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Post by Blakeway4 on Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:21 pm

Asgard


Planet: Asgard
Capital: Theed (population: 1,525,162)
Largest city: Guk Gan Kel (population: 62,124,623)
Arm System: Cygnus
Population:
- Asgard Humans: 400 millions
- Gungans: 2.6 billions
TOTAL: 3 billions

Asgard System

The Asgard System is located in the Cygnus Arm, a region in the galactic Milky Way. Planet Asgard is the third planet of the star system that shares the same name. The Asgard system comprises five planets, namely Moth (Venus type), Erep (Venus type), Asgard (Earth type), Widow (Mars type) and Storm (Jupiter type). The planet Asgard has three moons: Ohma D'un, Rori and Tasia. Tasia is a ice moon while Ohma D'un is a water moon and Rori is a brownish swamp moon.

Geographic features

Asgard is described as having a porous, plasma-rich interior without a molten core—a rare phenomenon among the planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. The surface of Asgard is covered by dense swamps, rolling grass plains, and verdant hills. The largest mountain chain, the Ikola Mountains, bisect the singular continent and divide the great grass plains of the north from the Loka Swamp in the south. South of the Loka Swamp is Jixu Sea, where at the bottom lies the Gungan city of Otoh Gunga. Underneath the planet's surface is a tremendous maze of passages and caves, home to immense aquatic animals and creatures that are never seen on the surface. Gungans dominate these 'underwaterways', using them as a highway of sorts between their surface Holy Places and their underwater cities.

History

It is not known if the aquatic Gungans are the "original" inhabitants of Asgard, but they may have evolved in the interior underground seas or the swamplands.
What is known is that a pre-Gungan humanoid civilization did live on the surface tens of thousands of years ago, leaving monuments and ruins scattered throughout the planet. The largest of these ruins, located on the northern edge of the Lianorm Swamp, was identified as the Gungan Sacred Place. Gungans view these ruins as sacred, and their builders as the "Elders" of the planet. Eventually both Gungan and Human Asgard scientists agree that the end of the "Elder" civilization may be the result of the "Elders" not living in harmony with nature.

Human Colonisation

Gungans dominated Asgard for a great time, though largely keeping to the swamps and waterways; the mountains and grasslands they considered 'desert-like'. In 1951, human refugees began fleeing violent revolution on their core world planet of Grizmallt. The Grizmallt leader, Queen Elsinore den Tasia, sponsored a fleet of three ships (Beneficent Tasia, Mother Vima and Constant) to colonize new worlds, commanded by the explorer Kwilaan. Elsinore den Tasia had the Asgard moon of Tasia named in her honour. Kwilaan's fleet eventually found and crash landed on the planet of Asgard in approximately 1995, where they permanently settled in the mountains and great grass plains. Some believe that Asgard was originally a Gungan word for "plainsfolk". Cultural differences led to tension between the two peoples—but direct conflict was rare. Over time there was more conflict between the various human settlements than between humans and Gungans.
The human culture of Asgard remained largely pastoral and nomadic, though urban centers developed. Deeja Peak in the Gallo Mountains developed as one of the first human settlements on the planet, keeping a degree of political power there. Keren and Theed both developed as farming communities whose over-production of foodstuffs provided for a large leisure class. Keren eventually became the commercial hub while Theed became more aristocratic. Kaadara developed as a coastal town for the few Nabooan fisherman (not to be confused with nabooian). Moenia was the only human colony built in the traditional Gungan homelands of the Lianorm Swamps.

The Asgard developed into a classic feudal society with a hereditary noble class and common folk, though unlike most feudal societies, there is no record of a subservient serf class. Asgard city-states traded with each other and with the Gungans. Generally the city-states acknowledged a ceremonial "High King"—a position that at times rotated between the city-state princes, though at other times was vested in a royal house. This ceremonial position was largely powerless and a form of peerage democracy evolved.

King Narmele the Explorer colonized Asgard's swampy moon of Rori sometime around 1900. A city there still bears his name. Some scientists contend that earlier colonists settled Rori before the Narmele colony, but if this is true, no trace of them has been found. Asgard has two other moons, the water-moon Ohma D'un (later colonised jointly by both Asgard humans and Gungans after the Battle of Asgard) and the barren grey ice-moon of Tasia (named after the Grizmallt Queen who sponsored the original colonial mission).

Asgard culture also includes a strong sense of family in each of the households of Asgard, from serfs up through the royal family. Wives had an extreme sense of loyalty for their husbands and those found to be guilty of adultery were known to be executed.


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Natural beauty of Asgard. Pic took near Theed.


Satellite View of the Asgard only Continent: Theedia. Theedia occupate only 10% of the planet total surface area.
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Post by Daniel on Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:28 pm

Looks really nice! Chancellor Sinif Murolav will make sure to pay a visit to Theed sometime Smile
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