[3132] Menkar’s star is a cool red located in the open jaw of the Whale, or Sea Monster, Cetus, constellation as
viewed from Terra. The planet derived its name from the Arabic name for the star, Al Minhar, “The Nose” (of the
Sea Monster). Menkar’s star is the second-brightest star in that constellation, with first place going to second-
magnitude Deneb Kaitos. Nevertheless, Menkar was given the Alpha designation as a result of the two stars’
positions in their constellation as viewed from Terra. Menkar’s star is on its way to becoming an unstable variable
like its constellation-mate Mira. Though this fact was known it did not stop the planet from being colonized.

Menkar IV, or Menkar, is a large world with two large continents, Ulug Beg and Al Tizini, and three
archipelagoes. Menkar’s two oceans are deep and full of life. Ulug Beg and Al Tizini have arid landscapes and
fertile valleys fed by large rivers. The majority of the planet’s population is split between the two continents.
Monkar, Menkab, and Al Minkar are medium-sized archipelagoes that are covered mostly with jungle. These
archipelagoes are used for harvesting plants for medical research and special medicines used in reversing the
rejection effects of transplanted organs or replacement limbs.

Menkar was captured during the Fourth Succession War by Davion forces without a shot being fired. The planet’
s military surrendered in order to save the planet from seeing war for the first time. Blakist forces invaded when
the Jihad was at its height. The planetary government surrendered as they did with the Davions—or so it
appeared. They knew of the horrendous acts of barbarism the Blakists had committed. The Blakists left a
garrison on the planet and departed. A week after this departure, a mysterious illness swept through the
conquerors’ camp, as well as the local population. When the war was over and Menkar liberated, the Blakists
were all dead, as were 10 percent of the population who sacrificed themselves to kill the invaders.

+[May, 3134] Algot, Foot Fall, Wei and Menkar hit by pro-Capellan uprisings.
+[May 3, 3134] Capellan terrorists capture Governor Charles Kincaid of Menkar and family.
+[May 15, 3134] Menkar Governor's family killed during rescue attempt.
+[Late May, 3134] Foochow and Menkar hit by Capellan invasion.
+[Late July, 3134] Republic forces on Gan Singh and Menkar reinforced.
+[July 31, 3134] Knight Jonathan Corrick dies in battle on Menkar.

[3132] Menkar was originally part of the Capellan Confederation until the creation of The Republic. Menkar
became part of Prefecture V under the control of The Republic. After the fall of the HPG Network Fortress
Republic was created and many of the worlds under its control were set free.
[3135] Menkar was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Menkar became part of House Liao, the Capellan Confederation.
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Star Type: M2IIIa
Position in System: 4 (of 9)
Number of Moons: 1 (Metuchen)
Days to Jump Point: 7
Surface Water: 66%
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
Surface Gravity: 1.1
Equatorial Temp: 35° C
Highest Native Life: Mammals
Population: 1,134,458,000
Governor: Chuck Kincaid
Planetary Legate: Kirk O’Brien
Continents: Al Tizini
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