The Talas System
 

 The Talas System was originally settled by ancient trade federations, but was sadly forgotten during the tumultuous events in its later days. When rediscovered by the NI, the system proved to be a valuable resource, and has become a bustling center of activity. Both the colony on Laan and the mining bases on Dalius lend their wealth to the NIís resources. The system has grown into a mainline NI colony, with Laan as the primary inhabited world.

However, with the recent renewed advance by the Altarin'Dakor, Talas has been cut off from NI forces. An AD task force entered the lightly defended system and quickly subdued it. Commander Maarek Stele led a squadron of fighters off planet and escaped, bringing news of the system's fall. The current condition of the Talas System is unknown at this time, as AD forces have cut off all access into the system.
 

Notable System Locations
Mesas (Laan)
 Mist Canyons (Laan)
 Audris City (Laan)
 
System Specifications
  • Name:  Talas 
  • Color:  White 
  • Size/Magnitude:  Main sequence star 
  • Planets:  4
    •   
    • Talas I (Ifroth)
    • Talas II (Laan)
    • Talas III (Vespus)
    • Talas IV (Dalius)
Talas I (Ifroth)
Ifroth is a colorful yet lifeless rock and of little value to the NI. From a distance, it offers a pleasant view, of a pink, orange, and cream-colored surface, but the actual conditions on-planet are not nearly as pleasant as they may seem. Temperatures vary from frigid to searing, depending upon which side of the planet faces its sun, however the oddly colored rock surface doesnít change. The surface is also cracked, but sports almost no craters in its surface, indicating minimal collision damage, But, during the day, all surface water is boiled to gas, but collects at night, freezing, creating the long, flowing cracks visible on the surface. 
Ifroth Specifications
  • Planet Name: Iforth
  • Function: None
  • Type: Terrestrial
  • Diameter: 6,000 km
  • Distance from star (AUs): .5 to 0.7
  • Axial Tilt: 17 Degrees
  • Seasonal Changes: None
  • Orbit: Elliptical
  • Weather: None
  • Temperature: Searing (80 to 120 C)
  • Atmosphere: Type IV (Uninhabitable
  • Hydrosphere: None (0% free water)
  • Gravity: Light (0.5 standard)
  • Terrain: Cracked, Rocky plains, Low mountain ranges 
  • Length of Day: 18 hours
  • Length of Year: 183 days
  • Moon(s): None
  • Sapient Species: None
  • Starport: None
Talas II (Laan)
     Laan is the only habitable planet in the Talas System, and a very interesting place to visit or live. It is quite an 
arid place, with a light atmosphere and a terrain consisting almost entirely of craggy, precipitous mountains, canyons, 
and ravines. All Laanís land masses are linked, but they are occasionally separated by glossy oceans of cold water 
(which isnít drinkable until filtered). Only in one section of the southern, eastern hemisphere do the mountains actually 
drop off onto a completely flat desert.  

In certain locations, most numerously in the western hemisphere, massively tall and wide mesas tower over the 
mountains below, extending sometimes kilometers above. Their tops flatten out to form huge plateaus, and it is here 
where most of Laanís soil deposits are located, along with its sparse, tough-lived plant life. This is where the planetís 
cities are located, since the world was first settled during the Old Republicís glory days. Since then, Laan has become 
a bustling, modern center, with urban, yet pleasantly architectural cities panning out across the plateaus. Some of the 
plateaus are still used for farming, providing enough food for the planetís inhabitants, yet imports are much more 
preferred by most inhabitants, especially with the NIís occupation of the Quadrant.  

A white mist and clouds usually obscure the mountains below them, and the low visibility conditions and treacherous 
canyons below offer an exciting challenge to adventurous swoop racers and, quite often, NI pilots, who train there to 
increase their skills and reflexes. Numerous NI casualties make this a testy experience, at best, and a number of NI 
Fleets have discontinued use of them, or only use the safer, "training runs". A permanent NI station is still in 
operation in the planetís capital, Audris City. It is rumored that the SoH, and more specifically Commander Maarek 
Stele, use this base to train both his personal squadron and other SoH squadrons. It also may be used by Jedi pilots 
who seek to improve their reflexes and danger sense in the Force.  

Laan is a ringed world, with one large, gray band of ice and rocks. The ring is home to a number of new defense 
stations guarding the planet itself. The ring can be a dangerous hazard to trading ships or small craft around the 
planet, and are usually avoided. It does, however, provide a pleasant view from the planetís surface, where the rings 
can be seen extending from one horizon to the other, rising past the thin cirrus clouds high in the atmosphere.  

Laan has one moon, named Lana after the planet itself. A typical selenic moon, it orbits high around the planet outside 
the worldís icy ring system.

