Sector: Cadriaan Province
Rotation Period: 29 Standard Hours
Orbital Period: 292 Standard Days
Climate: Hot
Terrain: Jungles
Species: Human
Population: 474 million
Major Cities: Cadriell
Major Imports: High tech
Major Exports: Medicinal herbs
Spacia timber
Affiliation: House Cadriaan


Achillea was a planet that was located within the Cadriaan Province of the Tapani sector. It was a tradeworld on the Shapani Bypass hyperspace route and was one of House Cadriaan's primary worlds. It was discovedred in the Twelve Kingdom's Era.


Achillea is a warm, moist world with typical climate zones. The planet has shallow, warm seas and three large land masses. One is positioned in the northern hemisphere, one in the southern hemisphere, and the final dominates the equatorial zone. The northern land mass is the largest, dominated by rolling plains and plateaus. The equatorial land mass is a tangled jungle, largely unexplored. The southern land mass has been clear cut of its jungle.

Achillea's urban centers are located on the northern land mass. Nearly 70 percent of the land is urban construction and most of the planet's population has permanent settlements here. The capital city, Cadriell, is situated on a peninsula on the west coast, surrounded by spectacular cliffs overlooking the ocean. House Cadriaan maintains several starfighter bases along these cliffs to protect the capital city.


Achillea's small southern land mass has been clear-cut centuries ago. Now, huge spacia tree plantations cover the land mass. These plantations are interrupted by the occasional industrial community. These small industrial communities process the spacia timber either for shipment to offworld markets or for fine furniture manufacturing.

Points of Interest

  • Achillea Great Market


Since Achillea is located on the Shapani Bypass, the planet sees a great deal of travel through its system. The population of Achillea is therefore open-minded to the melting pot of aliens that pass through. After all, this traffic is a source of economic livelihood. Achilleans are open, friendly, and trustworthy people. They are also extremely mercantile and always look for an opportunity to turn a credit.

Achillea's cities are dominated by mercantile activity. Each city has at least one great market and usually several smaller ones - many specialize in specific goods and services. For a fee, any free merchant can sell his goods in the appropriate market. Few of Achillea's markets are black markets - the Achillea law enforcement agencies don't tolerate them.


Achillea's economy focuses on the tariffs it levies on shippers through its space. If Tapani starships don't want to funnel credits into the Freeworlds, passing through Achillea is the only other out-of-sector option. A great deal of credits are generated from support services (i.e. fueling, food, maintenance and repair) on Tapani sector ships, plus vessels traversing the Shapani run.

The spacia tree plantations generate less overall credits, but provide a stable market. Most of the wood is cut into manageable lengths and then shipped to in-sector markets. Spacia wood furniture manufactured on Achillea is in great demand as a luxury item across the galaxy.


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