Charon

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Forlink.svg  For Pluto's moon in Sol, see Charon (moon).
Forlink.svg  For the star at the center of this system, see Charon (star).
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Charon
System TypeSingle Star
Size8 AU
Star TypeMain Sequence Dwarf-K
Asteroid Belts1
AffiliationUEE
Discovered in2538 CE; 409 years ago (2538)
Planets5
Jump Points4

Discovered via Helios late in the 2538 by merchant marine Max Keaton on his first run. Solar winds in Helios knocked out Keaton's sensors. Out of a desperation to be on time, he continued on course while running a diagnostic. When systems came back online he realized that he was way off-course, and noticed some strange anomalies in the vicinity. He made note of the coordinates, and when returning, he found a medium-sized Jump Point leading to the Charon system.

Keaton named the system in reference to the ferryman of the dead in greek mythology, as heard from his grandfather, a professor at Rhetor. The reference draws a parallel to Charon IV (the blue of the river styx) and Charon V (the world of the dead).

CIG refer to this system as "Charon", not "Kairon", which is how Pluto's moon of the same name is pronounced. This may be lore or a mistake on their part.

The system remained a remote dead-end until the discovery of Genesis in 2812, nearly 300 years later. This isolation had a huge effect on the system's history, harboring a frontier mentality. 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.[1]

Gravitational Governors

Charon

Charon is a Main Sequence Dwarf-K star.

Planets

Charon I

Astrophysicists hypothesize that a collision knocked this small terrestrial planet into a decaying orbit to be slowly consumed by its star. It can often appear like a very large comet because the heat of Charon is subliming gases and rocks on Charon I's surface.

Charon II

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 III

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 IV

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 V

A small world drifting on the fringe of the system. Planetary surveyors have never found anything on scans to justify landing there.

Asteroid Belts

The Charon system contains one asteroid belt. The Gedinasho Belt is located between the planets Charon III and Charon IV. [1]

Known Jump Points

Jump Gate Type Size Destination
Charon - Genesis Large Genesis
Charon - Tyrol Large Tyrol
Charon - Helios Medium Helios
Charon - Kins Small Kins

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