Eshistus is a star system in the Bebwand subsector.

The system comprises a lone yellow dwarf star, called Sheat, of class K0 V. It has two gas giants and no planetoid belts. Orbit #5 is empty but there are two captured planets just outside orbit #7. There are seven terrestrial planets, of which one (Eshistus itself) appears appropriate for human habitation. Eshistus has a surface gravity of 0.681 earth normal and a thin but breathable atmosphere, approximately 80% of its surface is covered with warm, shallow oceans rich with sea life, and the land area averages 25°C with frequent gentle rainfall. There is indigenous life, but it does not seem excessively dangerous and there are no sophonts or even proto-sapient species, being at a roughly Devonian stage of development.

Further, Eshistus' moon Loding also has a marginally breathable atmosphere. The surface gravity is only 0.22 earth normal and the atmosphere is tainted with excessive levels of carbon dioxide, with seas only covering about 30% of its surface, so it is less ideal for colonisation than Eshistus, but still, in the normal course of events Loding would be populated.

In fact the whole system has a population of less than three hundred. There have been at least three attempts at colonising Eshistus, and all have failed. The fate of the colonists is not known; they left a few ruins and some personal effects, but apparently, no corpses. The current population consists of study teams attempting to work out what went wrong—plus bodyguards and mercenaries in case it goes wrong again.


Sheat Primary    K0 V --    --
Eurover 0 Y310000-0 --
Eshistus 1 A558200-A Lo Ni pop. 100
Loding → 10 H273160-9 Lo Ni pop. 50
Abscittion 2 G604110-9 Lo Ni Va pop. 30
Ains 3 H100111-9 Lo Ni Va pop. 20
Demperishing 4 Y500160-9 Lo Ni Va pop. 20
Chire → 10 Y100000-0 -- --
Barget → 25 YS00000-0 -- --
Shot Bride 6 G610110-9 Lo Ni De pop. 10
Tacherdres 7 Small gas giant    -- --
Wenturness 7.4 Y910000-0 -- --
Citern → 25 H410000-0 -- --
Formers 7.6 Large gas giant -- --
Ring → 1 YR00000-0 -- --
Wichian → 11 Y300000-0 -- --
Setterion → 30 Y300000-0 -- --

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