Sol

Sol System

Capital: Terra
Languages: All
Demonym: Solar
Government: Central Collective
Population: 18.2 billion

Major Jump Routes:

Luytens
Lacaille
Virginis

“The Sun truly ‘comes up like thunder,’ and it sets just as fast. Each sunrise and sunset lasts only a few seconds. But in that time you see at least eight different bands of color come and go, from a brilliant red to the brightest and deepest blue. And you see sixteen sunrises and sixteen sunsets every day you’re in space. No sunrise or sunset is ever the same.”

Sol is the birthplace of humanity, its warm radiance lighting the way for mankind’s first steps into the stars. Today it is still the home of the most densely populated, productive, and advanced human societies.

Recently, Sol has seen a dramatic drop in trade and commerce due to the Collective’s ongoing hostilities with other human governments, though the Collective itself supports a diverse array of economic activity without the involvement of other interstellar nations.


History

The Sun is over 4.5 billion years old, and far predating the human race that calls it home. For millennia, all of human civilization rose and fell under its light – and since the age of interstellar expansion, Sol has been the center of Terran culture. All human artifacts and ruins older than a few centuries are found in the Sol system, heavily concentrated on Earth.

Some colonial cultures see Sol as a symbol of oppression, after the cultural conquests of the Reconquista and the military conflicts of the Ascension.


System

Inhabited Planets

Terra
Mars
Titan
Europa

Stations

Luna
Ceres
Vesta
Callisto
Ganymede
Enceladus

Sol

Outremer Basileus Basileus