Kaflowe (world)

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Kaflowe/Keum (Massilia 0514)
Classic Era (1115)
D565545-7
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics5 Wet World 50%
Population5 Moderate (300 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K0 V M2 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 3

Kaflowe is an agricultural, nonindustrial, pre-rich world with a growing agro-economy, but still lacks an adequate population to expand its economy to a rich status.

  • As an agricultural world, this world is a near-ideal environment for producing quality foodstuffs of plant, animal, and other forms. Quality foodstuffs are a major export commodity for this world.
  • It requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. Having to import most manufactured and high tech goods drives the price up for these items at this world.
  • This world has promising economic future although it needs to recruit a larger labor force in order to achieve the desired prosperity.
  • During the Long Night this world was named Nuumuuendme.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Keum Subsector of Massilia Sector in the Domain of Sylea.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

K0 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.825 4000 - 5000 0.42
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00845 0.05375 0.52 - 0.84 0.845 8.45
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Kaflowe

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

Native Lifeforms[edit]

First Imperium records indicate that early migratory colonists were the first to travel to this world.

  • They found a local ecology that was almost totally incompatible with human life.

The migrants were ill-prepared to cope with this, since most of the precolonization surveys had been orbital.

  • Only one biological group was found to be edible, a symbiotic triad of bird, rodent, and plant.
  • Until plants from the migrant's homeworld could be coaxed to grow, this triad was the sole source of food and had to be husbanded with extreme care.
  • Thus this special triad assumed a significance all out of proportion to its ecological niche.

Today's attitude toward the triad is little short of mystical adoration, though the food problem has long since been solved.

  • The Grilin bird is protected and encouraged to multiply by the planting of the Siccradit tree.
  • The Mikat rodent is also allowed to run free, despite its taste for certain human crops.

A religion has grown up around the concept of the symbiotic triad in the past 400 years.

  • Its central tenets enjoin cooperation and harmonious living, so the theology has a more or less calming influence on the culture.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

A non-industrial, agricultural world in the Keum Subsector of the Massilia Sector.

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Kaflowe, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estates of three members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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