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Planetary Data File: Gaia
Name: Gaia (Ouranos 2)
Class: M. Rocky with nickel-iron core
Satellite: Phoebe (natural)
Semi-major axis: 85,114,187 mi
Orbital Period: 258 planetary days (300 galactic standard days)
Rotational Period: 20.95 hours (20 galactic standard hours)
Mean radius: 3,645 mi
Gravity: 1.176 g
Geography: 75% land, 24% water, 1% polar ice
Mean Surface Temperature: 65 degrees F
Atmosphere: 75% nitrogen (N2), 23% oxygen (O2), 0.9% argon, 0.5% helium, (He), 0.04% carbon dioxide (CO2), 0.02% water vapor (H20) 1.3% other gases.
Government: Planetary Hierarchal Theocracy
Leader: “Her Gracious and Wise Eternal Mother, Cassiopeia CXIV, the 1,153rd Mother Eternal”
The Sisterhood of the Aquarian Order make their home on the small, but lush green planet of Gaia. No one but members of the Sisterhood are allowed on the planet surface. This is one of their most inviolate laws. Scattered across the surface of the Planet are their 40,000 temples, also known as a Priory. Each is controlled by an Prioress, an 8th level or higher Sister. Forty temples are controlled by an Abbess. Ten Abbesses report one of 100 High Priestesses who in turn report to four Hierophants and finally to the Mother Eternal. The current Mother Eternal is Cassiopeia CXIV, the 1,153rd Mother Eternal.
Each temple can house up to 25 individuals of various degrees. All are connected by the Gestalt.
Nothing happens on the surface of Gaia that all the Order does not know about.
There are a few “lay-members” on the planet, the so called “little Sisters” that did not pass the trials of the Order. They provide a number of the support services to the temples.
The one thing the lay-members are not expected to do is physical labor. Gaia is a fully technologically advanced planet, but their use of much of the technology is limited. The food is grown on the planet by the members of the Order themselves. They are a fully self-sustaining agrarian society. Space ports and meeting areas for off world visitors are all dealt with in their state of the art space station on their moon, Phoebe. Here Sisters may meet with other species who wish to visit their planet. Transport to and from the planet is done by space ferry and transmat beams.