Terra (planet)

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Terra : Terra III
SystemTerra
TypePlanet
ClassificationSuper-Earth
HabitableYes
AffiliationUEE
SenatorMira Ngo, Kelos Albervar
LocationOrbits Terra Nova
Natural Satellites1
Artificial Satellites3
Landing Zones3
Forlink.svg  For the Terra System, see Terra.

Terra III, commonly referred to by its star’s name was the twelfth planet colonized by the United Empire of Earth. It has made great strides towards becoming the cultural focus of the Empire.[1]

While die-hard Earth loyalists would dispute such a claim, there is no doubt that Terra has its finger on the pulse of the civilized galaxy. From the increasing inflow of megacorporate HQs to the system to the influence of Terranoriginated music on popular culture, Terra is unquestionably the closest thing to a rival Earth has ever produced.[2] In four centuries, owing to its jump network and location, it has evolved into a massive trade hub. Kiel, Baker, Kilian and other name systems are short hops from the star. The world’s plentiful resources, cultivated carefully so as not to impact the environment, have fueled the Empire’s Eastern Expansion Program.[2]

Discovery

Wei-Yin Song, one of the lead surveyors for the UNE’s Eastern Expansion Program, was the first citizen to discover Terra in 2516. Scans and scouting missions confirmed the presence of a naturally oxygen-based atmosphere, indigenous vegetation, vast oceans, and temperate climates. Deep in the southern region, a scout team discovered remnants of a rock formation, indicating that they were arranged that way but they didn't discover any indication of intelligent life. The team went on to suggest the planet should establish a forward operating base for terraforming and expansion into the adjoining systems. [3] Upon discovery, this naturally-occurring oxygen-based planet seemed like an untouched Earth and so they named it Terra as a reflection for the birthplace of Humanity. Over the centuries, Terra has grown into one of the jewels of the Empire, becoming a political and cultural force. Home to the Transitionalist political movement who believe that Terra better represents the future of the UEE than the current capital, Earth.[1]

Senator

Landing Zones

Prime

The capital city of Terra is Prime, a beautiful bayside mega-city built on the foundations of two of the original colony ships.

Quasi

Terra's second-largest city is Quasi, it is located in the colder southern hemisphere.

New Austin

New Austin, another initial colonization point, is as close as Terra comes to an industrial city.

Natural Satellites

Eda

Though Eda is similar in mass to Sol 3a, its close orbit around Terra causes more extreme tides than are found on Earth.

Artificial Satellites

IAS Hammett

ICS Evolen

Astro Arena

Gallery


References