CARINA PRIME

Official Name: Carina Prime

Nature: Extraterrestrial world;
    part of the Carinian Cluster, presumably the Milky Way galaxy, possibly Reality-791 (almost certainly not Reality-616)

Natives: None identifed;

ResidentsProbiti; the central government of the Carinian Cluster is based on Carina Prime;
    formerly Sinjin Quarrel (later Starlord)

Population: Unrevealed

Capital City: Unrevealed

Government: Lawgivers officially run the system, but the Probiti have great political power

Languages: Unrevealed

National Defense: Unrevealed

Places of Interest: Probiti Training Institute, Vnish Battle Platforms

Visitors: Probiti-in-training; Sinnindru and Merimarth Quarrel

First Appearance: Starlord#1 (December, 1996)

History:  
(Starlord#2 (fb) - BTS) - Carina Prime is presumably the ruling planet of the star system known as the Carinian Cluster.

(Starlord#1 (fb) - BTS) - The telepaths of the Carinian Cluster, all of whom had golden irises, were organized at the Probiti Training Institute on Carina Prime, where they educated in the use of their power. 

    Eventually, the Probiti's skills were recognized, and they were made an important part of the legal system in the Carinian Cluster. 

    Upon graduation to a full Probiti, the Probiti was assigned to work at a justice center on one of the planets in the Cluster. The Probiti would probe the thoughts of defendant and plaintiff and witnesses, sorting through the tangle of fact and assumption and opinion, trying to dispense justice as best as he or she could.

    Their skill continued to grow, and while many of the Probiti accepted their new authority with wisdom and humility, far too many others did not. Some Probiti grew rich on bribes; others became the shadow power behind local political leaders; others twisted the judicial system to satisfy personal animosities.

    The lawgivers of the Carinian Cluster realized their problem too late. They attempted to rein in the young monster they had created, but they found that the authority they'd given could not so easily be rescinded. Every legislative maneuver they tried was blocked--either by Probiti control of the legal system or else by intense pressure on their own membership. 

(Starlord#1) - On his 7th birthday, as was the law, Sinjin Quarrel was sent to Carina Prime to study at the Probiti Training Institute. His parents promised to visit him as often as they could.

    The Probiti instructors were frustrated by Quarrel's limited range, as he could only transmit thoughts on contact (while most could read thoughts from several feet away).

    The Probiti instructors eventually graduated Quarrel to full Probiti and stationed him on Bovric to replace the Probiti that had died there 4 months ago.

(Starlord#2) - Quarrel and Rora/Ship feared the renegade telepath Harith Damyish (who had hidden his abilities and never become one of the Probiti) would use his connections and information to blackmail  Viz Glazgon and the Iforani to ambush and take over Carina Prime.

Comments: Created by Timothy Zahn and Dan Lawlis.

Alternate Reality-97012 - Damyish takes over Vnish Platform

Reality-97012 - Damyish and Iforani forces assault Vnish Platforms

    Images are sparse of Carina Prime. We have the images of the Probiti Institute, which are mostly covered in the Probiti profile, and then we have these two images, which are presumably accurate in their depiction of the platforms, but depict hypothetical events, which are mirrored in Reality-97012.

Reality-97012 Aided by the Iforani and possibly other mercenary forces, Harith Damyish used his telepathic powers to takeover the battle platforms of planet Carina Prime and then possibly conquer the world itself. Starlord#2 (1997)

    It would appear that the natives of the Carinian Cluster star system are from a common ancestor, and that the Probiti are some sub-species of that race, but this is undetermined.


Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Carina Prime has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
Starlord#2, pg. 27, panel 1-2 (Vnish battle platforms, external and internal, Reality-97012)
 


Appearances:
Starlord#1 (December, 1996) - Timothy Zahn (writer), Dan Lawlis (artist), Glenn Greenburg (associate editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Starlord#2 (January, 1997) - Timothy Zahn (writer), Dan Lawlis (artist), Glenn Greenburg (associate editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)



 

Last updated: 03/22/14

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