(Thought I'd repost this from last night, seeing as how most of the people that replied to my thread from late night and morning /tg/ were trolls and morons. Yes, I know that the planet bears resemblance to another planet from another piece of popular fiction, and I based this planet from it. And before anyone asks, this is a planet to be used in a Dark Heresy campaign. I find it fun to think up of strange planets in the Imperium, and elaborating on them.)
A rarity in the Imperium, Iniega is a gas giant that has an atmospheric layer suitable for habitation. This 60km layer is kept at a reasonable pressure and temperature by the gas giant, and has developed a small ecosystem of floating flora and fauna. Massive floating cities and farms dot the planet, all of which date back to the Dark Age of Technology. These are held aloft by a series of complex and arcane buoyancy mechanisms that are attended to by the Adeptus Mechanicus.
The planet lies in the direct center of multiple trade lanes and has grown to be a sort of trade nexus for thousands of Trade Guilds, Conglomerates, and Corporations. These organizations hold all the power on Iniega, and the entire planet has been shaped into a mix between a trading planet, a hive planet, and a pleasure planet (riding through the massive gas clouds on an air-speeder is an experience second to none, and the sheer beauty of the planet attracts billions of tourists per year).
EQUATORIAL CIRCUMFERENCE: 98,000 miles
CLASS: Hive/Pleasure World
GRAVITY: Varies, though Habitable Zone standard is roughly 1.2G
YEARS AND DAYS: Iniega takes 418 Terran Days to complete its orbit and 8.65 Terran Hours to rotate on its axis. It should be noted that Iniega orbits one star in a triple star system. The other two stars are positioned so that at least one of them always shines on Iniega's dark side, thereby turning the planet's night into more of a twilight.
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PLANETARY GOVERNOR: The current Planetary Governor of Iniega is Prime Minister Verina Saphora. She represents the Toralis Combine, one of the many Trade Organizations on Iniega, and was elected into office in 997.M41.
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RELIGION: The Cult of the God-Emperor is the more prevalent faith on the upper cities, while the lower cities, which are inhabited mostly by Adeptus Mechanicus agents, are faithful to the Cult of the Machine God.
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NATIVE FLORA AND FAUNA: Iniega boasts several species of fauna, and one primary species of flora that create a stable ecosystem in the Habitable Zone.
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ECONOMY: Iniega's economy is completely controlled by the various Trade Guilds, Conglomerates, and Corporations found across the Segmentum. Trade and financial dealings completely dominate the economy, and many guilds, conglomerates, and corporations have their headquarters on Iniega. This has turned the planet into what some jokingly call "The Ophelia VII of Trade," as hundreds of millions of businessmen conduct negotiations, trades, mergers, and all sorts of financial transactions on the planet. The Administratum obviously has a rather large office complex on the planet dedicated to overseeing that Iniega and the various organizations on it continue to benefit the Imperium.
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SOCIETY: Iniega's citizens enjoy a relatively high level of standing compared to the standard Imperial Hive World. Most citizens have a decent hab-room to call their own, adequate food, medicine, and sanitation, and most operate in clerical work, either for the Administratum or for the hundreds of thousands of trade organizations on Iniega. This level of prosperity is only possible from the taxes and income generated by all of the trade going on within Iniega's floating cities.
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Holy shit... this is Bespin. SWEET!
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PRINCIPLE EXPORTS: Trade and Financial Transactions