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Kariton is a warm superterrestrial covered in a deep ocean and acidic haze.
Former Dominion world, location of the Rinomolitic Matrix, currently under the control of the Vedokiklek, who regulate access to this technology and are engaged in research to discover its potential uses.

Kariton was colonised by the Pona-Boden nanocyborg clade from the Solar Dominion before the Version War, but they were wiped out by Metasoft autowars in 4508. The matrix is a leftover technology from their brief stay in this system, and it is rumoured that other exotic treasures remain on the planet; however the Vedokiklek restrict access to the planet's surface ocean and the ruined cities that lie tens of kilometres deep beneath the waves. Since the discovery of the matrix, the faction known as the hAnodnenTikikA have controlled access to this important technology, and have become the most powerful modosophont faction in the system.

Occasionally strange forms of clarketech appear in the markets of nearby worlds, some of which may originate in Kariton. However, many appear to be clever fakes, some of which also originate with the Vedokiklek, or with their associates and rivals.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Additional material by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 29 November 2001.