Sham (world)

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Sham/Outworld (Ley 2832)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size8 Large (12,800 km, 0.80g - 1.08g)
Atmosphere5 Thin
Hydrographics9 Wet World 90%
Population7 Moderate (40 million)
Government7 Balkanization
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech LevelD Average Stellar (holo data)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F7 V M1 V
Planetoid Belts 1
Gas Giants 0


Description / Astrography & Planetology[edit]

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Binary Solar System[edit]

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

F7 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.196 5800 - 6500 2.584
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01165 0.13333 1.28 - 2.08 1.165 11.65
Orbit #  * 0 4 3 7
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M1 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.4574 2600 - 3500 0.033
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00475 0.01516 0.15 - 0.24 0.475 4.75
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

System Data[edit]

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Mainworld Data[edit]

“The main planet has a thin atmosphere and is mostly covered by oceans. Sham’s only continent is primarily evergreen forest, with fairly cool temperature maintained throughout the year, even at the equator.” Merc Heaven, p. 9.

Mainworld Geography & Topography[edit]

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Native Lifeforms[edit]

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History & Background / Dossier[edit]

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World Starport[edit]

Sham has a Class A Starport, an excellent quality installation which includes all the expected amenities including refined fuel for starships, brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing annual maintenance, overhauls and other kinds of repair, and construction of both starships and non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.

Sham boasts a newer High port, rebuilt in the last hundred years, after the New Heaven War. There are two main downports, which have modern Cargo and Passenger facilities to handle the influx of migrant labor and imported construction equipment and supplies.

World Technology Level[edit]

Sham possesses a Technology Level of TL–13 or TL-D in Hexadecimal Notation.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Holovideo recorders.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Miniature super-batteries, prototype collectors, advanced fusion plants.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:

World Government[edit]

Sham has a Balkanized Government. There is no central world government. The world has several governments competing for control of the world. These may be allies, cooperating, competitors, or at war with each other.

Circa 990 Sham was ruled by three powers. Sham’s population of 20 million was divided between The Kikhei Union a Representative Democracy, which had a population of 9 million, New Heaven a Religious Dictatorship, with 7 million and the remaining 4 million lived in the Condor Republic, a Charismatic Oligarchy

After the New Heaven War, most of New Heaven was subsumed into New Condor, and New Heaven ceased to exist. Due to the atrocities committed during the war, unification talks have been off again and on again between Kirkhei and Condor for the past hundred years. The Kirkhei Union is pro Imperium and pro Sydite, while New Condor is wary of the Imperium. A thousand years of historical differences before the war further separates the Vilani and Terran cultures.

Both sides are weary of engaging in conflict after losing 1/3 of the population during the New Heaven War. Diplomatic relations between the two states remain stable.

World Military[edit]

No information yet available.

World Economy[edit]

Circa 1105: T5 RU’s~ 4,200, Striker GNP~ 640 BCr, RESTLINF GNP~ 1,097 BCr

Trade Data[edit]

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World Demographics[edit]

Circa 990: 20 Million; Vilani Descent 45%, Solomani Decent 54%, Sydite 1%, Vargr <1%

Circa 1105: 40 Million Vilani Descent 30%, Solomani Decent 45%, Other, Migrant, Undetermined 22%, Sydite 3%, Vargr <1%

World Culture[edit]

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Historical Data[edit]

The Kikhei Union is of Vilani descent and pro Imperium, with a Sydite minority. New Heaven was settled by militant Solomani racist and religious fundamentalists. A small population of ~ 80,000 Vargr lived in New Heaven, as laborers and second class citizens. The Condor Republic was settled by Terrans from greater Latin America.

In 992, during the Solomani Rim War, New Heaven and Condor Republic forces launched a full scale invasion of the Kikhei Union, with the intent of wiping it off the map. It was suspected that the Solomani provided funding and other resources and assets to New Heaven and the Condor Republic. The Imperium was unable to provide support and resources for the Kikhei Union, but encouraged mercenary units to support the Union. The Khuur League, in support of the minority Sydite population, provided mercenaries and advisors to the Kikhei Union.

Eventually the war between the Imperium and the Solomani waned. Terran support for New Heaven dried up, and the Imperium was able to provide additional resources to the Kikhei Union, which was then able to defeat the aggressors. Surgical strikes against the Condor Republic forced them to unilaterally sue for peace, leaving New Heaven to continue its xenophobic crusade alone against the Union.

The Condor Republic had been led into the war by a small hawkish faction that had risen in influence by machinations of New Heaven and Solomani agents. Once the war was brought home to New Condor, it quickly folded.

Once the tide turned, the zealots of New Heaven fought a vicious and protracted war, and ultimately attempted to execute a Samson Option. New Heavens leaders made final attempt to destroy Sham, rather than lose it to the infidels of Kikhei, which ultimately led to the regime change that ended the war.

Casualties exceeded 30% of the population and would have been much higher if the Samson Option had come to fruition. Many members of the New Heaven ruling class fled the planet, as they correctly suspected that they would be tried for war crimes.

In the hundred years since the war ended, Imperium and Khuur League based corporations have invested heavily in Sham, rebuilding it’s destroyed infrastructure. This resulted in a migrant population boom of sophonts that came for the construction jobs,and have since made Sham their home.

World Timeline[edit]

“Settled by both Vilani and Solomani late in the Rule of Man, Sham has had a history of conflict between the two groups stretching back over 1000 years. A Sydite minority also settled several islands about the same time as the first wave of colonists, but the Sydites were soon absorbed into the Vilani-dominated state (the Kikhei Union).” Merc Heaven, p. 9

UWP Listing[edit]

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