Primarily a military system focused on supporting, housing, and training Xi’An ground troops. Its close proximity to the Perry Line made it strategically important during the Human / Xi’An cold war. Once relations normalized, Xi’An forces from the Perry Line systems withdrew to here.
A protoplanet separated from the rest of the system by an asteroid belt.
|Ayr'ka||Ayr'ka Belt Alpha||n/a||Asteroid Belt||No||XIAN|
A rocky terrestrial world believed to be used for Xi'An military exercises.
A terrestrial planet the Xi'An terraformed for the express purpose of agricultural production. Xi'An precision has turned almost every landmass into arable land. To reduce the chance of travellers bringing contaminants or invasive species onto the planet the landing zone is a hermetically-sealed enclosure separated from the rest of the world.
Many parts of Ayr'Ka IV are highly restricted as the planet serves as the system's central military world. It is believed that certain sectors house and train soldiers while others are dedicated to building ships and weapons. Xi'An military ship manufacturer AopoA have their headquarters here.
|Ayr'ka||Ayr'ka Belt Beta||n/a||Asteroid Belt||No||XIAN|
|Ayr'ka||Ayr'ka V||n/a||Gas Dwarf||No||XIAN|
A gas dwarf with a thick atmosphere of hydrogen and helium used almost exclusively to refuel military ships.
Many in the UEE believe that Bacchus, a Binary star system, contains the Banu’s homeworld, though, to date, the Banu themselves have not been able to or have chosen not to confirm one way or another. Like with most Banu systems, the trade lanes are always packed with travellers from Banu, Human and Xi’An space. A large permanent flotilla in the system’s outer reaches is a popular destination for haulers and traders.
|Bacchus||Bacchus I||n/a||Smog Planet||No||BANU|
A Super-Earth located close to the system's binary stars resulting in its rocky surface boiling away and the formation of an incredibly hot and smoggy atmosphere.
|Bacchus||Bacchus II||n/a||Ocean Planet||Yes||BANU|
An ocean planet dotted by many populated islands and archipelagos featuring a wide variety of climates and biodiversity. Though the Banu have so far not confirmed if Bacchus II is their home-world like some in the UEE theorize, it is known that the planet hosts the "Gathering"; a special event where Banu congregate to make species-wide decisions.
|Bacchus||Belt Alpha||n/a||Asteroid Belt||No||BANU|
A large cluster of ships that has become a permanent floating marketplace. Conveniently located near a jump point, it attracts a wide variety of travelers and traders entering and leaving the system.
|Bacchus||Bacchus III||n/a||Gas Giant||No||BANU|
A gas giant featuring dynamic swirling clouds and frequent electrical storms.
Though the Binary star system is of great interest to the scientific community, Baker has seen little use by the general civilian population. Poor placement of the planets makes terraforming impossible, and, as a result, the system’s sparse population is mostly confined to Xenia, a Covalex shipping hub near Baker-III. This relative isolation has made it an ideal spot for underground racing, the most well-known of which is the Able Baker Challenge.
|Baker||Baker I||n/a||Iron Planet||No||UEE|
With a decaying orbit bringing the small planet closer to the system's stars, Baker I is expected to collide with Baker A in approximately one hundred and fifty million years.
|Baker||Baker II||n/a||Smog Planet||No||UEE|
The atmosphere of this smog planet is so extremely toxic and corrosive that it is able to rapidly dissolve most modern hull and construction materials; making approaching the world a difficult and risky proposition.
|Baker||Baker III||n/a||Ice Giant||No||UEE|
Due to its expanding planetary radius, the Department of Transportation and Navigation have designated the ice giant as hazardous and recommend that civilians do not land on Baker III.
Operated by Covalex Shipping, the Xenia station not only serves as a major cargo transfer hub for goods heading throughout the Empire, but also houses most of the permanent population in Baker system.
There are very few landmarks on Baker IV's atmosphere-free surface beyond the Shubin Interstellar outpost, GIO, from which the corporation oversees its mining operations across the planet.
Banshee has the unique distinction of being the only UEE system discovered with a pulsar at its center. Although the planets are completely inhospitable due to the intense radiation, Banshee III is home to some of the most extensive mining operations in the UEE.
|Banshee||Banshee I||n/a||Dwarf Planet||No||UEE|
A small dwarf planet with few remaining mineral resources.
|Banshee||Banshee II||n/a||Iron Planet||No||UEE|
The iron core of this terrestrial planet has been heavily irradiated.
