Khii Isis (world)
|Khii Isis/Dunea (Core 2040)|
|Classic Era (1115)|
|Primary||M3 V M2 V|
Khii Isis is a poor, preindustrial desert hellworld.
- The inhabitants of this world struggle to survive in the life-threatening environment of a desert hellworld.
- This world has no free-standing water.
- The world is a preindustrial one, which cannot produce adequate materials to maintain a modern, star-faring society. These items must be imported at considerable cost.
- This world has few prospects for significant economic development. The inhabitants of this world lead a bleak and constantly challenging existence.
- It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Dunea Subsector of Core Sector in the Domain of Sylea.
- During the Long Night this world was known as Gikhii Iis.
- This world has also been known variously as "Ekal" and "Gikhii".
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
Formerly known as Ekal, Khii Isis is a nice place to live if your doctor has recommended a dry climate. Its cities are founded where wells can be drilled successfully, but there are oases in the desert for those who choose to stay away from other people. Strict water conservation and recycling are the most sternly enforced laws.
Binary Solar System
Khii Isis Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Khii Isis
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) Khii Isis
Secondary Main Sequence 0.3942 2300 - 3100 0.02 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00404 0.01179 0.11 - 0.18 0.404 4.04 Orbit # * * 0 1 6 Remarks Khii Isis orbits the companion star
Native Lifeform: Dunvic
There is little in the way of material trade from a world this poor in resources, but some off-world capital comes from safaris, which have become a popular high-class pastime in the subsector. Chief target of these safaris is the Dunvic or "sandlion", a 100 kilogram predator that is nearly invisible against the sand if viewed from more than 50 meters. Just finding one to shoot is much of the challenge, and by then the hunters are often within range of the animal's charge
History & Background (Dossier)
- Khii Isis is a member of the Imperium.
- Other than that, Khii Isis is rather free-wheeling. Many people carry weapons openly but rarely need them except to defend against desert animals. Violent crime is low. The culture is strictly, even militantly, egalitarian. Anyone is considered as good as anyone else, even if he isn't. This rather unrealistic approach to ability may have something to do with Khii Isis being lower in technology than its neighbors.
- Even high government officials can be approached by any voter who wants to speak to them. When Imperial nobles visit here they do not fare too well if they stand on their dignity. Nobility is a null word to them, so a few dukes and barons have come away very offended. On the other hand, it's a great place to vacation incognito.
- Khii Isis' years are short (180 standard days); elections are held every year. Government policy is thus a bit chaotic, but if it's bad now, it will change. Young people can vote when they reach puberty; no other voter qualifications need be met except world residency. There have been no cases of political violence since this system came into use. Why use a gun when it's so easy to "throw the bums out" legally?