Gashmere is a somewhat mysterious planet that is home of the Kodians. It has been part of the Yamatai Star Empire since shortly after being discovered by the YSS Nozomi in YE 27 and is governed by the General Assembly of Gashmere. Gashmere has a population of over 2.507 billion.
In order from center to furthest from the sun, the Gashmere system consists of a F0 V Yellow-white Main Sequence star, a rock planet, Gashmere and its moon, a rock planet with a moon, an asteroid belt, and a Jovian planet with 8 large moons.
Gashmere has a mountainous terrain and cool weather. Temperatures range from -30 °C to 41 °C with an average temperature of 0 °C. Gashmere has standard gravity at about .9 G and a standard breathable Nitrogen atmosphere of about 20% Oxygen. On the surface, there are many hills snow-capped mountains. Gashemere has some forests but much of the planet is grassy tundra, divided by very common rivers from the mountain sources. Abundant sources of food include river fish, berry bushes, and insects (some of which can grow quite large, such as the mantis-like predatory Rulian).
The dwellings and cities of Gashmere are primarily underground in massive natural and artificial cave systems. It's easy for foreigners to get lost in these three-dimensional labyrinths. Some of the tunnel systems are thousands of years old and are full of elaborate carvings and statues.
Gashmere has a well-staffed and fully equipped starport built in YE 27 after the Kodians joined the Yamatai Star Empire.
Civilian cargo shipping is primarily provided by Trinary Star Shipping, which has storefronts in many of the planet's major cities.