Zerpekush (world)

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Zerpekush/Gadde (Dagudashaag 3122)
Milieu 1116
C420744-A
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere2 Vacuum (very thin - tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population7 Moderate (80 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law4 Moderate Law (no light assault weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K0 V M0 V
Worlds 15
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Moderate
Cultural Extension 5838
Army Size (BEs) 15
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
D6A-1
ResourcesDVery abundant
Labor6Moderate (8 million)
InfrastructureA Extensive
Efficiency-1Average
Importance Extension 1
Resource Units 702
GWP (BCr) 187
World Trade Number 4.5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 6,255
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 68,000
Port employees 500
Port passengers (annual) 12,500

Zerpekush has both an unbreathably very thin atmosphere and no surface water which makes habitation by sophonts difficult. The environment does not allow agricultural production to feed the population in the tens of millions of sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Gadde Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Zerpekush, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a marquis. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Kir.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

Zerpekush is a desolate world with most of the population forced to live together in one, small, cramped city dome.

Zerpekush is a member of the Sylean Main.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

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
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)
Zerpekush

M0 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.489 2800 - 3600 0.04
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00511 0.01659 0.16 - 0.26 0.511 5.11
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

Mainworld Data[edit]

World Starport (Sp)

Zerpekush has a Class C Starport, an average quality installation which includes amenities including unrefined fuel for starships, some brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing maintenance and other kinds of repair. Ports of this classification generally have only a downport, unless this is a trade port or system with an hostile environment mainworld.

World Size (S)

Zerpekush is a Meso World between 5,600km and 7,200km in diameter. The world has low gravity between 0.32G and 0.46G. The horizon will appear about 3.6km away.

World Atmosphere (A)

Zerpekush has a pressure of 0.10 to 0.42 atmospheres. The very thin pressures require a respirator or Oxygen Mask this atmosphere also contains an unusual taint such as such as disease, a hazardous gas mix, pollutants, or sulfur compounds which requires the use of a Filter Respirator Combination Mask. Some taints may require more protective equipment. TL–5 or more advanced survival gear is required to settle this world.

World Hydrosphere (H)

Zerpekush has no free-standing water or ice on the surface. Wilderness refueling isn't possible on this world. Water for the inhabitants needs to be imported and extensively recycled. These worlds are classified Desert World or a Hell World depending on their atmosphere.

World Population (P)

Zerpekush has a population of 10,000,000 to 99,999,999 sophonts (tens of millions).

World Government (G)

Zerpekush is governed by a Representative Democracy where government leadership is representatives elected by eligible voters. What determines an eligible voter varies. The representatives determine policy, including selecting members of the bureaucracy. There can be referendum, votes by eligible voters on specific subjects.

World Law Level (L)

Zerpekush has a moderate law level with laws covering many areas of government and interaction. These laws are simple enough that most people can act as their own advocate, though for serious issues a professional is recommended. Law enforcement officials will be present, but not in great numbers. Light assault weapons, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.

World Technology Level (TL)

Zerpekush possesses a Technology Level of TL–10 or TL-A in Hexadecimal Notation.

Imperial Landed Nobility (N)

Zerpekush, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estates of two members of the Imperial Nobility, who are charged with overseeing the world.

History & Background[edit]

In 1106 the system had a population of less than 60,000; however a freak find of lanthanum on the world has brought miners and prospectors from across Dagudashaag.

This has placed a massive burden on the system’s government and life support systems of the world. The government gets none of the revenue from the mining because of contracts signed by the last President regarding land ownership

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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