The Reis System

 The Reis System was the third system occupied by the DLSF after the NIís founding. It also is one of the smallest, with only three planets orbiting its small, pinkish-white sun. The system is not very remarkable, save for the valuable Tzo Crystals mined from the third planet in the system. This discovery is what lead to  the DLSF occupation of the system and colonization of the planet, named Yvonis. However, other than the military force guarding the world, the system is  usually relatively empty and receives little traffic. Still, the two outer planets resources that make the system very interesting to historians and geologistsÖ

Notable System Locations
Crashed Space Ship Site (Klast)
Mining Bases (Yvonis)
System Specifications
  • Name:  Reis
  • Color:  Pink-white 
  • Size/Magnitude:  Main sequence star 
  • Planets:  3
    • Reis I (Juur)
    • Reis II (Klath)
    • Reis III (Yvonis)
Reis I (Juur)
     Notes: Juur is the closest planet to Reis, and a truly unremarkable rock in space. There are no redeeming factors or minerals that would
make a colony or mining base here worthwhile. Therefore it has been left untouched by the NI. 
Juur Specifications
  • Planet Name: Juur
  • Function: None
  • Type: Selenic World
  • Diameter: 5,000 km
  • Distance from star (AUs): .6 to 0.8
  • Axial Tilt: 55 Degrees
  • Seasonal Changes: Heavy
  • Orbit: Elliptical
  • Weather: None
  • Temperature: Scorching (90 to -60 C)
  • Atmosphere: Type IV (Environmental Suit Required)
  • Hydrosphere: None (0% free water)
  • Gravity: Light (0.5 standard)
  • Terrain: Rock/Dust
  • Length of Day: 14 hours
  • Length of Year: 185 days
  • Moon(s): None
  • Sapient Species: None
  • Population: 0
Reis II (Klast)
   Notes: Klast is the second planet in the Reis system, just over one standard astronomical unit from its sun. While the planet itself offers
little to the DLSF and the NI, it was, upon discovery, the object of much scientific study. The blue planet, criss-crossed with blue methane
oceans and showered gently be methane rain, is uninhabitable, and the various gases filling the atmosphere (argon, radon, neon) are toxic
but quite common. It is an event in ancient galactic past here that was of such interest to historians. Eons ago, a mysterious alien craft, little
over two hundred meters long, crash-landed on this world into a lake of methane. When scientists descended upon it, they were amazed; the
hull composition is of a totally alien metal, the control systems are advanced beyond anything known today, and there were no signs of the
ship ever harboring any habitation. The ship itself was nearly totaled, and it was obvious that it would never have flown again. Any survivors
of the crash could not have survived the hostile atmosphere of the planet itself. Upon inspection of the computer core, the scientists found it
relatively intact, though its alien structure was radically different from anything they had encountered before. The science teams studied
what they could, then pulled out to wait for an excavation team to remove the ship and take it back to Kolath. However, in the single day
during the teamís transit in which the site was left unoccupied, something happened. When the force arrived, the ship was gone. It had
already been pulled from its ancient grave, by unknown means. No trace of the ship was left, and no trace has been found to this day. It is
considered a sad loss of what incredible technologies might have been discovered if the ship had been successfully excavated.
Klast Specifications
  • Planet Name: Klast
  • Function: Scientific
  • Type: Noble World
  • Diameter: 6,500 km
  • Distance from star (AUs): 1.1 
  • Axial Tilt: 5 Degrees
  • Seasonal Changes: Mild
  • Orbit: Circular
  • Weather: Mild (methane rain)
  • Temperature: Cold (=20 to -45 C)
  • Atmosphere: Type IV (Environmental Suit Required)
  • Hydrosphere: Light (30% Methane Rain)
  • Gravity: Standard (0.9 standard)
  • Terrain: Toxic Wasteland, Planet obscured and shrouded by thick clouds
  • Length of Day: 41 hours
  • Length of Year: 410 days
  • Moon(s): None
  • Sapient Species: None
  • Population: 0
Reis III (Yvonis)
  Notes: Yvonis is the outermost planet of the Reis system, and the reason of the systemís original occupation by the DLSF. Yvonis is the
only source of Tzo Crystals in this part of the sector. These crystals, used in the high-powered focusing lenses of superscalar power
converters, are extremely rare, with only two hundred known naturally-occurring sources in our galaxy. They are also prized for their
pinkish brilliance when exposed to light, and are a rare form of jewelry, albeit an expensive one. These crystals form in extremely complex
patterns, and have been a source of much scientific debate over the years. It is believed that they could actually be applied to a number of
other uses, though limits in technology have hindered the discovery of what those used might be. 

Yvonis is the home of a single, large mining colony that burrows deep beneath the pinkish surface and mountains. The extreme cold of the
world makes enclosed facilities necessary, and all living necessities must be imported from Kolath and Grummium, or other colonies. The
crystals are mined underneath the craggy mountains, and many tons of rock are excavated for every crystal that is discovered. 

Because the mining colony is so valuable to the DLSF, a full military force has been assigned to guard it, including a ground division, two
squadrons of fighters on constant alert status, and a perimeter defense network. All shipments offplanet are afforded a full fighter guard
during the entire trip back to Kolath for processing and dispersion. 

Yvonis Specifications
  • Planet Name: Yvonis
  • Function: Mining Colony
  • Type: Pellucid World
  • Diameter: 5,500 km
  • Distance from star (AUs): 1.4 to 1.6
  • Axial Tilt: 10 degrees
  • Seasonal Changes: Mild
  • Orbit: Elliptical
  • Weather: None
  • Temperature: Frigid (-40 to -60 C)
  • Atmosphere: Type IV (Environmental Suit Required)
  • Hydrosphere: None (0% Free water)
  • Gravity: Standard (0.8 standard)
  • Terrain: Rock
  • Length of Day: 31 hours
  • Length of Year: 505 days
  • Moon(s): None
  • Sapient Species: None
  • Starport: Standard Class
  • Population: 65,000 NI Citizens
  • Government: DLSF
  • Tech Level: Space
  • Major Exports: Tzo Crystals
  • Major Imports: All substances necessary for colonial survival.