The world of Detroit, site of the Detroit Consolidated MechWorks and Detroit Consolidated Aerospace, remains under dispute between the Fronc Reaches and the Magistracy of Canopus. Despite being in Fronc Reaches space, the planet is officially a Canopian protectorate, and its military factories are garrisoned by the Magistracy Highlanders.
Though the â€˜Mech and aerospace facilities are the best known on the planet, Detroit boasts its share of other local industries. Highly productive fisheries and abundant agriculture make the planet more than self-sufficient in foodstuffs, and the sparkling beaches of its southern White Sands archipelago may yet become a major tourist attraction. Another potential draw is the rainbow tree frog, a native creature whose multi-colored skin contains several chemical compounds that might be turned into profitable pharmaceuticals. The Canopian firm Bio-Edge Inc. reportedly considered opening a branch in Michiana, the largest city in Detroitâ€™s northern hemisphere, but rising unrest in 3065 convinced company executives to put their plans on hold. With the Reaches settling into its independent status, the company is said to be interested in reviving talks with planetary authorities, regardless of whether Detroit remains a protectorate or is formally returned to Fronc Reaches control.
 Both regiments of the Magistracy Highlanders have taken up permanent station on Detroit since the formation of the Fronc Reaches, in 3066. Though the First was ostensibly posted to Detroit in 3063 to safeguard the Detroit Consolidated MechWorks from pirate attacks, de facto control of the world - and by extension the plant - remains in Canopian hands. The Magistracy Highlanders have fought off several pirate raids and control of their world remains rock solid, with little interference from the Taurian Concordat, whose leaders are much more concern with their assaults into Davion space.
- System Name: Detroit
- Coordinates: 19.21, -456.37
- Star Type: G1V
- Position in System: 3
- Time to Jump Point: 9.75 days
- Recharging Station: Zenith
- ComStar Facility Class: B
- Population: 2,110,000,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: Amphibian
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