Miigaki (world)

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Miigaki/Hebrin (Empty Quarter 1730)
Milieu 1116
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere7 Standard (tainted)
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population6 Moderate (6 million)
GovernmentB Non-Charismatic Dictator
LawD Extreme Law (paramilitary law)
Tech Level5 Industrial (mass production)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M1 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Non-charismatic dictatorship
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension A399
Army Size (BEs) 3
Economic Details
Technology Level 5
Economic Extension
Labor5Moderate (600 thousand)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Importance Extension -3
Resource Units 4
GWP (BCr) 40
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 140
Starport Details
Classification Class-D
Port Size 3
Building Capacity (Tons) 6,600
Port employees 10
Port passengers (annual) 0

Miigaki has a population between 10,000 and 10 million sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Hebrin Subsector of Empty Quarter Sector and in the Domain of Antares. Miigaki, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

Part of the Imperial Empty Quarter Main.

Monostellar System[edit]

Miigaki Monostellar System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
Miigaki Primary Red M1 V Shingi-431

History and Background[edit]

A world in Decline, this frozen ball of ice, is located in orbit 5 of its primary star, the M1V Shingi-431 (a rule of man designation) and home to 5 million inhabitants of various nation states. Whilst it is thought that the oceans were once wholly liquid, they are now covered with a thick crust of ice that in places can be up to 12 km thick, heat generated by volcanism serves to keep the lower regions liquid.

Primitive life, exists on Miigaki, the oxygen by-products of which escape to the surface in the form of superheated steam breaking through the crust in geyser form, only to fall to the ice as quick frozen snow. Whilst harsh this does serve to sustain breathable oxygen levels, albeit with a high sulphur taint that gives the entire planet a rotten stench. Filter masks are an essential fact of life when venturing outside on Miigaki, along with cold weather clothing. Most settlements are clustered around 'Fixtate' a small island that protrudes above the snows and ice of the northern 'ocean' and are built either in the bedrock or hewn into the frozen 'shallows'. Each city has its own port complete with hangers, maintenance sheds and machinery capable of heating the ice into unrefined fuel for visiting starships. Thus no central or ruling port authority exists, although most traffic stops at Kikkigga, the downport attached to the largest city of Vimiri, as this city represents the best market for off world goods.

Agreements between the city states exist, though rivalries and tensions tend to spoil any good will generated, the main cause of conflict being access to the deep ocean vents, some governments want to tap them for power or mine them for minerals, others want to see them preserved as living examples of life tenaciously clinging on in a dead star system. Various climatic models and some fossil evidence suggests that the planet was very much warmer in the very distant past. Unemployment is high on Miigaki as traditionally this insular population has offered little in the way of trade to other worlds, most industry is service based in which individuals cater for the needs of their fellow citizens or work in the local bureaucracy. The bulk of transport is powered internal combustion engines that use hydrogen for fuel, large ice crawlers travel slowly between settlements whilst high speed transport is provided by ultra-secure enclosed rail links. Primitive fission reactors supply electrical energy to the city states whilst internal combustion engines fueled by liquid hydrogen do the work of powering vehicles or smaller scale generators. Laws vary from place to place but are generally harsh, impinging heavily on personal freedoms (average law level 8).

UWP Listing[edit]

UWP Changes (all dates are Imperial Calendar)

  • T20 - 993 - Miigaki 1730 D479678-6 Ni 522 Im
  • CT - 1105 - Miigaki 1730 D4796BD-5 Ni 622 Im
  • MT - 1125 - Miigaki 1730 X4796BA-3 Ni 622 Ou - Outlands
  • TNE - 1201 - Miigaki 1730 X479649-2 Ni 622 Wi

References and Contributors[edit]

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