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Description:

Denebola V, known to its inhabitants as either Everwood or Lyracropis, is a cool world with untouched woodlands covering almost eighty percent of its equatorial and tropical zones. The three giant landmasses of Neurasia, Zadipos, and Slovakia, which straddle these regions, are home to most of the planetary population, which established its cities along the winding rivers that cut through the forested lands. The northern and southern regions, by comparison, are virtually devoid of life, as polar caps extend well into the temperate zones, retreating ever so slowly at what experts believe is the receding edge of a planetary ice age.

When this world was first settled, Denebola's ice caps reached as far as the northern tropical latitudes, and the early colonists considered various means of terraforming the world to open more land up for farming. Time and economics, however, were not conducive to such a venture, as the faltering Terran Alliance attempted to assert its authority over the independent-minded settlers. Denebola V was the first of the early Terran colonies to declare its independence from the Alliance, and successfully repelled that ill-fated government's efforts to bring its population in line. This independence would be short-lived, however.

Virtually isolated after securing their freedom, the inhabitants of Denebola soon found themselves forced to rely on loose trading alliances with various local systems for badly needed equipment to survive on their cold world, an ironic result of Terra's sudden shift toward isolationism. Disease and poorly executed agricultural programs added to the planet’s woes, and several early settlements died out completely, resulting in a fractured population as local communications broke down. Two separate colonial groups survived, one on the frosty northern reaches of Zadipos, the eastern continent, and the other on the hilly, river-crossed land of Neurasia in the central equatorial zones. Both colonial settlements presumed the others were lost as central government collapsed on Denebola, until years later, when the ascendance of the Terran Hegemony brought Denebola back into touch with the rest of the galactic community.

The arrival of the Hegemony, and the Star League after that, saved the Denebolans from the brink of oblivion, but those who remained were some of the hardiest and most stubborn of the planet’s population, adapted to years of living and forging a living in relative isolation. The trouble came when the Hegemony attempted to help the locals establish a central authority for the planet, as the Zadipos and Neurasian peoples each claimed the right to self-rule. A series of compromises averted what looked like the onset of a brushfire war on Denebola, as the Hegemony brokered the formation of a confederation-style government.

Allowing each of the two populations to see to its own affairs, while representatives from each made planetary-level decisions using an as-needed planetary council forum. This loose confederation and dual-government state evolved into a more homogeneous combination and centralized government after the fall of the Star League, as Denebola, lying right on the border of the Lyran Commonwealth and the Free Worlds League, changed ownership a number of times through the centuries. The resulting influx of off-world immigrants with each change of hands, mixed with the planet's past as a dual-society world, has resulted in a cosmopolitan melting pot.

Today, Denebola still maintains capital cities for each of its continents. Zadipos' capital, Fallen Star, is nestled on the western cost and is home to a thriving fishing community and regional defense post, while New Bonn covers the entire northern edge of the large inland Lake Diamond on Neurasia, and maintains several prime logging and farming industries. The official planetary capital, St. Cameron, is located on the eastern Rhyde Peninsula of Slovakia, and is home to Denebola's largest spaceport.

System Info:

  • System Name: Denebola
  • Coordinates: -13.04, -1.83
  • Star Type: K0V
  • Position in System: 5
  • Time to Jump Point: 5.00 days
  • Population: 1,078,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Mammals

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 TH/FWL/LC
2750 TH/FWL/LC
3025 FWL/LC
3030 LC
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 FWL
3062 FWL

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Terran Hegemony/Free Worlds League/Lyran Commonwealth
2822-01-01 Free Worlds League/Lyran Commonwealth
3030-01-01 Lyran Commonwealth
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3057-12-15 Free Worlds League
3081-12-31 Republic of the Sphere

System Star Maps:

Factories:

There are no functional factories located on this planet.

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Alioth -59.46 14.08 2
Alkalurops -40.26 45.64 2
Altair 9.39 14.08 1  
Alula Australis -24.52 -4.69 1
Asta 4.17 25.82 2
Athenry 17.73 31.30 2
Bryant 13.30 -13.30 1  
Callison -63.11 -15.13 2
Caph 13.04 -0.52 1
Capolla 8.08 -41.73 2
Carver V -5.48 -20.86 1
Castor -41.47 -17.47 2
Chara -29.47 6.52 1
Devil's Rock -36.51 -15.39 1
Dieron 13.04 15.39 2  
Dyev 5.74 41.21 2
Epsilon Eridani 18.52 -21.39 2  
Epsilon Indi 29.47 -15.65 2
Fomalhaut 21.12 5.48 2
Galatea -54.25 34.43 2
Graham IV -23.73 -10.43 1
Hall -14.08 -44.60 2
Imbros III -2.09 34.43 2
Keid 3.13 -10.17 1
Ko -18.26 44.34 2
Lipton -34.16 6.52 1
Lyons -23.21 39.12 2
Marcus -59.46 -15.65 2
Menkent -38.86 20.86 2
Mizar -55.03 20.86 2
Muphrid -27.64 15.39 1
New Earth -12.52 3.13 1  
New Home 7.30 -12.78 1
Nirasaki 34.69 19.56 2
Northwind 34.43 -2.87 2  
Nusakan -39.39 44.34 2
Oliver -32.08 -7.04 1  
Outreach -3.13 -34.95 2  
Pike IV 20.34 39.64 2
Pollux -31.82 -15.65 1
Procyon -4.96 -10.43 1
Rigil Kentarus -2.87 2.61 1
Saffel 25.82 12.00 2
Sheratan 41.21 -21.65 2
Sirius -2.35 -7.56 1  
Styx 26.08 25.82 2
Summer -44.86 26.34 2
Talitha -34.43 -34.95 2  
Terra 0.00 0.00 1  
Terra Firma 22.69 -33.90 2  
Thorin -23.73 8.08 1
Van Diemen IV -33.12 -41.99 2
Wyatt -65.46 -9.39 2  
Yorii -8.08 21.39 1
Zavijava -32.08 0.26 1
Zollikofen -29.21 19.56 1
Zosma -50.60 -10.43 2

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