Nikhuskir (world)

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Nikhuskir/Kuriishe (Dagudashaag 2515)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere1 Vacuum (trace)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population7 Moderate (60 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K0 IV
Worlds 12
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 886B
Army Size (BEs) 15
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (6 million)
InfrastructureA Extensive
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 1,080
GWP (BCr) 175
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 8,730
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 60,000
Port employees 685
Port passengers (annual) 13,500

Nikhuskir has an unbreathably thin atmosphere and very little surface water. The system has a population between 10 million and 1 billion sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Kuriishe Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Nikhuskir, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a marquis. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Inzir Ri.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Nikhuskir is a member of the Sylean Main.

The planet itself is in an inclined eccentric orbit, showing that it is a captured wanderer. From the proportion of heavy minerals, radioactive ores and gems, it is thought that the planet is actually the core of a once much larger planet, shattered in some catastrophic collision and knocked out of its original stellar system. The low gravity and stripped core make mining operations particularly easy.

Monostellar System[edit]

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


Primary Giant 2.3 4000 - 5000 4.67
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.03071 0.17924 1.72 - 2.8 3.071 30.71
Orbit #  * 0 5 5 9

History and background[edit]

Nikhuskir has a rich industrialized mining economy, exporting refined products and manufactured equipment with high material content. The population is divided between six huge domed cites, the Free Cites, each housing around ten million people. These six cites are fiercely independent and great rivals, each forming its own Government, controlling all activity within 500-mile region. Over their long history the Free Cites have evolved distinct traditions and government styles, so that for instance while Asuhuur has an egalitarian society, with extensive computer moderated democracy, Emsahibith has a highly stratified society where people are born into Castes which determine their role and occupation.

References and contributors[edit]

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