The world of Paxon has little to make it stand out except the Theta Pyxidis nova and the Star Festival. A recurrent nova – that is, a variable binary star with a short “repeat cycle” (in this case 17.5 years) – Theta Pyxidis is located roughly sixteen light-years anti-spinward of the Clan world. Whenever the star is due to flare, the population gathers to witness the spectacle. Though visible elsewhere in the Kerensky Cluster, the event is at its most spectacular on Paxon, and is marked by a weeklong festival.
The moons of the gas giant Krakau, in the Paxon system, have rich deposits of germanium, titanium and other rare and useful ores. Formerly a Burrock possession, Star Colonel Hoyt Marghar was so dismayed after realizing the depth of his Clan's indiscretions that he agreed to a unique Trial of Possession for the Paxon system in 3059: a game of golf on the surface of the airless moon, Persephone. Marghar gave Star Adder Galaxy Commander Malachi Reisch a good run, but in the end Reisch came in seven under par, just four strokes better than Marghar.