As a result, numerous farming, fishing, and ranching industries came to call Ko their home, and before long several shipping lines and food-processing megacorporations were doing the same. By 3025, by far the largest of these was Surinami Processing, a producer of all manner of processed foods from freeze-dried survival rations to its Home Helper line of canned and boxed foods, with a special Happy Life Meals division that also provided foods for every institution from corporate cafeterias to volunteer soup kitchens. Interestingly enough, however, Surinami's most controversial product, the Stomach's Joy line of nutritional supplements, never saw widespread use in the Combine, and was ultimately the cause for the company's shutdown soon after Ko was captured by the Lyran Commonwealth in the Fourth Succession War.
After the conquest, when Surinami began marketing Stomach's Joy to select Lyran markets, reports of the food's unusual side effects eventually drew an inquiry into the company's practices and processing standards. What was discovered was that Surinami Processing was indeed mixing a host of organic byproducts from their various other food products into Stomach's Joy as a cost-saving ploy, and blending it with native-grown narcotics in relatively undetectable amounts for added "flavor." Public outrage and the Lyran government's subsequent fines ultimately spelled the end for the Ko food-processing giant.
 In mid-July 3062, elements of the Fifteenth Dieron Regulars raided into Skye, prompting outrage. Without consulting his superiors, Colonel Pitcher ordered his 1st Skye Jaegers to stage reprisals, targeting the Dieron Regular's home base on Ko. He was surprised to find the DCMS unit already back in its cantonment, but pressed the attack anyway, inflicting grievous damage before withdrawing. Unfortunately it was this raid - together with allegations of other Lyran action against Combine "peacekeepers" - which led to Theodore Kurita formally annexing the Lyons Thumb for the Draconis Combine.
Though privately acknowledging Colonel Pitcher's involvement, the LAAF has dismissed Kuritan claims, including a DCMS denial that the Fifteenth attacked Skye. The LAAF claim the Kuritan Coordinator and First Lord fabricated the evidence to further his own position, but leaked documents revealed the Jaeger's involvement and undermined the Alliance's position. The exact details of what happened in the Lyons Thumb remain shrouded in mystery.
During the Lyran assault, the planetary capital city of Jarlton was badly damaged, forcing the Combine to relocate the administrative centers back to the pre-Fourth Succession War capital of Hagitasu, on the southern continent of Kyushu.
- System Name: Ko
- Coordinates: -18.26, 44.34
- Star Type: G6IV
- Position in System: 2
- Time to Jump Point: 7.00 days
- Population: 2,518,000,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: Mammals
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