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Description:

Legend has it that Chara received the name Pacifica from its first explorer, who was fortunate enough to arrive on a placid day. In fact, this water-rich, Terra-like world soon proved to be anything but tranquil to the colonists who came afterward — though the name stuck, curiously enough. Thanks to a fast rotation — fourteen standard hours, compared to Terra's twenty-four — and the lack of a moon to slow it down, the planet's weather systems are in constant turmoil.

Sudden rain - or thunderstorms rage across the temperate coastal regions, while fierce blizzards and punishing downpours of freezing rain frequent the northern and southern latitudes — most coming from skies that seemed clear just minutes before. But even as the natives came to describe their weather by paraphrasing the favored line of Terra's New England region — “if you don't like the weather here, just wait a minute and it'll change” — the planet soon became an agricultural paradise.

Starpad, an agro-commune established soon after the first settlers arrived here, is the largest agriplex on the planet, situated just 150 kilometers south of the planetary capital city of Farhaven on the northern Azula continent. During the Succession Wars, in fact, the output of this single, ninety-kilometer-diameter patch of farmland was so great that its exports to agriculturally poorer neighbors prompted the need for a full battalion of permanent garrison troops. Many raids by House Kurita were launched against this planet, despite the impressive garrison. Perhaps the worst of the fighting occurred between Combine forces as the defending mercenary Kell Hounds regiment on the eve of the Fourth Succession War, when the planet was briefly invaded.

In addition to Azula and Verdez, a third continent, Rojia, straddles the planetary equator. Though its location and mountainous coastlines minimize the effects of the planet's worst weather systems, this landmass is the most underpopulated, largely due to the fact that its interior reaches are almost all desert and badlands, thanks to a lack of inland riverways and lakes.

System Info:

  • System Name: Chara
  • Coordinates: -29.47, 6.52
  • Star Type: G2V
  • Position in System: 3
  • Time to Jump Point: 9.00 days
  • Population: 4,180,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Mammals

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 TH
2750 TH
3025 LC
3030 LC
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 LA
3062 LA

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Terran Hegemony
2822-01-01 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 2
Alcor -75.37 29.21 2
Alioth -59.46 14.08 2
Alkalurops -40.26 45.64 2
Altair 9.39 14.08 2  
Alula Australis -24.52 -4.69 1
Asta 4.17 25.82 2
Athenry 17.73 31.30 2
Bordon -63.64 -33.64 2
Bryant 13.30 -13.30 2  
Callison -63.11 -15.13 2
Caph 13.04 -0.52 2
Carver V -5.48 -20.86 2
Castor -41.47 -17.47 1
Chertan -75.37 -15.65 2
Connaught -54.77 -40.68 2  
Cor Caroli -62.85 15.65 2
Denebola -13.04 -1.83 1
Devil's Rock -36.51 -15.39 1
Dieron 13.04 15.39 2  
Dieudonne -75.89 -26.08 2
Dubhe -71.20 -16.17 2
Dyev 5.74 41.21 2
Epsilon Eridani 18.52 -21.39 2  
Fomalhaut 21.12 5.48 2
Galatea -54.25 34.43 2
Graham IV -23.73 -10.43 1
Imbros III -2.09 34.43 2
Keid 3.13 -10.17 2
Ko -18.26 44.34 2
Lipton -34.16 6.52 1
Lyons -23.21 39.12 2
Marcus -59.46 -15.65 2
Menkent -38.86 20.86 1
Milton -64.94 2.87 2
Mizar -55.03 20.86 1
Muphrid -27.64 15.39 1
New Earth -12.52 3.13 1  
New Home 7.30 -12.78 2
Nusakan -39.39 44.34 2
Oliver -32.08 -7.04 1  
Outreach -3.13 -34.95 2  
Phecda -75.11 -1.56 2
Pollux -31.82 -15.65 1
Procyon -4.96 -10.43 1
Rigil Kentarus -2.87 2.61 1
Sirius -2.35 -7.56 2  
Skye -57.90 52.16 2  
Summer -44.86 26.34 1
Syrma -59.20 40.16 2
Talitha -34.43 -34.95 2  
Terra 0.00 0.00 2  
Thorin -23.73 8.08 1
Van Diemen IV -33.12 -41.99 2
Wing -75.89 -10.95 2
Wyatt -65.46 -9.39 2  
Yorii -8.08 21.39 1
Zavijava -32.08 0.26 1
Zebebelgenubi -52.68 47.99 2
Zollikofen -29.21 19.56 1
Zosma -50.60 -10.43 1

Planet has description information.

Planet has one of more factories.


Used as a location in the following Novels:

Novel: # of Chapters: Amazon.com:
Warrior: En Garde 7 Limited Availability