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Description:

Menkar's star is a cool red located in the open jaw of the Whale, or Sea Monster, Cetus, constellation as viewed from Terra. The planet derived its name from the Arabic name for the star, Al Minhar, "The Nose" (of the Sea Monster). Menkar's star is the second-brightest star in that constellation, with first place going to second-magnitude Deneb Kaitos. Nevertheless, Menkar was given the Alpha designation as a result of the two stars' positions in their constellation as viewed from Terra.

Menkar's star is on its way to becoming an unstable variable like its constellation-mate Mira. Though this fact was known it did not stop the planet from being colonized. Menkar IV, or Menkar, is a large world with two large continents, Ulug Beg and Al Tizini, and three archipelagoes. Menkar's two oceans are deep and full of life. Ulug Beg and Al Tizini have arid landscapes and fertile valleys fed by large rivers.

The majority of the planet's population is split between the two continents. Monkar, Menkab, and Al Minkar are medium-sized archipelagoes that are covered mostly with jungle. These archipelagoes are used for harvesting plants for medical research and special medicines used in reversing the rejection effects of transplanted organs or replacement limbs.

Menkar was captured during the Fourth Succession War by Davion forces without a shot being fired. The planet's military surrendered in order to save the planet from seeing war for the first time.

System Info:

  • System Name: Menkar
  • Coordinates: 91.54, -92.84
  • Star Type: M2IIIa
  • Position in System: 4
  • Time to Jump Point: 7.00 days
  • Population: 1,134,458,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Mammals

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 CC
2750 CC
3025 CC
3030 FS
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 CMC
3062 CC

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Capellan Confederation
3030-01-01 Federated Suns
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3057-12-15 Chaos March with Capellan Influence
3061-02-28 Capellan Confederation
3081-12-31 Republic of the Sphere

System Star Maps:

Factories:

There are no functional factories located on this planet.

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Algol 65.46 -68.33 2
Algot 86.59 -83.46 1
Almach 101.71 -62.07 2
Alrescha 85.28 -49.81 2
Ashkum 112.93 -101.97 1
Axton 128.31 -114.23 2  
Bell 105.10 -110.84 1
Buchlau 70.68 -69.37 2
Chesterton 115.27 -72.24 2
Demeter 92.32 -70.16 1  
Foochow 89.72 -98.32 1
Foot Fall 95.45 -110.84 1
Gan Singh 41.99 -80.33 2
Goshen 135.88 -95.45 2
Halloran V 73.55 -77.20 1
Heligoland 86.85 -146.31 2
Highspire 101.19 -120.23 1
Hunan 71.85 -96.76 1
Jonathan 101.45 -93.89 1
Kansu 68.33 -60.24 2
Mandate 89.19 -127.27 2
Matsu 79.02 -137.44 2
Menkib 76.15 -130.14 2
Mesartim 103.80 -55.03 2
Mira 104.32 -52.42 2
Moravian 110.06 -133.53 2
New Aragon 70.16 -88.93 1
New Hessen 84.76 -57.12 2
New Macao 78.24 -123.36 2
Ningpo 54.77 -67.29 2
Pleione 51.90 -80.33 2
Poznan 63.11 -81.89 2
Remshield 98.32 -141.09 2
Shensi 54.25 -92.84 2
Shipka 80.85 -111.62 1
Slocum 58.68 -52.68 2
St. Andre 66.24 -101.45 1
Styk 42.51 -98.32 2  
Tecumseh 140.57 -105.88 2
Tikonov 103.80 -42.51 2  
Tsitsang 52.42 -109.54 2
Ulan Batar 126.23 -101.45 2
Valexa 112.67 -88.15 1
Wei 64.42 -120.23 2
Zaurak 72.76 -124.40 2

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