Kikuyu (world)

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Kikuyu/Lagan (Gushemege 2931)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population7 Moderate (70 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V M4 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 4

Kikuyu is a rich world.

  • As a rich world, this planet has high-grade living conditions and is highly sought after by immigrating sophonts.
  • This is a rich world with a prosperous and thriving world economy.
  • Some of the sources of this world's wealth are well known, but others remain a mystery. Many speculate on these mysterious sources of wealth. Some even investigate them... to no avail yet.
  • It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Lagan Subsector of Gushemege Sector in the Domain of Vland.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

No information yet available.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Kikuyu 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)

M4 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.3626 2100 - 3000 0.014
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00369 0.00967 0.09 - 0.15 0.369 3.69
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 5

World Data[edit]

System Data

System Name: Kikuyu
System Location Gushemege Sector / Lagan Subsector P
Travel Zone Green (No Special Restrictions)
Stellar Type M2 V M4 V
Gas Giants 4
Asteroid Belts 0
Allegiance Imperial (Im)
Bases None.

Main World Data

Attribute UPP Description GURPS
Starport E Frontier. No Facilities. Landing Area Only. Class I
Diameter 7 Medium (11,200km)
Atmosphere 8 Dense
Hydrographics 9 Island World (90%)
Population 7 70 Million
Government 7 Balkanization
Law Level 4 Moderate law (light assault weapons prohibited) GCR 2
Tech Level 4 Early Industrial (Internal Combustion, Circa 1900) GTL 5
Core Type Rocky
Density 0.91 Earths
Mass 0.82 Earths
Gravity 0.87 G
Rotation Period 2 hours
Orbital Period 430 days
Axial Tilt 22 degrees
Orbital Eccentricity 0.01
Satellites 0
Surface Pressure 2.056 atm
Trade Information

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This planet has been colonized for a very long time. Several civilizations have come and gone across its surface, sailed its seas and explored the depths of its oceans. The current set of nation-states have rich, complex cultures which are aware of off world civilization but are relatively unconcerned has it generally has little impact on their lives over time. Imperial nobles expecting the locals to be amazed are in for a rude shock here. These people are not easily impressed. Their level of court intrigue and political maneuvering would leave a Vilani at Moot spinning.

Local Nobility[edit]

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

Trade Data[edit]

System Classifications :

World Trade Number (WTN) : 3.5
Per Capita Income (WPCI) : $ 896

Other Data[edit]

Non-canon: There are several distinctive cultures and nation states across this world. Technology has left its mark in several subtle ways. The current level listed doesn't tell the whole story. In the icy lands of Kaidor, snow barbarians crew knife edged ice catamarans with sails of native hides and furs. The fierce winds propel these craft across the vast ice shelves at speeds and under conditions that would ground advanced air rafts, and bring modern ATVs to a halt. Their troops use a native boot which when fitted with skis or blades and paired with a personal sail harness rig can pull them across the terrain at speed. They hunt the immense Triple Gill-Crested Hydra, and have domesticated several species.

A race of little people, less than 1.5m tall, dwell in dense cities, with ports and canals, gondolas, vast stone temples, purple minarets, walls and fortified stone towers. They crew large wooden sailing vessels that support a powerful merchant class. Rumors of pirate submarine fleets which employ a species of augmented amphibious human, introduced long before living memory, who arrived with uplifted cetaceans (see Dolphins). They are thought to have underwater cities to hide from the air breathers.

Equatorial jungle islands support thick canopies of native and engineered vegetation, with some species reaching 200m tall. These mega trees are host to entire arborial cities, with walkways and zip lines. Their sky fleets of airships prowl their borders and transport, airborne Tree Hopper, parachute troops, waves of glider Hawk Knights and Air Lancers who ride giant flying beasts. Some enterprising imperial noble acquired the rights to update a few of their hanging cabins. These tapered cylinders of glass hang from branches, with broad porches and balconies, which afford visitors a 360 degree view of the jungle, from several floors of suspended tree house. Some of the large jungle fliers have been docile enough to permit untrained tourists to ride them, if the deluxe package has been paid for.

A few larger, volcanic island chains are home to a reclusive order of monks. Children born blind or deaf are seen as a blessing of the local gods. They are brought to these learned priests. They are trained in arcane ways. They help mine metals and man the forges. These disciplines receive training that appears to compensate for their sensory losses and the red robed priests are widely respected as law givers and guardians of justice. They travel widely righting wrongs and defending the weak against the strong.

One of the few off world merchants respected and permitted to trade freely here is an odd couple. A young 22 year old scout, she is brown, lean and attractive. She is a pilot, medic and can fly an air raft. Her partner is a grizzled navy veteran with some cybernetic replacement parts. He is the engineer, gunner, and handy man for a scrape, who has seen a bit too much. He looks protectively upon his partner as a daughter, he never had. Despite the scars and white hair, he will sober up quick when trouble brews. They crew a small, barely space worthy craft. Two 50 ton Congo class cargo barges have been lashed together betwixt a bridge and sensor hub. A twin turret with a pulse laser and sand caster swivel below the chin. The Delta Princess is not much to look at, she provides cargo and Spartan passenger service to a small circle of native clients who have, on occasion seen the need to travel off world. Commercial bulk cargo may come and go for lucrative corporate contracts, but the locals trust this pair.

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