Milhamot

Milhamot System

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Ruler: Count Kaldun al-Yazata
Cathedral: St. Hombor Cathedral ( Orthodox)
Agora: Girivaja Market, Tabriz ( Hornblower)
Garrison: 7
Capital: Tabriz
Jumps: 2
Tech Level: 7
Human Population: 350,000,000
Alien Population: 63,160,000 (mostly Tauslons and Reikaw)
Resources: Forests, Iron Oil, Water, Oil
Exports: Wool, Textiles, Computers, Financial Services, Diamonds, Processed Steel and Ores, Gold, Entertainment (Music), Processed Food (Sea Farms), Labor, Water, Salt, Chemicals, Dairy Products

Solar System

Star: Surya
Planet Name Distance from Star Notes
Vivasvat 0.403 AU Covered in molten magma; Highly reflective – mistaken as an evening star
Busiastra 0.845 AU Once possessed oceans and life; Limited terraforming; Guild mining colonies; Two domed cities, ruled by the al-Yazata
Milhamot 1.233 AU
(Candra) moon Closest moon to Milhamot; al-Yazata and Shoqëri Guild mining operations
(Rahu) moon Furthest moon from Milhamot; al-Yazata military base
Kanya Kumari 3.019 AU Asteroid belt; Visible at night from Milhamot; Possible Primmortal ruins; Ghostly images and voices, images of a weeping woman
Prajapati 5.019 AU Liquid hydrogen; Seven rings of ice; Strongly tilted, rolls on its side instead of spinning upright
Kali 13.305 AU Three moons; Home to the al-Yazata fleet; First line of defense against Desecrated invasion
Cakra 28.23 AU Dark soil on the world gives it the name of “The Dark Planet”; Possibly not a native of the solar system
Fenris 44.23 AU Ice world; Crystalline lifeform, the talg, though the sentience of these talg is a matter of debate; Talg can liquify at higher temperatures
Jumpgate 66.33 AU

Milhamotis a world of grassland prairies and rolling steppes punctuated by low mountain ranges. The landmass, covering 60% of the surface, is a single super-continent cut through by three great oceans and smaller seas. Milhamot is tectonically very stable, and the temperature range well in-between the extremes of First Earth.

History

Milhamot is the homeworld of the Tauslons (who claim to be originally from the Sa’razz region). The ancient Great Tauslon war between four Tauslon families is commonly retold in the Saga of the Wind Runners. The grasslands of Videha were the richest, and the family that controlled them was traditionally considered the strongest Tauslon family.

Posthumans initially called the world Pasupati, Lord of the Herds, of Indian mythology, as many early settlers were from the Indian pantheons. The humans did not initially recognize the sentience of the Tauslons – it took a century long debate to decide the issue (that is, until the invention of the dolomei). Mineral rich mines were discovered and mined by prison labor and Temporary Utilized Workforces (TUW). As posthuman workers fled, they were replaced with Tauslons, who proved highly efficient and capable.

The government during the Republic was the Windsor Family, but the Ramakrishna and Pandava families rose up at this time as well. House Pandava overthrew the Windsors and declared a new dynasty in the 28th century GD. During the Stoucrix-Human war, Stoucrixi psychics manipulated the Tauslons into attacking the Posthumans, and thus began the great enslavement of the Tauslons and the reservation system. The Pandava king was killed by the Tauslons and the Ramakrishna seized power from the Pandava family in the Midnight Revolution. The Ramakrishna king set up a series of Mobile Fortresses to protect the humans and pen the rebellious Tauslons in to the Videha peninsula. The Tauslons sought aid from the Stoucrixi, but the Stoucrixi were defeated in the Miracle of Milhamot, and then the Tauslons were defeated in turn.

During the Golden Age of Ramakrishna rule (35th century GD), the Tauslons were freed from their slave labor and music and art flourished, and libraries and academies were founded. The Tauslons were even given representation in the local Parliament. With the marriage of Sakuntala Ramakrishna to Tahir al-Yazata, Milhamot came under al-Yazata rule (roughly in the 36th century GD).

After the Second Republic, a number of noble houses gained power on Milhamot – Torenson (who at one point controlled the most land on the world), then Keddah (who bought Torenson’s land). In the 44th century, House al-Yazata was almost eclipsed on Milhamot by houses Ghanji and Dandin. In the 47th century, Rahimat al-Yazata, the Lion of Milhamot, reclaimed the world from the other noble houses and his own lazy, incompetent family members. Rahimat first used house Dandin to destroy the Ghanji, then backstabbed the Dandin, drove off the Mahyah Nostra and finally sized Keddah estates. Ever since Rahimat, the world has been relatively stable, politically, and loyal to al-Yazata.

The Desecrated invaded the world in GD 4907, catching the local nobles by surprise. Fearing Tauslons infestation, the aliens were again moved onto reservations. The governor at the time placed a lot of money into education in order to create a cadre of scientists who could develop the means of defeating the Desecrated.

Many ancient republican laws are still enforced here, despite the presence of many noble houses, including House al-Yazata, House Dodekatheon and House Amatsukami, along with a number of minor houses. The world is highly cultivated with many artists: The Bakhshi, singing poets famous through the Imperium (many Chorali come from amongst the Bakhshi); or the Rishis Brotherhood which seeks spiritual awakening through music. Milhamot’s Libraries are the most intact sources for lost knowledge in the Galactic Imperium.

The Tauslons are mainly in Pamott and Asvemdha. The Tauslon Day Race is held every year on the summer solstice. It is run in Pamott, and the winner receives 500 falcons. It is a race among the Tauslons that lasts from sunrise to sunset.

