"When you see Choknoa's divine and oddly welcoming presence, you will know that it is a fine home to stay. I can not even begin to fathom at its endlessly develop cities, counties, and its major economic status. Choknoa is most definitely a wonder of the Saykya System."
-Donatus Shuker, recounting his visit to Choknoa.
Choknoa is the first planet in the Saykya system, and it is a very major housing and economic center. Choknoa is a boiling airless terra, which has surprisingly sprawled countless kinds of life on its surface. Choknoa is affiliated with the Lowzyol Federation, and is a large business center for Timporians and Zythyns. Choknoa is also a firm member of the Peleunsk Core Worlds, and holds a position of high power concerning the decisions of the Saykya System.
Choknoa is one of the last major colonies set up by Zythyns, which is resulted from its hot and inhospitable environment. Since its slow beginnings, Choknoa has exponentially grown to become a prominent ecumenopolis in the Saykya System. Countless businesses have been started on the surface of Choknoa, giving rise to large trade attractiveness and the construction of many space stations. The true reason for Choknoa's high population stems from the construction of Saykya's Dyson Swarm, which directed much of the mining corporations to Choknoa. Mining cities, towns, and metropolises were soon set up from the sheer profits of Choknoa's mineral-rich internals.
During the 500s BCE, Choknoa's population was exponentially growing from mining teams and businesses looking for opportunity. After a landmark meeting with LZF council members, it was decided that Choknoa would be slowly moved and granted an atmosphere. As a result, Choknoa is now in the inner habitable zone, with a rather stable atmosphere and ecosystem. Temperatures on the surface now average 50 Degrees Celsius, which was not friendly to the Zythyns' native temperatures. Nonetheless, Zythyns still thrived on the surface under special conditions.
Choknoa contains many bizarre and outlandish features, including salt deposits from theorized former oceans, a retrograde rotation, and its abnormally large mantle and core. It is believed that a planetary object crashed into Choknoa, dispensing a lot of iron and reversing its rotation. This could also explain its three dwarf moons, which are not normal for a planet within close proximity to its star.
On the surface of Choknoa, there is an unmissable and glaring feature - the planet-wide ecumenopolis named Choknoa-Closkomal. Choknoa-Closkomal is one of the largest cities on Choknoa, taking up much of the land area of the planet. The city of Choknoa-Closkomal used to be sealed off from the natural environment of Choknoa, either being domed or sealed with tunnels. This was until the advent of improved technologies, which became readily available to all citizens.
Choknoa-Closkomal also contains advanced floating cities in its vicinity, which are usually reserved for living and business purposes. However, many cultural landmarks from Sedrua also populate the skies.
Like the smaller cities, Choknoa-Closkomal has deep underground sections (Referred to by Zythyns as The Undercity), closed off to the outside world. many sub-cultures and structural differences occur down below, which is a result from the high influence of mining. The Undercity is also where a sizable percent of the poor population lives.
On Choknoa's surface, there exists hundreds of sectors which conform to culture, wealth, population, and resources. Every major sector originally started as a small mining colony, soon growing as Choknoa became the minerals capital of the inner Sakyan System. A list of some major sectors is below:
Klungyimgyr Sector: The Klungyimgyr Sector is the largest mining and industry sector on Choknoa, which produces a sizable percent of the planets metal exports. Countless businesses and mining counties exist in the Klungyimgyr Sector, alongside many industrial plants, mining rigs, commercial areas, with scattered but large housing districts.
The Klungyimgyr Sector is the first major sector of Choknoa, and as a result it has a very high population and economic value. By 500 BCE, the Klungyimgyr Sector was self-sufficient, and produced much of the metals in the Lowzyol Federation. Since then it has stood as a large metal export and industrial powerhouse.
Choranomor Sector: The Choranomor Sector is the largest commercial sector, with the highest concentration of businesses and shops. The Choranomor Sector is known for its rather small size, but large planetary impact. The Choranomor Sector is also a large residential sector, and as a result generates most of the revenue in its area.
The Choranomor Sector was constructed during major mining operations, and it started as an unimportant mining town. However, the Klungyimgyr Sector was nearby, and they soon both exploded in size and population. Since the introduction of Choknoa's atmosphere, the Choranomor Sector has become the most profitable area on the planet.
The culture of Choknoa is largely influenced on Saykya. The proximity of Choknoa to Saykya has created many cultures within the cities, which are usually offshoots of bigger cultures. Isolationism used to be more common, which was a result of the formerly domed cities. This has been considerably mitigated since Choknoa was granted a stable atmosphere.
As Saykya's increased radiation showers residents, small biological shifts happen over long periods of time. Most notably, Human skin has gotten darker, and Zythyns have lost much of their fur entirely. Zythyns born on Choknoa are also much taller, which results from the halved gravity compared to Lowrokira. This has given rise to many groups of offshoot species, which all connect to each other with planet-wide holidays, rituals, and customs.
Ever since Choknoa was given an atmosphere, cultures on the surface have changed greatly. Many heat-resistant species live in less dense areas of Choknoa, while species like Zythyns live in sealed off climate-controlled sectors.
The economy of Choknoa is largely based on alloy and metals foundries, with Choknoa being the top producer of iron, nickel, and silica in the inner Saykyan System. Choknoa's large iron and nickel production also makes it a prominent steel manufacturer in the Saykya System. Every standard year, Choknoa produces about 34% of the Saykya System's iron, and about 21% of the nickel. This rich metal profit has given rise to many interstellar corporations, which have lasted for many centuries. Choknoa is also rich in platinum, which was very useful for early colonists to export and expand upon. Most of the useful platinum has been drained from the surface, as platinum only makes up 7% of Choknoa's metal exports. Choknoa also has a minor industry in military exports, as it uses a section of its iron to manufacture parts and devices for the Commonwealth Space Force, as well as for more basic computers and steel.
Unexpectedly, Choknoa is one of the highest exports of salt in the Saykya System. This is derived from its colossal salt flats, which were formed by past lakes and oceans. Most of the salt on Choknoa's surface is in reserved areas, collected and placed into large processing facilities in the larger city sectors. At its peak, Choknoa accounted for 73% of the local salt exports. This has been dwindling since the formation of the Commonwealth of United Economic Nations, now being comprised of about 0.36% of the exports.