Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Class: Sub-Terran (Rotation - 16.1 standard hours, 0.9G, Mass - 10.5 TM)
Designation: Agricultural World
Population: Human-imperial, 0.5 million estimated
Tithe Grade: Exactis Prima
Climate/Geography/Biosphere: Native atmosphere is poor in oxygen and high in carbon dioxide. Coupled with the fact that Kintaro is located very close to the star, Malina, human habitation would be impossible without sufficient technological infrastructure (extensive use of irrigation and domes). Subsurface water exists, but well below the crust of the planet. What amount is there suffices for agriculture (via irrigation) and maintaining a small population. The mineral rich soil does help make up for the low amounts of water. Little native flora is present, and that which is must be worked around due to its size and extensive root systems. Indigenous flora is not edible without treatment, and usually reserved for helping sustain the population on world. Native fauna lives almost entirely underground and is rarely seen, but will be used as an alternate food source when available.
Governmental Type: Demarchy. 3 members from each of the 3 main farming facilities are selected at random (from a list of potential candidates) to serve a 3 year term on the Planetary Council, overseeing protection, harvest quotas, and laws.
Planetary Council: Burnheim Facility (Paul-Andre Ujarak, Annabella Nuvuk, Eric Nasak), Dowlen Facility (Tagaq Nanoq, Irene Tupeq, Kenojuak Adlet), Pohl Facility (Nellie Uqalik, Tagak Sedna, Enoki Itigaituk)
Adept Presence: None
Military: Imperial Garrison comprising 4th, 12th and 13th Amarok Infantry Regiments assigned to defense duties.
Trade/Economy/Notes: First colonized in M36, shortly after the Warp Storm around the Tau Empire appeared. Original attempts to extract water from Kintaro failed until it was realized that the subsurface water lay much deeper than other planets. Once non-native plants were introduced to the extremely fertile soil, food production followed quickly, and Kintaro was soon able to produce enough to fill their tithe while feeding the rest of the Malina System. Such a food source did not go unnoticed, and Kintaro soon became the subject to ork raids. A stronger military presence helped slow this down, and now there are always at least three regiments from Amarok on world at all times. The Planetary Council keeps the planet running efficiently, despite obstructionist measures from the Pohl faction (which has a tendency to be self-interested).