Hkurlei (world)

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Hkurlei/Aokiylair (Riftspan Reaches 1517)
First Survey
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size3 Small (4,800 km, 0.24g - 0.34g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population9 High (6 billion)
GovernmentJ Aslan single clan control
LawB Extreme Law (control of movement)
Tech LevelE High Stellar (anti-grav cities)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportA Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size5 Medium (8,000 km, 0.40g - 0.57g)
Atmosphere4 Thin (tainted)
Hydrographics0 Desert World 0%
Population9 High (4 billion)
GovernmentD Religious Dictatorship
LawB Extreme Law (control of movement)
Tech LevelC Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary K2 V
Planetoid Belts 0
Gas Giants 4

Hkurlei is a poor, industrial, high-population desert hellworld, with a billion or more sophonts struggling to survive in a inhospitable environment.

  • Hellworlds often offer daily, and sometimes hourly, life-threatening situations to their inhabitants.
  • This world has no free-standing water.
  • As an industrial world, this planet has well-developed manufacturing and processing industries. Manufactured goods are a major export item.
  • This world is part of the Aslan Hierate, as a single multiple-world clan dominate, in the Aokiylair Subsector of Riftspan Reaches Sector.

Description (Astrography & Planetology)[edit]

Hkurlei has always had harsh conditions.

  • Temperatures at the equator frequently exceed 40 degrees Celsius, and cloudless skies grant no protection from the blazing orange sun.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

In 3638 Aslan (1106 Imperial) all surface water was lost. During a period of peak solar activity, a catastrophic fault crippled the planet's weather control system.

  • The few shallow lakes which had served as reservoirs began to evaporate.
  • Panic might have ensued on a human world. With few exceptions, however, the native Aslan settled themselves to the drastic water rationing imposed by their clan leaders.
  • In a few isolated incidents, thefts of water were reported; as a whole, though, the inhabitants refused to insure their individual survival at the expense of their fellows.

The Aslan philosophy of taro - literally, "it comes" - enabled the people of Hkurlei to weather the disaster.

  • The planet's hydrosphere never completely recovered, but today the populace has adjusted.
  • New safeguards have been implemented to make sure a similar crisis never occurs again.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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