacuum world or one with a tainted atmosphere. The system has a population between 100 million and a billion sophonts. This a low technology world with technology competency below the standard for Charted Space. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Shallows Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Irphothe, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdoms of a marquis and a viscount. All three are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. 10% of the world's population is the Uplifted Race Dolphin. During the Long Night this world was named Mimak.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Irphothe is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

M0 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.489 2800 - 3600 0.04
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00511 0.01659 0.16 - 0.26 0.511 5.11
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

History and background[edit]

Irphothe has become the low-tech retreat for the discontented in the subsector. Originally colonized by the Vilani in the early years of the Ziru Sirka, Irphothe attracted those who had their fill of the hurly-burly of the growing empire. The world was only marginally habitable even at the time of the first explorations but now the fragile biosphere is beginning to collapse under the steady population increase. The vast seas have become the low-cost dumping grounds for many of the large corporations of the region. The pollution Is now reaching critical levels.d

Local Population: Dolphins[edit]

Irphothe is now home to a significant population of Dolphins, one of the furthest known coreward enclaves. Backed by wealthy concerns rimward (it is even rumored that Solomani money is involved) the Dolphins have bought the commercial exploitation rights to the seas in an attempt to halt the environmental damage. This has involved restricting access to many areas and banning dumping. This has led to a number at clashes between Irphothe residents (who on the whole support the Dolphins) and some starship captains who have attempted to circumvent the new proactive environmental laws and discharge their illegal cargoes.

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