Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Strana Mechty at (0, 0)
Note: X and Y are coordinates (light years on XY plane) relative to Terra at (0, 0)
Era Specific Information
- Population: ca. 30,000
During the chaos and destruction of the civil war that erupted amongst the survivors of the Star League Defense Force in exile and which prompted the Second Exodus a significant number of the population formed independent communities of spacefarers, living aboard DropShips, JumpShips, WarShips, orbital stations and even the various naval caches secreted throughout the Pentagon Worlds systems by the SLDF. While these communities were largely independent of each other, they actively traded with each other and individuals freely moved between enclaves; the largest and most organised of these groups were those within the Circe system, who took additional steps to ensure their survival.
One of those steps was the founding of a colony in a system the spacefarers named Fasa, located some 23 light years anti-spinward of Circe. Although the Circe spacefarers were searching for a habitable world that could be colonised, the Fasa system was the closest they could find despite not being natively habitable. Fasa benefitted from being rich in water and easily extractable resources as well as in an ideal intrastellar location from the system's primary; the Circians began by grounding several DropShips and then building infrastructure around them, including solar collection systems and underground farms. Although the location of Fasa was kept a tightly-guarded secret the colony grew over the ten years of its existence to a settled population of almost 30,000, with thousands more spacefarers moving back and forth between Fasa and the spacefarer communities in the Circe system.
In 2821 the Clans launched Operation Klondike, the conquest of the Pentagon Worlds, and their first targets were the spacefarer communities. The bulk of the survivors of the conflict in the Circe system jumped to Fasa, and the spacefarers immediately began to dismantle the colony and move as much as they could onto ships, intending to find a safe route into deep space where they could start again - effectively, a Third Exodus. Although the survivors managed to run for several months, eventually the bulk of the population was captured by a large Clan naval force, and the Clans dismantled or destroyed the remains of the Fasa system, moving the spacefarers back to Strana Mechty for forced integration into Clan society.
- Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 46-47, "Pentagon Run"