A network of underground settlements were built beneath the barren planet's surface to mine Lorona's abundant mineral resources while avoiding the harsh radiation from the system's pulsar. Massive magnetic coils on the surface harvest energy from the star to power the cities and mining operations.
|Banshee||Banshee IV||n/a||Ice Giant||No||UEE|
An ice giant orbiting at a great distance from the system's heart.
This unclaimed system is only accessible through smaller jump points, preventing large ships from travelling there. Due to the challenge these jump points created to bring the necessary terraforming equipment into the system, the UEE quickly dismissed Branaugh’s only habitable planet as unworthy of its attention. Over the years, the system has become home to the largest concentration of Tevarin people.
Terrestrial rocky planet on a rapid orbit around the star.
Featuring a beautiful set of planetary rings, this world is barely habitable. UEE surveyors concluded in their assessment that the effort to extract the planet's resources far outweighed the benefits. The Tevarin diaspora, however, slowly congregated to the system to live with minimal outside interference. Their collective effort has somehow made this planet livable without terraforming.
Branaugh Belt Alpha
|Branaugh III||n/a||Gas Giant||No||UNC|
A gas giant where Tevarin-built refineries collect hydrogen fuel.
Discovered in 2441 during the Expansionist Era, Bremen didn’t offer any exotic resources or unique stellar compositions, so it was considered by many to be ‘unremarkable.’ The system developed slowly over the centuries and, aside from some notoriety as the main provider of rations during the Second Tevarin War (2603-2610), it retained its unassuming reputation. Recently it was revealed this innocuousness made Bremen an ideal launching place for the activists that overthrew the Messers.
A proto-planet that has no notable resources. A local superstition claims that flying past Bremen I can grant a pilot luck.
Sparsely populated with a few settlements and mid-sized cities, traditionally agrarian Rytif has seen a recent economical refocusing on tech and industrial sectors with the establishment of Consolidated Outlands' headquarters in Stalford.
Heavily mined over the previous centuries, little of worth remains on this coreless planet.
|Bremen||Bremen IV||n/a||Ice Giant||No||UEE|
Though this massive ice giant has a wealth of hydrogen and other gasses, the risk associated with harvesting it has made Bremen IV an unsuitable world for gas collection.
Caliban is a former UEE system lost during the Vanduul push. The Fall of Caliban in 2871 is famous for being the last time a Vanduul Kingship was in UEE space. The ensuing battle also featured the Lost Squad’s last stand against overwhelming odds. Almost eighty years later, both worlds have become a feast for the harvesters of roaming Vanduul Clans.
A small, coreless world that has been mined of all its resources.
Prior to the Vanduul incursion, this small terraformed world was home to millions of Humans. Now Vanduul harvesters chew through the remnants of Human civilization.
A yellow, dusty moon covered in unusual craters. A long-term study to determine their origin was suspended when the Vanduul took the system.
|Caliban||Caliban III||n/a||Desert Planet||No||VNCL|
A desert world that was being terraformed when the Vanduul arrived. It began to revert to its original form when the terraforming machinery crashed into the planet.
|Caliban||Caliban III||Caliban 3A|
Though this lumpy moon is as large as many protoplanets, it does not have sufficient mass to achieve hydrostatic equilibrium.
|Caliban||Caliban III||Caliban 3B|
Porous and potato-shaped, this low-mass moon was likely captured from the nearby asteroid belt.
Caliban Belt Alpha
|Caliban||Caliban IV||n/a||Gas Giant||No||VNCL|
A gas giant composed of massive clouds of silicate and iron that give it a grey-green color.
|Caliban||Caliban IV||Caliban 4A|
|No||VNCL||A very old, dense ball of iron.|
|Caliban||Caliban IV||Caliban 4B|
A slight magnetic field suggests the presence of a metallic core.
|Caliban||Caliban IV||Caliban 4C|
This iron-rich moon is a dark, reddish-brown, with bright white silicate streaks.
|Caliban||Caliban IV||Caliban 4D|
The surface of this moon is covered entirely with a frozen, brackish sea.
|Caliban||Caliban IV||Caliban 4E|
Constant violent nitrogen ice storms keep even the Vanduul from attempting to harvest this moon's resources.
|Caliban||Caliban IV||Caliban 4F|
A mixture of tholins, silicate rock, and carbon cause the surface of this moon to reflect very little light.
|Caliban||Caliban V||n/a||Protoplanet||No||VNCL||A protoplanet lacking an atmosphere.|
Cano is a four-planet star system located in the UEE. It was discovered in 2587. The only inhabited planet, Carteyna (Cano II), is an ocean planet tidally locked to its star. Humans have attempted to terraform the planet multiple times; however, all attempts have been unsuccessful. Carteyna was placed under the Fair Chance act in 2902, when life was discovered developing in its deep oceans. The current inhabitants of the planet were consolidated into a single arcology to avoid damaging to the environment. Terraforming attempts are now outlawed.
