Tinnale System
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Tinnale System
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With only a gas-giant and two smaller worlds orbiting a G5 orange star, the Tinnale System first held little interest to the Orlamu Theocracy. But that quickly changed when the OSS Brightfall discovered the weren civilization on Kurg in 2246. The survey ship relayed its findings back to the Theocracy, and spent the next year conducting a full hidden study of weren society. On May 12, 2247, an External Affairs ambassador met with the weren and signed the Contact Decree, officially bringing them into the Theocracy.

The events of the First Galactic War changed little within Tinnale. The Terran Empire concerned itself more with destroying the military capacities of its rebellious offspring rather than claiming a backwater alien home world. Still, the Orlamu Sacred Navy (OSN) stepped up defensive measures in the system, and had to fight only a few engagements as a result. Throughout the Interbellum, things remained mostly quiet, with the Council of Education continuing their plans to gradually introduce various low-end technologies to the weren.

The Second Galactic War, however, did affect the system – and in a much larger way. The protracted conflict increasingly drew on Theocracy resources as time passed. Correspondingly, the Theocracy gave more and more weren passage off Kurg to join the Orlamu military, thus turning the Tinnale system into a vital military asset and recruiting ground. The Orlamu constructed an orbital station over Kurg and several small shipyards among the moons of the gas giant Marhural during GW2. The OSN also fought several pitched battles in Tinnale against Solar and StarMech forces, especially in the final years of the war.

The most famous battle for Tinnale occurred in 2405, not long after the Profit Confederation broke away from its agreement with the FreeSpace Alliance. A joint StarMech-Solar fleet entered the system intent on claiming Kurg and its weren population to bolster their own war efforts. Sensor stations on Marhural‟s moons detected the enemy force days before their starrise, and drivesats called to Ascension for aid. The dreadnought OSS Isotope commanded Tinnale‟s considerable defense force, but the enemy fleet arriving had bolstered their units to be substantially larger. Once the battle began, Vice-Admiral Theresa Mallory fought a brilliant engagement. Her tactics protected the OSN capitol ships from withering assaults, and slowly drew the Profit Confederation fleet into position for a trap. When the fortress ship OSS Prophet’s Tears made starrise with a battle group from the 2nd Fleet, the Solar-StarMech ships became trapped between Vice-Admiral Mallory and her reinforcements. The Profit Confed-eration fleet fought a hasty retreat out of the system, sustaining close to 35% casualties in the process.

Today, the Tinnale system remains under strict quarantine by the Orlamu Sacred Navy. Military ships meet all incoming vessels to check for proper security clearance. The OSS Isotope remains the system‟s flagship, though the high command has long since promoted Theresa Mallory for her distinguished service.

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Ruurahk


Nearly as distant from Tinnale as Earth is from Sol, Ruurahk still bakes under its star‟s intensity, resembling nothing less than a charred rock. While the Orlamu enjoy scientific exploration, Ruurahk presents nothing of interest when compared to other inferno-planets. Hence, the Theocracy pays little attention to the world. In fact, the Orlamu have even disallowed companies from establishing new mining operations here, for fear that too many outsiders in the system could present security issues for the quarantine.

Kurg


The homeworld of the weren species, Kurg presents a cold, harsh environment. Temperate regions exist only at the immediate areas near the equator, and even then, only in the summer. Town-dwelling weren populate these areas, while more traditional nomadic clans occupy the arctic regions to the north and south.
The Orlamu Theocracy maintains a constant quarantine upon Kurg. Rather than simply confining the weren to their homeworld, the purpose behind this measure actually serves to prevent outside influences from destroying their culture and society. To this end, the Orlamu have slowly exposed the weren of Kurg to more advanced technology over the last 250 years.
This artificially induced “renaissance” has now placed Kurg‟s technology level at approximately that of 17th century Europe on Earth. Fields such as medicine and art typically receive a greater concentration by the Orlamu than firearms and mass reactors. Officials from the Council of Education‟s Weren Affairs Subcommittee thoroughly check the technical inventory of any ship bound for Kurg. Church officials have also assured very severe penalties for anyone smuggling illicit trade goods there, including forfeiture of ship and goods on top of very long prison terms for all parties involved.
Sentinel Station orbits the planet, serving as the final checkpoint for inbound vessels. Any rogue starships attempted to run the blockade are either destroyed by the station‟s considerable arsenal, or crippled by the fighter squadrons kept in its military docking bays. Sentinel Station plays home to a few hundred military personnel, but holds very little living space for guests, encouraging visitors to go about their business and depart. The station also contains Tinnale‟s drivesat operations and crew.
Planet-side, a council of the major weren clans rules Kurg. Twenty clans currently have established membership there, with 12 among the town-dwellers and 8 from the nomadic clans of the north and south. The Orlamu take only an advisory role in the council‟s affairs, but have occasionally instituted laws allowing for armistices between warring clans, an exchange of prisoners, and cultural preservation areas in the polar-regions.

Allehundra Cornejio (Hf/Orlamu/DCS-9) is the official System Intendent of Tinnale, but not of Kurg itself. The weren maintain independent representation there. Cornejo, however, has full command of all Orlamu operations within the system, including passage to and from Kurg. Allehundra maintains her operations from Sentinel Station, and answers to Prelate Brian Hayoto, her predecessor and the Chairman of the Weren Affairs Subcommittee of the Council of Education.

Marhural


Since the cultural quarantine of Kurg limits the numbers of non-weren allowed there, the gas-giant of Marhural has become the center for humanity in Tinnale. Out of eleven moons, the Theocracy has fully utilized eight of them. These moons house sensor posts, living quarters, drivesat relays, starrise detectors, and a small OSN shipyard. The Church uses these facilities to verify and escort all incoming system traffic to Sentinel Station.

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