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Act 3. Pg 016

SASEET: See it! Ski it! Settle it!


- Among the habitable worlds of the Empire, Saseet is notable for its distance from its star. It straddles the far edge of the planetary “Goldilocks Zone,” and is thus, quite frankly, freezing.
- 60% of the planet is too cold to support life, and the remaining equatorial region feels like a Swiss winter.
- Due to a puzzle board system of subducted tectonic plates, it’s also an extraordinarily rocky, mountainous world.
- This makes the Saseet Homestead Act of 2357 all the more tragic. Put into effect by Familia planners, the Act gave settlers free passage, 140,000 pesetas, and free acreage as a way of encouraging colonization.
- But real life on Saseet was miserable. In the lower plains of Saseet, farmers could raise lingonberries, chestnuts, and winter wheats, and ibex could be raised with some success...but it was hard going.
- Even the romanticized beauty of the planet’s alpha predator, the Hornhawk -- which was frequently shown in propaganda -- was counterweighted by the viciousness of the creature. Every colonist, of every age, had to be constantly armed with m-wave pistols.
- In the words of one contemporary writer, “Saseet will freeze all the hope out of you, then freeze all the life out of you.”
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