This tidally locked mesoplanet rapidly orbits the central star
For centuries, geoengineers had tried to terraform this ocean planet with little success due to the difficulty in converting it's relatively thick atmosphere, however all attempts were halted when microscopic organism were discovered deep in the water and Careyna was placed under protective restrictions. Seeking to guard the developing indigenous life form, planetary settlements are strictly regulated.
|Cano||Cano III||n/a||Smog Planet||No||UEE|
Home to a small research station looking into terraforming smog planets.
|Cano||Cano Belt Alpha||n/a||Asteroid Belt||No||UEE|
|Cano||Cano IV||n/a||Gas Giant||No||UEE|
A large gas giant comprised of multiple bands of reds and browns. Surveys indicate that the planet suffers from massive storms, some as large as a thousand kilometers in diameter.
Zoned as a staging area for Naval bombers, Castra was a key military position along the Perry Line during the Xi’An/Human tensions of 2530-2789. Once the Akari Treaty was recognized by Imperator Toi, the UEE military largely demilitarized the system and opened it for public habitation. Castra experienced a boom in population thanks to the inexpensive real estate that opened up in the wake of the military’s departure.
Castra's first planet lacks an atmosphere or any raw materials worth mining. The UEE Navy stations in the system used the dead world for bombing runs, earning the nickname "Bullseye".
Originally settled as a forward military base and training facility, Castra II was cleared for civilian habitation after the collapse of the Messer Era.
Cathcart system contains no planets, only a loose collection of asteroids near the system’s theoretical green band, so it became the galaxy’s junkyard. Old space hulks were decommissioned and deconstructed here for centuries. The Navy began constructing a habitable platform to act as a military transit hub, but ended up abandoning the project. Even though the system has well-travelled lanes, the sprawling debris fields off the well-beaten paths have become a haven for criminal elements.
Cathcart Belt Alpha
|Cathcart||Spider Station||n/a||Space Station||Yes||UNC|
A man-made structure built from a half-finished habitable platform and countless ship hulls. As a center of pirate activity, various gangs use it as their base of operations and frequently fight for control of certain sectors. Spider is also home to an extensive black market and every form of illegal activity imaginable.
Discovered in 2365, Centauri was one of the first systems settled during Humanity’s initial interstellar expansion. Surveyors immediately recognized the colonization potential of the third planet and fast-tracked its development. Centauri became one of the prime battlegrounds during the first Tevarin War (2542-2546) and was even conquered by the Tevarin for a short time. These days, the system is primarily known as the Human headquarters of MISC.
A protoplanet with no atmosphere or known resources.
With most of its surface covered by the arid red desert, the planet is a stark contrast to Saisei's natural and constructed beauty. Most of the civilian settlements were abandoned once mineral resources were exhausted. Now the terraformed planet's remaining inhabitants reside mainly in research stations.
Constructed to balance nature, human habitation, and industry, the Governor's Council of Saisei enforces a population cap in order to protect the planet's carefully planned and cultivated environment. Businesses who wish to operate on world, like ship manufacturer MISC whose headquarters are in Fujin City, must adhere to strict environmental regulations as well.
A rocky coreless planet whose surface is scarred by impact craters.
Centauri Belt Alpha
|Centauri||Centauri V||n/a||Super Jupiter||No||UEE|
A Super-Jupiter several times more massive than most typical gas giants.
Discovered late in the 25th century, the remote system was home to the Messers’ most notorious prisons. Shortly after the fall of the Messers, when declassified data of the atrocities committed in the system came to light, the Governors Council of Charon III officially renounced their recognition by the UEE, becoming the first and only planet to do so. Since then, the planet has been in a near constant state of turmoil as various factions have battled for political and social dominance.
Astrophysicists hypothesize that a collision knocked this small terrestrial planet into a decaying orbit to be slowly consumed by its star.
|Charon||Charon II||n/a||Smog Planet||No||UEE|
Thanks to a thick, rolling atmosphere of carbon monoxide, the surface temperature is so extreme on Charon II that all attempts to terraform have failed.
|Charon||Charon II||Charon 2A|
Though this small moon has an atmosphere, it is far too volatile for terraforming due to the persistent seismic activity.
|Charon||Charron II||Charon 2B|
This dead rock is littered with craters and ancient caves.
