Capital Province Lokesh
Roughly 2000 years ago Lokesh Island was part of the Kingdom of Manar. It was not heavily populated, but was strategically important for the fleets of fishing vessels that brought in most of their catches from the massive sub-marine shelf off their coast.
Groundfish (so-called because they generally feed and dwell near the bottom, the "ground" of the sea) make up about half of Manar's total catch of all saltwater species. The relatively shallow waters of the continental shelf - that submerged shoulder of seabed separating the continental shore from the deep ocean - provide an ideal habitat for fish. Manar's Maranarian shelf, especially its shallowest portions - the renowned Kirakt, Hon'tis and other fishing banks - provides some of the richest pastures of the sea for breeding and feeding aquatic life.
Warm waters of the northerly flowing Tanal Stream mingling with the southerly flowing frigid Govindian Current create conditions particularly conducive to sustaining large populations of groundfish species.
Northwest Maranarian fishing banks are very large - the Kirakt Banks alone cover 280,000 square kilometres - and extend seaward as much as 500 kilometres from the coast, although most lie within the 320-kilometer zone set by Manar as its exclusive fisheries management area.
Eventually, though, the fishing fleets of Govinda found their way south, and soon fighting occurred over the area. Lokesh Island became an important piece of real estate for either kingdom to gain a foothold in the area.
Places of Note:
- Lokesh spaceport - located at the southern-most tip of the island; surrounded by green hills (sims. 103, 111) This spaceport is approximately 30km from the main embassy building, but accessible by ground transportation or transporter. The Federation owns warehouse and secure launching facility in this area, just large enough to land a Nova class vessel.
- Prime Minister's Mansion - (sim. 118)
|Capital Province Lokesh|
|Northern Alliance: Kingdom of Devi, Govinda, Damodara|
|Manaria United: Kingdoms of Manar, Rania|
|Kingdoms of Tanal & Bryque: Kingdoms of Tanal, Bryque|
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