|Primary||M1 V M6 V|
|Army Size (BEs)||15|
|World Trade Number||4.5|
|Trade Volume (MCr/year)||11,260|
|Building Capacity (Tons)||57,499|
|Port passengers (annual)||17,000|
Zukalis has a very thin tainted atmosphere and a lack of available surface water. The system has a population between 10 million and 1 billion sophonts. This world is a satellite of a gas giant or another planet in the system. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Remnants Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Zukalis, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the feifdom of a marquis. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. During the Long Night this world was named Akkiiskhuush.
Astrography and Planetology
Zukalis is part of the Parendis Meridian Cluster.
Binary Solar System
Zukalis Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Zukalis
Primary 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 Remarks None Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol) Zukalis
Secondary Main Sequence 0.302 2000 - 2800 0.006 Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit AU 0.00297 0.00615 0.06 - 0.1 0.297 2.97 Orbit # * * * 0 5 Remarks None
- World Starport (Sp)
Vipac 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)
- World Atmosphere (A)
Vipac 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.
Vipac has 05-15% of its surface covered by liquid water or ice. Wilderness refueling will be difficult. Water for the inhabitants needs to be imported and extensively recycled. These worlds are Hell Worlds or Poor Worlds depending on their atmosphere.
- World Population (P)
Vipac has a population of 10,000,000 to 99,999,999 sophonts (tens of millions).
- World Government (G)
Vipac is governed by an Impersonal Bureaucracy. The leadership of the government is another form (democracy, dictatorship, oligarchy), but the bureaucracy dictates government policy and its execution. Government leadership is reduced to little more than figureheads and does not select the bureaucracy leadership or its members.
- World Law Level (L)
Vipac has a high law level with laws covering many areas of interactions of people, corporations, and the government. A few worlds with this law level may be Amber Zones. Any interaction with the judicial system requires an Advocate trained in the local legal system. Law enforcement is present almost everywhere, either as people or via technology. Legal proceedings can take weeks to months to resolve and involve a dozen or more people. All blade weapons and firearms, and anything more destructive, are typically regulated or prohibited.
- Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Holovision, Personal Global Communications, and advanced Translators.
- Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Increasingly advanced fusion plants and advanced fuel cells.
- Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
In 866, IPP transferred ownership of the moon to Naasirka on the understanding the new owner would build a public Class C starport, as required by under IPP original charter. Instead Naasirka immediately began work converting the deep mines into a substantial settlement. Naasirka then transferred the head offices of its entire sector wide financial and insurance services to Zukalis. The worlds primary function is to house the administration center for the Naasirka-Mehdaat Insurance Consortium, the largest insurance underwriters in the sector and the sector registry of shipping, and the central clearing house for Banque de Dagudashaag. Due to the sector wide importance of the two companies, every other major insurance and banking institution in the sector has found it necessary to also set up offices.
Most of the population are employed either by Naasirka or its many competitors, and the employee settlements are considered completely off limits. This is a security measure. Naasirka maintains a private class A port for use by its own fleet of courier ships, a larger, but still private class B port for use by other companies. There is a small public class C port, with an isolated, and fully enclosed star town on the surface to house visitors and relatives.
Medurma Main StarLines maintains its own class A port.
Zirunkariish holds a substantial, but minority, stake in the Naasirka-Mehdaat Insurance Consortium. In addition, Zirunkariish has substantial offices of its own, including a major trading clearinghouse, on Zukalis.
The world is increasingly being urbanized with a number of movements protesting this trend, and pushing for a return to the small town and increased environmentalism.