Star: HD 190605 Type: G2V Luminosity: 1.46 x Sol Age: 10 billion Years Constellation: Vulpecula Distance from Sol: 149 ly (Epoch 2000) Planet: Pardes Type:Eugaian. Diameter: 12544 km Surface Gravity: 0.98 gees Orbital Period: 1.25 Standard years Semimajor Axis: 1.2 AU Day Length: 34 Hrs
Pardes is the former Cygexpa capitalworld, located 149 years from Sol. Originally a lifeless, mature gaian world it was colonised in 2010 AT. It was terraformed with relative ease and became the headquarters of the Cygnus Expansion Association in 2376.
Pardes was home to a major sect of the Corporate Religion of Abundance, the most influential outside the NoCoZo. Citizens of Pardes who followed this religion were known as Employees or Shareholders, according to rank. The sect fragmented when Cygexpa was sold off, and in the current era the system is home to a myriad smaller hyperpowers and megacorps, many of which are extremely wealthy.
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Cygnese - Text by Anders Sandberg The official Cygexpa language, still widely spoken throughout the Cygexba Volume. Part of the Anglish family (derived from New English), although parts are completely artificial.
Cygnus Volume - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Volume of space encompassing the constellation Cygnus as scene from SolSys; formerly incorporated into House Cygexba.