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Description:

Though blessed by an abundance of surface water, the fact that much of it is trapped beneath its growing polar caps (Phecda is entering an ice age, thanks to a slight elongation in its orbit) limited the early settlers' ability to exploit this world effectively. In fact, most colonies and cities on Phecda were established on the smattering of islands surrounding Gamurmaj, the only one of its three large landmasses stable enough and warm enough to support hospitable settlements.

Lacking in significant material resources, this world has always relied on trade with its neighbors for everything from farming machinery and ranching cattle to industrial construction equipment and spacecraft parts. The great distance between the planet and its jump point, however, hindered trade for many years, particularly during times of war. To remedy the situation somewhat, four mid-range stations were placed in the Phecda system during the Star League era, but none of these survived the collapse of the League and the centuries of war that came after.

Raiders, drawn by the local production of water purifiers, or sent as a diversion for other assaults against more valuable targets on the Steiner border, gradually decimated the planet's single major export industry. The constant depredations led to the formation of several local aerospace defense squadrons over the centuries, as it became clear that the long in-system flight offered the planet's greatest defense against raiders by permitting interception of inbound traffic.

By the end of the Succession Wars, however, Phecda had become little more than an outpost world, a well-populated backwater on a hostile border. Only its location made it worthy of a spirited defense. Today, Phecda is a quiet world whose people specialize in exporting common luxuries, basic metals, and small-scale purifiers to their neighbors in nearby star systems. The planet's largest city and only spaceport, Atlantic Coast, is located on the southeastern shores of Gamurmaj. Travelers interested in visiting the islands around Gamurmaj or the isolated communities of the northern continents, Kuld and Phreezi, must often rely on the seagoing ice ships that provide for much of the planet's intercontinental transport.

System Info:

  • System Name: Phecda
  • Coordinates: -75.11, -1.56
  • Star Type: A0V
  • Position in System: 3
  • Time to Jump Point: 52.00 days
  • Population: 2,015,000,000
  • 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:
Alchiba -68.33 1.83 1
Alcor -75.37 29.21 2
Algorab -115.01 15.13 2
Alhena -83.20 -14.60 1
Alioth -59.46 14.08 1
Alphard -65.98 -52.42 2
Alula Australis -24.52 -4.69 2
Bordon -63.64 -33.64 2
Callison -63.11 -15.13 1
Castor -41.47 -17.47 2
Chara -29.47 6.52 2
Chertan -75.37 -15.65 1
Connaught -54.77 -40.68 2  
Cor Caroli -62.85 15.65 1
Devil's Rock -36.51 -15.39 2
Dieudonne -75.89 -26.08 1
Dubhe -71.20 -16.17 1
Gacrux -86.59 11.21 1
Galatea -54.25 34.43 2
Graham IV -23.73 -10.43 2
Kalidasa -106.67 -23.21 2  
Lipton -34.16 6.52 2
Marcus -59.46 -15.65 1
Menkent -38.86 20.86 2
Milton -64.94 2.87 1
Mizar -55.03 20.86 2
Nathan -67.81 -49.55 2
Oliver -32.08 -7.04 2  
Pollux -31.82 -15.65 2
Remulac -73.81 -39.64 2
Rochelle -114.75 -15.91 2
Savannah -80.33 -46.94 2  
Shiloh -88.93 -4.96 1
Summer -44.86 26.34 2
Syrma -59.20 40.16 2
Talitha -34.43 -34.95 2  
Vindemiatrix -100.67 27.12 2
Wing -75.89 -10.95 1
Wyatt -65.46 -9.39 1  
Zaniah -103.54 8.35 2
Zavijava -32.08 0.26 2
Zosma -50.60 -10.43 1

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