I did not get anywhere near the heart of the Pernella System on my one unintended visit. I suspect that the Holopedia Galactica may be out of date in some respects. These people want to be mostly left alone, and I have no cause to tromp on that boundary. Maybe check with the Order of Solicitors if you need more information?
- database entry updated Datunda
Holopedia Galactica entry:
Pernella is a marshy, hot and humid world in the Pernella System of the Freeworlds Territory in the Tapani Sector.
It is on the lighter end of the standard gravity range of typical inhabited planets in the galaxy.
Local days are thirty-three standard hours long.
Local years are one hundred sixty-five local days long.
Pernella has a Type I atmosphere: Breathable for most species. Individuals native to arid worlds should consider carrying a rebreather or breathing mask, and have themselves checked frequently for pneumonia.
The axis of the planet is offset approximately thirty degrees to the orbital plane, causing seasonal variation throughout the local year mostly expressed in the frequency and intensity of precipitation. Temperatures average between 30 and 56 degrees Celsius, and while generally uncomfortable for humans and many near-human species, are not nearly as hostile as searing planets.
The sentient population of Pernella was counted in the census of Tapani Year 12700 as 3.8 million.
The planet is approximately thirty-five percent covered in land. There are many different terrain types, including hills, mountains, inland seas, rivers, and large oceans. More than half of the land is wetland of some sort, including marshes, swamps, and flooded rainforests. The center of the main continent is at a high enough elevation to cause residents of more coastal areas to develop altitude sickness if precautions are not taken.
The primary starport on Pernella, which is located within the high-altitude desert at the center of the main continent, is Stellar Class. This type of starport can dock and service almost any class of ship. There are several shipyards in the immediate area, and they can handle minor repairs and modifications. There is a former Imperial Customs office on site which now serves the local guilds' interests. Any and all representatives of the Order of Solicitors and Tapani Imperium live and work on the outskirts of the Pernella Starport.
The planet is controlled by a coalition of guild related to the component careers of successful ore mining in an easily isolated colony. Guild membership is open to any resident who is willing to work a year at apprentice levels before being eligible for income. Residents may only be a member of one guild at a time, but most spend time in three to five guilds throughout their adult lives if they remain residents of Pernella. People who leave the Pernella System for more than five consecutive months are not considered residents.
The inhabitants of this planet primarily work in the agriculture and hospitality industries.