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Revla/Nlia System (Inner Planets) by SeekHim Revla/Nlia System (Inner Planets) by SeekHim

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These are the inner planets of the  Revla System, located within the Norayis Sector
of the Alpha Quadrant in my AU Abramsverse  
New Start series. 
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This is the home system of the Nlians, members of the United Federation of Planets.

Nlians
The Nlians are a humanoid species native to the planet Nlia.
They are a gentle race, whose culture emphasizes sharing, cooperation and love of the environment.
Nlians are members of the United Federation of Planets and becoming increasingly common in Starfleet.
PLANET
"The desert is far from barren."
The Nlian homeworld is Nlia, an M-Class planet in the Norayis Sector of the Alpha Quadrant.
The planet has three main landmasses:
The Northern Land: A tiny island continent roughly the size of Turkey.
The Western Land: A large continent the size of Eurasia.
The Eastern Land: A large continent about the size of Asia.
Both the Western and Eastern continents are referred to collectively as the Southern Lands.
The Southern Lands are largely arid, comprised of endless deserts, towering mesas, deep canyons and arid savannahs.
In complete contrast, the Northern Land is temperate and covered with thick forests.
Much of the landscape of the Southern Lands is harsh and forbiddin

NORAYIS SECTOR
The Norayis Sector is in the Alpha Quadrant a little over 20 light years ‘south’ of Talos  and 40 light years ‘east’ 
of Klingon space  
It is located within the territory of the United Federation of Planets 

Norayis Sector by SeekHim

LOCATION
The Revla System is about 115 light years 'south west' of Earth.
It is in the northern part of the sector, south' of the Ziayfa System.

SYSTEM INFO
The system has one star, four planets and forty nine moons
Revla System by SeekHim

STAR
Revla
Type: G type yellow star

Icar
Class: K (Adaptable) 
Rotation: 12 hours
Orbit: 220 days
Population: 25,000
 
Icar is the first planet from the sun.
Its a hot, arid world with several active volcanoes.
It's rich in ores and minerals, including dilithium.
It's the location of Nlia's largest mining facilities, refineries and shipyards and has many off world visitors.

The Nlians have always been as meticulous and careful about the environment of Icar as they have of their home planet
In the 400 years they've have mined Icar, they've used less than 0.4% of its resources.

Nlia
Class: M (Earth-like)
Rotation: 26 hours
Orbit: 370 days
Population: 500 million.

Nlia is the second planet from the sun and homeworld to the Nlians.
It's largely a desert world but home to a rice and vibrant civilization.

Moons:1
Tilva
Class: D (Barren, rocky)
Population: 2000
Tilva is rich in minerals and known for its unique geographical features.
It has mining facilities but it's outposts are primarily used for research. 

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Nlia by SeekHim

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:iconcman1o1:
Cman1O1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
I wish I could meet you. 
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
Cool and interesting.
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DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good stuff... I like your reasoning for the extremely low population levels... but 500 million is so few people (about equal to Earth in 1590-1610)... I'm honestly not sure if they could sustain any kind of advanced economy with so few. I hope they are having fun in their vast deserts!

And how in the world did a mere 25,000 people manage to utilize more than 2% of an entire planet's resources in a mere 400 years? That's insanely fast... we could not strip 2% of Earth's resources with so few people in so little time. 

I'm guessing that in both cases there are a lot of automated systems that are doing the real work of resource gathering/manufacturing, and the people are just along for the ride. 
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I thought you might like to take a peek at these pics
I collected them when I was trying to imagine what life was like on Nlia.
They do have fun in their vast deserts!
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:icondbrentogara:
DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great collection! I love these, very atmospheric and evocative.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You're probably right about Icar's resources. I really am not good with calculations or how long
it would take to strip something. I meant 2% to be extremely small. I was pretty sure that Humans
would have used up a lot more.

I did a lot of research in Star Trek populations and there were some worlds that had small populations
Andoria 1 billion
Halii 750 million
Trill 650 million
Sikaris 620 million
Deneb IV  450 million
Ardana 58 million
Neural  27 million

Most of Nlia is a harsh  desert with limited resources and as a result, throughout their history Nlians have
had a low birth rate.  They're only fertile at certain times and no Nlian has ever had more than three children.
Because they couldn't have children whenever they felt like it, when children did come they’re greatly valued
by everyone.  Also when they lived in small nomadic tribes, the scarcity of resources led to careful management
and knowing that their numbers couldn’t be easily replaced, resulted in groups avoiding conflict with each other.
Even after they became more advanced and developed cities the population remained small.


There are two types of Nlians:
The City Dwellers who live in Nlia's city states
The Wanderers, nomadic groups who still live much as their ancestors did thousands of years ago

And no, things are not highly automated. Nlian culture is a combination of both modern and ancient.
Part of the reason they 're advanced is their world is rich in ores and minerals. Another reason is that
since their earliest history their culture stressed sharing and cooperation. Trade and the sharing of ideas
was the lifeblood of their society. Without major wars and conflicts there was more opportunity for advancement.

