Amazingly enough, Kesai did have settlers long ago. Though officially classified as a desert planet, it does possess scattered forests and woodlands in the temperate regions along the coastlands of the world's single sea. What attracted the colonists to Kesai, was the discovery of several deposits of radioactive minerals needed for the advanced electronics industry. When the deposits proved to be smaller than expected, only the few settlers who actually liked the hellish surroundings remained on Kesai. For a time, Kesai was used as a prison planet, first by the Draconis Combine and then by the Federated Suns after they took over the planet.
When the Star League came to power, it purchased the rights to Kesai from the Federated Suns. The League built a vast complex of warehouses, factories, maintenance facilities, and DropShip pads around the planet's single sea. The Regular Army used these facilities during most of the Star League era. After the League fell apart and General Kerensky and most of the Regular Army rendezvoused around New Samarkand, the Regulars stripped most of Kesai of its supplies. Soon after Kerensky's exodus, Davion troops moved into the supply depot and assumed control of Kesai. The huge warehouses were not as empty as had been expected, for the Regular Army had been forced to leave much behind in the rush.
Since the fall of the Star League, countless raids have reduced most of Kesai IV's cities to rubble, burned over tens of thousands of square kilometers of farmland and forest, and reduced the world's population to a tiny handful living underground. Several sharp battles have been fought within the woodlands which surround Kesai IV's spaceport at Shalmirat.
- System Name: Kesai IV
- Coordinates: 373.47, 106.67
- Star Type: A5II
- Position in System: 4
- Time to Jump Point: 33.12 days
- Recharging Station: None
- ComStar Facility Class: B
- Population: 175,350
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: None
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