Harr is an earhlike planet, second in it's starsystem. It has oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere with addition of ███████ gases and relatively high concentration of airborn chlorophile-like microorganisms, which gives the planet it's famous green skies.
Planet rotates on a circular orbit at about 6.5 a.e. from the suns. Planet's axis is skewed at around 15 degrees and. Planet's axis have high rate of precession, which results in 3 cycles of seasons on the surface during its 9.65 years long orbit flight. Planet have three natural satellites, some captured small bodies and several dosens of orbital stations that serve as spaceports, refuelling stations and defence platforms.
Raharr calendar is based on seasonal rotation, and consists out of cycles, each containing three years in it that start when spring comes around. Each year is 939 days long, that divide to 31 months of 30 or 31 days long each, which consist out of 5 weeks of 6 days that are 30 hours long. Rotation periods do not exactly correspond to orbital periods, so end of third cycle's year usually receives an additional day. Stars rotating cycle have precisely 30 days long period, so start of a each month is tied to event when lesser sun disappears in the glow of the larger sun, disappearing there from the left. Dates written by five numbers, "2000.3.4.5.6" (cycle, year, month, week, day). There is another calendars, using planet's three moons rotation periods as reference point, but it is an ancient, not very known or used calendars. They tie in complex layered system and used mainly in agriculturical professions, practically unknown outside of them.
Nul, is largest of the Harr's moons, and also closest one, it rotation period is 28 days. It is in tidal lock with the planet, so only one hemisphere can be seen from the surface of the planet. Num is second largest moon and also fartherest, with rotational period of 31 days. Nel is not a proper moon, but instead is a large asteroid ~200km in diameter, caught in the gravity field of the planet relatively recently - some of the most ancient raharr legends and stories speak of only two moons in the sky. Some researches claim, judging by indirect evidence, that Nel become Harr's satellite because of Artifact X interference, and initially it was bound to collide with the planet. Asteroid have highly elliptical retrograde orbit that have high inclination and makes one rotation in 29,5 days. Once in a while a Moons Parade occures, when all three moons line up in the sky. This even considered as a bad omen, not entirely unjustified, as combined gravitational pull of the moons results in especially large tides that flood coast regions like a weak tsunami. In 3300 B.R., in a day of Continental Empire establishment, Moons Parade on the Riyk territory coincided with sun eclipse, which caused major panic throug population.
Climate isa very warm, mostly tropical. Average surface temperature is 28-35°C, with record air temperatures of -30° and up to +70° on the equatorial island where artifact X and Science Corporation headquarters reside. Surface temperature, nevertheless, rised higher than that, over 100° in the Great Desert of Riyk.
Currently population of the Harr resides at approximately six billion people, it reduced with the start of the Space Era and expansion to the outer colonies, before that peaking at 11 billion. Population is still slowly reducing, as more raharrs chose to travel to new established colonies and outher Alliance space.
Raharr home planet is still multinational, despide that raharr colonies on outer planet tend to be monocultural. But this is slowly changing with the Space Era, forcing states to merge together into larger countries.
All countries hold a neutral stand agains each other and avoid direct confrontations. This is still allows for covert "police operations" from time to time. Meanwhile civilian population skews more and more towards total unification of the planet under one flag and country boundaries become more and more blurred and formal.
Western origin of civilization, originated from the Rrirkh lake, currently the most powerful player on the politic map. Have largest infrastructural and industrial capacity. Rrirkh have largest spaceport on the planet, located in it's biggest conurbation around lake Rrirkh, which also doubles as unofficial capital of the entire planet. Rrirkh have the only city-sized underwater settlement on the planet located on the seafloor of the ocean(2). It provides research base for underwater ecosystems, rare earths mining and tourist attraction. Settlement light surrounding area so brightly that it can be seen even from the orbit, this is concidered one of the most beautiful sights of the planet.
Eastern civilisation origin of the planed and second in power. Have most extensive mining facilities. Riyk most recent addition of land were part of the Northern Empire, which at that time undergone revolution. Overall, raharrs are warm-liking and tend to settle in areas where temperatures do not fall under -10° Celsius. But Riyk heavily indulged in several adaptation projects bound to increase acceptable areal of their race to the polar regions. One of such projects is the arctic station(3), with several thousand raharrs living permanently there. All year long clear sky and remarkably clean air made the station to be perfect spot for observatory station, that become largest on the planet. This station discovered the Stabilisers orbiting the suns of their homeworld.
The Foundation is third largest state on the planet, forming shortly before discovery of the Stabilisers.
Currently Releksh is purely agrarian estate, with over 80% of it's territory made into fields, hydroponic gardens and pastures, providing over 65% of planet's entire food production. Foundation also have largest seafaring fleet, because most of its large cities reside at shores.
Not a country per se, but the corporation is powerful enough that it makes it the fourth most influential entity on the planet. Some concider it even more influential than Releksh. Scientific corporation have origins in a small research laboratory that was bound to discover the greatest treasure of the harr - the Ancients base and Artifact X contained within it(1). These artifacts were located on a remote and hostile island in the middle of the ocean, which was very harsh and unreachable place with air temperatures of +60° Celsius. After discovery and start of research, some most ambitional and wise researchers realised what they had discovered, and they formed the Science Corporation to make sure that discovery wouldn't do harm. This basically meant mutiny, but eventual attempt of restoring the control over the island failed, as by that moment scientists managed to upgrade their equipment with technology derived from studies of Ancient tech. Currently Corporation is at the technological cutting edge of the entire raharr civilization, if not the entire Alliance, their employees working at the underwater settlement of Rrirkh, polr station of Riyk, on most of the colonised worlds and some of the planets of other Alliance members too. Many voice their disdain over Corporation's policies towards any discovered Ancient tech, that basically is a complete ban over any posession, but nobody have enough power or guts to change that by now. The Corporation become so huge over the years (there are rumors, that it owns entire planets in some far reach corners of the Alliance) that it's subsidiary companies often take life on their own, sometimes treading borderline of illegal business.
Anarchistic state that spontaneously arose after the collapse of Souteren Empire. Some time later Rrirkh started to attach islands to its territory, but when Science Corporation mutinied, Rrirkh stopped attempth temporarily, and then completely. Islands become one of the most dark and dangerous places on the planet. Anarchy attracts criminals and hotheads from the entire planet, and some come even from another planets of the Alliance. Relative order maintained mainly by two (and only) largest cities, but neither refuses to claim itself as a capital of the Independent Islands.
Commercical establishment that arose after small club of billionaires purchased several islands from the states of the planet. The islands were massively reformed and now they house best and most expensive hotels and vacation sites. Island coalition in not an actual state or country, but it is amongst richest entities on Harr, its tropical nature attracts tourist from all of the Alliance. All islands were proclaimed nature reserve, and Coalition spends huge efforts on maintaining order and environment cleanless. If you were caught on trespassing or violating one of many rules, lightest punishment you will face is forceful deportation and a permanent ban from entering territories of Island Coalition ever again.
|Pangalactic Alliance | Leaving the Cradle | The Cliff World|
|Organizations||Alliance | Independent Worlds | Science Corporation | Politics|
|Technologies||Hephrene | Interstellar Travel | Spaceships|
|Places||Planet Harr (Star Harr) | "Shining" Space station | "Dawn" class spaceships | Artifact X | Artifact Spindle|
|Characters||Gharr | Zane | Hekaht | Ahshu | Quantum | Nea | Dan | Mark | Val | Virus|
|Further reading: | Civilization development stages | Instruments | Ideas ||