 

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:icondbrentogara:
DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your idea for the population, and with good robots/resource gathering tech, 2% in 400 years is doable, assuming someone is around to use all that raw material. The thing to remember about planets is that they are huge by any human scale. Two percent of all the hydrocarbons on Earth is about what we've used in the past 20 years, with 6-7 billion of us using it... 25,000 is kinda small compared to that, and 400 years just isn't enough time for it to happen. In all the mining we've done since humans evolved we still haven't mined 2% of the iron in Earth's crust, or 2% of the titanium, uranium or gold (to name a few rarer, useful (or pretty!) elements). We may have mined over 2% of the diamonds in the crust, but we don't know for sure.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Well I've just changed it. How does 0.2% seem?

I read somewhere that we humans have used up 2.3 of Earth's resources. :(
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:icondbrentogara:
DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! I like the numbers :D
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Also I've been looking up more planet populations. Star Wars this time.
I found out that Naboo has a population of 600 million.
Kashyyyk (Chewbacca's home) has a population of 56 million
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:icondbrentogara:
DBrentOGara Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, most people who write fiction have no sense of scale or what numbers really mean!

In a well-researched hard SF story you'll find interstellar battles with tens of thousands of ships crewed by millions, all of which are destroyed or crippled in a single ongoing campaign. You'll also fine discussions on advanced particle physics, special and general relativity, metallurgy, mining, manufacturing, speculative socio-political systems, and the multiple planetary economies that spent their entire GDP to build and equip the destroyed battlefleets.

That's probably why well-researched Hard SF is such a small genre... it's hard to write and almost as difficult to read! ;p

 
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Can you imagine what the Nlians would think of the huge Star Destroyers of Star Wars?
Or their Death Stars and Starkillers? 
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Having a small population is one major reason why the Nlians have always been peaceful.
They had a low birthrate, no Nlian has ever had more than three children and in the days
when they lived in tiny nomadic bands it wasn't uncommon for a couple to have only one child.

Because they couldn't have children whenever they wanted and couldn't easily replenish
their numbers tribal groups learned early to cooperate with other bands. If they fought with
each other it could wipe out both bands or at the very least cause losses that neither could afford
When they started living in permanent settlements their population slowly increased but the principle
of cooperation with others continued.

Its also why their ships are small. Nlians aren't poor, their homeworld and Icar has many resources.
But they learned long ago to waste absolutely nothing.
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OrionCentauri Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
A population of 500 million would be amazing for the economy and citizens. Earth is sitting on almost 8 billion people, which is basically 5 billion more than what it should be.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer

Earth is definitely highly populated!
It wasn't always so, from the 1st century-1400 A.D. Earth's population was 300 million.
It was after that, and the development of the Industrial Age it started growing by leaps and bounds.

Most of Nlia is a harsh  desert with limited resources and as a result, throughout their history Nlians have
had a low birth rate.  They're only fertile at certain times and no Nlian has ever had more than three children.
Because they couldn't have children whenever they felt like it, when children did come they’re greatly valued
by everyone.  Also when they lived in small nomadic tribes, the scarcity of resources led to careful management
and knowing that their numbers couldn’t be easily replaced, resulted in groups avoiding conflict with each other.
Even after they became more advanced and developed cities the population remained small.

They’re not the only planet with a small population in the Star Trek verse. I read somewere that Trill
only has about 600 million and Andoria has a population of 1 billion.

GOD bless
John 3:16

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ChaosAvatar18 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
A mere 500 million? That's not much in the way of population.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Edited Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer

You’re right their population is much smaller than ours.  It’s always a bit of a culture shock when a Nlian visits Earth!

Most of their world is a harsh  desert with limited resources. As a result, throughout their history Nlians have
had a low birth rate.  They're only fertile at certain times and no Nlian has ever had more than three children.

Because they can’t have children whenever they feel like it, when children do come they’re greatly valued by everyone.
Also when they lived in small nomadic tribes, the scarcity of resources led to careful management and knowing
that their numbers couldn’t be easily replaced resulted in groups avoiding conflict with each other.

They’re not the only world with a small population. I read somewere that Trill only has about 600 million
In 2269 Andoria had a population of 1 billion. Even on Earth the population during the days of the Roman Empire
was about 100 million

GOD bless
John 3:16



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Abbieisurqueen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
If it's similar to Mars it's most certainly not hot. 
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I meant similar in geography and the fact that it has a thin atmosphere.
It's hot because its closest to the sun.

GOD bless
John 3:16
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Abbieisurqueen Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, fair enough. 
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Hardwing Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
Interesting!
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
So Nila's roughly the size of Venus. I always love comparisons like these. Clap 
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Me too!
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