Worlds of the Empire

Worlds of the Empire

Point Radiance
Type: Terrestrial Moon
Temperature: Arid
Atmosphere: Breathable
Gravity: 0.5 of Normal
Sentient Species: Humans and Dwarves
Population: Approximately 550, all military
Government: Threefold Empire
Major Exports: Military Intelligence, Restricted Data
Major Imports: Weapons and Soldiers
Purpose: Planetary Defense
Capsule: The singular moon of New Earth, it was discovered shortly after the first flight of discoveries that Point Radiance had an atmosphere and harbored life in the form of strange, twisted desert plants, insects, some birds and an odd leaping rodent. Columns of megalithic stone rises into the blue skies of the moon, its painted desert used for harsh environment training for Greencoats. Point Radiance is known for its defense facilities which were recently constructed in response to the threat from the Genokahandren. Three of the largest ground to orbit magnetic resonance batteries ever built guard New Earth from the surface of the moon.

Solace
Type: Terrestrial Moon
Temperature: Cool
Atmosphere: Breathable
Gravity: 0.5 of Normal
Sentient Species: Humans, Dwarves, Half-Forgotten, Zendalii and Zensuanni
Population: Approximately 1,000 Arcane
Government: Threefold Empire
Major Exports: Mystic Research and Magical Items
Major Imports: Students and Foodstuffs
Purpose: Arcane Enclave
Capsule: Cold, constantly rainy and home to mountains the likes of which no other world can attest to, Solace plays host to the Arcane Order’s off world chapter house. It serves as a center of mystic research and contemplation for Arcane Proctors. It is rumored that the Arcane actually possess a teleportation ring powerful enough to reach Skelling Isle on New Earth.

Mirror’s Edge
Type: Terrestrial Planet
Temperature: Cool
Atmosphere: Breathable
Gravity: Normal
Sentient Species: Humans and Dwarves
Population: 5.7 Million
Government: Threefold Empire
Major Exports: High Technology, Weapons, Heavy Refined Metals and Spell-Jammers
Major Imports: Raw Ore, Food Stuffs
Purpose: Manufacturing and Ship Building
Capsule: Known for its myriad shallow seas which shine like mirrors in the nights, Mirror’s Edge is usually dark – it is only day for three hours on Mirror’s Edge due to an odd planetary rotation – it is home to Valencian Foundry Works off world factories and refineries and known to be the regional offices of the West Empire Company and all of its associated mercantile ventures.

Orison
Type: Terrestrial Planet
Temperature: Warm
Atmosphere: Breathable
Gravity: Normal
Sentient Species: Humans, Dwarves, Zensuanni
Population: Currently less than ten thousand
Government: Threefold Empire
Major Exports: Luxury Goods, Foodstuffs
Major Imports: Weapons, Soldiers and Medical Supplies
Purpose: Garden World
Capsule: Once a beautiful, pristine garden world, the planet of Orison was the first one to be attacked by the Genokahandren and as such, it has slowly been reduced to slag and rubble over the course of nearly a decade of fighting. Orison’s only population are soldiers and the enemy but the people of that planet – mostly relocated to Fool’s Errand and Mirror’s Edge, still dream of one day coming to repopulate their beloved world.

Stoneborn
Type: Terrestrial Planet
Temperature: Cool
Atmosphere: Breathable
Gravity: 1.5 of Normal
Sentient Species: Dwarves and Humans
Population: 8.1 Million
Government: Threefold Empire
Major Exports: Raw Ore, High Technology, Technological Research
Major Imports: Foodstuffs
Purpose: Dwarf Home World, Heavy Mining
Capsule: The snow-capped mountains of the dwarven home world are ancient and brooding, much like the race that inhabit them. While some of the cities can be seen peeking out from the mountains, most lay underground in an extensive network of tunnels and warrens.

