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 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
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