Akiton

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Akiton
The Rune of Akiton
(Cosmos)
Titles The Red; the Red Star; the Red Planet
Type Planet
Adjective Akitonian
Diameter x 1/2
Mass x 1/10
Gravity x 1/3
Atmosphere Thin but breathable
Orbit 2 years
Inhabitants Humans, Shobhad, Ysoki, Contemplatives of Ashok, red-skinned lizardfolk
Satellites None
Images of Akiton

Source: Distant Worlds, pg(s). 16-19
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Akiton (pronounced A-keh-ton)[1] is the fourth planet from the sun in Golarion's solar system and one of the two closest to the blue planet.[2]

First contact on Akiton.

Description

Red in color, Akiton is both colder and harder than its sunward neighbor.[3] Geographically, its surface is dominated by sparse deserts and glaciers, many of which are dried-up former ocean beds; its mountains and chasms are respectively the solar system's tallest and deepest. Akitonians favor firearms, which have exceptional range thanks to its thin atmosphere and low gravity.[4]


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Rune representation

In scholarly works, Akiton is sometimes represented by a rune: a circle with four 'L' shaped prongs at each diagonal making an approximation of a four-legged beetle.[5]

Inhabitants

While home to a wide variety of life, both intelligent and not, the primary inhabitants of the Red Planet are the tribal shobhads, four-armed men standing twelve feet in height and capable of wielding a sword in each of their four hands. They share the world with the timid and crafty Ysoki ratfolk and Ikeshti the red-skinned lizardfolk who hunt the great sand serpents of Akiton's dried sea beds with only primitive or natural weapons. The Contemplatives of Ashok are perhaps the strangest inhabitants of Akiton, even among the panoply of alien beings who live on the world, and their soft and throbbing brain-sacs provide them an unnatural connection to the facts of the distant past and future.[3]

Other life on Akiton includes:[6][7]


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Gazetteer

Akiton's cities host cosmopolitan trade centers and shelter its residents from the unstable life in the wastes. Some of the most notable places on Akiton are listed below:[4][6]


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Satellites

Akiton has no known satellites.[6]

Links to Golarion

References

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  1. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  2. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 181. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  3. 3.0 3.1 James L. Sutter. (August 11, 2008). Into the Black, Paizo Blog.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ethan Day-Jones, Jim Groves, Jonathan H. Keith, Andrew Romine, David N. Ross, and James L. Sutter. (2014). People of the Stars, p. 13. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-674-4
  5. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 16. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 16–19. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  7. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 57. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  8. Tim Hitchcock et al. (2010). Heart of the Jungle, p. 50. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-247-0
  9. 9.0 9.1 James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 18. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  10. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 53. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  11. James Jacobs and Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). Into the Darklands, p. 40. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-140-4
  12. Robert Brookes, Eleanor Ferron, Michelle Jones, Alex Riggs, and Nicholas Wasko. (2017). Heroes of the Darklands, p. 13. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-936-3