|Primary||F7 V K1 V|
|Law Level||No law|
|Army Size (BEs)||3|
|World Trade Number||3|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||0|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||0|
|Port passengers (annual)||0|
Shen-Yang is an agricultural world with an ideal environment for producing food from plants, animals, or other forms. It supports a shirt-sleeve atmosphere and a balance of available surface water. The system hosts a population between 100 thousand and 1 million. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Star Lane Subsector of Deneb Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Shen-Yang, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a baronet, and the fiefdom of a baron. All three 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.
|Law Level||No law|
|Army Size (BEs)||15|
|World Trade Number||4|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||5,550|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||2,000|
|Port passengers (annual)||237,400|
Era: New Era
Shen-Yang is an agricultural production world with a shirt-sleeve atmosphere and a balance of available surface water. The system has a population between 1 million and 10 million sophonts. It is a member of Regency of Deneb in the Star Lane Subsector of Deneb Sector.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
No information yet available.
Binary Solar System
Shen-yang Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Shen-yang
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 Remarks Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Shen-yang
Secondary 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 Remarks
History & Background (Dossier)
Unconfirmed Ancient ruins or sites of unknown significance are reportedly found in the system.
Shen-Yang (Spirit of Light) was settled in the second century by Taoist monks from Solomani space. Because of their libertarian mindset, the Shui-he (Harmonious Water) sect eschews most kinds of onerous legal prohibitions or complicated government structures. Committed to their practice of Wu-Wei philosophy, they seem little affected by the winds of offworld politics, indeed they seem to thrive on them. Natural population increase among the monks, and immigration of people attracted to the world's tranquility, allowed it to expand beyond the monastery and become a productive if rather ordinary seeming world.
For one thing its philosophical and religious practices, Taoism, have become very popular for an interstellar mainstream in a state of spiritual starvation and introspection at the beginning of the 1200s. Taoism is actually less a religion than a mystical philosophy, a guide into practical living that never decisively answers certain question, and seems the least likely candidate to attain mainstream acceptance. But its emphasis on the individual, its strong ethical code and personification of the sacred, and its idea that life is the meeting the circumstances of an individual (fate) and their morals and principles (destiny) has made this world a mecca for coreligionists and ordinary citizens seeking an answer for this new era of doubt, skepticism and uncertainty. Many of these ideas have coalesced into the Shui-he Movement.
The other development is the discovery that the monks of Shui-he were concealing a major Ancient site known as the Valley of Souls locally. It is really a set of building foundations left behind after planetary bombardment annihilated the city it was supporting. Finally revealed by the monks in 1154, excavation by the Regency government and private expeditions have found very few new artifacts of technology of significance. But they did find thousands of graves, occupied by the remains of various Droyne of all castes. Apparently the Shen-Yang Ancients developed ornate burial rituals, and their deceased were interred in magnificent tombs under their city. This is a double coup for xenoarchaeologists, who previously went without the kind of grave goods so essential to their work with other ancient cultures, and it personalizes the Ancients while undercutting the pernicious amateur treasure-hunting that has always afflicted their field. The site remains under the control of the monastery, and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists, researchers and Droyne each year.
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