Tarkus

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Tarkus
Tarkus.png
The Junkyard Planet
Planet Tarkus
System Redacted
Level Range 1+


Description

Ruined landscape created by a fusion of two planets into one. One, the Raskvel and Gabilani homeworld; the other, its former neighbor, Daerinoys. The two were made to collide centuries ago in a catastrophic attempt at terraforming, from which neither managed to recover. The raskvel continue to subsist on the surface, whilst the gabilani largely live in space stations above it. Certain political and social tensions are evident between the races, though the harshness does not compare to the merged-planet's current environmental climate and terrain. One side is covered in centuries worth of trash from the local population, while the other side is composed mostly of desert and wasteland. The planet is sometimes known as "The Junkyard Planet".

Places of Interest

Sub-Regions

Map of Tarkus in its entirety
Map of Tarkus around Novahome
  • Ancient ship labelled NOVA
    • Hangar - dock deck of Novahome
      • Ship Hangar
      • U.G.C. Scout Authority
    • Novahome - The living center created from a wrecked starship
      • Cargo Elevator
      • Shekka’s Widget Warehouse
      • The MESS (staffed by Carver Catering Company)
      • Steele Tech outpost
      • Mechanist's Shop
      • Colenso's Junk
      • Dr. Lash's makeshift shady laboratory
      • Doctor Badger’s Free Clinic / Lab / Bimbotorium
    • Deck 13 - Accessed by taking the cargo elevator down from Novahome's main deck.
      • Shield Control Station
  • The Wastes - The wilds of Tarkus, littered with debris and junk scattered in different areas. The varying terrain near Novahome include: plains, ridges, valleys, ravines, and even a beach to the nearest sea.
    • Rust Fields - The central portion of the wastes, that consists mostly of plains.
      • Rust Canyon
      • Rust Plains
      • Rust Path
    • Iron Ridges - A region taking up the southern portion of the wastes, littered with large, plates of metal.
      • Factory Square
      • Metal Ravine
      • Iron Valley
    • The Oil Sea - The heavily liquid-polluted sea coast in the wastes, taking up the upper west-most portion of the plains.
      • Arbetz Travel Agency
      • Polluted Beach
      • Oil Sea Beach
    • Scything Glade - Portion of the wastes that are the east-most area from the plains. Consists of metallic, predatory trees and bordered off by canyons and cliffs.
      • The Lift (artificial platform)
      • Planet Divide
      • Lane’s Plane
      • Chasmfall
  • Stellar Tether - Located at and accessed through the planets' divide, Chasmfall.

Inhabitants

Due to the result of two fused planets and multiple shipwrecks, the population consists of diverse races, cultures, and wildlife.

NPCs

Hostiles

General Strategy: Half of the enemies on Tarkus are mechanical in nature. Subjecting them to electrical attacks will cause them to become more prone to short circuit-ing. The other half are hyper-libidinous aliens who can easily be seduced and in turn try to drug and seduce the you.

Godsend items

Trivia

Tarkus is named after the song and album of the same name by the band Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.