Khii Isis (world)

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Khii Isis/Dunea (Core 2040)
Milieu 0
A540511-8
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population5 Moderate (100 thousand)
Government1 Company/Corporation
Law1 Low Law (no explosives, poison gas)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
Classic Era (1115)
A540745-B
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population7 Moderate (20 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 V M2 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 2

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 as "Ekal".

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

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[edit]

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

M3 V

Primary 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
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Khii Isis

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
Remarks

Native Lifeform: Dunvic[edit]

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)[edit]

A poor, lightly industrialized desert world in the Dunea Subsector of the Core Sector.

  • 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?

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Khii Isis, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of two members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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