Unfortunately, infertile soil, capable only of supporting a native purple scrub grass — limited the planet’s agricultural endeavors and forced the early settlers to form trading partnerships with nearby worlds to feed their industrial expansion. Summer’s export industry of oil, and radioactive materials, both crude and refined for fuels, easily helped address this need and made it one of the more valuable worlds of the Federation of Skye, even before that nation helped form the Lyran Commonwealth.
During the height of the original Star League, the discovery of germanium deposits in the Balise Mountains, on the southern continent of Wessler, made this world a manufacturing center for JumpShip components as well, further boosting an already soaring economy and rating the planet not only a heavy garrison of Star League troops, but a few Castles Brian as well. Unfortunately, most of these facilities were destroyed during the Amaris coup, but enough survived to make Summer a valuable prize as part of the Lyran Commonwealth.
Despite centuries of Succession Wars, when it became a favored staging ground for Steiner attacks on House Kurita, Summer miraculously maintained much of its industry. However, the output of its aging refineries, damaged by Kuritan raids on more than one occasion, began to gradually weaken the planet’s already thin ozone layer. The additional ecological impact of heavy DropShip traffic, made necessary by the planet’s rough geography and the presence of ten active spaceports, has only furthered this decline and is largely blamed for the increasing temperatures that make Summer a world more than worthy of its name.
The capital of Curitiba is located on the Lestrade continent – named for the powerful family that once ruled the world. It is also home to Summer InterStellar Components, who produce various JumpShip parts.
- System Name: Summer
- Coordinates: -44.86, 26.34
- Star Type: M4V
- Position in System: 1
- Time to Jump Point: 3.00 days
- Recharging Station: Nadir
- ComStar Facility Class: A
- Population: 894,000,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: 20% Plant
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