Serpent's Reach (world)

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Serpent's Reach/Mimu (Dagudashaag 0402)
Milieu 1116
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population7 Moderate (50 million)
Government5 Feudal Technocracy
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K1 V M0 V
Worlds 8
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Feudal technocracy
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension 9A7G
Army Size (BEs) 70
Economic Details
Technology Level 14
Economic Extension
ResourcesEExtremely abundant
Labor6Moderate (5 million)
InfrastructureE Comprehensive
Efficiency+5Very advanced
Importance Extension 3
Resource Units 5,880
GWP (BCr) 750
World Trade Number 5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 33,132
Starport Details
Classification Class-A
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 47,500
Port employees 9,145
Port passengers (annual) 2,186,600

Serpent's Reach has a short-sleeve breathable atmosphere. The system has a population between ten million and 100 million sophonts. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Mimu Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Serpent's Reach, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a baron. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. During the Long Night this world was named Kuush.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Serpent's Reach is a member of the Vilani Main.

Serpent's Reach is an idyllic, earth-like world and an important joint Human-S'mrii colony.

Binary Solar System[edit]

Serpent's Reach Binary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Serpent's Reach

K1 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.774 3800 - 4800 0.352
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00781 0.04921 0.47 - 0.77 0.781 7.81
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Serpent's Reach

M0 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.489 2800 - 3600 0.04
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00511 0.01659 0.16 - 0.26 0.511 5.11
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

Native Lifeform: Serpentian Flora[edit]

Zia'zak SIA and LaForge BioTechnology of Medurma (Dagudashaag 2124) harvest the flora of Serpent’s Reach to extract Retroviral HCG (RHCG), a trace organic compound that suppresses human fertility. This is processed to form Ovonil, a widely-used long-duration human contraceptive.

History and background[edit]

When the system was undergoing heavy expansion under the auspices of the Imperial Ministry of Colonization in the early 300s, it was found that the population growth rates were falling well below their targets. An IISS investigation discovered Retroviral HCG. When it transpired that the search for an antidote would take too long to meet the Ministry’s needs, they authorized the use of a wide-scale cloning program to boost the population. That program continues to the present day: gleaming high-tech metroplexes stand empty, waiting the day when they will be populated. Present Ministry targets call for a population of 270 million by the year 1190.

The primary provider of clones on Serpent’s Reach is the S'mrii biomedical services Phylum Zia'zak. Their contract is directly with the Imperial government, and they are forbidden by law to sell clones or cloning services to individuals or independent organizations. However, although nothing has ever been proved, rumours persist that clones and 'nonstandard genoproducts' (i.e. androids) are available 'for the right price'.

References and contributors[edit]

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