|Army Size (BEs)||1|
|World Trade Number||4|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||3,977|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||3,000|
|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
Mikakesh is a member of the Vilani Main.
Mikakesh Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Mikakesh Primary Primary Red M3 V
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
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.