Rathas (world)

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Rathas/Mimu (Dagudashaag 0210)
Milieu 1116
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population8 Moderate (900 million)
GovernmentD Religious Dictatorship
LawB Extreme Law (control of movement)
Tech LevelB Average Stellar (large starships)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V M6 V
Worlds 10
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Religious dictatorship
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension AA7D
Army Size (BEs) 1200
Economic Details
Technology Level 11
Economic Extension
ResourcesDVery abundant
Labor7Moderate (90 million)
InfrastructureC Very extensive
Importance Extension 2
Resource Units 4,368
GWP (BCr) 2,635
World Trade Number 5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 107,602
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 6
Building Capacity (Tons) 675,000
Port employees 8,295
Port passengers (annual) 91,500

Rathas is a water world with a world wide ocean and an environment suited to sophonts. The system supports a population between 100 million and one 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 Mimu Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Lancian Cultural Region and the Domain of Vland. Rathas, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a viscount. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Mibu.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Rathas is a member of the Vilani Main.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Rathas Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M4 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.3626 2100 - 3000 0.014
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00369 0.00967 0.09 - 0.15 0.369 3.69
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 5
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M6 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.302 2000 - 2800 0.006
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00297 0.00615 0.06 - 0.1 0.297 2.97
Orbit #  *  *  * 0 5

Native Lifeform: Ratha[edit]

The Ratha resembled in outward appearance, massive terran panthers except they had fins instead of feet and four tentacle- like appendages that sprout from their front shoulders. These, they used to manipulate primitive stone tools and appeared to have a comprehensive language.

History and background[edit]

When the Ratha were initially discovered the S'mrii thought they’d discovered an intelligent albeit primitive race in the aquatic Cat-like Ratha. For almost five hundred years the planet was left uncolonized though under close observation but the Ratha never showed any signs of evolving.

By this time the S’mrii had made contact with the Vilani, and through them several other minor races, and had began to realize that what they’d discovered was an intelligent animal rather than a primitive sentient race. Eventually the S’mrii agreed to open the planet for colonization though only in the colder polar seas that are not inhabited by the Ratha.

In 105 a scientist discovered what appeared to be the remnants of a giant stone wall which ran for 20 kilometers before stopping suddenly in the shallow seas of Chukhzui. Extensive excavations in the area and landsat scans have revealed no other signs of civilization on the planet and it is still unclear whether this is some sort of natural phenomenon, something left by a visiting race or the last remnant of a once mighty Rathas civilization. There are still some who believe the Rathas may be the devolved remnant of a once sentient race but this view is not supported by the majority of sophontologists.

References and contributors[edit]

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