Update: No word has been recieved from Laan since the Altarin'Dakor capture of the system. It is assumed that, as with other captured worlds, Laan has been subjugated and conquered. The status of its civilians is unknown, but it is likely they are in dangerous condition, as AD are known to make "worthy" races slaves and elmiinate the "unworthy" ones.
 

Laan Specifications
  • Planet Name: Laan
  • Function: Colony
  • Type: Terrestrial (Arid World)
  • Diameter: 12,000 km
  • Distance from star (AUs): .95 to 1.05
  • Axial Tilt: 35 Degrees
  • Seasonal Changes: Mild
  • Orbit: Elliptical
  • Weather: Mild (Low Precipitation)
  • Temperature: Cool (-20 to 20 C)
  • Atmosphere: Type I (Breathable)
  • Hydrosphere: Light (30% free water)
  • Gravity: Standard (0.95 standard)
  • Terrain: Rocky Mountains, Cracked Tundra, and Massive Mesas housing the living zones
  • Length of Day: 25 hours
  • Length of Year: 375 days
  • Moon(s): Lana
  • Ring System: One Large Band (Ice crystals, rock)
  • Sapient Species: None (Human Colonized)
  • Starport: Stellar Class
  • Population: 95,150,000 (estimated less due to attack)
  • Government:  NI Governor, Local Parliament
  • Tech Level: Space
  • Major Exports: Gems, Ore, and Raw Materials
  • Major Imports: Building supplies, Luxury goods, Technology, Food stuffs.
Talas III Vespus)
    Vespus is shrouded in thick, rich purple and white clouds that obscure nearly the entire surface from external 
view. The planet itself is a hazardous place of deadly gases and toxic chemicals. The greenhouse effect, lessened by 
the worldís distance from the sun, still keeps the thick atmosphere in and quite inhospitable to nearly all known life. It 
is, however, a beautiful sight from space, and its current orbit puts it close enough to Laan that it forms a shimmering 
purple jewel in the planetís night sky.  

While containing a number of usable resources, a mining colony has yet to be established on Vespus. It is, however, a 
possibility that the NI will establish one in the near future.  
 

Vespus Specifications
  • Planet Name: Vespus
  • Function: None
  • Type: Toxic World
  • Diameter: 14,500 km
  • Distance from star (AUs): 1.05 to 1.25
  • Axial Tilt: 35 degrees
  • Seasonal Changes: Mild
  • Orbit: Elliptical
  • Weather: Mild (Low precipitation)
  • Temperature: Cold (-50 to -120 C)
  • Atmosphere: Type IV (Uninhabitable)
  • Hydrosphere: Moderate (40% Chemical/acid Oceans)
  • Gravity: Standard (1.15 standard)
  • Terrain: Dust plains, mountains, rocky surface
  • Length of Day: 31 hours
  • Length of Year: 440 days
  • Moon(s): none
  • Sapient Species: none
  • Starport: None
  • Population: 0 
  • Government: NI
Talas IV (Dalius)
    Dalius is the outermost planet in the Talas System. It was discovered by the Old Republic before the 
colonization of Laan, and plans had been made for a mining base to exploit the Daliusí rich mineral wealth. The base 
was established, but tumultuous events in the Republicís latter days found both colonies forgotten. With the 
implementation of the system into the New Imperium shortly after its founding, the Talas system has grown 
substantially.  

Dalius is extraordinarily endowed with rich veins of ore and metals throughout its rocky crust and core. Deep-core 
mining facilities toil endlessly away, extracting raw resources to be shipped off for refining and use by the NI in its 
multitude of uses. It is also a vital source of material for processing and use in the NI Shipyards at Moro, and also 
contributes its wealth to other production facilities throughout the NI and its allies, the New Corporate Sector 
Authority.  
 

Dalius Specifications
  • Planet Name: Dalius
  • Function: Metal/Ore Mining Colony
  • Type: Metal World
  • Diameter: 20,000 km
  • Distance from star (AUs): 2.4 to 2.8
  • Axial Tilt: 47 degrees
  • Seasonal Changes: None
  • Orbit: Elliptical
  • Weather: None; No precipitation
  • Temperature: Frigid (-150 to -200 C)
  • Atmosphere: Type IV (Uninhabitable)
  • Hydrosphere: None (No free water)
  • Gravity: Heavy (2.4 standard)
  • Terrain: Rocky mountains, flat, featureless plains
  • Length of Day: 40 hours
  • Length of Year: 623 days
  • Moon(s): None
  • Sapient Species: None
  • Starport: Standard Class
  • Population: 32,000 (NI Citizens and Workers)
  • Government: NI Governor
  • Tech Level: Space
  • Major Exports: Raw materials, minerals, metals, gems
  • Major Imports: Tech, food, water, other vital supplies