Saligua

Suligua

T0 E+4 R0

Suligua is a binary star system, with a small, bright star at one axis, and a larger, warmer
red dwarf at the other. Because of the large radius of their gravitational pulls, they have a
plethora of planets orbiting one or both of them, a large number of which have not been
fully explored. Additionally, the large difference in the types of stars and the variances of
orbits allow a wide variety of planetary types, leaving a wonderland variety of landscapes
to inhabit. Early settlers consisted largely of environmentalists, who, having heard of the
multitude of livable habitats available, decided to colonize it as a system-large animal
preserve. Transport ship upon transport ship was hired to bring in creatures from other
systems, especially from older systems, where human populations were crowding them
out. Once the animals were set within proper ecosystems, the captains of the transport
ships offered to give the environmentalists a lift to a nearby planet whose orbit passed
by the majority of the other planets in the project at a relatively frequent rate. The
environmentalists chose to live there, close enough to watch over with some assistance
from old basic interplanetary shuttles that the transport ships were kind enough to leave
behind for them. As time passed, however, some of the new colonists thought that they
weren’t working close enough to the animals that they had saved, that they needed closer
supervision. Thus, the evolutionary program began.

The leaders of the colonists began designating groups of families with certain traits to
certain worlds, where they would begin a small human outpost. The idea was that, over
time, these families would develop into the perfect caretakers – evolutionarily superior
predators high enough in the system to not become extinct, but smart enough to be able
to maintain the balance. Their family traits were chosen so that they would be the optimal
survivors within their designated ecosystem. Over time, however, evolution began to
take its course – the people on each planet began to develop appropriate traits to become
the most excellent, most ecosystem beneficial predators. On the ocean planets, people
became more fishlike, in jungle planets, the colonists developed markings and fur and
claws to become top of the predatory charts, on arctic planets, humans became shaggy or
sleek and fatty, and a plethora of other evolutionary quirks developed.

The end result of this, and Suligua as it stands today, is something of a menagerie – at
the ‘center,’ you have a gray-green planet that houses the original colony and viewing
outpost. Here live the self-perceived owners of the system, who, to support themselves,
will allow outsiders to tour the system for a price. On all the other planets, however, live
the evolutionary offspring of humanity honed to a single environment. Often, because of
lack of resources and technologically absent ways, out-of-systemers will think of these
people as slow-minded or dull…

But that is hardly the case.

Aspects

• Large amount of evolutionary diversity
• Very wild, not many people leave

Newly Emerging Details

  • No slip station
  • Water world designation is Aquos in official Imperial communiques. The locals don’t bother with a name.

Saligua

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