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Description:

A cloudy atmosphere, laced with too much sulfur and carbon dioxide to breathe safely, covers Laiaka in a hazy gray shroud. Though this atmosphere all but blocks out the light from its dull red star, this atmosphere traps enough solar radiation to produce higher than expected surface temperatures. Initial colonization efforts overlooked Laiaka for this reason, but during the ascent of the Federation of Skye, an expedition to this world discovered impressive deposits of industrial materials, including titanium and germanium, beneath the steamy surface.

Mining settlements soon arose, particularly on the northern island continent of Geir. Rather than erect expensive domes, the settlers built their cities underground, making use of their expanding mining tunnels and natural subterranean caverns - some even large enough to accommodate 'Mech traffic - formed by geologic outgassing. Early terraforming efforts were underway by the dawn of the Star League era, with vast expanses of genetically tailored algae employed across the global seas to convert some of the excess carbon dioxide to oxygen. The effort was only partially complete, however, when the Succession Wars began.

As a wealthy border world, Laiaka suffered from numerous raids throughout the Succession Wars. Though determined defenders and Laiaka's own unpredictable subterranean labyrinths often thwarted these invasions, the centuries of raiding set back terraforming efforts. Laiaka's atmosphere returned quickly to its natural state, a steamy near-toxic hell preferred only by the native flora. The planetary capital, Bunker City, is located on Geir's central plains, on the shores of the Great Geir River, and features Laika's few surface structures, including the gantries of the Bunker City Spaceport. The southern continent of Preiska, however, boasts its own local capital and spaceport city, Yaleston.

System Info:

  • System Name: Laiaka
  • Coordinates: -101.45, 54.77
  • Star Type: M9V
  • Position in System: 3
  • Time to Jump Point: 2.00 days
  • Population: 1,056,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Plants

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 LC
2750 LC
3025 LC
3030 LC
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 LA
3062 LA

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Lyran Commonwealth
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3057-09-18 Lyran Alliance
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:
Alcor -75.37 29.21 2
Algorab -115.01 15.13 2
Alkaid -94.93 47.47 1
Caledonia -122.05 37.56 1
Canonbie -123.10 67.81 1
Carnwath -63.64 83.20 2
Carsphairn -97.02 39.38 1
Chaffee -96.24 83.20 1
Fianna -142.66 20.86 2
Furillo -138.48 53.46 2  
Gacrux -86.59 11.21 2
Gladius -96.76 72.50 1
Glengarry -77.46 77.72 2
Hesperus II -124.66 47.20 1  
Kochab -68.85 63.11 2
Lamon -133.53 33.64 2
Laurieston -107.45 94.41 2
Nekkar -94.41 97.28 2
New Kyoto -125.97 12.78 2  
Sarpsborg -151.00 32.60 2
Seginus -82.93 64.16 1
Skye -57.90 52.16 2  
Trent -133.01 58.68 2
Vindemiatrix -100.67 27.12 1
Whittington -107.19 107.45 2
Zaniah -103.54 8.35 2
Zebeneschamali -78.50 91.02 2

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