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Yori is a rich desert world with no free-standing water. This world contains an archaeological site with artefacts suspected to be from the now-vanished Ancients. This world has the Imperial Research Station Beta for the Sector. It is a member of Third Imperium in the Regina Subsector of Spinward Marches Sector and in the Domain of Deneb. Yori, as a member world of the Third Imperium, holds the estate of an Imperial knight and the fiefdom of a baron. Both are members of the Imperial Nobility charged with overseeing the world. This is the home world to Zhurphani, a Minor Race. They are 60% of the world’s population.

The native species of Yori are the Zurphani or Zerphs to the local humans. A typical adult Zerph is roughly two meters tall and can range in body weight from forty kilos to an impressive one hundred and fifty. They are bipedal creatures with muscular arms and legs ending in six fingers and toes. The Zerph hand is extremely flexible meaning they do not have the need of thumbs. The Zerph look reptilian due to their insulated and armoured skin which has evolved specifically to conserve moisture and protect them from the blasting heat, their two eyes are capable of seeing into the infrared and their hearing and smell is extremely sensitive. During their prehistory they evolved into a three-sex race with male, female and warrior, the warriors being both male and female. Warriors reproduce warriors and both partners in a coupling bear children. Traditionally warriors would hunt, protect and fight for their clan territory and as the planet dried up the important water supplies while the males and females would build and farm. The males and females also form the leadership with appointment based on technical skill or accomplishments.

Salt Mining

Verillian’s task was to commercialize the planet, especially the massive salt flats of the dried-up seas where surveyors had found particularly pure and unusually flavored pink salt. The Balstic family had been in the spice and luxury goods trade for generations and having Yori as an asset gave it access to markets reaching as far as the Imperial Palace. The preferred method of harvesting salt was through massive tracked refinery platforms that slowly made their way through the seabeds scraping the top layer of rich salt then purifying it on board ready for dispatch to orbit via onboard mass driver. Infrastructure and support services for the new enterprise as well as a substantial estate for Sir Verillian was setup in the new city of Davinci. The platforms are massive machines nearly five hundred meters wide and eight hundred meters long with over one hundred crew and capable of launching nearly five hundred tons of pure Yori Pink into orbit every day for pickup by bulk freighter. The three platforms between them can fill one five-thousand-ton bulk carrier per week. Originally these carriers were limited to jump one forcing them to take the dangerous Spinward Main route through to Regina but a redesign of the standard freighter after the loss of several cargoes to pirates, enabled a direct jump two route to the processing and packaging centers at Regina High. Recently there has been an increase in the black market or grey export of Yori Pink in an attempt to break the monopoly of the Balstic family.

Includes map and description of Yori.

This is the first of a new style of map with plot ideas and adventure seeds included in the margins.

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