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Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:17 pm

All names (except for homeworlds) in this post are the Kerakin names. The original names are either trivial or forgotten by now.

The bulk of the Kerakin cluster consists of three stars in relatively close proximity, known as the "three sisters". The huge "Agnes", the relatively large "Dorothy", and the tiny "Gertrude". Each has its own planetary systems surrounding them.

THE AGNATIAN SYSTEM consists of 53 planets, most of which are either inhospitable or gas giants. However, in the 'Goldilocks Zone', there are two settled worlds, Kera and Teg. Neither of these two planets have moons, yet revolve around each other as they revolve around Agnes. Kera is clearly visible in Teg's sky, and Teg is Kera's sky (roughly 2-3 times the size of our moon in the night sky). Kera is mostly land, so the first populations sprang up just short of the arctic circle. The icecaps were available as a water source, but because of the need, they were quick to develop technology to create water from Hydrogen and Oxygen in the atmosphere. However, the area around the equator remained desolate wasteland. Because of the need for more habitable land, the Kerakin were quick to develop technologies to invade Teg. Now, after more irrigation and terraforming nearly 75% of Kera is now inhabitable.

The Tegor were a peace-loving people, living on small island continents that dotted the surface of their ocean planet. Many of their habitations have been built high off of the ground, to avoid the huge waves caused by the large bodies of water and the pull of nearby Kera. They were slower than the Kerakin in developing technologies, but their skills in creating ocean-going vessels translated well into making space-going cruisers, as opposed to the Kerakin's relatively utilitarian military ships.

Closest to Agnes, before the "Goldilocks Zone", there are the uninhabitable rocks Cannon, Vex, Wilson, Wagon, Rock, Perrin, Jazz, Mak, Joy, Timber, Dal, Doc, and Gem.

Then, in the "Goldilocks Zone", there is Treble, Bass, Saxon, Ped, Ferrous, Chaos, Zen, Journey, Progress, Lake, Karn, Teg, Kera, Halen, Rex, Ran, Pageant, June, Pilgrim, Faith and Elvis.

The 19 gas giants are Eris, Sin, Ea, Osiris, Vidor, Frey, Tyr, Balor, Lugh, Akna, Sedna, Iris, Ptah, Shu, Pan, Ocasta, Apsu, Bran, and Hephaestus.

THE DORTHINIAN SYSTEM is composed of 17 planets. There are 3 inhospitable 'rocks' closest to the sun, named Baron, Keen, and March. The 'Goldilocks Zone' contains 6 potentially hospitable planets, named Boone, Greene, Pak, Sigma, Reese and Slav. Of these, only Pak and Slav were originally inhabited. The other 8 planets are gas giants. The first gas giant, Prometheus, contains two large moons, Boll and Uwe, that have been terraformed and can be lived upon. The other eight gas giants are Io, Zeus, Loki, Rhea, Leto, Sobek, Supai, and Geth.

THE GERTRUDIAN SYSTEM consists of only 6 planets. Only one, Krynn, is inhabitable without terraforming. The others, in order from Gertrude, is Hemon, Krynn, Dal, the gas giants Prit and Jo, and the remote outworld Sten.
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Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:10 am

Fifty-some planets is a huge star system. :)

Those sound like interesting places.
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Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:13 am

Take a look at this page. Agnes is the size of one of the huge stars, like Betelgeuse. 50 planets ain't no thang for a star that huge.
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Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:15 pm

You took my star's name of Prometheus and you knew it!
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Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:20 pm

Ahh! I forgot, I can change it if you want.
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Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:53 pm

There will probably some overlap concerning names. I've been naming ships using all the mythologies I can find. I know I've used Zeus and Hammerhead, which both Greg and Nick have used. But I figure it's not a big deal. If we're dealing with common ancestory then we're dealing with common legends. And with an alien race like Nick's we're actually translating names into something a human would understand. I understand we don't want two systems with the same name but beyond that I don't see any harm in overlap.

By the way, Greg I like some of you're names. It's where things we would consider trivial now have become ancient legend. Very cool.
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Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:51 pm

There's going to be a lot of overlap in names I'm sure. Unless you make your own from scratch or just use another language for your names, we'll have overlap. I've not used anything Greek yet, but I've used Hindi names, Carthaginian names, and American names already ...
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Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:01 pm

My planet stuff is obviously from Iroquois history but I've used namse from the mythology from Native America, Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the British Isles plus from D&D and scifi/fantasy novels. I'ves used names of famous Native Americans, Scottish and Irish clans plus animals, gems, minerals and adjectives. I think I have around 700 names right now. I'm thinking of naming all my space stations after gems and menerals.
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Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:56 pm

Cool, thanks. I've yet to name the 53 planets in the Agnatian system (btw, naming the star 'Agnes' started as a joke between Brian and I. I figured, 'why not?').

The gas giants in the Dorthinian system are gods from Roman, Greek, Aztek, and Egyptian mythologies. The last gas giant is from some other forgotten mythology as well. :wink: Surprised nobody said anything about it.

The names in the Gertrudian system are all just made-up words. I imagine the 50 other names in the Agnatian system will be a combination of made-up words and mundane things. I'm leaning toward the mundane things, I kind of like it.
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Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:08 am

Ok, I named them. Can't wait to play a scavenger from Elvis.
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