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Description:

A high concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere requires the people of New Kent to wear breather masks. Several native fish and amphibian species exist in the planet's small oceans, but few animal species above insects and invertebrates have evolved on land. Instead, over the centuries the colonists introduced a number of Terran mammals, including rabbits, deer, bears and wolves, all genetically modified to survive the higher CO2 levels. The same atmosphere that discouraged the development of native fauna allowed plant life, native and introduced, to thrive. Large swathes of the planet are covered in lush forests that provide a habitat for many introduced mammal species and a resource to be exploited by the human inhabitants.

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 Info:

  • 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

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 N/A
2750 N/A
3025 CH
3030 CH
3040 CH
3052 CH
3057 CH
3062 CH

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2920-12-31 Clan Homeworlds

System Star Maps:

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Hector 152.00 1768.00 2  
Sheridan 126.00 1793.00 1
Tranquil 125.00 1756.00 1

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