|Primary||M2 V M6 V|
|Law Level||No law|
|Army Size (BEs)||0|
|World Trade Number||2.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||0|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||0|
|Port passengers (annual)||0|
Irshe has 90% or more of its surface covered in an ocean of water. The system supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. 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. Irshe, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships. During the Long Night this world was named Din.
Astrography and planetology
The naval base hosts elements of the 5th Fleet.
Binary Solar System
Irshe Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Irshe
Primary Main Sequence 0.244 1900 - 2500 0.003 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00224 0.00415 0.04 - 0.06 0.224 2.24 Orbit # * * * 0 5 Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Irshe
Secondary Main Sequence 0.302 2000 - 2800 0.006 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00297 0.00615 0.06 - 0.1 0.297 2.97 Orbit # * * * 0 5
History and background
Irshe was once a major centre of commerce and had a population in excess of seven million sentients all living in floating cities. The major employer was SuSAG who had several chemical and biological manufacturing plants on the surface. Although many believed that SuSAG were involved in biological warfare there was no proof until in 443 an industrial accident caused by an earthquake released a deadly spore into the atmosphere.
It rapidly mutated killing thousands and severely crippling millions more. The entire planet had to be evacuated. SuSAG immediately closed down all their plants and removed them lock, stock and barrel to uninhabited planets in the system. An enquiry into the disaster chastised SuSAG for removing potential evidence from the scene before an independent investigation had been able to examine it but still returned a verdict of an industrial accident due to an Act of God. SuSAG donated (MCr:250) to the injured and relatives of the dead but refused to accept responsibility or admit that they had been manufacturing biological warfare agents.
Many relatives tried to sue but found themselves tied up in expensive litigation. Eventually all were dropped. Today the virus is still present in the atmosphere and still as virulent. Irshe remains uninhabited though seasonal workers do come to undersea camps to harvest food and water for the SuSAG bases in the system.