Kerek (world)

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Kerek/Rure (Gushemege 1620)
Milieu 0
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population5 Moderate (700 thousand)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population6 Moderate (8 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
New Era (1200)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population6 Moderate (1 million)
GovernmentU Hiver supervised anarchy
Law7 Moderate Law (no firearms)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G5 III D
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 3

Kerek is a ring of many small worldlets (planetoids AKA an "asteroid belt"), not capable of retaining an atmosphere or water, and are both non-agricultural and nonindustrial in nature.

  • These worldlets warrant hazardous environment precautions.
  • Life in a vacuum requires great discipline. After all, it only takes one forgotten seal on a vacuum suit to spell death. Those who survive tend to be very methodically-minded and attentive to small detail.
  • They require 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.
  • The worldlets are, for the most part, unable to produce quality foodstuffs and must import them.
  • These worldlets have very few prospect for economic expansion.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Rure Subsector of Gushemege Sector in the Domain of Vland.
  • During the Long Night this world was named Guer Nishi.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Kereks asteroid belt was a small mining colony exporting a variety of rare earth including Lanthanum.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Kerek Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Kerek Primary Primary Yellow G5 III
Kerek Companion Secondary White Dwarf (White) D

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

Local Nobility[edit]

Kerek, as a member world of the Third Imperium has a member of the Imperial Nobility overseeing the world.

History-Era: New Era[edit]

The puppetter who infected the system adopted the humans, and if the decision is between breathing vacuum and becoming adopted most chose for the second. Kerek was restrained relative late in 1146. In fact Kerek's puppeteer was willing to accept a higher kind of consciousness without any fight. The offer of production capacity at a higher tech level was certainly the main motivation, as he knew that even with the help of his human dependents maintenance would become impossible in some years.

Kerek's industry is based on the Lanthanum and has two independent class A starports. While the human population is producing TL–A vessels the main starport is producing TL–E vessels. Both are highly searched for, so time between order and purchase is about 3 years. As most of the mined Lanthanum is either used locally or directly shipped to Imparlu, other starports prefer to import from the cheaper Shir mine.

Kerek's Unification government stands as a model for a Shir and Platon. Kerekies unionist often tell that its the natural government combining the best from Lancian tradition, Archipelago dream of freedom, and modern times. The unionist often cite Strephons opinion that self aware robots should be considered citizen, and only distinct between adult and dependent citizens. Anybody who is adult (even robots have a "childhood" in their model) counts as a worker and has a vote in his team. Each working team is owning their equipment. Profits are shared between the team members who usually also house together. The different teams are trading, competing or combining their efforts at free will. Banks, taxation, interest are interdicted, and replaced by consensus decisions to solve a particular problem. Consensus in this term does not mean, an overall consensus for the whole population, but consensus of those who pull on the same rope.

Opposition often claim that its possible to run a free trader without a captain, but that a planet needs a more centralized government. This often leads to the Abir discussion, that SuSAG is running the planet much like the old captive colonies, and that central governments are never acting in favor of their people but always in favor of their own pocket. Gakhamesh has its own unusual point of view in this mungle. They know that they could be rich, if they would give up what they call the true "Archipelago dream of freedom"

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