Tomb (world)

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Tomb/Khandi (Dagudashaag 2111)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size0 Asteroid/Planetoid Belt
Atmosphere0 Vacuum
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population5 Moderate (500 thousand)
Government7 Balkanization
Law5 Moderate Law (no concealable weapons)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K0 V
Worlds 14
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 363C
Army Size (BEs) 0
Economic Details
Technology Level 14
Economic Extension
Labor4Moderate (50 thousand)
Infrastructure5 Limited
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 198
GWP (BCr) 3
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 3,990
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 5
Building Capacity (Tons) 0
Port employees 4,630
Port passengers (annual) 2,500

Tomb has the population located in one or more dwarf planets or planetesimals in a co-orbital position, an asteroid belt. The system has a population between 10,000 and 10 million, lacking the industrial base to be completely self-supporting. This is a high technology world with available technology over the standards for Charted Space. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Khandi Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Tomb, 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 has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships. During the Long Night this world was named Uurgu.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Tomb is a member of the Rusadaa Trace. The naval base hosts elements of the 206th Fleet.

Tomb is a hollowed out asteroid on the edge of the Meshurish Belt.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

K0 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.825 4000 - 5000 0.42
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00845 0.05375 0.52 - 0.84 0.845 8.45
Orbit #  *  * 2 2 7

History and background[edit]

It was first colonized sometime near the end of the Ziru Sirka. The asteroid, then known as Mendadii (Anglic: Mendadii), was the major settlement and supply depot for the miners of the belt.

History shows a dispute arose between the miners and Makhidkarun over working conditions that ended with the miners declaring themselves independent and the world an open market.

Within a week the entire resident population was dead. An unknown toxic gas had been released into the life support system. 205 thousand people, mostly women and children, died in prolonged agony. The miners that had been off-station at the time blamed Makhidkarun. Makhidkarun security claimed to have found evidence the attack had been carried out by Makhadu, a miners separatist movement prevalent at the time. Whatever the truth, Mendadii was finished. On the express instructions of the surviving miners, the settlement was sealed, the bodies left where they had fallen.

In 202, Mendadii port was visited by the IISS. The scouts discovered the sealed environment had freeze dried the corpses. The scouts renamed the system Tomb and gave it an Amber Zone classification out of respect for the dead.

Point of Interest: MacKhan World[edit]

Then in 988, Simeon MacKhan of MacKhan Entertainments, arranged to buy the system. The official responsible for the sale was later charged with corruption. MacKhan, however, had already obtained the system and had immediately began work on changing the port into a massive theme park. The corpses were sealed in plastic and put on display. Entire buildings were composed of human remains. The whole asteroid became a giant horror tri-vee studio, filled with real corpses.

Since its official opening in 997, almost a billion tourists have visited the theme world. The park is run by a conglomerate of businesses who have bought the franchise rights to various of the entertainments. Descendants of the original settlers are currently suing MacKhan Entertainments for desecration.

References and contributors[edit]

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