Table of Contents:
- The Starsystem & Vesopia Prime.
- Overview & History.
- Orbital Imagery.
- Planetary Data.
- Ijad Conclave of the Risen Moon & the Lunar Wolves.
- The Independence & The Salvation Corps, and Sliver.
- Solar Union Tithe Bureau & Peacekeepers, and the Serpent Legionaires of the Rattlesnakes
- Theater Overview - Battle Reports.
- Vesopia Mechworks & Subsidiaries, and the VMC Combat Groups.
1. The Starsystem & Vesopia Prime:
The Vesopia System is in the Mid Rim, not yet in the wild Outer Rim, but already a fair distance away from Sol. To get to Vesopia, two gate jumps are necessary. Being a twin sun system, Vesopia's 13 planets are hot close to the center, and only the two outer most planetoids are permafrozen, close to and around -200°C. The system's 8th planet, Vesopia Prime, is inhabitable without terraforming, atmospheric converters or hydroponic facilities.
Covered with 65% land and 35% water, of which only 5% are permanently frozen at the polar caps, Vesopia Prime is the systems primary colony. It's two neighboring planets, Vesopia Sec and Vesopia Tert are not inhabitable without support systems, but already support excavating and harvesting facilities. The entire system consists of planets rich with raw metals, including the unusual inverted gravity metal. IGM is the reason for Vesopia Prime's floating forests, a sight truly to behold. On Vesopia Sec, the IGM allows for floating excavating sites that are propelled hollowed-out rocks, carrying the equipment and base from site to site as needed. On Vesopia Tert, the IGM allows for efficient gas harvesting, as some IGM rocks float over massive "lakes" of useable gas fields that are heavier than the thin atmosphere of that planet.
Vesopia Prime has two moons, each of the other two planets has one moon. While Vesopia Prime's moon Rikor is home to the holiest place of the Ijad, the Chapel of Deliverance, the secondary moon Leira is the naval base and ferry port, providing steady exchange with other two planets and their respective naval bases on their own moons. Interplanetary transit is always high, as VSec and VTert feed the massive industry on VPrime.
2. Overview & History:
Vesopia Prime is the only unassistedly inhabitable planet in the Vesopia system, although there are some colonies on it's moons. The planet is usually lush and of moderately climate, due to the two suns of the star system. The planet was colonized and quickly grew many decades ago, due to massive amounts of easily accessible raw metals and accomodating climate. Population numbers exploded, but the industry simply expanded with the growth, able to support the numbers many times over. Being the system's center of population, Vesopia Prime was and is an important site for the Solar Union, providing massive amounts of raw materials - and due to the large industry, also huge tithe payments.
Due to these tithe payments and the extraction of resources, a local civilian movement of colonists emerged, calling themselves The Independence. They stand in direct conflict with the Solar Union Tithe Bureau, which has a permanent seat near the largest surface-bound starport. While the colonists and the Solar Union representatives had little more than protests and small-scale skirmishes between each other, an Ijad group from Vesopia Prime's largest moon, Rikor, took in more and more people, and then started to spread as a peaceful and wholesome movement of it's own on Vesopia Prime.
Eventually, both factions were outnumbered by people who joined the Conclave of the Risen Moon, and as Vesopia Prime has, despite it's internal struggles, a very deeply rooted democratic sense of government, the Ijad seized the majority of Vesopia's control. The Solar Union responded with armed conflict, denying Stargate access through naval blockade and attempted to muscle their way back into control. The Ijad responded with peaceful resistance, basically ignoring the Solar Union. As Vesopia Prime is not dependant on external sources for any of it's resources, the cut-off from the Stargate was merely seen as a symbolic act.
As the SU representatives realized the inefficiency of their trade restrictions, they resorted to military solutions, proclaiming the Ijad as aggressors and invaders that need to be fought off. The Conclave responded with the creation of the Lunar Wolves, a cadre of former SU and local 'Frame pilots. The Lunar Wolves now patrol Virran, Vesopia's capital, and the Ijad have presences on all colonies and digsites across the system. The colonists not part of the Conclave, resented the military presence of their perceived overlords and joined the fight, allied with none, disagreeing with both. In their eyes, the Ijad were just a differently coloured tyranny.
As a result of the developments, a splinter group of The Independence formed - the Salvation Corps. Consisting of labor workers that stole equipment, fanatical freedom fighters and other more determined elements, this losely-knit organization is basically a group of decentralized terrorist cells, hitting targets of both SU and Ijad interest. Their goal is the liberation of Vesopia, getting rid of both of the Union and the parasites. Currently, there are many places where either of these three factions and their armed forces are in conflict, sometimes even all three of them together. Regardless, VPrime's industry is buzzing without any forseeable end.
3. Orbital Imagery:
4. Planetary Data:
Great half-axis: 1.9AE (284.24 million km)
Perihel/Aphel: 1.872 – 1.927 AE
Angle of Orbital Plane: 0.7°
Siderian Rotation Time: 712.32 d
Mean Orbital Velocity: 49,31 km/s
Diameter Equator/Poles: 11,342.17 – 11,312.79 km
Mass: 53.18 · 10²³ kg
Mean Density: 5.931 g/cm³
Acceleration of Gravity: 10.02665 m/s²
Escape Velocity: 10,492 km/s
Rotation period: 27h 58min 3.2s
Angle of Rotation Axis: 27.39°
Geometrical Albedo: 0.378
Min./Mean/Max.: 214.15K (−32 °C) 293.5K (+20°C) 337.1K (+64 °C)
- Nitrogen: 69.31 %
- Oxygen: 29.77 %
- Argon: 0.87 %
- CO²: 0.047 %
- Neon: 0.0025 %
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