Kimball II, by far the more hospitable world - if a bit warm - boasted ample water and agricultural resources on two of its four main continents, compared to water-poor Kimball IV's murky atmosphere of nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Thus, the bulk of the Kimball family's efforts went toward developing Kimball II. Rich veins of metal ores, particularly on the rocky desert landmasses of Vanassay and Warsaw - both of which straddle the equator - made them an ideal haven for mining and refining operations. Meanwhile, the fertile northern and southern continents - Hestelle and Triasha, respectively - became the basis for sufficient farming and ranching to sustain the population of both worlds.
Kimball II's exports, which mostly consisted of various industrial- and military-grade metals and metal parts for heavy agricultural, industrial, and military machinery, complemented the bauxite mining exports of Kimball IV, quickly establishing the Kimball family's dominance of the industrial metal trade in the region. This prosperity carried the Kimballs into their alliance with the Igota family of Thorin, an alliance that ultimately spawned the star-spanning corporate empire known today as Ceres Metals.
After the fall of the Star League, of course, the wealth of the Kimball system led to a series of battles for this world. By 2932, Kimball II had changed hands over a dozen times between the Lyran Commonwealth and the Draconis Combine. Fighting for the less hospitable world of Kimball IV was only slightly less intense, even though the planet's meager population and a defense force consisting of specialized helicopters presented minimal challenge to any invaders. The fighting ravaged much of the planet's industry, but thankfully spared most of the civilian population centers because of the distance between most of these communities and the planet's major industrial centers.
The capital and spaceport city of Lorenzopolis, is located on the southern continent, Triasha. Lorenzopolis is also home to a branch office of the still-active Ceres Metals corporation.
- System Name: Kimball II
- Coordinates: -35.99, 100.67
- Star Type: G1V
- Position in System: 2
- Time to Jump Point: 10.00 days
- Population: 2,510,000,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: Birds
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