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PLANET AKIR – OUTER RIM EDGE:
IMPERIAL MINING COLONY, NO CIVILIAN ACCESS, INTERSTELLAR COMMUNICATION JAMMED.
Moons: Zark, Addi, Montie
Distance from core: 64100 light years.
Rotation period: 24 standard hours
Orbital period: 389 standard days
Diameter: 14899 km
Atmosphere: Type I, Breathable
Climate: Arid & cold
Primary terrain: Desert – mountains, canyons, gorges
Temperature: -122 to 64
On Akir a unique metal is mined PX-7 which is used to make various useful alloys. It is very valueable; getting to it is expensive and time consuming. Off Akir PX-7’s origin is classified information.
People on Akir are effectively slaves or serfs at least. The Empire has a lockdown on the planet. For the ten years, when civilians were still allowed to land, the empire stripped many of their freedom and barred them from leaving. Akir is a very remote planet. Its’ information and location was removed from most databases and starmaps.
PX-7 was discovered 60 years ago. Criminal cartels took control of the mining industry and thereby gained tremendous influence on the planet by selling PX-7 on the exotic black market. The capacity to mine and refine on a large scale was brought by the empire later on. Akir’s general population was relatively poor, simple and lagging in technological advancement at the time. That has not changed much. The heavy industry has set its’ mark though. Machinery brakes down, gets replaced and renewed. When a PX-7 vein is depleted it turns into a scrap yard. Scrap attracts more scrap. The Empire leaves their junk lying around everywhere. The joke goes around how that kind of waste is funded.
A large portion of Akir’s surface consists of dark red rocks, lose and sharp shards, flakes and sand. Storms are common on the planet surface. Local inhabitants call these “Blade-storms” because that is effectively what they are. Winds reach high enough speed to blow the sharp gravel through the air. Without the proper protective gear, which means plated body armor or in the case of imperial stormtrooper’s – power armor, one will literally be torn asunder; skin and flesh rinsed off the bones in minutes without proper protection. Indigenous beasts have all developed some kind of defense toward these extreme weather conditions. Most sense the weather change, and knows to find shelter. The predatory Xar’keer have evolved exoskeletons that can withstand extreme conditions. These creatures are very dangerous and territorial. On Akir a great deal of effort goes into hunting down Xar’keer to protect civilized people.
The Desho are the Indigenous people of Akir, extremely rare to see this species off planet.