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Description:

Lyons was a modest world when first discovered, with ample resources but few features that truly stood out among the hundreds of worlds being colonized at the time. Warm, with a very terrestrial climate, fertile soil, and a host of common metals within easy reach of mining interests, only the unusually high amount of volcanic activity, particularly along the central mountain ranges of the primary continent of Fedkirk, makes the world distinctive.

To avoid the worst of the chronic eruptions and lava flows of the so-called Fedkirk Fire Chain, settlements on Fedkirk were established on the farthest coasts, leaving much of the interior region unspoiled and sparsely populated. Additional cities grew up on the smaller continents of Glastone, Leuben, and Pairse, including the planetary capital of Davids' Point, which occupies the end of Glastone's northernmost peninsula. With mining and manufacturing concerns limited in scope, Lyons developed only a modest commercial industry, but enough to attain self-sufficiency in short order.

When the Terran Alliance fell, the people of Lyons hardly felt the loss until the Terran Hegemony rose in its place and annexed the planet with ease. The Lyran Commonwealth, however, took an active interest in Lyons as a potential center for trade, and negotiated with the Hegemony for joint administration during the Star League era. Unfortunately, with the fall of the League, Lyons's prominence seemed to come to an end.

In the Succession Wars that followed, the world was raided several times, as might be expected for a Lyran/Draconis border planet, but a dedicated aerospace defense force based on its single moon often discouraged the casual raiding force. After the Succession Wars, Lyons rose in stature again as the lynchpin world of the so-called Lyons Thumb, a region of Lyran-occupied space extending into the Draconis Combine that remained under constant threat from House Kurita for decades.

Unfortunately, the rise of the Free Skye movement hindered defensive operations, and some experts say contributed to the planet's eventual fall to the Combine at the onset of the FedCom Civil War. Remarkably, Lyons came through all the collective fighting of the Star League's fall, the Succession Wars, and even the FedCom Civil War with minimal damage.

System Info:

  • System Name: Lyons
  • Coordinates: -23.21, 39.12
  • Star Type: F8V
  • Position in System: 2
  • Time to Jump Point: 4.00 days
  • Population: 957,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Reptiles

System Owner Eras:

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

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Terran Hegemony
2822-01-01 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:
Alioth -59.46 14.08 2
Alkalurops -40.26 45.64 1
Alphecca -47.20 62.59 2
Alrakis -20.08 82.67 2
Altair 9.39 14.08 2  
Alula Australis -24.52 -4.69 2
Asta 4.17 25.82 2
Athenry 17.73 31.30 2
Atria -16.17 52.16 1
Chara -29.47 6.52 2
Cor Caroli -62.85 15.65 2
Denebola -13.04 -1.83 2
Dieron 13.04 15.39 2  
Dromini VI -21.12 66.76 1
Dyev 5.74 41.21 1
Galatea -54.25 34.43 2
Graham IV -23.73 -10.43 2
Imbros III -2.09 34.43 1
Kervil 34.43 46.42 2
Kessel -13.30 84.24 2  
Ko -18.26 44.34 1
Komephoros -34.43 92.84 2
La Blon -32.08 73.55 2
Lambrecht 13.56 58.16 2
Lipton -34.16 6.52 2
Menkent -38.86 20.86 1
Mizar -55.03 20.86 2
Moore 5.74 64.68 2
Muphrid -27.64 15.39 1
New Earth -12.52 3.13 2  
Nusakan -39.39 44.34 1
Oliver -32.08 -7.04 2  
Pike IV 20.34 39.64 2
Rigil Kentarus -2.87 2.61 2
Sabik -12.78 57.64 1
Sirius -2.35 -7.56 2  
Skondia -32.08 56.07 1
Skye -57.90 52.16 2  
Styx 26.08 25.82 2
Summer -44.86 26.34 1
Syrma -59.20 40.16 2
Terra 0.00 0.00 2  
Thorin -23.73 8.08 2
Unukalhai -46.68 70.42 2
Yorii -8.08 21.39 1
Zavijava -32.08 0.26 2
Zebebelgenubi -52.68 47.99 2
Zollikofen -29.21 19.56 1

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