Zavijava

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Zavijava
Zavijava neighbouring systems
Zavijava neighbouring systems
System information
X:Y Coordinates -31.80:0.30[e]
Spectral class M3V[1]
Planets 6[1]

The Zavijava system is home to at least one habitable world, Zavijava III, and as at 3145 was located in the Republic of the Sphere.[2][3]

System Description[edit]

The Zavijava system lies near the Denebola and Oliver systems[2][3] and consists of a class M3V primary orbited by six planets, at least one of which is habitable.[1]

System History[edit]

The Zavijava system was colonised during the First Exodus from Terra.[4]

Zavijava III[edit]

Zavijava
Geophysical
System position 3[1]
Jump point
distance
3 days[1]
Moons 1 (Haldana)[1]
Surface gravity 1.08[1]
Atmospheric pressure High (Taint)[1]
Equatorial temperature 31°C[1]
Surface water 86%[1]
Highest native life Plants[1]
Founding Ca. 23rd century
Reference Year 3130[1]
Infrastructure
Ruler Vijah Welfel (Governor)[1]
Oralee Martin (Planetary Legate)[1]
Capital Tzion (pre-Jihad)[1]
Noé (Dark Age)[1]
Population 1,890,000,000 (3130)[1]

Zavijava III - more commonly refered to simply as Zavijava - is the third planet in the Zavijava system and has a single moon, named Haldana.[1]

Planetary History[edit]

When it was first colonized, Zavijava was a largely unremarkable terrestrial world.[1] Having become independent as a result of the Demarcation Declaration, Zavijava was subsequently added to the resurgent Terran Hegemony; whilst some worlds joined the Hegemony during its early years as a result of diplomatic and trade incentives, many more were conquered in "campaigns of persuasion" launched by Director-General James McKenna, the first of which began in 2316 and ended with the capture of Towne in 2317. Zavijava was one of the worlds added to the Hegemony during or around the time of this first military campaign.[5][4][6]

Zavijava remained unermarkable for several centuries, but in the twenty-fifth century that began to change. Volcanic eruptions began on the planet, increasing in frequency as time passed. The volcanoes spewed sulphur gases and particulates into the atmosphere in large quantities, and even at the height of the Star League experts from the Terran Hegemony were unable to identify the cause of the increasingly violent and frequent eruptions or find a way to prevent them.[1]

The population of the planet began to decline as conditions on the world deteriorated, dropping steadily from its peak of some three billion people; over the next six centuries most of the native animal life was driven to extinction, with temperatures dropping ten degrees because of the adverse climate - resembling a "nuclear winter" - caused by the huge quantities of ash in the atmosphere. Mining interests continued to operate on the planet, and hearty souls continued to live there, even though breathing the air became difficult without breather masks. The Succession Wars weren't kind to the planet or its inhabitants, though; Zavijava was located on the shifting border between the Lyran Commonwealth and the Free Worlds League, resulting in it being subject to various raids and military campaigns. The Jihad was no kinder, with Zavijava becoming a battleground once more as the Skye Province of the Lyran Alliance attacked the Free Worlds League.[1]

At the height of the war between Skye and the League Zavijava was attacked by League forces, who struck at the planetary spaceport. The spaceport was located near the planetary capital, Tzion, on the southern continent of Velvel. The capital was devastated in the fighting and more than five thousand people were killed. When Zavijava was subsequently incorporated into the Republic of the Sphere it received no reconstruction assistance because of the steady exodus of the population off-world and the ongoing natural crisis.[1]

The ruins of Tzion were cleared away during the Dark Age and the city of Noé on the northern continent of Peninah was designated as the new administrative capital of Zavijava. A new spaceport was constructed near Noé, and where the ruins of Tzion had stood a monument was erected in memory of those who fell during the Jihad.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Planetary Rulers[edit]

3130[edit]

  • Planetary Governor Vijah Welfel[1]
  • Planetary Legate Oralee Martin[1]

Geography[edit]

Zavijava is an increasingly volcanically-active world with a deteriorating climate. Zavijava has two continents, the northern continent of Peninah and the southern continent of Velvel.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Tzion: earliest planetary capital city, located on Velvel and destroyed during the Jihad.[1]
  • Noé: city on Peninah, which became the capital city after the destruction of Tzion.[1]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Systems within 60 light-years (distance in light years)
Closest systems first:
Denebola 6.1 Oliver 6.7 Lipton 7.0 Pacifica 7.2
Alula Australis 8.6 Thorin 11.6 Graham IV 13.0 Pollux 15.2
Devil's Rock 15.6 Muphrid 16.1 Castor 18.5 Haddings 18.7
Afleir 19.6 Tau Ceti 19.6 Zollikofen 19.8 Zosma 20.9
Menkent 24.1 Tyrfing 28.0 Procyon 28.8 Rigil Kentarus 29.0
Rocky 29.2 Summer 29.2 Hechnar 29.8 Killbourn 29.9
Sirius 30.2 Alioth 30.6 Mizar 30.9 Marcus 31.1
Terra 31.8 Yorii 32.0 Milton 32.7 Carver V 33.3
Callison 34.1 New Dallas 34.2 Cor Caroli 34.3 Talitha 34.4
Alchiba 35.9 Keid 36.2 Wyatt 36.3 Lyons 40.0
Galatea 40.8 New Home 40.9 Van Diemen IV 41.3 Dubhe 41.8
Phecda 42.6 Altair 43.0 Nusakan 43.6 Asta 44.2
Wing 44.6 Caph 44.7 Outreach 44.7 Imbros III 45.4
Bordon 45.5 Chertan 45.5 Alkalurops 45.6 Connaught 45.9
Ko 46.2 Dieron 46.5 Bryant 46.8 Syrma 47.3
Hall 47.4 Brownsville 48.3 Dieudonné 50.4 Alcor 51.9
Zebebelgenubi 51.9 Alhena 52.6 Fomalhaut 53.0 Atria 54.2
Acubens 54.3 Epsilon Eridani 54.3 New Stevens 54.4 Wasat 55.5
Dyev 55.6 Gacrux 55.8 Skondia 55.8 Shiloh 56.5
Remulac 56.8 Capolla 57.2 Skye 57.4 Lone Star 57.5
Irian 57.9 Athenry 58.4 Saffel 58.6

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