Mandra Quin'Si (Gliese 673)
Mandra Qu'insi
Image from Steve Bowers
Mandra Quin'Si, with its broad canals and strips of irrigated land resembles the classic pulp fiction idea of Mars

Mandra Quin'Si System - Data Panel

- Distance from Barawatten: 9.194 ly (J2000)
- Distance from Sol: 25.16 ly (J2000)
- Constellation: Hercules
StarNames: Gliese 673, HD 157881, HIP 85295, Wolf 718
Physical characteristics:
- Mass: 0.679 x Sol
- Radius: 0.638 x Sol
- Luminosity: 0.103 x Sol (bolometric)
- Temperature: 4,096 Kelvin
- Spectral type: K7 V
- Rotation period: 11.94 days
- Age: 4.47 billion years
1) Omorig: Achlysian
2) Torom: AcidiTerrestrial Agonian
3) Mandra Quin'Si: Terrestrial AquaArean
4) Ghonus: Terrestrial CapnoArean
5) Stenus: AmmoNeptunian
6) Lomyu: AmmoNeptunian
- The Fringe
Mandra Quin'Si had largely lost its atmosphere.

K4H and TakiCorb partially terraformed this dry planet, covering the desert surface with wide canals fringed by irrigated land. Mandra Quin'Si resembles the classic atomic age pulp sf fables of Mars, although in this case the canals and decadent cities were built by human slaves ruled by the tyrants known as the Terrorlords of the Quasa'an Dynasty.

In 2446 the Tsutari Ambastory, a religious confederation drawn from the habitats across the system, overthrew the Quasa'an dynasty, bringing the era of tyranny to an end.

Mandra Qu'insi and moon
Image from Steve Bowers
Mandra Quin'Si and its moon, Alyoia
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Development Notes
Text by Steve Bowers, updated by The Astronomer 2021
expanded from the original by Anders Sandberg
Initially published on 10 February 2010.