A single planet orbiting close to a star, the Trise System is not one of the galaxy’s most inviting spots. To the Banu, however, it is holy ground: the location of “The Council,” their religious collective. The Council is responsible for the dictums that define Banu society, but their own calling requires that they be separated from their people in so much as is possible. As a result, Trise is located deep in Banu territory far from any populated systems.

There are no great Banu pilgrimages, though, so do not expect to move worshippers to and from the system. The idea that the collective must be separate from the society is law. In fact, shippers take note, The Collective prefers human and Xi’An goods specifically because they wish to avoid the influence of their own people… and they’re willing to pay top dollar to maintain their philosophy.

Banu monk equivalents do produce elaborate copper-based artwork which has a certain kitsch value; their healers concoct a variety of medicines which have been shown to have a positive affect on human disease.


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