The Phaseera System is made up of 5 planets (Solka, Massadune, Phaseera, Phaseera IV, Soju) and their moons that orbit the system’s yellow sun, Phaseera Prime. The system is located on the Randon Run Trade Route and is governed by a technocratic council composed of elected representatives from academic institutions and research agencies on Phaseera. The system leadership comes from Director Niran Par, Chief of State of Phaseera, who represents the world within the civilian Lantillian Sector government.
De facto civilian leadership of the Lantillian Sector falls under Henral Vorschmidt, Chief of State of Lantillies who serves under the protection of the Galactic Empire and splits his time between Lantillies and Phaseera. Sector Governor, Imperial Moff Genis Horstaad, is responsible for security and all Imperial matters. The Imperial Sector Fleet supported by the Imperial Navy Task Force 4147 ensures the security of the Lantillian Sector and uses the Phaseera System for training.
Given its proximity to the system’s star, Phaseera Prime, Solka is a small planet composed of molten metals. The orbital period around the sun is approximately 50 standard says. Because of its fast orbital pattern and molten surface, the planet appears to have an egg-like shape with a round leading edge and a oblong trailing edge. Many attempts over the centuries have been made to mine the metallic compounds on Solka, but all have been met with failure due to the gravitational proximity to the star, extreme heat, and high-speed orbital period.
Massadune is a relatively small ringed gas giant surrounded by several rocky moons of no mining value. The planet and its moons have been declared as restricted space by the Empire and are being used for training exercises by Imperial Navy Task Force 4147.
The only inhabited planet within the system Phaseera is huge but its density is extremely low, leading to a relatively weak 0.78 G gravity. The surface of the planet is almost entirely covered in forests and jungles and dotted with shallow seas and small plains, except where mountainous plateaus rise high enough that the concentration of oxygen drops too low to support the vegetation. The weak gravity supports highly unusual megaflora and megafauna, which has made the planet an active site of biological and pharmacological research since it was discovered. Today, multiple academic and research facilities can be found in the spire cities across the planet’s surface.
The planet is classified as industrial, but almost all of its industrial output is concentrated in the biological, chemical, pharmacological, and biomedical fields. Phaseera is home to Phaseera Manufacturing, a specialized firm for specific and highly advanced technological objects requiring precision and close-tolerance mass production techniques. The planet also has a thriving mercenary economy, as expeditions into the deep jungle usually require military-grade protection from the aggressive megafauna.
The planet’s 2.9 billion inhabitants are spread across the surface in 1,000 densely-packed 4-5km tall spire cities situated largely along coastlines or within open plains. It is important to note that few people live outside of the spire cities because of the native threats posed by local megafauna in the jungles. Each spire city is home of at least one academic and/or research organization and a branch of Phaseera Manufacturing. The system and planetary capital, major industrial center, and primary stellar starport is Chephurbeaux, which is the tallest of the spire cities at 8.5km and home of 12 million residents.
In ancient times the planet was orbited by a sophisticated bioresearch space station over 15 km long. It malfunctioned in 3650 BBY during the Cold War between the Sith and the Galactic Republic. The wreckage poisoned the landscape around the crash site, leaving a large barren area easily visible from space where the local jungle has not yet managed to regrow. Estimates indicate that the pollutants will take millions of years to degrade on their own, but all efforts to raise money for a massive clean-up project have fallen woefully short of the immense sums that would be required for a remediation project.
Battle of Phaseera
The Battle of Phaseera was fought during the New Sith Wars between the Brotherhood of Darkness and the Galactic Republic. In 1002 BBY, the Brotherhood set their sights on the Republic manufacturing world of Phaseera, and an elite unit, the Gloom Walkers, was sent to take out a Republic outpost that guarded a valley leading toward the Republic base camp in Phaseera’s capital city. The Gloom Walkers succeeded in taking the outpost, paving the way for a Brotherhood victory.
This inhospitable and uninhabited planet is the result of a failed terraforming experiment that abruptly ended in 3655 BBY. The attempt to generate an atmosphere resulted in a catastrophic chemical reaction with previously unknown trace elements of bandorium, which quickly mixed with the chemicals in the proto atmosphere and turned the air toxic and corrosive. Operations were abandoned after the loss of Phaseera’s bioresearch space station in 3650 BBY and 28 years later, Phaseera IV’s orbital terraforming platform succumbed to the gravitational pull of the planet and crashed to the surface.
The yellowish-green mist that formed after the terraforming accident shrouds the planet is an acidic cloud that has been etching the surface for millennia. The chemical process has removed any trace of life and surface detail including the remnants of the crashed terraforming facility. The few scientific probes that have successfully survived long enough to gather meaningful data shows the surface as smooth with a crust of unidentified crystalline structures.
Soju is a frozen planet largely composed of captured methane. It has four rocky moons of no mining or industrial value.