Ruler by Selection/Rite,
Located in the Geidis System of the Maridis Sector , Geidi Prime is an industrial world wracked with pollution, crime, and corruption. As the planetary seat for House Harkonna within the Antrixian Landsraad, Geidi Prime is one of the more prominent planets in Antrixian politics.
With the advent of reliable interstellar travel within the Maridis Sector, terrestrial worlds within the area surrounding Antrixies were quickly discovered. Around the year 24,665 BBY, the planet of Geidi Prime was found to be a resource rich world and was marked for colonization. Emmon Harkonna was the first to lay colonial claims on Geidi Prime, quickly establishing mining and production rights for his family. The planet yielded a plethora of wealth for Harkonna, who soon established a family dynasty to match the Strykia family on Landris and the Atraydes family on Caladan.
With the recognition of Geidi Prime as an official colony of Antrixies, the planet quickly began being tamed by the forces Harkonna brought to bear on it. Within 500 years, the world was a teeming center of manufacturing and production, not just for Harkonna, but for Antrixies as well. When House Harkonna was officially formed and joined as a major House of the Antrixian Landsraad, Geidi Prime began to see a revolution of industrialization and population build-up.
Geidi Prime would go on to be continuously harvested for resources. The Harkonnas, while a firm supporter of the Antrixian people, fell into an obsession with greed. This greed would drive the House to have little concern for the environment on their world. Over-mined and eventually heavily polluted, Geidi Prime would become a dying world.
Geidi Prime has a day of length 31.27 standard hours and a local year lasting 2.6 standard years. The planet is of average temperatures and maintains a low level of photosynthesis. This low level of photosynthesis was largely due to the heavy industrialization of the planet under the Harkonnas, which gives the planet’s atmosphere a distinct red look from orbit. However, the Harkonnas did maintain some of the planet's original forests, mainly of Pilingitam trees for logging and export.
As one of the first colonies founded within the Commonwealth, Geidi Prime is often used as an example of what not to do with a planet’s ecosystem. Moreover, almost all indigenous life on the planet is extinct due to poor management of planetary resources. The Geidi Strover and the Wild Marsh-tou are two of the only surviving species, although they are mainly found in captivity, where they have been bred for centuries.
Baron Harkonna has expressed very little interest in trying to repair the damage to his planet’s ecosystem. Instead, he focuses on maintaining the vast industrial juggernaut that contaminates the Harkonnen world. As a society, the Harkonnens are more interested in material gain and luxury. Harkonnen Antrixians tend to be greedy and selfish, as a norm, on Geidi Prime. Some would compare them to the Hutts or Rygelans when it comes to their attitude about wealth and property.
Scientists predict that Geidi Prime cannot last for more than an another 500 years before becoming fully devastated and uninhabitable. That may be why the Harkonnas allied with House Corrino after the Clone Wars in an attempt to secure a foothold that would allow them access to moving to Antrixies during the Imperial occupation of the Commonwealth.
Society and CultureEdit
Over all, the culture of Geidi Prime held to most of the base cultural norms of the Antrixian Commonwealth. Jinsai influence made the populace believe in family and personal honor. But the greed of House Harkonna modeled a decadent society for the rest of Geidi Prime.
Inhabitants of Geidi Prime, known as Gedites to the other members of the Commonwealth, had a high, almost snobbish attitude about themselves. The Gedite-Antrixians focused themselves on wealth and pleasure, along with a narrow, narcissistic self view that made them look down upon other members of the Commonwealth. Lower-class citizens were often demeaned by the nobles and wealthy, treated as slaves or servants.
RPG D6 StatsEdit
Atmosphere: Type II (Breath Mask Suggested)
Hydrosphere: Moderate with extreme pollution
Terrain: Urban, Mountain, Plains, Ocean
Length of Day: 31 standard hours
Length of Year: 803 local days
Sapient Species: Antrixian(N), Various Species
Starport: (4) Stellar class
Population: 2.7 Billion
Planet Function: Colony, Manufacturing
Government: Ruler by Selection/Rite, Assembly
Tech Level: Space
Major Exports: Technology
Major Imports: Raw Materials, Luxury Items, Foodstuffs