Known solar systems
The Brahma Region is a tight cluster of stars on an outer arm of a large spiral galaxy. The galaxy, dubbed the Golden Womb, is at an indecipherable location in relation to the Milky Way. Scientists were unable to determine its location using cosmic background radiation or by locating familiar landmarks.
The region caught the attention of humanity when a wormhole was discovered in the Oort Cloud at the outer regions of the solar system. It remained active long enough for a global effort to build a gravitational stabilization gate around the object, allowing long term exploration and colonization.
Yellow-white star 7 times the brightness of the Earth Sun orbited closely by 4 barren rocky planets. The system would be relatively uninteresting if it weren’t for the especially thick, especially mineral rich, asteroid belt between the 3rd and 4th planet. Asteroids here have high concentrations of rare earth metals necessary for electronics manufacturing, so several mining companies have setup stations within the belt. The largest station is called Frakport, which is owned by Bergmann Forge.
- Hevoo II: Small rocky planet with rings
- Hevoo III: Large rocky planet with heavy volcanism
- Frakport (Hevoo III, Belt I): Asteroid belt, rich in rare earth metals, space stations (small)
- Hevoo IV – Large rocky planet
- Lost Century Mine: Coop mine owned by dozens of freelancers and small companies.
- Foundation Energy Station VI: Small outpost for the FEC in Hevoo. Used for staging and planning.
- Bergmann Forge:
- Foundation Energy Corporation (FEC):
A dual star system with 8 planets, all but 1 of which orbit at great distances from the suns. The planets are mostly ice and rock, but Cerberi VIII (Veera) is a gas planet with 14 small moons. 2 of these moons are colonized by pioneering Christians looking to expand the kingdom of God, though why they chose this inhospitable system is a mystery to most. The colonists utilize the moons’ rich geothermic activity to power their small settlements and keep out the frozen, toxic atmosphere.
8519 Cerberi I – Molten planet with an unusual figure eight orbit pattern draws it close to both stars.
8519 Cerberi IV – Gas giant with a dual ring system, preliminary scan of the system suggested dwarf planets may be among the thick ring system but no exploration has occured
Veera – Gas planet with 14 moons, blue hue which is composed primarily of methane.
Light Acres (8519 Cerberi VIII, Moon III) – colonized (small), geothermic activity, air mostly carbon dioxide and not breathable without mechanical assistance
Hiford Abbey (8519 Cerberi VIII, Moon XI) – colonized (small), geothermic activity, thin atmosphere made of nitrogen and carbon dioxide mix – mechanical assistance necessary for breathing
The large blue type-O star in this system burns hot and bright. No planets exist within an AU of the star, but some 3 AU away exists an oceanic planet with a complex native ecosystem. Megacorporations, researchers, and colonists alike have flocked to Fornacis
Makara (3299 Fornacis II) – Large oceanic planet (10% land) with atmospheric electromagnetic storms, complex native life (no sentience found), breathable air, and heavy gravity (half movememt speed). The largest settlement, Sanming, was founded at the planet’s discovery 75 years ago. It is dominated by fishing and research industries.
Bortsov Communication Array Station – A much used space station that orbits Makara. The station is a necessary go between for communcation between planetside and ships in the system due to the electromagnetic storms that cloud the planet. Its also the safest way to and from the surface. A space elevator constantly moves people and goods to ans from the planet.
One of the most populated systems in the region and the second one to be settled. Persephone has two inhabitable celestial bodies, making it especially ripe for colonization. Seven planets orbit this Class K orange dwarf star.
Eris (Persephone II) – Near Earth-sized, thick but breathable atmosphere, filled with complex native organisms, hot by human standards, minor settlements, and largely still unexplored due to hostility of local flora and fauna.
This tropic world is slightly smaller than earth and rotates at a faster pace, making for shorter days. The thicker atmosphere lit by the bright orange star creates beautiful effects during sun rises. The warm world is lush with complex alien lifeforms which can grow to enormous size due to the lighter gravity and rich oxygen atmopshere. Plantlife grows so rapidly, in fact, that the colonies here must be built in the high mountains. Anything built within the jungles of Eris will be overgrown in days.
Ersa (Persephone III, Moon I) – Earth-sized, breathable atmophere, complex native organisms (no sentience), massively farmed and colonized.
Ersa is the lone, planet-sized moon that tightly orbits a massive gas giant called Carnus. Ersa is a garden world of grassy plains, freshwater lakes, and wetlands. The planet has become a bread basket for the region and boasts its largest city: Locrus. Locrus was founded 80 years ago during the second, more massive migration to Providence. More than 200 million call this metropolis home.
2945 Lou Xiu (Louie)
Lou Xiu, dubbed Louie by English speakers, has a single habitable, though arid, planet out of the incredible 23 planets that orbit this large yellow Class G star. The other planets are rocky and lifeless with toxic atmospheres if there are any at all.
Jiao Liang (Lou Xiu V) – An arid planet of rocky deserts, canyons, and badlands, breathable nitrogen and oxygen based air, hot and dry everywhere except at its poles which are considerably cooler, and had microbial life before human settlement.
Shi Chong – A small town in the wet south pole. Most of the town farms, processes, and ships a native bacteria which is used in pharmaceuticals.
Qi – An outpost in the badlands on the edge of a great canyon. Its mostly a sprawling ‘starport’ used to refuel and resupply by less scrupulous captains who don’t want people to ask questions.
Two terrestrial worlds orbit this yellow star, one named Ao and the other Jun. Ao appears to be a pristine world from orbit, but has a thin atmosphere which is toxic to humans. Companies have tried to find a way to make the planet useful but nothing significant has taken hold. Jun, on the other hand, has a biosphere which does support human life. Native microbes existed before colonization and colonists have since begun planting crops in thin top soil imported from offworld.
Ao-Jun I – Small rocky planet
Ao (Ao-Jun II) – Terrestrial planet with thin, toxic atmosphere
Jun (Ao-Jun III) – Terrestrial planet, colonized, microbial native life, 4 moons
Ao-Jun IV – Small rocky planet