Korohorot

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Korohorot is a terrestrial planet in Pauku system, Patteri sector. Vast areas of the planet have been dedicated to burial and funerary services. It is estimated that 85 percent of non-mechanical sentient remains in the region (that are recovered) end up on Korohorot. As a place for burials, it is favored above other planets for its convenience and safety. The Caretakers guard and maintain the cemeteries of Korohorot. The Ever-Flowing River runs through the middle of Korohorot. It is revered as the sacred river of life and death. An opulent civilization called Nohrol exists on the banks of this river.

Korohorot has two moons, Hauku and Kaor.

Name[edit | edit source]

Korohorot, sometimes called "the Funerary Planet", was named after the native god of death, Korohoro.

Description[edit | edit source]

Korohorot has a breathable, oxygenated atmosphere, yet much of the surface is lifeless and covered with inert black soil. Volcanic activity is common near hotspots. Most life is restricted to the Ever-Flowing River, a place teeming with plant and animal life, in stark contrast to its bleak surroundings. People who venture too far from the river are said to become afflicted with "Riversickness", which has been described as a type of acute depression. Nevertheless, scattered settlements do exist in the wastes.

Government[edit | edit source]

  • Consulate - Korohorot's civil government is run by the Consulate, the prime governing body of the Nohrol state. The Consulate can proscribe laws and make executive decisions.
  • Vigil - The consular security forces of Korohorot, which are under the direct control of the Consul. Their duty is to protect the Consul and enforce the laws of the land during peacetime.
  • Shareholders - The most powerful extra-consular population. They are the guardians of Korohorot's finances and have the power to dissolve the Consul's control on certain colonial affairs.
  • Military - This is the smallest of the Consulate's population. The military have an obligation to protect the Consul, the state and its citizens, as well as uphold the laws of the land in times of chaos.

Places of interest[edit | edit source]

Great Catacombs[edit | edit source]

Korohorot is famed for its massive network of subterranean burial sites, known as the Great Catacombs. Some areas of the catacombs are ancient, while others are modern complexes that can be traversed by elevators. The tombs of the rich are often larger and more elaborate, while the remains of poorer folk have been relegated to the lower levels.

Guild of Life[edit | edit source]

The Guild of Life has a People's Organ (headquarters/meeting place) on Korohorot. It is their primary office in the Pauku system.