Ursimga (world)

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Ursimga/Laraa (Dagudashaag 2936)
Milieu 1116
StarportE Frontier - no facilities
Size6 Medium (9,600 km, 0.60g - 0.81g)
Atmosphere8 Dense
Hydrographics7 Wet World 70%
Population7 Moderate (10 million)
Government4 Representative Democracy
Law2 Low Law (no energy weapons)
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary M2 V
Worlds 9
Gas Giants 3
Planetoid Belts 0
Cultural Details
Government Representative democracy
Law Level Low
Cultural Extension 3711
Army Size (BEs) 1000
Economic Details
Technology Level 4
Economic Extension
Labor6Moderate (1 million)
Infrastructure6 Limited
Efficiency-4Very poor
Importance Extension 0
Resource Units 194
GWP (BCr) 10
World Trade Number 3
Trade Volume (MCr/year) 0
Starport Details
Classification Class-E
Port Size 0
Building Capacity (Tons) 8,500
Port employees 0
Port passengers (annual) 0

Ursimga is an an agricultural and garden world with a shirt-sleeve atmosphere and a balance of available surface water. The system has a population between 1 million and 100 million. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Laraa Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Ursimga, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a baron. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. 100% of the world's population is the Human Chimera Scanian. During the Long Night this world was named Lirur Uushis.

Description (Planetology)[edit]

Ursimga is a member of the Vilani Main.

Monostellar System[edit]

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

M2 V

Primary Main Sequence 0.4258 2400 - 3300 0.027
Unit Diameter Min Distance Hab Zone Jump Shadow M-Drive Limit
AU 0.0044 0.01358 0.13 - 0.21 0.44 4.4
Orbit #  *  * 0 1 6

Mainworld Data[edit]

World Starport (Sp)

Umnudar has a Class E Starport, a frontier quality installation with few expected amenities. There is unrefined fuel for starships and a limited variety of ship provisions. There is no shipyard of any kind, but there may be parts and technical support for doing minor services and repair. Ports of this classification generally consist of a downport.

World Size (S)

Umnudar is a Meso World between 8,800km and 10,400km in diameter. The world has a standard gravity between 0.6G and 0.8G. The horizon will appear about 4.4km away.

World Atmosphere (A)

Umnudar has a pressure of 1.50 to 2.49 atmospheres. A Dense Atmosphere requires no survival gear although it may be hard on sophonts not accustomed to it.

World Hydrosphere (H)

Umnudar has 65-75% of its surface covered by liquid water. It has significant large liquid bodies. Wilderness refueling is possible.

World Population (P)

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

World Government (G)

Umnudar 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)

Umnudar has a low law level. There are few laws, covering only important areas. There may be few or no law enforcement officers, the expectation is citizens will bring law breakers to the attention of the Judicial system. Legal proceedings will be fast, with few people involved. For interactions outside of the framework of the laws, cultural norms dominate. Portable energy weapons, body pistols, explosives, and poison gas are typically regulated or prohibited.

World Technology Level (TL)

Umnudar possesses a Technology Level of TL–4.

Imperial Landed Nobility (N)

Umnudar, as a member world of the Third Imperium has a member of the Imperial Nobility overseeing the world.

Native Lifeform: Habacuu[edit]

The Akivan Psychic Research Institute commissioned a study to observe the habits of the Habacuu; a native bird-like creature born with the psionic ability to teleport.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Ursimga is a Scanian colony that was initially established in 211 by the Akivan Psychic Research Institute.

In the intervening centuries Ursimga developed into a major cultural center with a large Aquan population. It initially developed one of the finest Psionics Institute in Dagudashaag but voluntarily closed its doors in 788 on advice from Akiva's Sanhedra Ben Hakhamim.

Gradually over the next hundred years the planet appeared to withdraw from the galactic community except for the sale of agricultural produce – primarily Memh.

Background event: Reclusive Aquan Community[edit]

Ursimga would have remained a non-entity were it not for the rumors that had begun to circulate concerning a group of Aquan's living out in the wilds of the ocean who apparently had developed psionic powers. These rumors eventually became so strong that in 1002 an Imperal covert investigations team was sent to discover the truth.

This revealed that although the "Free People" were not practicing psionics they had developed the genetic ability to knowingly manipulate their natural hormone and pheromone excretions to enable them to control the behavior of some native species of mammals.

What did cause alarm was confirmation some female Aquan's, known locally as Aphrodites, had discovered how to use their excreted pheromones to control males and make them "fall in lust" with them. Continued contact with the Free People has proven difficult due to mistrust and their nomadic lifestyle. One mystery still unsolved is how the various families communicate with each other over long distances given their dislike of technology.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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