|Year length (PST)||482 days|
|Day length (PST)||36 hours|
Source: Honorbound Emissaries, pg(s). 3
Saaruq 5 is the outermost habitable planet in the Saaruq-Ruaan system, a binary system located in the Vast. It is the homeworld of the syngnathrixes and the adopted home of the Kreiholm Freehold, a confederacy of species originally from the Scoured Stars.
Saaruq 5 is a lush tropical planet with massive bodies of water. The duration of a day varies, but usually lasts 36 hours from first sunrise to second sunset, among which there are 12 hours of twilight.
Centuries ago, the Kreiholm Freehold, one of the eight groups of aliens that departed the Scoured Stars, arrived in Saaruq 5 and settled there, and were joined by the native syngnathrixes. They have since then spread across five planets, but keep a peaceful, isolationist policy.
In 318 AG, Saaruq 5 fell under attack from the jinsuls, one of the alien groups that left the Scoured Stars alongside the Kreiholm Freehold, who seek to conquer their old neighbours under their rule.
The syngnathrixes are the original natives of Saaruq 5. After the arrival of the Kreiholm Freehold, they joined the federation, and today the planet are inhabited by a diverse number of species, most notably syngnathrixes (46%), nelentus (39%), thyrs (2%), among others.