World of valleys of the moon and temples of blood
If the ancient world of Kosh Krâtha is proof of anything, it's that no matter how far into the cosmos you venture, there'll always be some fanatical sect going about tying poor maidens to rocks to appease the vague whims of a deity. In recent years the Cult of the Tenebrous Path has made life tricky for the princesses of Moon Valley on Kosh Krâtha—and it isn't as if they haven't got it tough already.
Nestled within the wild reaches of the Vemodalen Obscurity, Kosh Krâtha is a mountainous planet with a primary government flourishing in the Centrality Cluster. Many of its peoples live happily, and regions such as Kosh Barbus are leaders in the fields of industrial agriculture and hydroponics. However, the out-lying and low-lying areas still struggle to survive through the wet seasons; the former Noble Houses of Moon Valley send their princesses out to gather sedge, fix up burst dams, and dig drainage ditches in these days of ill prosperity.
Rising above the fenlands are the Krâthdown Cliffs, sheer sheets of jagged rock capped by ancient temples belonging to a precursor race long since extinct. Nowadays, the crumbling edifices host rituals held by the Blood Priests of the Tenebrous Path, a cult of maniacs hoping to appease their Shadow God with virgin sacrifices. So far, their deity continues to give them the cold shoulder, and Moon Valley's supply of able young ladies is beginning to run dry.
Quadrene: Vemodalen Obscurity
System: Kosh Dava
Terrain: Mountains, savannas, fenland
Sapients: Elder race (formerly), Humans
Points of interest:
Centrality Cluster; Kosh Barbus; Valley of the Moon
United Populace; Cult of the Tenebrous Path
First appearance: Dawn of the Space Thumb