Conheav System

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Conheav Prime

Type: Temperate terrestrial
Temperature: Temperate
Atmosphere: Type I
Hydrosphere: Moderate
Gravity: Standard
Terrain: Urban, plains, mountains
Length of day: 29 standard hours
Length of year: 250 local days
Sapient species: Humans
Starport: Imperial class
Population: 2 billion
Planet function: Sector capital, maufacturing, trade
Government: Imperial
Tech level: Space
Major exports: Manufactured goods
Major imports: Raw materials
System: Conheav
Star: Con (yellow)
Orbital Bodies:
Name Type Moons
Atad Hot terrestrial 1
Rangeo Hot terrestrial 0
Ledoub Barren terrestrial 2
Conheav Prime Temperate terrestrial 1
Ransorn Gas giant 7
Kasnac Ice ball 0

World Summary

Conheav Prime is the capital of Conheav Sector and as such is a major trade and corporate center. Basically, the movers and shakers of the sector do their moving and shaking here. The biggest city on the planet, Greahun, is the home of both the headquarters of the Imperial government and military in the sector. As such, it has also become the home of many large corporations. Conheav Prime is home to many manufacturing plants owned by the massive companies that are based here.

Almost all of the starship traffic in the system goes through one of Greahun's five Imperial-class starports. A typical day will see hundreds of bulk freighters landing on and taking off from the planet. Due to this massive amount of traffic, new arrivals in the system are placed into a holding pattern just outside the defensive perimeter until they can land. Landing procedures are very strict, and no ship is allowed to land without using the automated system that is in place.

As the seat of Imperial power in the sector, the planet is very well defended, doubly so because of the orbital shipyards and naval base near the moon. These shipyards are actually several seperate yards owned by Kuat Drive Yards and Sienar Fleet Systems among other smaller starship manufacturers. The bulk of these shipyards are given over to the lucrative and highly important task of servicing naval vessels and producing more military ships. Each of the shipyards maintains a private security force as defense, with corvettes being the largest craft used. These private forces are ostensibly to protect against possible raids by pirates or rebels, but in practice they are used to prevent sabotage of the shipyards by rivals. The real defense of the system is given over to the sizable force that the Imperial Navy maintains here. In addition to the many capital ships and starfighters that will be stationed around Conheav Prime and on patrol around the system at any one time, a perimeter of Golan defense platforms surrounds the planet and the orbital facilities, placed so that their fields of fire just barely overlap.

The moon itself, which maintains an unusual geosynchronous orbit, houses a large customs base that is the headquarters for all of the customs vessels in the sector. At any one time, dozens of customs ships up to the size of corvettes will be in the system, either on patrol or in the customs facility's massive hangers. According to Moff Lesbeat's mandates, these customs craft stand ready to assist any naval actions should it become necessary. This has essentially put Imperial Customs at the disposal of the navy, a fact which has not endeared Lesbeat to the higher echelons of customs, but which has received widespread support within the military.

System Summary

The Conheav system is home to the capital of Conheav Sector, the planet Conheav, also known as Conheav Prime. This was chosen as the sector capital due to its pleasant climate, moderately rich resources, and central location.

Aside from Conheav Prime, the Conheav system is fairly unremarkable. The three inner planets are home to minor mining operations but nothing exceptionally profitable. If not for the fact that another reason (i.e.: Conheav Prime) for being in the system existed, the planets would hardly be considered worth mining. Ransorn, the only gas giant, has very few useful gases in its atmosphere, certainly not enough to support any type of gas mining operation. Kasnac, the outer planet, is really no more than an exceptionally large comet that has been caught in a planetary orbit. Kasnac is home to a powerful subspace signal amplifier in order to facilitate communications with the sector capital, but it is otherwise completely ignored.