Shigkhu (world)

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Shigkhu/Iiradu (Dagudashaag 2605)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics3 Wet World 30%
Population3 Low (8 thousand)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law0 No Law
Tech Level9 Early Stellar (fusion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary G1 V
Worlds 11
Gas Giants 0
Planetoid Belts 2
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level No law
Cultural Extension 1214
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 9
Economic Extension
Labor2Low (800)
Infrastructure1 Extremely limited
Efficiency-5Extremely poor
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 7
GWP (BCr) 0
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Shigkhu has an unbreathably thin atmosphere and very little surface water. The system supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Iiradu Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Shigkhu, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight, a member 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 Khupar En.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

The atmosphere is tainted by the fragrance of Shigkhu's most prominent tree, the Arubu Tree.

Shigkhu is a member of the Vilani Main.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

G3 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.98 4900 - 5800 0.886
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00891 0.07807 0.75 - 1.22 0.891 8.91
Orbit #  *  * 3 3 7

Native Lifeform: Arubu Tree[edit]

The Arubu Tree is a large black barked tree supports white flowers that bloom for most of the year. The tree has become the symbol for the planet, and used as a symbol of peace. The fragrance is a pleasant one and has therapeutic properties. The wood of the tree has a different, but equally pleasant and long lasting smell. The tree wood is used for construction of furniture and other interior details. Visitor are warned the flowers can, in rare instances, have a yellow fungus disease. This fungus is poisonous to the touch.

History and background[edit]

Originally a colony from nearby planets, the progressive attitude makes the world a friendly place to visit; even the criminal elements respect the haven status of Helena station. The famous Oval building has been site of many peace talks over the years. Off-world officials frequently gather in a neutral environment to solve inter-system political squabbles.

Point of Interest: Representative House Beanstalk[edit]

Representative House is the core of all incoming and outgoing traffic on the planet. The building is the largest and most impressive on the world, and houses a beanstalk. The orbital station is Helena. The elevators ferries cargo and passengers from Helena to Shigkhu's Representative House.

References and contributors[edit]

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