April 25, 3013
By Dustin Sanchez
Terra (ComStar) – After long years of work, ComStar is proud to present an updated information center of our sector of space. With many of our employees working long hours on many worlds, we have compiled and updated the global galactic index with newer data, as well as fixing a few errors from previous, much older versions. A complete work of data like this was never completed before, the old system was based on voluntary submission entered by various governments at an irregular basis.
Some of the highlights are as follows.
Asta: That little Altair republic colony world isn’t quite so little anymore. It’s grown astronomically from a population of mere thousands to an incredible tens of millions. The official technology level of the planet has also grown allowing for more locally built facilities. The Altair Republic has also funded the construction of a full sized spaceport there.
Brynt: Getting data on this planet was hard, since a lot of it’s inhabitants have no interest in being counted. But through hard work, and advanced math, I am told we have established a rough estimate of hundreds of thousands of people, rather then merely thousands as was previously recorded. There is a fairly large homegrown population too, that was already born there.
Chara: Ok, we have no idea what happened the records for this planet, the information was more or less accurate, but the planet code was completely wrong.
Epsilon Eridani: Unfortunately the TAS controlled planet suffered greatly, combined by an attack from unknown forces, and a massive continent destroying volcanic eruption, the planet is now listed as completely uninhabited. Even the space port built there by TAS has been destroyed.
Keid: The gateway to the stars, old newspaper records tell us. The population here has once again grown, the planet now holds hundreds of billions of humans, and is incredibly crowded.
Killbourn: Everyone’s heard of this world, we still call the alien race encountered and exterminated over 500 years ago the Killbourn, though it has been proven that their home world was actually Muphrid. Killbourn has been doing well, with the Earth Directorate taking a more active interest in it. The population has grown into the tens of millions, a newer better spaceport has been constructed, and the technology level has advanced from Industrial to pre-stellar. Traders take note, the planets trade code has shifted, it is now an industry capable world, but will require extensive agricultural imports.
Muphrid: Looks like the planets technological capabilities have bumped up, locally built space habitats and fusion power are now available.
New Earth: A small correction has to be made here, to the capital world of the New Earth Constellation. Previously listed as a charismatic dictatorship led by a revolutionary leader, it is actually a monarchy. The world is heavily populated with tens of billions of citizens. The spaceport facilities are also much better then previously recorded, as befitting a capital world. Amazingly enough, the world is actually more advanced then earth, though just barely. It actually comes up just short of Procyon and Liberty.
New Home: Not much is known about this planet, it’s inhabitants are very primitive and rather hostile to outsiders. That said, the estimated population is slightly larger then previously thought. Technically the world does now have the population to allow industrial growth. Forecasts however show that it is unlikely to happen any time soon.
Rocky: Bertsons private little empire world, not much has changed here, Bertson still keeps an army of lawyers and mercenaries on hand. The spaceport however has been significantly expanded, allowing much more throughput of the extracted minerals.
Yorii: A lot of activity on Yorii, mostly the Earth Directorate has been urging more people to move there, causing an increase in the planets population. Likely they seek to increase the amount of Espers born there. The worlds local technology level has also been increased to early stellar.
Zollikofen: A massive movement here, the local corporations have been moving more infrastructure and workers to their planet. The population is now measured in the hundreds of thousands, and the infrastructure allows for pre-stellar levels of development, a significant improvement from the previous early industrial.