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|Locations: Sector M45 Bo-yae|
Sector Secondary Colony
New Unified Forces precept defence station.
Bo-yae got the short end of the stick and consider themselves the 'have nots'. They think that they have been wronged and have proclaimed a sort of manifest destiny against the 'haves', in Aertheold & Caesar. They recently discovered the elephant graveyard planet in a separate system nearer to their star system. It creates the resources required to really take the fight to the 'haves". Now they've got a chance to get the better end, but feel that the Aertheoldians are being jerks about it and NUNS isn't being much help either.
Economy: trade in common-to-heavy elements has turned into a cash cow for the Bo-Yaeans. They usually turn in a huge profit as the shared nature of their culture keep overhead low. However, Bo-Yae must make huge purchases in bio-materials (protein, medicines and live botanicals) to keep their fast growing population fed, healthy and their farms expanding. Bo-Yae also has a booming exploratory science R&D development in deep core mining and core-stability terra forming. Which is turning into a saleable market; especially to small start-up colonies looking for a way to harvest planetary resources.
Government: regionally democratic "Havens". Planetary oligarchy held by "founding fathers" families; not rich, but socially powerful.
Ambassador: Nicolas Peige: one of the founding colonists of the planet, he acts as both the planetary spokesperson as well as ambassador. A tall, heavy set man who is obviously well fed and is a stranger to physical labour. He has small beady eyes that never seem to blink. Grey hair tops his head despite being only in his early 40s. He has a thin, raspy voice, and speaks for his colony as if it was his personal item. He is generally condescending, whenever he bothers to talk to anyone.
The main political leader(s): Nicolas Peige. The founding fathers who act as leaders of the planet are Nicolas Peige, Sammy Overhaen (a vocal and prideful man; slight of body with large whiteish eyes and a shock of pink hair only at the front of his head, mid 40s), Tabitha Conne (Daughter to Bertha, the originator of this family; Tabitha is 17 and new to her position, typical Germanic looking young blond; she is vocal and dertermined speaker, opinionated and rude), David Eds (the oldest of the founding members at 57, David was a working man and his hard manner, thin mouth and quite calm composure and voice speak volumes; he maintains a passive role in leadership) and Ernst Vanner (stepping into his father's shoes at the same time as Tabitha took over for her mother, Ernst is almost as vocal, but much better liked for his rugged good looks and clean demeanor.)
Orbital Defenses exist. One is the NUNS local precept defense station. Note: no NUNS personnel are permitted to mingle with the population or station on the planet-side.
Bo-Yae's Defense force is known as the PDF (Planetary Defense Force) and consists entirely of an "army" force of infantry, light vehicles, medium size mobile weapons, and heavy stationary defenses.
Bo yae Offensive Forces are entirely space borne, consisting of reconditioned ARMD II platforms. Numerous non-transformable fighter craft are seen in Bo-yae planetary and system space. The group is known as the SEF (Space Expeditionary Force)
Bo-Yae has its own Orbital Defense Platform, armed by its own people. However the real power in the system is a PMC group stationed on the frozen surface of the moon. This group ranges in size with the determined local threat. Lately the group has run upwards of 50 fighters with sub-stations at the core of each asteroid cluster close to the planet.
Bo-Yae has an expeditionary force, commissioned with the discovery of the rogue planet. Currently, little is known about this force except that what equipment it has is almost on par with NUNS firepower; and though they fly the planetary colors, many have speculated that this is simply another mercenary or Private Military Group.
Top military leader: Commilius Vanner stepping down after the assasination of Bertha Conne; C. Vanner took up the postion of Commander of World Arms; Leader of the PDF and the SEF (Space Expeditionary Force). Commilius has little in the way of command experience and it shows in the planet's recent maneuvers. He is a short tempered brute of a man, as heavy handed as are the deep wrinkles in his face. Squirley in action as the tight curls of brown hair on his brow. He was liked as a community leader, however is slowly failing to meet expectations in his current position and may be on the way out.
Second military leader: Jerras Hellopa is C. Vanners direct opposition. Jerras commands the SEF's command ship the Veronice (after Jerras' wife... the ship's name changes with commanders). Many speculate that this man is the next true leader of the military forces of Bo-Yae. Though he is not from one of the five first families, or even related to one of the Haven leader families. Jerras is a smart man of quick wit; he has short cut blong hair and swarthy skin in bold contrast. His slanted eyes are bright green and focused on whomever he talks to.
Ship most likely to be deployed in an emergency: SEF-Veronice (Uraga class), under Commander Jerras H..
still loosely allied with the NUNS defense agreement and interplanetary association.
How Perceived Others: patronizing, invasive and anti-community. Long time Bo-yaeans hold deep grudges, and this tends to rub off on any who live there for any length of time.
How Perceived By Others: xenophobic, territorial, self-interested/serving and have a ghetto-like fraternity.
- The second group of colonists to leave Caesar. A strong socialistic group formed on the M15 itself long before being separated from the emigration ship. Their animosity was provoked by the capitalistic Aertheoldian and Caesarians. Segregated and looked down upon, the Bo-yaeans took action on Caesar after an attempt to further physically segregate them from the new colony.
