A Kurgan world that has a rebellious relationship with the Caliphate.
Khayyam grew as a free thinking planet where people could escape the corporate First Republic. Its progressive population established a democracy while nobles were in the ascendant.
Its political philosophy influenced the Second Republic and it played a major role in era. During this time it was heavily industrialized to the point that terraforming engines were installed to maintain the ecosphere.
Its tensions with the Caliphate may yet lead to violence.
Heru Abdalim as locals know Saint Horace is believed to have studied at Madrasa al-Azhar the largest university.