New Kent has three principal landmasses; jungle-covered Celebs, arid Kang and mountainous Ionia. Clusters of islands surround each land mass, but strong tides resulting from the world's three moons have discouraged coastal settlements. The Steel Vipers claim the world as their capital, controlling two-thirds of the land, but Clan Coyote also maintains sizable holdings. Both have access to a wide range of the planet's natural resources, in stark contrast to the much poorer Ice Hellion and Diamond Shark holdings. The latter are heavily industrialized and contain mining interests in the Eagle Crater region, a massive astrobleme resulting from a cometary impact several millennia ago. This impact killed off much of the planetary ecosystem, but also brought vast mineral wealth to the surface. Several major 'Mech factories and weapons plants exploit New Kent's abundance of raw materials.
Less well known are the Steel Vipers' research facilities hidden in the Shandrake Massif. One such complex was recently the target of a major Ice Hellion raid, but a combination of natural defenses and an alert garrison drove off the interlopers with minimal losses to the Vipers. Also on New Kent is the Viper command center, the Mercer Building. The tallest structure in Clan space, rising to 1000 meters, the building serves as the heart of Viper military and civilian administration and contains the Clan's primary meeting hall. Recent weeks have seen a marked increase in activity in the complex, lending credence to the rumors of a planned major Viper operation against their neighbors.
New Kent's third moon, Candra, is mined for its ore deposits. The Candra Orbital Dock,a small shipyard in orbit of Candra, is one of Clan Coyote's only sources of new DropShips.
- System Name: New Kent
- Coordinates: 121.00, 1783.00
- Star Type: F2II
- Position in System: 2
- Population: 27,000,000
- Percentage and Level of Native Life: Amphibians
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