|Mikesh/Khouth (Corridor 0206)|
|Classic Era (1115)|
|New Era (1200)|
- A fluid world has an oceanic geography of a liquid other than water such as ammonia, methane, hydrocarbons, or other exotic liquids.
- As an industrial world, this planet has well-developed manufacturing and processing industries. Manufactured goods are a major export item.
- It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Khouth Subsector of Corridor Sector in the Domain of Vland.
- This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling IISS starships and personnel.
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History & Background (Dossier)
The sixty three billion people of Mikesh lived in orbital cities high above the poisonous clouds and hellish temperatures that swathed the surface in a guaranteed death for the unprotected. The world was originally settled to exploit a number of local chemical processes and local mineral deposits uncovered by relentless surface volcanism. Robotic mining platforms, made of high temperature, acid-resistant ceramics, alighted to the surface to harvest ores and chemicals to be brought back into orbit for later processing. Eventually the local industry outgrew its reliance upon local resources, and it became a major industrial supplier for Khouth (Corridor 0104).
The invading Dzarrgh Federate took the world with little hassle in 1117. Given their vulnerability, the separate habitats and their leaders surrendered when offered parley. While the local population was never reconciled to Vargr control, local industries shamelessly exploited the Federate's need for industrial goods to keep their fleet in the field.
Era: New Era
This collaboration ended with the notification of Virus in 1130, and a few billion people were able to flee its advance despite a shortage of ships and the interference of the Federate government. Those that stayed behind faced guaranteed death, for the arriving doomslayers blasted most of the colonies out of the sky, or infected their altitude control computers and skated them into the deadly atmosphere below, slowly melting them as they flew through the super-heated cauldron.
Despite its apparent depopulation, the Regency government has learned that several colonies were able to move low berths into a depleted mine on Mikesh's moon, Memnon, and that these might have been used by survivors that successfully fled the dying colonies. But it has also been learned that a pair of large vampire fleets have stranded each other in the system since a bloody encounter in 1166. An on and off guerrilla war has raged ever since, limited by the ability of jump capable vessels to retrieve logistical supplies for the larger and now jump immobile dreadnoughts.