Player > Setting > Planets > The Veskarium
Location: Near Space
Day: 28 hours; Year: 3 years
The Veskarium refers to the eight-planet solar system
that the militant vesk rule. The scaly race evolved on the
planet closest to the sun, and from the beginning they easily
cowed the bands of cave-dwelling snake-people, jackal-faced
arthropods, and even
there. This planet
provided rich natural
resources, an abundance
of dry land, and beasts
of war. However, its people
hungered for even more power.
Eventually, vesk took to space. They called their home Vesk Prime and renamed and numbered the subsequent planets farther from the sun as they overran them. The result is the Veskarium, a vast empire with a wide array of subjects. This includes the stonefaced squidfolk of Vesk-2, the antlike beings of Vesk-5, the feline humanoid barbarians of Vesk-6, and the pacifist frost behemoths of Vesk-7 and Vesk-8.
Vesk rule from enormous military bases that double as governmental headquarters situated in key positions on each planet. A high despot rules each planet, forming a council that makes decisions for the Veskarium at large. Though their laws are autocratic, vesk see both themselves and their society as deeply honorable. They strive to provide their citizens with a high standard of living, though their societal structures are unforgiving and they inherently view non-vesk as inferior.