Locations

Rajputana
This region is ruled by the Baroness Faridah Binte Nur, a popular, sharp-tongued noble who is noted for being gentle in dealing justice to the serfs. Formerly called Akupara, this is the smallest of the three land regions on Milhamot. It is also home to a number of Tauslon reservations, including Pamott, Sada and Hoan. There are massive pine forests in the north and east, and a sub-tropical ecology in the Sa’razz. Other notable locations include the city of Kalanjara, with its one million inhabitants, and the city of Bromodya. Bromodya is the provincial capital and home to one million people. The Tauslon Swift Runner resides here – he had been cryogenically frozen on a long-lost Stoucrixi ship 2000 years ago, and was recently revived. Swift Runner has provided the Tauslons with a wealth of Tauslon history and knowledge, but has become commerical and has spurned his own kind. Swift Runner now lives amongst the posthumans, endorsing advertisements and living as a minor celebrity.

175 million population

Rocana
The Rocana Desert is home to the remnants of the Pandava clan – the people here are insular and distrustful of outsiders and still retain some pre-reflective religious rituals such as ancestor worship. Rebellion is not uncommon, and a current Idristite presence has lead to renewed rebellion in the remotest regions. There is also the Tauslons reservation of Sheta spread across the north pole and large al-Yazata estates across the region.

People here believe Zeth came to teach them after his supposed death at the jump gate. Zeth’s Altar on Mount Denat is the focal point of local religious activity.

William “The Mole” Musilari is the local Mahyah Nostra boss, who is rumored to have deep ties to independent mining operations and the local slave trade.

50 million population

Videha
Videha is the location of the Tauslons reservation of Asvemedeha, which is home to the more wild Tauslons, being descendents of rebels. Some Tauslons want to drive the posthumans off the world, while others seek alliance with the slaves and outcasts to create a new society. Large al-Yazata estates dot in the interior of Videha, while Amatsukami and Imperial estates can be found in the Dand Valley.

125 million population

Rokhama Mountains
The Rokhama Mountains are the location of the Great Cave of Soora – the site of Zeth’s Shadow, where the Prophet Zeth meditated on the love of the All-Maker and merged his essence with the All-Maker. Today the Cave of Soora is administered by a small sect of Trempynos monks, who claim prayers and offerings must be made to the Shadow, lest it move about and speak of Zeth’s message. This began during the Stoucrixi wars – the psychic blasts that stirred the Tauslons to rebellion also awoke Zeth’s Shadow. The Shadow comes under attack during the winter months from evil spirits of the outer darkness, requiring Celarics to do battle to protect it.

Neo Himalayasi
These mountains are currently being heavily mined by the al-Yazata and the Guilds (primarily the Money Dealers and Mōnstrum), employing Tauslons and slave labor. Bands of escaped slaves make for groups of brigands that harass all travelers. The mountains are also home to the predatory Shaggar, a dangerous bear-ape hybrid, 7 feet tall. Some claim they are sentient and protect ancient secrets hidden in the mountains.

Videha Forest

Terma Forest
The Terma Forest is rumored to be enchanted – those who enter never come out. Surrounded by advanced al-Yazata military stations, this forest was once the estate of Lord Cecil Windsor, who attempted to merge humans with Bleedist entites into “Neo Humanus”. Gibblings (Goblin Men) currently inhabit the forest, but even they avoid the heart of the forest for fear of the “Dark Queen”.

Madhu River
This river is famous for its healing properties.

Tabriz
The planetary capital, ruled by the Count Kaldun al-Yazata (who is blind), who seeks to improve education and end slavery. The city has a population of one million, plus some 300,000 Tauslons. It houses the planet’s main spaceport, agora and Cathedral. Built in the 45th century GD, shipyards in the city are worked by freemen, Tauslons and serfs together. A current slave rebellion has Kaldun favoring a general pardon, but the local nobles demand traditional justice. The Archbishop Saladin seeks to convert lost worlds to the Ersetu Orthodox faith.

Girivraja
This city of one million souls is ruled by Sir Sahan Ramakrishna, who was knighted during the Primacy Wars. Sahan is heavily involved in agriculture and sugar, and keen to to reclaim Rauhina. Girivraja was once the capital of the world back when House Ramakrishna ruled. Today it is the cultural center of the world, being older, more reinfed and more cultivated then Tabriz: Girivraja for entertainment, Tabriz for scholarly debate (although Girivraja does host some great universities). Every type of music in the Imperium can be heard here. It has a reputation as a city that never sleeps. This despite the fact that vehicles are banned – people must walk, ride bicycles or use a horse or other beast, although there is a spaceport here. The city is also home to the planet’s small Reikaw population.

Gate.jpgVivaldi Gate
The opening of the Vivaldi Gate occurred in GD 3941 at the University of Girivraja using Transphysics or P-Physics. First a vacuum was created using Spatial Displacement Bombardment energy beams. Then a series of superstrings were shot through. Unearthly music began to pour out of the void, which healed all ailments of those present. A subsequent mathematical analysis of the music showed a warning of the dying of the universe. The gate still stands today, playing its music. It had been declared off limits by the Sectus, but some still venture there anyways.

Vadava Island (negligible population)
Primarily a Tauslons reservation, it is really more of a prison for politically dangerous Tauslons. It is thus home to many of the wildest Tauslons on the planet, making it a dangerous place. Sometimes Tauslons attempt to escape, but the strength of the tides and the distance to the mainland make this virtually impossible. Aazra Harbor is the only human settlement on the island.

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