Terraformed by the dawn of the 26th century, this temperate planet is home to the Phyi Tower, considered one of the masterworks of Supermodernist architecture. The planet is currently locked in a bitter civil war between the states of Dellin and Acheron.
|Charon||Charon III||Charon 3A|
Depending on who you're talking to, this moon is either called Aiya or Touvoni
|Charon||Gedishano Belt||n/a||Asteroid Belt||No||UEE|
|Charon||Charon IV||n/a||Ice Giant||No||UEE|
A large ice giant on the far side of the Gedinasho Asteroid Belt, Charon IV is a swirling ball of methane and ammonia. This vast and cold planet inspired the name of the system.
|Charon||Charon V||n/a||Dwarf Planet||No||UEE|
A small world drifting on the fringe of the system. Planetary surveyors have never found anything on scans to justify landing there.
This vast, sparse system contains only two dead worlds closely circling the G-type main sequence star at the center. Chronos’ green zone was empty, making it the perfect location for the UEE’s ambitious Synthworld project. Currently, Chronos’ only landing zone is Archangel Station, which was built to observe and aid the Synthworld’s construction. Although the system’s need for resources might make it a tempting target for outlaws, the UEE maintains a military presence to safeguard the project.
Nicknamed Bruder, Chronos I is a tiny, barren rock that orbits fairly close to the sun. While there are a moderate amount of metallic ores available in the planet's crust, the surface temperature is prohibitive for mining operations of any significant duration.
The Synthworld's little sister lives near the outer edge of the system's so-called "red band". Chronos II has a very dense atmosphere, causing greenhouse effects to heat its surface to temperatures that are consistently higher than even Bruder's scorching heat.
The Synthworld (also known as Project Archangel) is intended to be a temperate terrestrial planet. The UEE is building it in an attempt to prevent the need to terraform a world again.
An orbital station positioned above the Synthworld that houses the scientists and engineers who are attempting to build a planet. This station is also the port of entry for the vast resources needed to continue their project.
Located on the border of the Banu Protectorate, Corel System is one of the busiest tradeways in the Empire with long lines of ships waiting to clear both UEE customs and Banu trade guilds. The blending of these two civilizations is readily apparent on Lo (Corel III), where a large Banu population lives alongside Human settlers, creating a culture that is entirely unique to the area. Besides Lo, Castor (Corel IV), a frozen desert world, is the system’s only other populated planet, albeit sparsely.
|Corel||Corel I||n/a||Iron Planet||No||UEE|
The crust and mantle of this planet have worn away, leaving its iron core exposed.
A coreless world with no atmosphere, UEE surveys of Corel II have shown potential mineable resources, though the cost of exploring the possibility further has so far been prohibitive.
A massive commerce and trade hub, Lo is one of the main transport hubs into Banu space. As such there is a large population of Banu who live here along with a small permanent population of customs officials and service industry workers catering to the constant stream of transients who take temporary residence on-world only as long as business demands.
Pushed through the terraforming process during the Messer era, this frozen desert world would not meet today's more stringent terraforming requirements and maintains only a handful of scientific and military research settlements who appreciate the benefits of remote and sterile conditions.
|Corel||Corel V||n/a||Gas Giant||No||UEE|
A gas giant with red and brown coloring.
A small planetoid with an orbit well off the system's stellar plane.
Humanity’s “Gateway to the Universe.” Named after Nick Croshaw, who discovered it in 2271, this was the first system visited by the Human race outside of Sol. The ramifications of the discovery didn’t end there, as the bureaucracy needed to colonize the system caused such debate on Earth that it led to the creation of UNE. The system has been a consistent player in Humanity’s social and political development ever since.
|Croshaw||Croshaw I||n/a||Smog Planet||No||UEE|
The planet's thick acid-based clouds create an atmospheric mass that makes it impossible to land on.
The first planet terraformed and colonized by Humans in another star system, Angeli unfortunately suffers from heightened tectonic activity. Geologists theorize that there will be a devastating earthquake in its future. Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Angeli's city of Quinton features one of the most iconic skylines in the UEE.
Slightly smaller than Earth, Vann sits on the edge of Croshaw's green band and is perpetually cold. Its population dropped once more systems were discovered, but many people, especially those who enjoy the cold, still call it home.
|Croshaw||Croshaw IV||n/a||Super Earth||No||UEE|
A large dead world that lacks both an atmosphere and valuable minerals.