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Gursa supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Arnakhish Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Gursa, 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. During the Long Night this world was named Kuir Gaka.
Astrography and planetology
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Gursa Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Gursa Primary Orange K2 V
History and background
Gursa is the home to the Cult of Dhuna. Formed in -5877 by Sharik Dhuna, the cult gained interstellar infamy for the vile assassinations and blood sacrifices carried out by it priests. At first the cult's religions practices where restricted to the planet and the local hunter clans quickly learned that to question the disappearance of loved ones only resulted in their own disappearance.
With the restoration of space travel at the end of the Long Night the cult began to spread throughout the coreward subsectors. It was on Daridura (Dagudashaag 1605) the authorities first became aware of the cult's involvement in the local epidemic of ritual murders. It took them a further twenty years to trace the cult back to Gursa. A systematic campaign of extermination was undertaken by Imperial authorities.
It was thought the cult was extinct, but in 562 and again in 986 the cult apparently resurfaced. In 997 Ghari Mesu, a Neo-Dhuna priest, successfully campaigned in the Imperial courts to allow the new cult to exist provided it did not resume its murderous practices. This has caused immense tension between participants and the clans. Many of the clans took to exterminating cult members without provocation which resulted in martial law being established in the settlements. Given the local hunter clans mentality this has proven difficult to enforce.
References and contributors
- Jae Campbell. "Library Data: Arnakhish Subsector." Signal-GK 10 (1995): 50. via. HIWG
- Marc Miller. First Survey (Imperium Games, 1996), 79.
- Jae Campbell. Encyclopaedia Dagudashaag (Signal-GK, 2017), 136.
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science