The Jaakari are the eldest of the young races in this portion of the galaxy. They are technology advanced, (TL 7) and well traveled. They inhabit an area of approximately 100 light years square. Due to semi-hospitable conditions, on the homeworlds, Jaakari as a race are not very numerous.
The Jaakari inhabit 4 primary worlds. With several colonies scattered within 50 light years of the home planets. By a strange twist of fate, most Jaakari colony worlds have proven to be a disappointment to the Jaakari.
Jaakari Prime, the “homeworld” of the Jaakari. Jaakari Prime is the most populous planet. It is the center of Jaakari government, research, and commerce. Jaakari Prime is not the original Jaakari homeworld. Jaakari 1 being the place of the Jaakari origin. Some time in the distant past, the Jaakari colonized Jaakari Prime. Shortly thereafter they colonized Jaakari 2 and 3.
Jaakari 1 is a hot, humid world. The majority of the planet is covered in semi-tropical rain forest. Broken only by high arid plateaus. As well as several mountain ranges. The planet has no axial tilt, meaning no discernable seasons. Jaakari 1 is hot and humid year round. Day time temps average 104 F in the mid latitudes. Temperatures at the equator are much higher. The equatorial region of the planet is surrounded by continuous bands of thunderstorms. Fueled by convection currents and the high humidity. As well as evaporation from Jaakari 1’s shallow seas. These storms move randomly, into the northern and southern latitudes. Bringing rain and high winds to the endless tracks of jungle that cover most of the planet. These storms are seasonal, with an increase in activity at the closest approach to the system primary. The polar regions are covered by swamp lands, and large shallow rivers. Native animal and plant life has adapted to these conditions to an extreme. All life forms, with few exceptions, are very dangerous. Hunting and survival skills of native life forms have adapted to a high degree. Some native plants can cause an injury, anywhere from, severe chemical burns to death. As a result, Jaakari as a people have learned to adapt to this environment. Most Jaakari cities are built upon the top of the many plateaus that project above the jungle. Construction is primarily of a sun baked ceramic like material. Due to a lack of suitable area to build buildings. Jaakari tend to build up rather than out.
Jaakari Prime, 2, and 3 are terraformed worlds, or at least Jaakari formed worlds. The technology of the Jaakari allowed them to form the three planets to be an almost mirror of Jaakari 1. Leaving Jaakari Prime as slightly more habitable. Native flora and fauna were transported to the new worlds. Combining with the surviving native life forms, the life forms of the terraformed worlds proved to just as dangerous as the original ones found on Jaakari 1.
With the threat of unending Baal invasions. A considerable military force has been deployed. Three fortress worlds have been garrisoned. Fleets deployed into threatened areas, and stockpiles of supplies have been pre-positioned.
Jaakari Mercenary World
A planet was colonized with the intention of developing a mercenary clearing house. This planet and its details will developed further in the future.