Ceth

Ceth is the homeworld of the Cethy people.

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Climate

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Ceth is the seventh planet in a binary star system.

The planet's remote location from the central star has made it a cold and inhospitable region with worldwide temperatures frequently ranging from -60 C in the winter to 5 C in the summer due to its distance from its primary star. As a result, the Cethy are well adapted to cold weather and inhabit much of the sphere including the remote poles where the temperature can drop well below -120 C.

Once every 200 years, the planet undergoes a period of warming as the orbit of its parent star brings it into close proximity to its binary cousin. These time periods are known for flooding and an explosion of plant life on the planet.

History

Cethy history is a puzzling one. Few records exist of the world's history save for oral histories that were passed down generation after generation. These tales tell stories of creation myth where the world was formed from fire and ice and of a second race that lived side by side with the Cethy and were wiped out by a great evil "in the days of the world's childhood."

A tribal and very primitive society, they were conquered and held subservient to the Zorbarbian Confederation as a working class for many years until one Cethy named Jazzin "Joe" Durrin, an escaped slave, contacted the President of the old Galactic Plutocracy with the plight of his people. The President, The Hive Mind of Beta Gamma Four, reacted immediately and forbade slavery in the galaxy.

Jazzin Durrin returned home to Ceth, and with his wife, raised their son, Joe Jazzin who eventually grew up and became president of the Plutocracy and who disbanded the interstellar alliance when he learned of a conspiracy to expand the Plutocracy's power on false pretenses. Joe also vowed to return his people to their roots as he believed that they were not ready for the life among the stars that was forced on them by the occupation of their world.

For the next five hundred years, the Cethy once again reverted to a tribal planet-locked society and, although they were aware of life on other planets and their encounters with other species, there was no central government to mount any space exploration or the will of the people to even bother.

The Nuperi Dynasty arrived on Ceth in 2578 and helped Cethy society develop by building cities, transportation, and an infrastructure. It was a golden age for the planet achieved through cooperation with offworlders. This, of course, left the Cethy completely unprepared for the Nuperi's forceful annexation of their homeworld in 2584 known as The Fall of Ceth. Although some Cethy managed to escape the planet, Ceth was placed under complete lockdown and its people once again subjugated into a slave race.

Although the Earth Government and a dozen other worlds protested the annexation, the Catian War left little resources to quibble with a hostile race and the matter has simply been swept under the rug ever since.

Little information has leaked out of Ceth since the annexation, but it is known that there is a sizable insurgent force working against the Nuperi.

It is unclear why the Nuperi took such an interest in the Cethy homeworld as it offers very little strategic value and does not appear to have the resources that would justify the expense of a full lockdown. Intercepted Nuperi transmissions make it appear that there are factions in the Nuperi Government that feel the same way and that the occupation's major supporter, the Nuperi Emperor Maron Olix, is keeping it going due to personal interests and an obsession with the Cethy.

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