The Tabula Rasa system is comprised of four planets, one of which being capable of supporting life. Due to the systems small size, there is no asteroid belt.
Iros: An Earth sized volcanic planet with a sulfuric atmosphere similar to that of Venus. Iros is the closest planet to the sun.
Krock: The second planet from the sun. Slightly larger that Earth and having the same level of gravitational pull. The planet Krock is the only habitual planet in the system and sports an oxygen enriched atmosphere with a wide array of exotic life.
Zanatos: A gray inhospitable planet similar to Mars in size and nature. Has one small moon made of ice. Third planet from the sun.
Archos: A Neptune sized, blood red gas giant with massive golden rings and twelve moons.
Although descended from human colonists, Krock's inhabitants have evolved and adapted to it's oxygen enriched air. The average human grows over a foot taller, possessing immense strength and living three times longer. But these perks come at a cost as their bodies are now dependent on Krock's unique atmosphere.
If a Krock born human were to set foot on a 'normal' planet without any form of environmental protection, they would quickly suffer symptoms comparable to altitude sickness.
The continents of Alzer, Yavin and Giath mainly feature dense jungle terrain. The trees grow as tall as skyscrapers and completely block out the sun. All light at the jungle floor being provided by reminiscent plants and fungus's. Tropical storms are frequent and often last for days on end, usually flooding the lower terrain with rainwater. This is also the deadliest terrain on the planet. A normal unprepared human would quickly fall prey to one of the many super predators. Even well equipped the fatality rates would be high.
Because of the shore line mountains cutting off most weather activity, the continents of Rokh and Amazah feature rocky, outback and desert like terrain. Although less dangerous, many of the predators have adapted to the uneven terrain and are able to ambush their prey. Human or otherwise.
The other three continents New Ziggurat , Bellious and Issalah feature much more normal terrain. Forests, plains, deserts (in the case of Issalah), swampland and tundra near the poles.
Major Faction (The Three Powers)
The Three Powers are a secret alliance recently formed for mutual safety, mutual benefit and most importantly; to protect their homeland from invaders looking to pillage it's resources.
A hardcore military society comparable to the Spartans of ancient Greece. Unlike the other factions, this one has been around since the beginning and like the great white shark, has never really had to change in terms of culture. Although not advanced enough to field anti gravity technology or build robots like the Yavins, the Bladerunners have access to highly sophisticated military technology and make use of cybernetics. They are also the only faction on the planet to effectively make use of power armor in the jungle terrain.
Each member of the Bladerunnres clan is trained from birth in the art of hunting and fighting. Then at the age of 14 they are sent into the jungle with nothing but their wits and the cloths on their back. To complete the rite or passage and become a full member of their society, they must not only survive but kill a dangerous predator to prove their worth. Those who fail the test often die. Luckily this is a rare occurrence.
Most of the physical labor is handled by slaves, intruders from non allied factions who have been captured alive and put to work. Because of this, the majority of the population is made up of military personnel.
Their cities bear a resemblance to industrial fortresses with buildings that look more like bunkers than anything else. Their society is led by a small council made up of the most senior of their military leaders.
In the alliance the Bladerunners take the role of elite fighting forces and military leadership. They often find themselves leading the "lesser but numerous" Alzerian troops.
Yavin Scientific Order
A technologically advanced and rational civilization made up of scientists, philosophers, artists and intellectuals. By far the most advanced of the three, they were the ones to develop interstellar travel and propose the alliance to the other two factions.
Raised in a society of flying cars and robots, the average Yavin citizen has very little to do in terms of physical labor thanks to just about everything being automated. They also have the benefit of not having to pay for an education. Their society looks like something out of a science fiction novel with tall sleek towers and gleaming high tech industrial facilities. The Yavin people are led by a senate of elected representatives from different walks of life.
In the alliance the Yavins fill the role of all forms of technical expertise and serve as diplomats. This has put them at odds with the Bladerunners who prefer to kill everything first and ask questions later. It also doesn't help peace talks when their public image borders on Satanic in some countries.
A monarchy socialist order currently led by King Johnathin. The Alzerian people lack the advanced technology of the Yavins and one of their soldiers can't hold a candle to a Bladerunner. But what they lack, they more than make up for in sheer numbers (more than the other two factions put together) and their ability to extract resources in massive quantities. Over half the raw materials used by the Alliance in ship construction to be exact.
The general population of the Alzerian Kingdom is made up of middle class citizens who work long hours to make pay and their society bears a resemblance to early 20th century England.
The Alzerian Kingdom mainly contributes physical labor and raw materials. Tensions are also high between them and their two allies. The Alzerian people haven't forgotten the atrocities committed against their kind by the Bladeruners and the Yavins are viewed as strange and alien in comparison to their kind.
(still under construction, but tell me what you think.)