Kiros

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Par'tha Expanse
Kiros
Stellar Cartography
Region Par'tha Expanse
Sector Freeworlds Region
System Kiros system
Sun(s) 1: (Kir)
Moon(s) 1
Orbital Radius 1.1 AU
Eccentricity
Class O
Physical
Diameter 12060km
Atmosphere Nitrogen-oxygen with ozone and carbon dioxide content, Earth-normal pressure
Hydrosphere Moderate, 92% surface water
Climate Mild / Temperate
Blackbody Temp ???
Gravity 1.0 G
Primary terrain Urban, mountains, plains, forest
Points of interest
Length of Day 24h
Length of Year 360d
Native species A'Kir, Kirosian
Other species
Societal
Official Language
Population 3.2 billion
Technological Classification N
Major cities
Imports
Exports
Affiliation freeworld
Government democratic republic (A'Kir); monarchy (Kirosian)

Kiros (also known as Kir III), is the third of five planets in the Kiros system, located in the Freeworlds Region of the Par'tha Expanse. Classed as a Class O world, the majority of the planet, some 92%, is covered by water. The remaining 8% is occupied by two moderately sized continents, and numerous islands and archipelagos.

While Kiros is technically a member of the Freeworlds, they are not represented on the Council. This is due, in part, to their lower level of technology (early space travel) compared to many other worlds in the Par'tha Expanse, but also because of the divided political situation on Kiros. Where most planets would develop one sentient species (ie. Humans on Earth, Vulcans, Bolians, Trill, etc), Kiros' early geological continental separation isolated the original indigenous sentients into two groups. These groups then evolved over the course of tens of thousands of years, independent from each other. Though they share distant ancestors, the A'Kir and the Kirosians are easily physically distinguishable from each other, with very different cultures, beliefs, languages, and politics.

Due to the pressure of overpopulation, elementary terraforming has begun on Kiros.