Ghe-Hennoth
Type: Terrestrial Planet
Temperature: Sweltering
Atmosphere: Breathable
Gravity: 2 Times Normal
Sentient Species: Ghe-Hennoth and Humans
Population: Estimated 2.5 Billion Hennoth, Approximately 250 Humans
Government: Ghe-Hennoth Tribes
Major Exports: Ghe-Hennoth Goods, Rare Wood and Raw Ore
Major Imports: High Technology
Purpose: Ghe-Hennoth Home World
Capsule: The sweltering jungles and rain forests of Ghe-Hennoth play home to a unique species of quadruped known only as the Hennoth. These ponderous, slow moving peoples are slowly being willingly uplifted by the Threefold Empire, despite the Delan thinking it a bad idea. So far, the Hennoth and Humanity have forged a long lasting and cordial friendship despite their physical and mental differences.

Fool’s Errand
Type: Terrestrial Planet
Temperature: Warm
Atmosphere: Breathable
Gravity: Normal
Sentient Species: Humans and Zensuanni
Population: 7.3 Million
Government: Threefold Empire
Major Exports: Quality Grains and Foodstuffs
Major Imports: Luxury Goods and High Technology
Purpose: Farming and Food Production
Capsule: The bread basket of the Threefold Empire, almost 90% of Fool’s Errands land mass is occupied by farm land, orchards or rice patties. While holding a deep, natural beauty and a set of thin rings which arch over the greenish sky to form a breathtaking scene every evening, most people who live on Fool’s Errand are insular and slow to trust outsiders. Natives consider themselves hardier than most.

Perdition
Type: Terrestrial Asteroid
Temperature: Freezing
Atmosphere: None
Gravity: Fraction of Normal
Sentient Species: Humans and Dwarves
Population: Some Fifteen Thousand Criminals
Government: Threefold Empire
Major Exports: None
Major Imports: Prisoners
Purpose: Prison Asteroid
Capsule: A barren planetoid floating in a sea of asteroids, Perdition was designed by an independent dwarven company as a prison for the criminally insane and desperately dangerous. As it turns out, they were successful in doing just that – almost 50% of all prisoners in the Empire are brought to Perdition and most live out the rest of their lives there or are awaiting execution.

Cormack’s Barren
Type: Terrestrial Planet
Temperature: Hot
Atmosphere: Breathable
Gravity: Normal
Sentient Species: Humans
Population: Approximately ten thousand
Government: Threefold Empire
Major Exports: Rare Ores and Unique Spices
Major Imports: Foodstuffs
Purpose: Mining
Capsule: Cormack’s Barren is an arid dust bowl on the edge of the Threefold Empire and close to the borders of the Delan Protectorate. Home to dozens of mining consortium and renegade corporations – and some legitimate – it is a largely lawless place since the Empire rarely sends ships out that far to patrol. And as such, it has become a small haven for those looking not to be found.

Crystalline
Type: Terrestrial Planet
Temperature: Cold
Atmosphere: Breathable
Gravity: Normal
Sentient Species: Humans and Zendalii
Population: 3.5 Billion
Government: Threefold Empire
Major Exports: Information, Rare Crystals, Raw Ore
Major Imports: Foodstuffs, Luxury Goods
Purpose: Zendalii Colony
Capsule: A joint colonial venture between Humans and Zendalii, Crystalline was chosen both for its beauty and for its natural resources. Home to amazing formations of ice and stone and in a constant state of snow storms and blizzards, Crystalline is known for its information networks, luxury apartments and high spire cities which span the ice formations, all connected by a sophisticated network of magnetic levitation trains.

Kha’Zah’Ree
Type: Terrestrial Planet
Temperature: Cold
Atmosphere: Breathable
Gravity: Normal
Sentient Species: Zendalii
Population: 4.3 Billion
Government: Threefold Empire
Major Exports: Nightstone, Rare Crystals, Rare and Exotic Foods
Major Imports: Foodstuffs
Purpose: Zendalii Home World
Capsule: Considered by most to be the most unique world in the entire Tapestry, Kha’Zah’Ree is a world locked in eternal night, one that orbits no sun. Set deeply within a luminescent nebula and with three moons of different colors and sizes which race each other across the sky. Almost all natural life on Kha’Zah’Ree has some source of bio-luminescence, including fungus and plant life. Although, there are no trees on Kha’Zah’Ree. Instead, crystal forests can be seen covering the landscape. Kha’Zah’Ree is the home of Nightstone, the single most important substance in the known universe.

Worlds of the Empire

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