Nafud (Da 1418) (world)

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Nafud/Ushra (Dagudashaag 1418)
Milieu 1116
StarportC Routine: No Construction, Major Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size4 Small (6,400 km, 0.32g - 0.46g)
Atmosphere3 Vacuum (very thin)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population7 Moderate (10 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law3 Low Law (no automatic weapons)
Tech Level7 Pre-Stellar (electronics)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K4 V M9 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 4
Planetoid Belts 1
Cultural Details
Government Balkanization
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 4624
Army Size (BEs) 20
Economic Details
Technology Level 7
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (1 million)
Infrastructure7 Generally available
Efficiency-4Very poor
Importance Extension -1
Resource Units 227
GWP (BCr) 9
World Trade Number 4
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 2,282
Starport Details
Classification Class-C
Port Size 4
Building Capacity (Tons) 10,000
Port employees 170
Port passengers (annual) 1,500

Nafud has a very thin atmosphere and no surface water. The system has a population between 10 million and 100 million sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Ushra Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Nafud, 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 is the homeworld of the Inchok, a Minor Race. During the Long Night this world was named Limaa Im.

Astrography and planetology[edit]

Nafud is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.

Binary Solar System[edit]

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

K4 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.621 3400 - 4300 0.148
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0059 0.03191 0.31 - 0.5 0.59 5.9
Orbit #  *  * 1 2 6
Star Name Hierarchy Category Mass (Sol) Temp (K) Luminosity (Sol)

M9 V

Secondary Main Sequence 0.215 1900 - 2400 0.001
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.00187 0.00262 0.03 - 0.04 0.187 1.87
Orbit #  *  *  * 0 4

Native Sophont: Inchok[edit]

In 438 it was discovered that Nafud was home to a semi-intelligent species, the Inchok. Since then the Miidian Desert regions have been isolated while the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service study the race.

History and background[edit]

Nafudian society is migratory in that each "city" consists of thousands of surface vehicles fitted with life support. These "cities" move around in order to find and extract minerals from the sand. The waste product, fine black sand is used throughout Ushra in electronic components and in water filtration systems. There is intense competition between clans and open warfare has been known to break out on a regular basis.

References and contributors[edit]

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