Zugaa (world)

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Zugaa/Iiradu (Dagudashaag 2710)
Milieu 1116
StarportB Good: Spacecraft Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size9 Large (14,400 km, 1.03g - 1.33g)
Atmosphere6 Standard
HydrographicsA Water World 100%
Population8 Moderate (200 million)
GovernmentA Charismatic Dictator
LawA Extreme Law (no weapons)
Tech LevelA Early Stellar (jump drive)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M0 V M1 V
Worlds 8
Gas Giants 2
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Charismatic dictatorship
Law Level Extreme
Cultural Extension AB7C
Army Size (BEs) 1500
Economic Details
Technology Level 10
Economic Extension
ResourcesDVery abundant
Labor7Moderate (20 million)
InfrastructureC Very extensive
Efficiency+5Very advanced
Importance Extension 3
Resource Units 5,460
GWP (BCr) 936
World Trade Number 5
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 78,185
Starport Details
Classification Class-B
Port Size 7
Building Capacity (Tons) 240,000
Port employees 176,515
Port passengers (annual) 3,612,500

Zugaa is a water world with a world wide ocean and an environment suited to sophonts. The system supports a population between 100 million and one billion. This world designated as an Amber Zone. Caution is advised since the world has an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions that are not well understood and might be a danger to a visitor. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Iiradu Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Zugaa, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdoms of a baron and a viscount. All three are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Igkagish.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

The world is known for its lush aquatic biosphere. Very few, spotty islands are located above the world's vast oceans. Above-water land is at quite a premium here.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

M0 V

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

M1 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.4574 2600 - 3500 0.033
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00475 0.01516 0.15 - 0.24 0.475 4.75
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

Mainworld Data[edit]

World Starport (Sp)

Zugaa has a Class B Starport, a good quality installation which includes all the expected amenities including refined fuel for starships, brokerage services for passengers and cargo, and a variety of ship provisions. There is a shipyard capable of doing annual maintenance, overhauls and most kinds of repair, and construction of non-starships. Most ports of this classification have both a Highport and a Downport.

World Size (S)

Zugaa is a Big World between 13,600km and 15,200km in diameter. The world has a standard gravity between 1G and 1.3G. The horizon will appear about 5.4km away. Vessels with only 1G of thrust should avoid landing on this world.

World Atmosphere (A)

Zugaa has a pressure of 0.71 to 1.49 atmospheres. A Standard Atmosphere does not require survival gear and will likely be easy for most sophonts to breathe.

World Hydrosphere (H)

Zugaa has 95-100% of its surface covered by liquid water with only a few islands and archipelagos. Wilderness refueling is possible. Such worlds are Water Worlds or Ocean Worlds.

World Population (P)

Zugaa has a population of 100,000,000 to 999,999,999 sophonts (hundreds of millions).

World Government (G)

Zugaa is governed by a Charismatic Dictatorship. Charismatic governments justify their ability to rule by simply asserting their right to rule. Charismatic dictatorships are young governments, coming as a recent change and rely on the leader(s) to supply head of government.

World Law Level (L)

Zugaa has an extreme law level which covers every area of interaction. Laws are complex, detailed, and difficult to understand. Every interaction with the government requires an Advocate. Law enforcement is omnipresent and strict. Legal proceeding can take months to years to resolve and may involve dozens of people. A few worlds with this law level may be a Red Zone and others will be an Amber Zone. All objects specifically manufactured as weapons are typically regulated or prohibited (with no exception for private residences; visiting starships are only protected so long as they stay within designated starports and approach corridors).

World Technology Level (TL)

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

Imperial Landed Nobility (N)

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

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Kurrubissh is also the name of a large and ponderous cetacean creature native to Zugaa.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

Most of the population of Zugaa live in archologies build in the shallow water around the few islands which rise above the ocean. The islands themselves are generally reserved as playgrounds for the very rich and powerful. Many of the people involved in the processed food production industry live in archologies in the deep ocean, with some people whom have never seen the surface.

Zugaa is governed by a civil service bureaucracy which evolved out of the increasing links between the seven large corporations which dominated the Zugaan economy, and the officals of government. The government is formally known as the Office of Commerce and Government, or ConGov, and informally as Kurrubiish.

Zugaa's wealth is founded upon the harvesting and export of Millions, a krill-like plankton which has renowned medical properties and exported for pharmaceutical manufacturing throughout the sector. The Millions trade is carefully regulated by ConGov. This regulation has allowed ConGov to assume many of the roles of Zugaan corporations Geshemirk and KuyperCorp, both of which built their wealth on the Millions trade. Rumors in Zugaan government circles around Imperial corporations trying to insert themselves into the Zugaan trade process are constant.

In addition to the Millions farming industry, Zugaa produces and exports high quality submersibles and diving equipment. There is a very large industry manufacturing food products from kelp and farmed fish for off-world export.

One of the largest scandals in recent Zugaa history revolved around a senior economic planner leaking details of trade planning to several outside corporations. One of the newest projects under discussion is a floating town, using Grav floater to fly the town through the air.

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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