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|Gerim/Caledon (Reaver's Deep 2416)|
|Classic Era (1115)|
|Primary||F4 V M0 V|
- It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Caledon Subsector of Reaver's Deep Sector in the Domain of Ilelish.
- This world has a nearby Imperial Naval Base, capable of handling warships.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
Gerim is an extremely earth-like world which forms the natural hub of the Imperial presence in the subsector. Though not the capital of these territories (the Imperial frontier in the region is administered for the adjacent Nightrim subsector), it is important as a center of administration, communications, and military presence.
Binary Solar System
Gerim Binary Star System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Gerim Primary Primary Yellow-White F4 V "Kammishuga" Gerim Companion Secondary Red M0 V "Gurgii"
Primary: Kammishuga, spectral class G1V. ICN S4G0806GIV. Mass, 1.02 standard. Stellar diameter, 1.01 standard. Luminosity, 1.1 standard.
Planetary System: Eight major bodies. One inhabited world (Gerim, IV). Four gas giants in system. Two planetoid belts.
IV Gerim: Mean orbital radius, 164.56 million kilometers (I. I AU). Period, 417.2 days. No satellites. Diameter, 13224 kilometers. Density, 1.0 standard. Mass, 1.0 standard. Mean surface gravity, I G. Rotation Period: 25 hours, 7 minutes, 37 seconds. Axial inclination, 20°53'56.4". Albedo, 0.28. Surface atmospheric pressure, 1.95 atm. Composition, standard oxygen-nitrogen mix, breathable without artificial assistance. Hydrographic percentage, 85%; composition, water and frozen water-ice. Mean surface temperature, 29°C.
History & Background (Dossier)
The world was once controlled by the Kolan Hegemony, but in 658 the construction of an X-boat link and a naval base at Gerim prompted the Imperium to annex the world. A sizable grant of money to the Hegemonic government won the concession easily, and the local (Kolan) population was quickly submerged in a massive immigration program. The world is now the most heavily populated planet in the subsector, boasting a population of over 19 billion.
There is even today a Kolan minority, who bitterly resent the way in which their own proud, martial culture was stamped out in favor of the mix of cultural and ethnic heritages of the immigrants. A few hotheads have been attempting to resurrect the lost heritage of Kolath (Reaver's Deep 2313) on Gerim, through secret societies, political protests, legislative drives, and so forth. The usual crop of do-gooders is actively supporting these protests with money and political backing. By and large, though, this "revival of Kolan culture" is more an excuse to organize small groups of uniformed stormtroopers and practice political demagoguery than it is a genuine attempt to preserve a lost heritage; and, as some scandalized Imperial sociologists have pointed out, the Kolan culture these people are trying to "preserve" is "a militaristic, aggressive, violent, fascist society that makes the Iltharan Star Empire look like a pack of devout altruists."
It is suspected that Thuvar Sen, the leader of the major Kolan movement, is seeking a political powerbase from which to gain prominence, rather than simple revival of old Kolan Language and ways for those who want to embrace them. Unfortunately, the local government is reluctant to take heed of the warning signs, and Sen's Kolan Heritage League is a growing political force all out of proportion with its actual numbers.
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