Proper title and form of address for a priest of the Arriani Lady of Love. It is also the common, though unofficial, way of referring to all military chaplains.

PAIVA, Subsector 1-H:

No. systems: 78                          Sector: Orion  
  with 3 inhabited planets:  6           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets:  9
  with 1 inhabited planet:  24

Located at the foot of the Sentinel Mountains in Antarctica, this is a hundred-kilometer-diameter circle centered on the Imperial Palace, protected from the elements by a modified defense screen. The inner ten kilometers is parkland surrounding the Palace; the rest consists of air- and spaceports, residential and administrative areas, and some commercial activity, but no major industry. It also has entertainment of almost every conceivable type, a wide variety of eating places, the central offices of most news services, and so on. (For reference, it is approximately half again the size of the state of Delaware.)

A building four kilometers square, situated in the center of the Palace Complex. It is roughly a quarter public areas, about a third (including the Empire's best medical facility) semi-public, and the remainder private for Palace residents and guests.

Called Greenwich Mean Time prior to the Empire, this is the official time kept at the Imperial Palace and aboard all military (and most other) craft in space. It is also used throughout Xanadu, the only world known to have only one time zone.

PALLAS, Subsector 18-B:

No. systems: 149                         Sector: Aries 
  with 3 inhabited planets:  3           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets: 10
  with 1 inhabited planet:  25

PAN, Subsector 8-D:

No. systems: 80                          Sector: Centaurus
  with 3 inhabited planets:  1           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets: 10
  with 1 inhabited planet:  26

An involuntary and extremely rare aspect of Talent in which two minds are completely merged for a brief time. Irschchan theory is that it happens when the parties' underminds decide it is necessary to resolve an impasse or conflict.

Ranger Esteban Tarlac, once he has passed his Ordeal and died. The last member of the Traiti Circle of Lords, his first act as Lord Esteban was to make possible an immediate, honorable end to the Traiti War. (Fearful Symmetry)

PEACELORD, Subsector 21-B:

No. systems: 57                          Sector: Traiti
  with 3 inhabited planets:  2           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets: 12
  with 1 inhabited planet:  22

PEGASUS, Sector 5:

Ruled by: Shining Arrow family         No. systems: 386
Subsectors: 4                          Inhabited planets: 215
    A. Bayard               C. Traveler
    B. Sleipnir             D. Sandeman
Arms: On a blue field, a white pegasus rampant, wings unfolded.

Ducal family, Sector 14. Legend has it that this family was cursed when the first Duke, Orion, defeated the "witch" Lilith and destroyed the Blue Crystal from which she gained her powers. As she was dying, she pronounced the curse that death would visit Orion's heirs through their children. The line is, in fact, subject to a genetic defect which is fatal to seventy-five percent of the children and can, in a way that has not yet been determined, be passed on to the pregnant mother, with a twenty-five percent fatality rate.

Historians believe the Blue Crystal was a psionic amplifier, and that in destroying it, the Duke received a nonfatal dose of some unknown radiation which caused a genetic mutation passed in the male line; females who survive are invariably sterile. Children have an unusually high body radiation count, certain proof of parentage. (Linda Gerhart)


Sector: 20, Chameleon                        Year:
Subsector: C, Dagda                          Day:
System: Cuchulainn                           Gravity:
Settled/established:                         Axial tilt:
By:                                          Oxygen:
Satellites:                                  % Water:
Ident code prefix: PER                       Continents:
Ruled by:
General: Where Aleron Rourke and his daughter crashed after an interuniverse transition, as a result meeting Kiyoshi Owajima and Nevan DarLeras.

PHOENIX, Sector 14

Ruled by: Peridopicles family          No. systems: 660
Subsectors: 6                          Inhabited planets: 304
    A. Fenris             D. Excalibur
    B. Unicorn            E. Siren
    C. Gryphon            F. Shamu
Arms: On a black and red spiral field, a phoenix rising from flames, platinum.

PHOLUS, Subsector 8-B:

No. systems: 44                          Sector: Centaurus
  with 3 inhabited planets:  7           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets: 10
  with 1 inhabited planet:  27


Sector: 5, Pegasus                           Year:
Subsector: B, Sleipnir                       Day:
System: Valkyr                               Gravity:
Settled/established:                         Axial tilt:
By:                                          Oxygen:
Satellites:                                  % Water:
Ident code prefix: PIP                       Continents:
Ruled by:
General: Mostly-tropical world, among those conquered by Sandeman during the Eruption.

The smallest Imperial subdivision, ruled by barons. Those with only temporary or limited-purpose settlements are classified as uninhabited and subject to the rule of the settling planet's Baron.

POLARIS, Subsector 9-A:

No. systems: 146                         Sector: Ursa
  with 3 inhabited planets:  2           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets: 11
  with 1 inhabited planet:  26

POSEIDON, Subsector 17-C:

No. systems: 183                         Sector: Indus
  with 3 inhabited planets:  4           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets: 10
  with 1 inhabited planet:  17

Full-metal armor with force-field shielding, used in initial assaults and intense firefights. The force-field is the armor's primary defense; the armor itself serves mostly as a weapons platform, though if the force-field fails, it will sometimes provide enough protection for the operator to reach safety. In most cases, however, force-field failure is due to overload by enemy fire, and the ensuing suit failure and powerpack disruption cause total destruction of armor and operator both.

The armor is so massive that the operator cannot move it without assistance. This is provided by internal sensors which amplify small operator motions and transmit them to fusion-powered servos; these move the armor itself. Since delicacy of control is more important than sheer strength, which the armor provides, most power-armor specialists are women.

PROMETHEUS, Subsector 18-E:

No. systems: 119                         Sector: Aries
  with 3 inhabited planets:  2           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets: 10
  with 1 inhabited planet:  23

The hormone responsible for psionic Talent in humans. It is present even if the Talent is latent; even though this specific connection was not discovered until 2572, the Narvonese used a specific type of it as a "marker" of susceptibility to the nosferatu pseudo-virus as early as 2276.


Sector: 14, Phoenix                          Year:
Subsector: A, Fenris                         Day:
System: Origani                              Gravity:
Settled/established: N/A                     Axial tilt:
By: N/A                                      Oxygen:
Satellites:                                  % Water:
Ident code prefix: PUR                       Continents:
Ruled by: Baron of Origani
General: An average temperature of -40 F, almost constant snowfall, and ferocious native fauna have made permanent settlements impractical. Periodically, scientific and other teams make planetfall during the short (seven standard day) summer, but must leave before fall, when gale-force winds begin to blow.

Only known source of the keisha plant. (Linda Gerhart)

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