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Canopus IV is the mother-world of the Magistracy. Founded in early 2530 by a band of ex-Marik soldiers of fortune, the planet turned out to be rich in mineral and natural resources. It has been greatly exploited over the last two centuries, with wide-scale strip mining creating extreme soil erosion and ecological damage. At present, the planet's resources are on the decline, and best estimates show that, at the present rate of consumption, Canopus will no longer be able to sustain itself within the next generation. Especially alarming is evidence of a radical shift in the planet's weather patterns that, if not adjusted, could result in a gradual cooling of the planet's surface.

In addition to being the seat of the Canopian government, Canopus IV possesses one of the last remaining Canopian entertainment concerns. On the planet's northern continent, regular line and conventional militia contingents defend a handful of small factories, few of which are automated.

[3025] Founded in the heyday of the Magistracy's golden age of commerce, Canopian Delights Limited remains the largest commercial enterprise in the realm. Providing live entertainment, both public and private, for business or personal consumption, CDL is one of the economy's few remaining major money-makers.

System Info:

  • System Name: Canopus IV
  • Coordinates: -148.44, -398.49
  • Star Type: F5IV
  • Position in System: 4
  • Time to Jump Point: 14.93 days
  • Recharging Station: Nadir
  • ComStar Facility Class: B
  • Population: 1,107,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: 20% Fish

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 MoC
2750 MoC
3025 MoC
3030 MoC
3040 MoC
3052 MoC
3057 MoC
3062 MoC

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Magistracy of Canopus

System Star Maps:

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Adherlwin -135.58 -422.22 1
Aspropirgos -120.23 -383.90 2
Borgan's Rift -106.08 -415.57 2
Butzfleth -109.01 -377.12 2
Fanardir -119.17 -402.04 1
Joyz -136.69 -452.16 2
Lockton -135.58 -437.08 2

Planet has description information.

Planet has one of more factories.

Used as a location in the following Novels:

Novel: # of Chapters:
Double-Blind 4 Limited Availability