Mugama (world)

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Mugama/Hebrin (Empty Quarter 1728)
Milieu 1116
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population9 High (2 billion)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
LawB Extreme Law (control of movement)
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G1 V
Worlds 11
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic dictatorship
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension B876
Army Size (BEs) 20000
Economic Details
Technology Level 4
Economic Extension
Labor8Moderate (200 million)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 896
GWP (BCr) 528
World Trade Number 3.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 100
Starport Details
Classification Class-E
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 2,400,000
Port employees 355
Port passengers (annual) 0

Mugama has a scarcity of water and a relatively sparse atmosphere. The system has a population over 1 billion sophonts. This world designated as an Amber Zone. Caution is advised since the world has an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that are not well understood and might be a danger to a visitor. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Hebrin Subsector of Empty Quarter Sector and in the Domain of Antares. Mugama, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a count. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. 20% of the world's population is the Major Race Vargr. 10% of the world's population is the Minor Human Race Sydite. 10% of the world's population is the Minor Race Bwap. 20% of the world's population is the Major Race Droyne.

  • Once known as Ergiinkhu prior to 240.

Description (Astrography and Planetology)[edit]

Part of the Imperial Empty Quarter Main.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

G1 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.02 5200 - 6000 1.102
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00936 0.08707 0.83 - 1.36 0.936 9.36
Orbit #  *  * 3 3 7

System Data[edit]

System Overview

  • Orbit 2 Wakeman's Drift X000000-0
  • Orbit 3 Mugama AB-5 Im
  • Orbit 4 Belharashi Belt X000000-0
  • Orbit 5 Pharzi SGG 13 moons
  • Orbit 6 Freya X220000-0
  • Orbit 16 Pix X100000-0

History and Background (Dossier)[edit]

Most worlds are empty, most worlds are dead, those that aren't are most usually filled with badly altered or 'geneered' bio forms destined for life as mobile terraformers, not so with Mugama! Despite being a small, thin atmosphered low gravity world with no moon, it teems with indigenous life, much of which is avian in nature, wide winged flyers abound soaring high on the many 'thermals' of this dry and otherwise arid world. Whilst great 'Annurga' herds stalk the deserts or rich scrub lands of the vast continent of 'Landfall'.

Mugama's population of 90,000,000 live an urban or semi-rural life in or around the three 'great' cities of Piloza, Necron & Billihiza that are built on the coast of Mugama's only ocean, 'The Bahai Sea'. An artificial island within this southern ocean is home to the 'Sulemanneran Extral' downport, this is connected to the mainland via a 200 km long rail bridge (this vast, wooden, steel and concrete structure desperately needs repairing). The isolation ensures that visitors don't get too close to the indigenous population, the bulk of which live in wide and sprawling single story buildings. Culturally the locals have absorbed elements of traditional Villani life despite having a mixed populous of Humans, Bwaps, Vargr and the occasional Sydite. There is even a Droyne colony near the equator (almost on the other side of the world from the capitol city of Piloza). The Droyne 'land lease' is considered to be sovereign territory of the Droyne and classified as a no go area for the other residents of this world. The Droyne live a pastoral life in the tradition of their people and keep themselves to themselves (this is seen to be a good thing by the mainstream population who distrust the reputed psionic abilities of the Droyne). Mugama's low gravity and thin atmosphere are greatly appreciated by the Droyne who reputedly maintain their own starport, although Droyne ships are a rarity in the Mugama system.

The current ruler is the ever popular Prince Luzardi a charismatic dictator that has recently swept to power after arranging the tumultuous overthrow of Mugama's former inept democratic government, forcing the president to step down after weeks of rioting and civil disorder in response to wide spread poverty seemingly caused by a lack of inward investment in Mugama, that saw some of the best local industries close down.

Whilst the prince is popular the laws he has enacted are somewhat extreme with curfews and set work times being the norm. The prince is keen to raise inward investment by encouraging sector wide corporations to visit the world and examine the vast tracts of unused or undeveloped land that take up most the world's habitable land mass. Prince Luzardi is very keen to try and tame his restless population by importing high tech relaxants and has promised access to a 'virtual' x-boat network extension that will allow the inhabitants to talk, visit and interact with each other without leaving their homes. His critics frequently say that such diversions will sap the will of the people to demonstrate against his political decisions whilst encouraging them not to venture out after curfew, indeed this may even explain the prince's eagerness to invest in such technologies.

Indigenous technology is most commonly encountered at TL5, some imported higher level tech exists such as the ultra-fast trains (TL9) used to ferry people (permit required) between the three major cities of this small and otherwise strange world. Other rail links exist to carry bulk goods across the wide plains and desert regions of Mugama to secret government facilities or military bases/testing ranges in the dense scrub lands north of the Bahai sea. TAS has recently downgraded the travel status of this world from Amber to Green as Prince Luzardi's government now seems to be firmly entrenched in the Mugaman way of life.

There is a small though sizable community of professional hunters on Mugama some of which ferry the occasional tourists to the deserts for photographic 'kills' (as weaponry is tightly controlled on Mugama and most animal species are protected under law) whilst other members of the 'Eco-Guild' run boat or submersible trips into the shallow depths of the Bahai Sea. The Guild has evolved into a society of conservationists since hand guns and small arms were banned to all non-military personnel and have started to raise complaints of excessive fishing in the Bahai region. Such a small sea with a limited and delicate eco-system will soon be threatened with collapse should overfishing continue or so they say...

So far their complaints have been unheeded by the prince who does not wish to disturb the delicate 'status quo' of Mugaman life as the fishing industry employs a great deal of people. It is hoped that when off world investment finally arrives in the form of heavy industry, traditional fishing can be phased out with the work being replaced by manufacturing jobs. The prince is radical in ideas and has promised to deliver an improvement in living standards with his ever popular slogan 'Tech 10 in Ten' referring to the number of Imperial Standard Years he has set himself to achieve this task...

Imperial High (Landed) Nobility[edit]

Mugama, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estates of two members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

World Starport[edit]

Mugama has a Class E Starport, a frontier quality installation with few expected amenities. There is unrefined fuel for starships and a limited variety of ship provisions. There is no shipyard of any kind, but there may be parts and technical support for doing minor services and repair. Ports of this classification generally consist of a downport.

UWP Listing[edit]

UWP Changes (all dates are Imperial Calendar)

  • 993 – Mugama 1728 E5537AB-5 Po Varg2 Sydi1 Bwap0 921 Im
  • 1105 - MUGAMA 1728 E5539AB-4 Hi Po Varg2 Sydi1 Bwap1 221 Im
  • 1125 - MUGAMA 1728 X5539A9-4 Hi Po 221 Ou
  • 1201 - MUGAMA 1728 X553998-4 Hi Po B 121 Wi

References and Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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