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Kirusis has an unbreathably thin atmosphere and very little surface water. The system supports a population of fewer than 10,000 sophonts. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Remnants Subsector of Dagudashaag Sector and in the Domain of Vland. Kirusis, 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. This world contains an Imperial Scout Base, capable of handling Scout Service starships and personnel. During the Long Night this world was named Imem Ki.
Astrography and planetology
Kirusis is a member of the Dagudashaag Main.
Kirusis Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Kirusis Primary Orange K3 V
Kirusis is only rarely visited. Its only export is a limited number of Suungriaal, a large grazer considered a delicacy on many worlds.
History and background
Kirusis, like many planets in Remnants, was initially colonised and subsequently strip mined of all its valuable assets during the First Imperium. When the Vilani corporations elected to pull back to the Vland Sector during the Rule of Man, they frequently only evacuated key personnel and left behind the workers.
The worker caste was left leaderless, the technology failing, and the people had to adapt with the thin atmosphere, freezing conditions, and lack of food. During the Long Night, the locals adapted to their harsh conditions while waiting for the corporations return. Over the centuries, it became an integral part of their belief system, a company messiah Makh Id Karuun'sirka who would return from the stars and take her children home.
The people survived on the equatorial ice plan — living primarily off the flesh of the Suungriaal, a large 250kg creature native to the planet. Its meat was eaten raw, its skin provided insulated clothing and shelters, bones were used to manufacture tools, and blubber used as fuel. Gradually they managed to conquer harsh environment and redevelop technology.
The unit of currency on the planet became the Calorie: a person's wage is equal to twice the number of calories expended to carry out the job. This makes the manual laborer the richest people on the planet.
The planet was contacted by the Medurma Pact traders. Only limited trade ensued as the Kirusis had no desire for the 'depraved' life style Pacters, finding their dwellings too hot, and no aspirations to leave their world.
It was 22 before a Makhidkarun contact team visited the planet again. The crew were initially seen as heralds of the Messiah and treated accordingly. The natives quickly came to the realization the team were "false prophets". The crew were condemned for laziness, exploitation, and greed and sentenced to exile. The Council of the People declared the Vilani corporations a false path and concluded the people must remain steadfast in the way.
Makhidkarun has attempted on several occasions to re-establish contact, but so far without success.
The People continue to follow their "Code of Discipline and Procedure", which lays down the life style necessary to be worthy to meet their Messiah. Over the last few decades some of the People who have studied the Imperial records and realized the truth behind their religion. Usually these individuals are declared heretic and exiled to the polar regions. Visitors should be aware any endeavor to reveal the "true origins" of their Messiah will be viewed as proselytizing and is punishable by death.