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Stanton
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System Summary
System Type Single Star
Size 5 AU
Star Type Main Sequence-Dwarf-G
Asteroid Belts 1
Affiliation UEE
Discovered in 2903
Planets 4
Jump Points 3
Space Stations 7

Even without the inevitable Human intrusion, Stanton would have been an anomaly. Boasting a wide green zone and four especially large Human-suitable biospheres requiring only limited terraforming, the system is, from a cosmological perspective, unusual. Star systems as purely inhabitable as Stanton are extremely rare. Meanwhile, the divergent ecologies on Stanton’s four worlds are of significant interest to scientists of all stripes.

While the UEE still controls the rights to the system overall, the four planets themselves were sold by the government to four megacorporations, making them the only privately-owned worlds in the Empire. Though subject to the UEE's Common Law and standard penal code, the UEE does not police the region. Instead, private planetary security teams enforce the local law. [1]

History

Settlement

No one is sure exactly who first settled the Stanton system. All indications are that it was discovered by a free agent trader, then as word of the location and its potential riches spread; settlers quickly moved in. When the UEE noticed the system’s existence, they declared Stanton to be a case of eminent domain, citing a need to protect and extend nearby jump lanes. Without formal colonization papers on file, the existing inhabitants had little choice but to abandon their homesteads: prospectors, survivalists and other squatters have little means to protect themselves from the might of a Bengal-class carrier.

The Empire was then stymied. As is often the case, wanting was a great deal more interesting than having. With a down economy in the midst of a hundred-year colonization drought, the UEE had few options for actually exploiting Stanton. After UEE naval engineers conducted the small amount of required terraforming, a series of underfunded military outposts were established, and then Stanton sat untouched until the decision was ultimately made to sell the system piecemeal to the highest bidders. Megacorporations were quietly contacted and asked to bid for their own planets. The winners are believed to have flushed trillions into the UEE economy: Hurston Dynamics, Crusader Industries, ArcCorp and microTech. In a remarkable lack of originality, the four worlds are now named Hurston, Crusader, ArcCorp and microTech. The megacorporations moved in slowly but surely, and the system become fully industrialized. The four worlds are now dotted with factories, corporate headquarters, testing ranges, mines and other company facilities. Only those working for the corporations (or anyone leasing their space) come to live in the Stanton system, inhabiting company towns.

Today, Stanton is a great place to travel if you’re interested in the materials produced by several of the galaxy’s most successful corporations… or if you think you can make a profit shipping these companies the goods they need to keep working.[1]

Planets

Hurston : Stanton I

A wealth of ore and other resources are mined on Hurston to manufacture the company's line of munitions and weapons. Heavy industry has resulted in severe pollution across the planet.[2]

Crusader : Stanton II

A low mass gas giant that features a breathable atmosphere at high altitudes. This was an ideal situation for ship manufacturer Crusader, who now occupies the planet's floating platforms to build massive ships like the Starliner.[3]

Delamar in Star Citizen Alpha 3.0

For Alpha 3.0, the planetoid asteroid Delamar will be temporarily located in Stanton between Crusader and ArcCorp. It will eventually be moved to its lore-friendly system - Nyx.

ArcCorp : Stanton III

Buildings cover a majority of the planet's surface with residential areas relegated to the poles while ArcCorp's factories, business headquarters, financial and commercial districts are located in between.[4]

MicroTech : Stanton IV

A terraforming error left the planet with an unnaturally dense cloud cover and a colder than average climate, making it an ideal location for owner microTech to house its heat-sensitive computing and manufacturing centers.[5]

Asteroid Belts

The Stanton system contains one asteroid belt. The Aaron Halo is located between the orbits of Crusader and ArcCorp.[6]

Known Jump Points

Jump Gate Type Size Destination
Stanton - Terra Bidirectional Large Terra
Stanton - Pyro Bidirectional Medium Pyro
Stanton - Magnus Bidirectional Large Magnus

References