The planet they chose to live on was one of the least hospitable planets - but rich in the common elements of carbon, silicon and iron. Despite the desert extremes in temperature and the bizarre equatorial strip they were required to live in, they have had great success in rendering a good life from the thin pickings on Bo-Yae.
- Nicolas Peige, Sammy Overhaen, Bertha Conne, David Eds and Commilius Vanner, the founding members of the Bo-Yae group aboard the M-15, open the doors of a forum to the possibility of Democratic government. This forum lasts for 36 days, and all people on the planet are welcome to speak or petition the group. During the "Thousand Talks", as the event is eventually known, political stability is formed with each area becoming known as a "Haven" of the local authority figure who, selected by the locals, reports and petitions the 5 family groups that control the planet.
- 2049: Bertha Conne is assinated by a business rival for her land stake on a local, highly productive "fishing" operation. Berthas' daughter steps up to take her place at the age of 17. There is some upheaval at such a young leader, and in an bold move, Commilis Vanner puts his own son forward, also 17, in his place. The social turmoil settles with an agreement from a majority vote of the Havens.
- 2052: Founding of Va as a military outpost.
- 2054: Omnacrest develops deep core mining facility and begins generating power to supply Shersopae.
- 2055: City of Omnacrest founded underground.
- 2058: Pirate wars of U-o-Has Plain. A determined group of pirates, well equipped and with a substantial force, actually occupies this strategic high ground and holds the planet ransom to itself for 7 weeks before the planets PDF finally manages to pull off some daring moves to drive the pirates off. The battle was won in a decisive move by dropping heavy stationary defensive cannons from space in a kamakazi maneuver lead by members of the Overhaen family. While successful, all crews of those guns perished, either shot from the sky or killed as their guns impacted on the pirates defences. Overhaen are the poorest of the 5 families and there is some rumor that they were forced to martyr themselves. Despite that, Overhaen is held in heroic fame now.
ALL veteran pilots and military personal that are from Bo-Yae took part in this battle.
1.6 solar masses
3 clusters of asteroids. 2 in Bo-yae-moon Trojan orbits, and the 3rd in the Bo-yae-moon Lagrange point.
Planet is tidally locked with Bo-yae star - one side always faces the sun.
A desert planet. It never rains here! Equatorial belt is a drifting sand belt. Water mostly exists at the space-pole, melting into rivers that converge on the equatorial ocean strip. There is however, a thriving fauna/flora-sphere.
Ecology is heavily evolved, many large and small creature/insects, limited fish and ocean species. Dense, 10-20 meter wide, low "shrub-trees" dominate the ecology.
Atmosphere: 60% density; low pressure
Gravity: 1.1 g (dense rocky core)
Navigation: buoys, military ships, planetary satellites
Population: 4.5+ million
Resources: surface rich in the common elements carbon, silicon and iron.
Size: 133% Earth
Temperature: (+354° sun-ward pole) +2° to 67° (equator belt) (-404° space-ward pole)
Volcanoes: .2% surface
Water: 12% surface (fresh)
an ice-ball with a dusty crust.
Has one permanent structure which is currently the base of the local public PMC defending the system.
Dome-like buildings sprawled in a line with the equator with fin-like attachments (moisture collectors) and fields spread about dominate the view of this massive city. To the sun-ward side continues banks of solar collectors, providing the city with almost 10 times the power it needs under the harsh glare of their sun. However, the high maintenance-cost solar panels are allowed to drop out of service as systems from Omnacrest take over the power grids needs. Now, in 2060, most still-standing solar grids are dysfunctional or are privately operated.
Population: 4 million
Va exists at the equatorially direct opposite to Shersopae. It was initially founded only for defensive purposes and has not grown beyond its surrounding region due to the lack of a need for a population there. The city is centered around a huge defence facility and mobile weapon/military construction facility. This facility accounts for 38% of the working population.
Second largest City
Population: less than 100,000
This city is actually almost completely unknown to outsiders (planetary forgeigners) as it is entirely underground; housed in a portion of a massive quartz geode; the interior diameter of which is nearly 6 km. Omnacrest is a mear 35 km surface distance from Shersopae, and provides 75% of its power generation. Omnacrest was founded by the mining company by the same name, formed pre-Bo-yae colonization days. The mines pull 8 to 12 tons of pre-process mid-range elements from the ground a day.
third largest City
Small Cities: approx. 10,000 residents
Towns: approx. 3,000 residents
Villages: N/A (there are no villages. Life here is too desperately hard to facilitate such a small population being able to survive.)
Gas Giant Planet
Moderate exploration has occured.
Gas Giant Planet
1 moon: an Ancient Constructed Celestial Body in orbit
The Ancient Constructed Celestial Body is an explored planetary body that has several small mining facilities set up that are slowly rendering steel varients as well as some hyper-dense carbon consituent parts.
Asteroid belt composed of numerous proto-planets ripped apart by tidal forces from Bo-yah and Bo-yat.
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