Shidka (world)

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Shidka/Argi (Dagudashaag 1032)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
Hydrographics4 Wet World 40%
Population6 Moderate (9 million)
Government8 Civil Service Bureaucracy
Law8 High Law (controlled blades)
Tech Level8 Pre-Stellar (superconductors)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary F3 V
Worlds 14
Gas Giants 1
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Civil service bureaucracy
Law Level High
Cultural Extension 6758
Army Size (BEs) 20
Economic Details
Technology Level 8
Economic Extension
Labor5Moderate (900 thousand)
Infrastructure5 Limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 225
GWP (BCr) 31
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 7,745
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 7
Building Capacity (Tons) 9,900
Port employees 101,510
Port passengers (annual) 405,200

Shidka is a rich and agricultural production world with a shirt-sleeve atmosphere and a balance of available surface water. The system supports a population in the millions of sophonts, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Argi Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Shidka, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a baron. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Erka.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Shidka is a member of the Nimluin Cluster.

The planet is a botanist’s dream, the flora is constantly mutating and adapting. It should be noted that animal life above insect level never evolved on the planet and several species of plant have adapted to fill various ecological niches occupied by animal life on many better-known planets.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

F3 V

Primary Main Sequence 1.46 6500 - 7000 5.34
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.01414 0.19167 1.84 - 2.99 1.414 14.14
Orbit #  * 0 5 4 7

History and background[edit]

One of the main agricultural supply worlds of Argi Subsector. The natives of Shidka are renowned for their knowledge of plants and herbs and their correct applications.

There is an indigenous race of Chirpers, living in the equatorial rain forests. Although very litle research has ever been carried out on the Chirpers, local legends state that they are almost mystical botanists.

References and contributors[edit]

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