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Israfil
Israfil
Asteroid View
Orbital Distance 4.3 AU
Orbital Period 8.9 Earth Years
Keplerian Ratio N/A
Radius 905 km
Day Length 68.6 Earth Hours
Atm. Pressure Trace
Surface Temp -100 °C
Surface Gravity 0.3 g
Mass 0.006 Earth Masses
Satellites N/A

Location: Milky Way / Vallhallan Threshold / Micah System / Asteroid belt

Colony
Population 1006
Prerequisite: Tali: Treason (Mass Effect 2)
Prerequisite: Priority: The Citadel II (Mass Effect 3)

DescriptionEdit

Largest of the "eezo trio", Israfil is a silicate-heavy carbonaceous asteroid. It is home to approximately 40 species of microorganisms in its liquid water and was blamed as the source of the prion-based biowarfare agent EHE (exotic humanoid encephalopathy) used by the terrorist group Totenkopf in their attack on Gagarin Station in 2184. While many in the scientific community protested that Israfil did not have sufficient atmosphere or evolutionary history to sustain life on the prion level, the asteroid and its eezo miners were nevertheless quarantined to reassure the public that the Systems Alliance was taking action. Though no evidence has yet been found that EHE originated from Israfil or was even synthesized in a local lab, the SSV Manila and a team of epidemiologists maintain watch over the asteroid's ship traffic for now.

Mineral DepositsEdit

Initial Scanner Result: Rich

Mineral Amount Approximate Value
Palladium Medium 5,500
Platinum Medium 8,000
Iridium High 16,500
Element Zero Low 3,500

TriviaEdit

  • Israfil may be named after the trumpet angel in Islam.
  • Totenkopf (literally "head of a dead man") refers to only the skull. It does not mean but can be used to describe Death's head.
  • SSV Manila may be named after the capital of the Philippines.

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