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Description:

A hellish world of continuous volcanic activity that geologists are attributing to a severe tectonic shift of unparalleled magnitude, Kaus Borealis is a world that many feel is on death's door. Over 300 active volcanoes have formed in the last three centuries alone, erupting with increasing intensity that now has lava flowing freely and regularly over almost ten percent of the planet's surface at any given time.

When first discovered, Kaus Borealis was a serene world of deep green oceans, fertile soil, hardy woodlands, abundant wildlife, and blue skies. The early colonists quickly made their paradise a home and established it as an agricultural world. Although, like most terrestrial planets, Kaus Borealis had its share of seismic disturbances, scientists thought little of them until three new volcanoes explosively emerged on the west coast of the northern continent of Lucynda in 2803, each within three months of the other.

As more eruptions followed, and entire towns or farming regions were swallowed up by the earth or incinerated by tons of molten rock, a gradual exodus began, which stalled in the thirty-first century when the planet grew inexplicably silent. However, by that stage so much sulfur, methane, and ash had been thrown into the atmosphere that the ozone layer was compromised, breathing was impossible without respirators, and acid rain regularly fell from dark, yellow skies. Gone were the serene oceans, fertile soil, and hardy woodlands, and most of the native wildlife had perished. Turbulent, superheated seas and barren wastes of broken rock and charcoal now dominated the landscape.

The capital of Kaus Borealis, Iamda, is located on the northern continent of Allysi, which lies east of Lucynda. Grand Cauldron, a newer city on the southern continent of Bellaria, is home to the largest of the planet's geological research facilities, the Gordon Weiss Institute of Tectonics, as well as the southern hub of the Kaus Borealis Planetary Evacuation Command. Rashatta, Kaus Borealis' fourth and smallest continent, located in the equatorial zones between Allysi and Rashatta, is completely lifeless, a result of the planet's brutal heat and the presence of no fewer than ten of its twenty largest active volcanoes.

System Info:

  • System Name: Kaus Borealis
  • Coordinates: 11.48, 97.28
  • Star Type: K1IV
  • Position in System: 4
  • Time to Jump Point: 5.00 days
  • Population: 430,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Mammals

System Owner Eras:

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

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Lyran Commonwealth
2920-12-31 Draconis Combine
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:
Alnasi 2.87 117.10 1
Alrakis -20.08 82.67 2
Altais 37.56 110.84 1
Alya 26.60 97.54 1
Ascella 21.12 75.11 1
Baxter -31.56 113.71 2
Cebalrai -8.35 120.49 2
Corridan IV -38.34 122.58 2
Dromini VI -21.12 66.76 2
Eltanin -1.83 100.67 1
Kaus Australis 5.74 84.24 1
Kaus Media 7.82 80.85 1
Kessel -13.30 84.24 1  
Kimball II -35.99 100.67 2
Komephoros -34.43 92.84 2
Konstance -20.34 97.28 2
Kuzuu 23.21 67.29 2
La Blon -32.08 73.55 2
Lambrecht 13.56 58.16 2
Minakuchi 64.42 117.62 2
Moore 5.74 64.68 2
New Wessex -12.52 114.49 1
Phalan -20.08 135.62 2
Rukbat 42.51 109.80 2
Sabik -12.78 57.64 2
Shimosuwa 46.42 136.66 2
Shionoha -5.74 135.62 2
Shitara 41.99 88.41 2
Tsukude 20.34 120.49 1
Vega -3.65 107.97 1  

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