OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
Intent: To create a paradise planet that is like a military Eutopia, and to examine the effort that would go into maintaining a utopia. The idea came when reflecting on American Indian culture.
Image Credit: The Home Planetby TiinaAnttila
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Planet Name: Ewdenen
Region: Inner Rim
System Name: esiparad
System Features: 1 sun, and 1 moon, there is a notable asteroid belt running around the moon. Each day is 48 hours and each orbit is 1.5 standard years
Major Imports: starship fuel, more specialized spaceship components, new technologies
Major Exports: Their main exports are mercenaries, philosophers, therapists, engineers, doctors, various fauna, art, force texts, medical fauna, crafts, and precious stones.
Climate: Seasonal: Summer, winter, spring, autumn. Depending the location can display differences in temperate, temperate, humidity, rain, snow, sun, cloud coverage
Primary Terrain: Grassland, Mountains, Oceans Forests, plains, beaches
Atmosphere: Type I
Capital City: Errib
Planetary Features: Planet has many cities but outside of them there are massive fields and deep forests. In the fields, there are regimental headquarters for the various units. There are assorted markets but the main market is in the capital city. The cities are connected by spaceports and long roads.
Errib: Errib is the most beautiful city on all of Ewdenen, this is where the main leadership meets and where most of the art galleries are. This is also where the majority of the manors of the upper ranking people live. The manors are on the outskirts of the city and as one moves closer in the buildings become closer and it becomes a metropolis. The governing buildings are separated by what area the person demonstrates merit in. These are the houses: trade, farming, crafts, sciences, magic, combat, and lastly the prime Commander, who is the head of the planet.
The Fields of Gerilab: The fields of gerilab are where the various units have training facilities as well as larger fields for executing war games on. There are dueling grounds for those who wish to hone their skills. Each unit is allocated a large amount of space for training so that they have experience in differing environments.
Hapas Station: Hapas Station is the main military station for Ewdenen and its moon. Every ship docks there for repair and upgrade. It is a massive drydock as well with a powerful defense grid. Various units have different hangers assigned to them. The larger hangers are for massive warships and fleet commanders to hold their belongings. There is a ration of libations issued to the soldiers based upon their performance in the field. It is shaped like a cube with different pods protruding from it and each pod belongs to a different unit. A series of lifts and trains make getting from place to place easy. There are generators in each hangar so each hanger can operate independently. There are also quarters onboard.
The Temple of Toriz: The Temple of Toriz is the main religious building, it is on the outskirts of Errib right outside of the manor area. The temple looks like a large building with many different meditation halls and rooms for people to discuss. There is a library full of ancient books that contain teachings of the old Mages who had possessed the secrets to many powers that had lost to the new generations of mages.
Venik academy: The Venik Academy is based around teaching the philosophers and intellectuals and those who wish to pursue higher education and seek knowledge. The library that is in the Venik contains all the understanding of the natural sciences for the entire planet. The people who run the academy are the scholars who have made great advancements in their fields.
Forges of Vart: The Forges of Vart are the main place for people who are artisans or make bespoke items or metal working. The forges are named after important people in the history of the planet. The forge masters are willing to take apprentices and train them. The forges are also a place of religion and meditation for the craftsman so that they are able to connect with their work.
Kobbeck Military school: The Kobbeck military school is meant for those people who have shown merit in the strategic arts. It contains both the army and navy so that each person can learn different disciplines. It possesses swordwork rooms to train those who pursue that life. It also has a hanger and place for people to learn how to become pilots. There are dorms for the people to live in while they are attending the school.
The olwf forests: these are the largest and most impressive forests on the Planet of Ewdenen. This is one of the holiest places for those mages who embrace the nomadic lifestyle and seek to be at one with nature. This is also one of the best locations for healers because medical plants are readily available.
Village of Guaie: This beautiful village is located near the ocean and is a peaceful place for the elder leaders of the society to live out the rest of their days in peace. It is a large town with small houses that look like log-cabins. Any person who is recognized for their merit may live in the village.
The Ocean of Dayrb: The ocean is the main body of water on Ewdenen, and is full of fish for consumption. While the seas can be rough mainly the water has some waves but is crystal clear due to the purity of the world. It is common for the ocean to be used for water drills or recreation.
Tree of voel: The tree of Voel is the force nexus for the planet of Ewdenen and provides people with a place to meditate and reflect upon their own sufferings. The Tree is a massive tree that is the center of the olwf forests.
Etgto: Etgto was the city that was decided for trade with off-worlders. It is a beautiful city that is densely populated with many corporate trading offices and massive street markets. It is comparable to cities on Coruscant or Bastion. The outskirts of the city are patrolled by the only force deployed on the surface to keep outsiders in. The city is famous for its forums and trade shows where people from across the galaxy come to share their knowledge and understanding of topics.
Force Nexus (Optional): neutral
Intent: The Nexus is intended to provide the people of the planet with a place to meditate that is connect to the force and to bring those who seek it a connection to the people around them
Effects: The nexus brings those who interact with it in a state of connection to others, bolstering force powers that enter in the realm of emotion and feeling, making the people feel more united.
Native Species: N/A
Immigrated Species: Mirilian, Twi'lek, Echani, human
Demographics: The population is diverse, and a city would be very diverse. The suspicion is based upon where the person is from and not their species. They look upon people not from the planet with great suspicion. The accompanying moon is the only place outsiders have almost limitless movement but while on the main planet they are restricted to etgto the main trading city of Ewdenen
Primary Languages: Galactic Basic
Culture: The cultural arts are valued as much as the martial ones. Great scholars and philosophers have conversations with strategists and commanders. Craftsman has lunch with force mages. All forms of creativity are encouraged. People can take any route they want to achieve a claim. Playwrights are active in larger cities and wandering bards provide entertainment to smaller towns. There are different sects of a force user, each focusing on a different discipline. The diet of the people vary, while some prefer to eat meat others prefer solely a plant-based diet. The religion is based upon meditation and embracing unity through the force. The practitioners of the force powers are called mage and differing ranks depend on achievement. Sports games are ball games like Football or volleyball. Card games are also used to sharpen the strategic mind. The inhabitants perform different tasks, some are farmers while others are traders or warriors. It is incredibly diverse and all methods of expression are welcomed.
GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY
Government: Meritocracy with differing branches based upon the merit. The head of the world has the title of Sentinel of Ewdenen
Affiliation: no affiliation
Wealth:Wealthy: The planet is wealthy because the people trade with others on the world mainly with the barter system. The main export is skilled warriors, healers, and sages and the income brought in by these groups is invested into the planet’s economy.
Stability:High: The people of the planet are paranoid that outsiders will tarnish the planet’s beauty and destroy the natural balance. While outsiders are only permitted in the ports to trade and outside of these zones if given approval by a citizen. If the foreigner is seen to break any laws they will be banished along with the native who approved them. Given that social mobility is based around merit and conduct, and those that act out are punished.
Freedom & Oppression: Very high freedom, while there are semi-strict rules of public conduct, in private people are free to do as they please as long as it does not spill out into the public view. People are typically obedient due to the planet being a meritocracy.
MILITARY & TECHNOLOGY
Military: The military is central to life on the planet. It is one of the best ways for people to climb social ranks and receive acclaim. The world has an incredibly powerful military but not many large units due to the financial importance of mercenary work. While the planet has a powerful navy it is used to accompany army units. Each unit is like a mini army and as such has a linear command structure. Non-natives can join the army but they undergo intensive scrutiny.
Technology: The technology is very advanced due to the constant drive for the betterment of society. This betterment comes from the importance of advancing military technology to make each unit as strong and marketable as possible. People also can live very simply due to their connection to the natural world around them.
Ewdenen was first lived on by an ancient race of people that wished to be at one with the nature and with each other. For hundreds of years the people existed in harmony and peace but one day a warrior-mage became dissatisfied with his lot and strove to be the sole ruler of the planet. This faction called themselves the Kara Nedgls and they strove to reshape the planet as a military dictatorship. This stated the war of survival. It brought the planet to the brink of destruction and only survived by the aid of an Echani named Hapas, who was a wise sage who brought with her a party of warriors to defeat the Kara Nedgls. Outsiders found the planet and its abundance of scholars and precious stones as a way to obtain great wealth. The main supporters of the Kara Nerdgls were outside companies who strove to exploit the natural resources of the planet. In the final battle a Mercenary fleet hired by the Kara Nedgls attacked the Temple of Toriz in an attempt to destroy the hope of the people. Hapas met the fleet and gave her life valiantly for the survival of the people. Tanas, the leader of the Kara Nedgls, was slain by Kobbeck a legendary warrior who was the most notable of the natives of did not join the dictator. A seed fell from the sky and is thought to be the soul of Hapasm this seed was planted in the forest of olwf and grew into the tree of voel. After this the Kara Nedgls were all slain and a new method of government was introduced.
The new government was a meritocracy and due to the negative effect of some outside people a new fear of the outsider was instilled into the minds of the people. This fear also compelled the rulers to develop a code of public conduct so that the destruction of the pas would not be repeated by future generations. The money the planet used to fund the war showed the people that their natural resources and skills as warriors and doctors was valuable to the greater galaxy, thus the city of Etgto was built and became a hub of trade and commerce. The people began to build army units that contained both army and naval units so that they could provide warrior services throughout the galaxy. All the knowledge of the past civilization was collected and put into the various libraries and academies. With the introduction of spaceflight technology the people began to venture outside of their system and sought new knowledge. Along with this the people of Ewdenen sought to be more unified with their ancestors and their traditions and the orders of mages was established and began to flourish. The cities are connected by shuttle ports and a road-system that spans the planet so that all people can get around. The tree became a place for people to remember their history and seek to connect with their world so that they may better contribute to their society.
The culture of the people is that they are incredibly kind and helpful towards others because they are told the stories of those who seek to hold dominion over others. All people are encouraged to learn a trade and once a child or adult is seen to show proficiency in a trade they are sent to an academy for that trade; however, if a better trade is seen they are free to pursue that instead. People climb rank through multiple ways: display merit, show greater ability than one currently holding a position, have a medical or scientific discovery, save an ancient text or understanding of the previous civilization, or through martial glory. The people see outsiders as a way to learn more about the wider galaxy but are suspicious of those that wish to explore their homeworld. Many who live on Ewdenen go around the galaxy to learn and discover for the sake of self improvement and they meet people and bring them back to Ewdenen, but if an outsider who is brought back breaks the social code both the person and the outsider are banished from the planet. The people are willing to make trade deals with outsiders they are unwilling to become part of a larger faction unless they are shown that the faction has merit and embraces similar values to them this determination comes to the Sentinel of Ewdenen who is the leader of the planet as determined by the council. Anyone can become the Sentinel because the Sentinel is selected by nomination of those in the government. The Sentinel rules until they die or it is determined that they are unfit to rule the people. The council is chosen by the people based on the merit that they display. The code of conduct and importance of good behavior prevent public issues, but in private people are allowed complete freedom. All methods of artistic freedom are welcomed and encouraged so that people are best able to express emotion. People usually make yearly pilgrimages to the tree of Voel to keep in touch with the greater world. The people are raised to be adventurous and curious which make them ideal for debate and discussion with as well as journeys and adventures. Ewdenen is now a thriving world with a vibrant culture and many unexplored riches.
Edited by Quoron Cadera, 12 February 2019 - 01:49 PM.