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The planet Kyros
Brief summery of Adeptus Administratum planetary codex for imperial world Kyros (#2456M-4SP) as of (0/1.991.M41.) as requested by anonymous Rosary agent per request #14534 (0/1.980.M41.)
Type …………………………..Civilised World
Orbital radius ……………1.32 AU
Gravity ……………………….1.12 G
Temperature ……………..~ 27 Degrees C
System ……………………….Cy System
Sector …………………………Halo rim Sector
Segmentum ……………….Segmentum Pacificus
Located at the edge of Segmentum Pacificus 9000 LY spin-wards south from the holy light of Terra is the Cy System. Cy is amongst the Halo Stars zone where the astronomicons light falls pallidly on the sparse imperial worlds located within. The Cy system orbits a Class III orange star where Kyros is the only habitual astral body, with a quintuple of gas giants farther out in system orbit.
The planet was colonised in approximately M38 during the last throws of the Redemption Crusades, by a Merchant Prince of the house Alexandros. House Alexandros was working under imperial Warrant, tasked to push forwards the limits of the Imperium. Kyros was one of a handful of successful colonial seeds sowed by house Alexandros. In the intervening 3 millennia humans have spread across the surface of Kyros producing a thriving world, yet the remote nature of Kyros has limited it technologically and economically meaning despite the comparatively peaceful nature of Kyros its still considered a provincial backwater by imperial core standards.
Kyros has in its three millennia never been a victim of any aggressive incursion alien or other wise, that is not to say Kyros has always been at peace. The plant maybe under imperial rule yet the city states which make up the main habitation centres are semi-autonomous, each dominating the land and resources around. The city states vying for influence pursue their expansions mainly through diplomatic and economic means, yet limited armed conflicts do occur. Armed conflict is mostly limited to ritualized combat between city Auxilai formed in fhalanx. During said combat each formation dances around the other thrusting and retreating till one withdraws from the field, or the Adeptus Administratum as independent adjudicator announces a winner.
Kyros rises few traditional regiments for the Guard but does provide superior Commissariat and storm troops from the mount Hermon Scholas Progenium.
Kyros surface area is roughly a quarter of old Terra and is 88 percent covered by water, with much of the continental shelf below sea level. That means 35 million km2 is not covered by water and consists of mountains, deserts, plains, plateaus, and other geomorphologies. The land masses have lengthy coastlines pitted with bays, lagoons and spits. Furthermore the landscape is dominated by tectonics which have have favoured mountains as the dominate geomorphology. The effect of all this on the geopolitical landscape is that any scrap of flat land is put to the plough or settled. It is often this shortage of useful land which bring the city states into conflict.
To the extreme north and south latitudes are the tundra wastes offering flattened land but also permafrost almost all year round.
Kyros is not a planet of extremes the temperature rarely ranges much away from average ~ 30 Degrees C, except when in the far north and south latitudes. Winters are mild and rainfall is concentrated at this time of year. Severe weather is uncommon, more often than not deriving from storm fronts formed out in the wide oceans. These storms cause problems when they make landfall in the heavily populated coastal lowlands, as well as for the crews of the Girdler sulfide chemical exchange platforms .
At the north and south latitudes are tundra wastes occupied by nomadic herding groups which have little contact with either imperial or planetary administration. Local historians speculate the origins of these groups derive from failed seed settlers who turned primitive in the face of the barren tundra wastes.
The most populace cultural group are the peoples of the city states, these people are the “successful” seed settlers who formed a net work of thriving cites situated on the coastal lowlands. These cites are self-ruling and vigorous in competing with each other for the useful coastal lowlands. Each city is somewhat self-sufficient, with some specialisation occurring in heavy industry or agriculture depending on local resources.
The continental inters are significantly less developed with few cites due to the mountainous landscape and poor transport links. What settlements do persist in the inter are often specialized in mining, logging or marginal terrace agriculture. These people are fearfully independent with a kind of frontier spirit, revelling in their independence from the stifling city states and imperial Administratum.
Economy / Transport
Globally Kyros is self sufficient with the only significant imports being exotic materials and manufactured equipment for the more advance imperial organs and the wealthy city states. Due to the remote location of the Cy System and weak astronomicon signal, few traders make the journey.
What shipping which does come is concerned with the imperial tithe demands of deuterium.
Deuterium is unusually abundant in the waters of Kyros, accounting for 5% of the water compared to the ~0.0156% on most worlds. The Deuterium is refined on Girdler sulfide chemical exchange deep water semi mobile platforms. The platforms sit far out to sea, better enabling them to tap the depths of the oceans, where deuterium is located at the highest concentrations. Deuterium has a number of important applications such as in the production of dense plasma focus (plasma weaponry), boosted fission weapons even the rare frigid fusion technology. Locally the Mechanicus Caretaker of the Generatorium uses deuterium in pressurized heavy-water reactors, which supply almost all local power needs.
The general pattern of trade on world is that the city states house the manufacturing districts which draw foods from the surrounding flat land countryside and raw materials from the inner continental townships. The flow of manufactured goods then circulates back inland and around the cities via mercantile shipping. Shipping is the most reliable transport between the coastal cities states, with few other options. Travel inland is more laborious, travellers trusting to mixture of mud and rockcreate mountain roadways, which become even more troublesome come winter.