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Titles The Cradle
Type Gas giant
Adjective Brethedan
Diameter 11x
Mass 320x
Gravity 2.5x
Atmosphere Special
Year length (PST) 30 years
Day length (PST) 6 days
Orbits Sun
System Pact Worlds system
Satellites Dozens, including Kalo-Mahoi, Marata, Dykon, Thyst, Varos, and Chamari
Inhabitants Barathu
Images of Bretheda

Source: Core Rulebook, pg(s). 456-457, 486
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Bretheda is the largest gas giant planet in the Pact Worlds system.[1][2][3] Its nickname is The Cradle, which comes from its dozens of moons, some of which have barely been explored.[3]


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As a gas giant, Bretheda lacks a solid surface. Floating arcologies host lifeforms not native or adapted to such environments, such as terrestrial races.[2]


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Barathus are floating, gelatinous creatures capable of rewriting their own DNA, making them an extremely flexible and adaptable race. They maintain Bretheda's sister planet Liavara as a reserve of native lifeforms.[2]

Barathus are also capable of joining consciousnesses, which they use to form super-intelligent entities. Some such entities collectively operate corporations that facilitate interplanetary trade in biotechnology, such as the Sopeth Corporation, a single sentient hive-mind comprised of thousands of barathus.[2][3]


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Bretheda has dozens of moons, and some are nearly the size of other planets in the system. Noteworthy moons include:

  • The industrialized water world of Kalo-Mahoi.[3]
  • Marata, where anthropological debate has erupted over the native maraquoi tribes' development from paleolithic technology to space travel in only a few generations.[3]
  • Crystalline Dykon, which is home to silicon-based life, including urogs.[3]

Bretheda is also orbited by a collection of "death moons" with conditions hazardous to most other species.

  • Thyst is so radioactive that unprotected flesh can melt from bone.[3]
  • Varos is a volcanic, tidally heated planetoid where imprisoned and indentured workers mine for gemstones unique to the moon's mantle.[3][4]