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Description:

Warm, water-rich and blessed by ample — if not exceptional — quantities of industrial metals, precious gems and fertile soil, Porrima developed rapidly in the early days of space colonization, but the earliest settlements largely failed in the first fifty years due to a sudden and unexpected change in the planetary weather.

Hurricane-force winds, powerful lightning and weeks of heavy rains literally washed away the first Porriman settlements, the result of a planetary "wobble" caused by the gravitational pull of Chira, Porrima’s inward neighbor. As it became clear that the storms were part of a regular cycle that recurs every sixty-two years, subsequent colonies and cities were constructed on higher elevations, with numerous safeguards built in to stave off the worst effects of these exceptionally powerful "wet seasons".

Allison City, the planetary capital on the southern temperate continent of Marsdentica, for instance, features high walls and a series of manmade channels to divert the flows of the nearby Equanica and Giovanni rivers, both of which can swell to five times their size during a typical wet season. Steinerheim, the north polar supercontinent, is home to a majority of the planet's agriculture and mining, and settlements here largely lie far inland where the wet season storms lose most of their bite.

[3067] Even though its corporate headquarters on Rastaban have been overrun by Clan Wolf since the planet fell in 3052, Rastaban Agricultural Products remains one of the Alliance’s major food exporters, selling much of the yield from its more than three trillion acres of prime farmlands to domestic and foreign markets alike. The company owes much of its success and survival since the loss of Rastaban to a new series of genetically modified high-yield, fast-growing grains, which have proven exceedingly resilient against spoilage even during long journeys to offworld and cross-border customers such as the Draconis Combine.

Owing to improved relations with the Combine since the Clan Invasion, the Alliance government still supports this trade effort and continues to encourage Rastaban's latest cross-border business ventures, which include trading within the Clan occupation zones. The company's headquarters on Porrima are located in the city of Klauswich.

System Info:

  • System Name: Porrima
  • Coordinates: -115.01, 140.57
  • Star Type: K3V
  • Position in System: 2
  • Time to Jump Point: 4.62 days
  • Recharging Station: Zenith
  • ComStar Facility Class: A
  • Population: 2,174,000,000
  • Percentage and Level of Native Life: Birds

System Owner Eras:

Era: Faction:
2575 LC
2750 LC
3025 LC
3030 LC
3040 FC
3052 FC
3057 LA
3062 LA

System Occupation Dates:

Occupation Date: Faction:
2569-08-15 Lyran Commonwealth
3039-03-15 Federated Commonwealth
3057-09-18 Lyran Alliance

System Star Maps:

Factories:

There are no functional factories located on this planet.

Inhabited System(s) within 2 jumps:

Planet: X Coord: Y Coord: Jumps:
Arcturus -78.76 176.04 2
Aur -148.13 135.62 2  
Breukelen -88.93 142.66 1
Carstairs -77.72 140.57 2
Crevedia -129.62 161.70 1
Eaton -81.63 113.71 2
Edasich -97.28 121.79 1  
Enkoping -137.96 104.58 2
Garrison -104.06 182.04 2
Ginestra -111.62 164.83 1
Halmyre Deans -127.01 99.10 2
Hillerod -129.36 143.18 1
Kirkcaldy -97.28 128.31 1
Kockengen -112.67 151.79 1
Laurieston -107.45 94.41 2
Leganes -78.50 161.70 2
Lucianca -97.80 164.83 1
Mesa Verde -137.70 117.62 2
Nekkar -94.41 97.28 2
Odessa -121.79 187.25 2
Pherkad -143.44 172.39 2
Svinngarn -133.01 111.88 2
Veckholm -117.10 125.18 1
Whittington -107.19 107.45 2

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