Katris (world)

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Katris/Ushra (Dagudashaag 1220)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere1 Vacuum (trace)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population4 Moderate (60 thousand)
Government7 Balkanization
LawB Extreme Law (control of movement)
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V M5 V
Worlds 15
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension 637B
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
Labor3Low (6 thousand)
Infrastructure2 Extremely limited
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 48
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Katris has a population between 10,000 and 10 million sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Ushra Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Katris, 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. During the Long Night this world was named Kenkha.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Katris is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

M5 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.331 2000 - 2900 0.007
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00333 0.00694 0.07 - 0.11 0.333 3.33
Orbit #  *  *  * 1 5

History and background[edit]

The Katris system would be largely uninteresting were it not for the fact that a huge space battle occurred here during the Interstellar Wars era. The battle was fought on the edge of the system, close to the star’s Oort cloud.

Although no-one has been able to actually locate the site, lumps of wreckage and even whole sections of ships occasionally tumble into the system, taking up a cometary orbit round the star. These are worth a fortune on the collector’s market and are highly prized by historians and archaeologists. Oddly, all the wreckage recovered so far has been Vilani.

Katris's main export is powdered Khafi root, a prolific plant that has been known to grow to a height of 3m and spread to 8m from a single root. Powdered Khafi root, sold under the Katris ‘Pure Blend' label, has become a popular, if expensive stimulant drink sold throughout the Sector

References and contributors[edit]

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