Mikakesh (world)

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Mikakesh/Iiradu (Dagudashaag 2802)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population6 Moderate (3 million)
Government6 Captive Government/Colony
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M3 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Captive government
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 4638
Army Size (BEs) 1
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
ResourcesCVery abundant
Labor5Moderate (300 thousand)
Infrastructure4 Very limited
Importance Extension 0
Resource Units 192
GWP (BCr) 7
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 3,977
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 3,000
Port employees 330
Port passengers (annual) 13,600

Mikakesh is a vacuum world, lacking any atmosphere or surface water. The system has a population in the millions of sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. The governance of this world is from Jarsae (Dagudashaag 2803). It is a member of Third Imperium in the Iiradu Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Mikakesh, 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. During the Long Night this world was named Khikan Luus.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Mikakesh is a member of the Vilani Main.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

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

Mainworld Data[edit]

Mikakesh would ordinarily have been something of a backwater with its airless, waterless wastes. Rocky outcrops of its surface poke through ancient layers of dust that range from several tens of meters in some places to a few inches in others.

The world was rescued from obscurity by the discovery of tiny gem-like particle sparsely spread through the surface dust. The inhabitants are engaged in the time-consuming filtering process to recover these particles. The end product is used widely, and sold under a variety of names, and generally known as "star dust".

History and background[edit]

The population of Mikakesh are almost all descended from the original colonists arriving from Jarsae (Dagudashaag 2803). Originally from the country of Karnasta, they were migrants of the Shampka religion who felt compelled to leave their homes due government restrictions. Many of them maintained ties to their home world and are still ruled by the government of Karnasta.

All of the inhabitants live in some 10,000 colects scattered across the surface. The Colects have little physical contact with each other except on holidays, but communications are very common.

References and contributors[edit]

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