Garhira

Garhira System

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Ruler: Duke Bellosyte Rolas
Cathedral: Idristite
Agora: Mōnstrum
Garrison: 7
Capital: Fort Omala
Jumps: 3
Tech Level: 2
Human Population: 400,000,000
Alien Population: ?
Resources: Contraband, relics
Exports: Tubaq, quqa, ayuwazat vine, holy relics

Solar System

Star: Yasi
Planet Name* Distance from Star Notes
Falai 0.680 AU Cloudy, wind-ravaged world; Formerly a Atzlánti supply depot; Some Atzlánti want to build industry here
Garhira 0.960 AU
(Ulaumn) moon
Korbuchuk 14.001 AU Gas giant; Dozens of moons; Al-Fashir and neutral tribes inhabit the various moons
Eslemiel 31.007 AU Small gas giant; Rumored Second Republic bases, but none found yet
Mirzabah 37.021 AU Once a jump gate fragment had been found here, but it is long gone; Nothing of interest
jump gate 38.00 AU

Garhira’s main geographical feature, spanning three of the planet’s five continents, is its equatorial rainforest. It is a naturally Earthlike planet, of higher average temperatures and humidity and with water covering close to 90% of the surface. The lack of heavy industry means its atmosphere is cleaner than most. The Garhira Jump gate has closed and reopened more than any other in recorded history, and every Al-Fashir Jihad into the Known Worlds has come through this jump gate. The Simurgh Nebula (named after a mythical bird), visible from both Garhira and Erem (a Caliphate world), is central to the Al-Fashir pilgrimage tradition.

History

Garhira was first settled by an alliance of extreme Primmortal worshiping technophiles during the early Diaspora, who attempted to keep the world a secret. Others did not discover the world until the end of the First Republic, so Posthuman Pantheon control was never firmly established. In order to aggrevate those pantheonic settlements that did exist, the technophiles opened the world to general colonization by independent groups still wandering the stars a century from leaving First Earth. Many people responded and occupied the best land before the pantheons could assert themselves. However, a comet slammed into the jump gate before the technophiles could create a completely self-sufficient world free of the pantheons

The jump gate shut down as a result of the comet collision and the world descended into barbarism without vital imports. War broke out between the technophiles and the other colonists, as the colonists blamed technophiles for the comet and of hiding things from them. The Technophiles were quickly vanquished by the overwhelming numbers of the colonists, who then turned to attack each other.

The jump gate reopened early in the Second Republic, but the world was uninteresting to all but scientists. The piece of jump gate broken off by the comet was found, on the comet itself which had become trapped in orbit around the sun. House Hanuman quickly claimed the world for its own sphere of influence, but limited Atzlánti forces from access to the world. Starting in the 38th century GD, trade with the Al-Fashir became heavy on Garhira.

With the aid of the local police and the Sectus, the Atzlánti were eventually able to seize control of the world, though the Al-Fashir opposed this. Al-Fashir seized the jump gate fragment and used it to seal the gate, trapping the Atzlánti and preventing reinforcements. Eventually the Atzlánti had to surrender and the world again descended into barbarism in its isolation.

The jump gate opened again in GD 4327, at which time the Justus invaded, but the gate closed only a year later. The Justus did manage to establish the Andalus fief, which has survived to the present day. Assaults upon Andalus were mitigated due to the fact that the Al-Fashir were instead going after Timor. When the prior Emperor united the Imperium, he wanted to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the Garhira problem, but was assassinated before this could happen. After the Alecto Emperor’s death, the Atzlánti were about the invade Garhira full force but the jump gate closed yet again.

The Anadalus fief came under full assault, but by building up a strong navy and air force, and allying with House Shelit, the Atzlánti managed to hold out. The jump gate opened again during the Primacy Wars and the Al-Fashir gave up on Andalus in favor of attacking Timor. The Atzlánti managed to land reinforcements on Garhira despite the Al-Fashir pressure on Timor, thus opening up an offensive on Garhira. The siege of Omala was a pivotal battle in which the Atzlánti claimed and held a vital spaceport with Shelit aid. With end of the Primacy Wars, the Atzlánti devoted their full resources to liberating Garhira. By GD 4999, few Al-Fashir ships dared enter the system and Juruta came under Atzlánti Control. In GD 5000, the Girata offensive brought most of the world under Atzlánti rule, except for Daanyu, the Al-Fashir power center, and a few isolated, outlying areas. The Al-Fashir have resorted to using asymmetric warfare and are using it to very good effect, though they seldom have any success in set piece battles between regulars.

Locations

Daanyu
An Al-Fashir controlled region, Daanyu is mostly mountainous and contains two major cities of note – Dal Jimbalif, home to a major space port, naval base and agora; and Hyderabad, home to a major airport and naval base. A massive Second Republic Observatory is also located on this island. The Atzlánti have made beach heads on the southern shore of this island.

160 million population

Juruta
An Atzlánti controlled region, Juruta is covered by heavy jungle and is home to the Valley of the Chervins. The Andalus fief is located here, along with the Atzlánti capital of Fort Omala. The fort is ruled by Duke Bellosyte Armane Korlat Spetara Rolas and contains the Atzlánti spaceport, agora and a major naval base. The fort is a true fort, having massive fortifications. Found with the fort are all Sectus sects, but especially the Idristites who are always eager to have at the Al-Fashir heretics and other pagans that inhabit the world.

85 million population

Teikorc
This mountainous region is controlled by the mysterious House Shelit.

50 million population

Imbuk
Imbuk is a Al-Fashir controlled polar region. There is an airport here.

5 million population

Halalaj
Halalaj is a contested area of split Atzlánti/ Al-Fashir control. Jungles range across the central part of the island, while mountains dominate the far north and south ends. A major airport is located on this island.

50 million population

Givral
Givral is an area of dense jungle.

50 million population

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