|Terra : Terra III|
|Affiliation||United Empire of Earth|
|Senator||Mira Ngo, Kelos Albervar|
|Location||UEE space |
├ Terra system
└─ Orbiting Terra Nova
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. 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. Terra is home to Song University, named after the planet's discoverer and known for teaching Banu culture.
Wei-Yin Song, one of the lead surveyors for the UNE's Eastern Expansion Program, was the first citizen to discover Terra (known as 342A.03M at the time) 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. 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.
- Senator Mira Ngo (T- Terra - Terra Sys)
- Senator Kelos Albervar (T – Terra – Terra Sys) serves on the Subcommittee on Commerce & Trade.
The capital city of Terra is Prime, a beautiful bayside mega-city built on the foundations of two of the original colony ships.
Terra's second-largest city is Quasi, it is located in the colder southern hemisphere.
New Austin, another initial colonization point, is as close as Terra comes to an industrial city.
Located in the northern hemisphere, home to a defunct space forces training facility.
The Magnetic Ridge is a famous landmark on Terra, oft compared with the Grand Canyon on Earth.
Though Eda is similar in mass to Sol 3a, its close orbit around Terra causes more extreme tides than are found on Earth.
- Ark StarMap
- Galactic Guide: Terra
- CitizenCon 2949 Panel: Xenolinguistics and You
- 2516: A Better Earth
- Congress Now - Amendment 27 (Original RSI URL)
- Comm-Link:Congress Now - 2944-01-21 (Original RSI URL)
- Portfolio: 78th Squadron
- Important Announcement From Esperia Inc
- New United: Emboldened Outlaws (Original RSI URL)
- ShowDown! "Atlas Falls" (Original RSI URL)
- Portfolio - Chemline Solutions (Original RSI URL)
|Locations in the Terra System|