Lau (world)

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Lau/Shallows (Dagudashaag 0812)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics1 Dry World 10%
Population7 Moderate (40 million)
Government9 Impersonal Bureaucracy
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K3 V
Worlds 14
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Impersonal bureaucracy
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension 967A
Army Size (BEs) 20
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
ResourcesFExtremely abundant
Labor6Moderate (4 million)
Infrastructure7 Generally available
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 630
GWP (BCr) 58
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,517
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 46,000
Port employees 195
Port passengers (annual) 2,500

Lau system has a population between 10 and 100 million sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Shallows Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Lau, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a marquis. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. During the Long Night this world was named Meuun.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Lau is a member of the Andalusia Cluster.

Lau is famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The combination of a rich orange sun, ammonia-ice crystals in the mid-atmosphere layers and dust clouds that surround the planet make for beautiful, iridescent displays.

Monostellar System[edit]

Lau Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Lau Primary

K3 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.672 3600 - 4500 0.216
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00654 0.03855 0.37 - 0.6 0.654 6.54
Orbit #  *  * 1 2 6

History and background[edit]

Tourists flock in their tens at thousands to just sit and watch the impressive and memorable events of Lau's spectacular meteorological shows. Otherwise this world would be Just another uninteresting and barren backwater.

References and contributors[edit]

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