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Gulkana neighbouring systems
Gulkana neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates 353.61 : -177.86[e]
Spectral class A5V[1]
Recharge time 166[1]

Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)

Planetary Flag
Planetary Flag
System position 5th[1]
Jump point
33.12 days[1]
Moons None[1]
Surface gravity 0.65[1]
Atmospheric pressure Standard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature 35°C (Arid)[1]
Surface water 30%[1]
Highest native life Plant[1]
Reference Year 3079[1]
Ruler Duke Kevin Salos/President-Elect Captain Thomas Yarborough (3025)[2]
Duchess Christine Salos (3033-3067+)[3]
Capital Kanpur[1]
Population 250,975,000 (3079)[1]
Socio-Industrial Levels C-B-D-C-C (3079)[1]
HPG (Representative) B[1]
Precentor Ulivaon Livos (3025)[2]

Planetary Info[edit]

Gulkana is probably best known for the rise of Thomas Yarborough in the early 3020's. Then a member of the planet's militia, Captain Yarborough overthrew the civilian government and declared himself ruler. The noble families on the world didn't oppose Yarborough as he promised to honor their positions. Though initially the Captain's rise to power was seen as a good thing, opinion quickly turned against him when he declared the "Competency Laws". These regulations called for every citizen of Gulkana to receive an IQ test and be assigned a job appropriate to their IQ. People who scored high on the test were given important jobs while those who scored low were destined for manual labor.

Unfortunately the Competency Laws were a complete sham. Biased against the majority of the planet's population and wildly inaccurate, the results were enforced by Yarborough's well-armed followers. The effect of these test results were immediate and dramatic: The entire world, including Yefferts Weapons, came to a standstill.

Hanse Davion became aware of the situation when Yefferts stopped production. Though unable to directly interfere with the planet's government, the prince put pressure on the world's duke to evict Yarborough. In addition several lesser nobles were interested in fighting Yarborough's troops with their own retainers, but the duke's inaction prevented that. A grassroots campaign to remove Yarborough.[2] blossomed into a growing armed rebellion. The situation finally came to a head when Christine Salos assumed the Duchy of Gulkana from her father in 3033 and requested the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns step in. Even with this outside assistance it would be many years before the planet stabilised and order was restored. [3]

Planetary Map of Gulkana

Geography and Climate[edit]

Gulkana has a single continent, Pangaea, and the majority of Gulkana's surface is barren, rocky, and devoid of native life due to its harsh, arid climate. The only indigenous plants and animals are concentrated around the equator, which is covered in lush jungle.[4]

Industrial Centers[edit]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Nearby Planets[edit]

Planets within 2 jumps (60 light-years). Closest planets first:

Planet Distance (LY) Jumps 2750 3025 3030 3040 3052 3057 3062
Sparrevohn 14.39 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Tatlawiksuk 21.93 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Colorado 23.25 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Wedgefield 23.68 1 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Covington 31.73 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Nunivak 33.48 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Fincastle 34.17 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kaiyuh 41.13 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Noatak 42.90 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bonneau 44.68 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Kotzebue 46.73 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Antietam 47.17 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Reisterstown 48.03 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Point Barrow 49.41 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Susulatna 49.65 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Chakachamna 54.35 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Waimalu 55.03 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Killarney 55.53 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Chirikof 58.89 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC
Bastian 59.63 2 FS FS FS FC FC FC FC


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