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The home of the Unathi race, Uueoa-Esa is a solar system with 4 rocky planets and 1 gas giant.
Translated to "Burning Mother", Uueoa-Esa is the star that gives the system its namesake. It is a common main-sequence star not unlike Sol. While the star is actually white, it looks yellow when viewed within an atmosphere. The sun is believed to be 5.12 billion years old, and is expected to live, increasing in temperature and radius, for another 4 billion years.
The closest planet to its star, Omzoli has the shortest orbital period of any other planet in the system, at a mere 105 days for a year. Its rotation is also unique in that the planet's rotation spins counter-clockwise at an angle, against the spin of the star and the other planets in the system. This baffled early Unathi astronomers who theorized the planet must have suffered a glancing hit by a rogue planet or super large asteroid. Modern astronomers, pointing to the planet's extremely eccentric and tilted orbit, as well as its age being dated to be at least a 1.2 billion years older than Uueoa-Esa itself, theorize the planet was actually once a rogue planet that got caught by the star. The planet has no atmosphere and suffers from extremely wild temperature fluctuates during its rapid day and night cycles as well as no protection from meteors, which cover the planet in craters. Manned missions remain incredibly sparse as the planet boasts no material interest and remains a purely scientific anomaly for astronomers.
The second planet from its star, Tret is a small rocky planet a third the size of Moghes with a thin atmosphere unable to support life. The planet is believed to have formed 4.32 billion years ago. Expeditions have revealed the planet once had a molten core and active tectonics that created familiar mineral and ore deposits. This discovery lead to NanoTrasen, and then Hephaestus Industries to undertake mining operations. Currently the planet enjoys a small population of 13,400, predominately humans, living in scattered mining outposts, which are increasingly encroached upon by a colonizing force of several hundred thousand K'lax Vaurca who were granted the planet by the Lord-Regent Not'Zar Izweski. Read more about the K'laxan colony on the Colonized Vaurca Worlds page.
Tret's only natural satellite. It is similar in size to Chantarel and is otherwise unremarkable outside of a nearby asteroid field being taken over by the K'lax for k'ois farming. The dark sides of the asteroids are covered in the deadly yellow fungus, much to the dismay of nearby travellers as by the time they see the spores, their ship is already infected, leading this field to be known as the 'Cursed Asteroids'.
The homeworld of the Unathi and third from its mother star. It takes 360 standard Earth days for Moghes to complete one orbit around its star. It is similar in density and composition to Earth and held host to varied and complex environments and local fauna and flora. It's surface area of salt water is much lower than most other habitable planets. Moghes is currently experiencing immense environmental degradation following a global nuclear war in the 2430's. The planet formed 4.23 billion years ago. Geological evidence shows life on Moghes may have began 3.9 billion years ago. The planet has gone through frequent mass extinction events in its history, with modern times experiencing what many fear many be its last.
The only moon of Moghes, Chantarel is a third the size of Earth's own moon. It has an uneven, lumpy surface. It is too small to cause a solar eclipse - or to have any major impact on Moghean tides, lending it an unremarkable reputation. When observed from the surface of Moghes, Chantarel rises in the west and sets in the east. Modern examinations have revealed the moon is most likely a large asteroid that was caught in Moghean orbit roughly 2.6 billion years ago, and which will escape Moghean gravity within another 50 million years. It is primarily composed of iron with a rich nickel core. Hephaestus Industries has expressed minor interest in mining the moon, but the Hegemony has denied the requests, citing wishes to conserve its untouched state.
Ouerea, which is the fourth planet from the Uueoa-Esa star, is the first planet to be colonized by the Unathi. The planet takes 510 days to complete an orbit of its star. The planet was discovered 1483 by Izweski astronomer Kizar Yuiz'ku, who made accurate models of its orbit. In the 20th century astronomers discovered it was habitable to Unathi life. The planet was formed 4.23 billion years ago, with life theorized to have developed 2.1 billion years ago. In general the planet's biome is roughly similar to Moghes with mild variations and a generally lower temperature range. The ecosystem is a lot less complex than Moghes, with most of the planet covered in grasslands and forests with small, simplistic wildlife and fish. However these ecosystems are under threat by extensive and exhaustive mining operations being done by Hephaestus Industries as well as invasive plants and animals being brought from Moghes and introduced to the planet. The planet has no natural satellites, which cause gradual shifts in Ouerea's axis over thousands of years, similar to a top wobbling as it spins.
The system's only gas giant, Omgolo is the largest planet that orbits its star, 11 times the size of Moghes. It takes 11 years for Omgolo to complete an orbit around the star. Primarily purple and blue in color, it has swirling stripes on its surface and intense storms in its atmosphere. It has 102 recorded natural satellites. The ring system of the planet remains a popular tourist attraction for Unathi that can afford the trip.
The Ytizi Belt
The Belt extended shell of asteroids and other icy objects that exist in the outermost reaches of the system. It is a thick asteroid field that surrounds the entire system and is the primary source of meteor collisions for the innermost planets. Despite its thick density it is still rare to find two objects within the same proximity; such is the staggering size of space.