Izar 3151.svg
System Information
X:Y Coordinates-59.981 : 97.402[e]
Star namesTwo
Spectral classK0V, B5VI[1]

System Description[edit]

The system known as Izar is actually a binary system; the major star in the system is a blue-white B5 supergiant, which is orbited by a cool orange K0 star. The two stars are separated by a substantial distance, substantial enough that planets were actually able to form close to both stars. Only one of the planets within the binary system, the world closest to the K0 star, developed both a breathable atmosphere and enough surface water to sustain life.[1]

Political Affiliation[edit]

Izar I[edit]

Izar I
System positionFirst[1]
Jump Point distance6 days[1]
Moons2 (Banta, Nunascus)[1]
Surface gravity0.84[1]
Atmospheric pressureStandard (Breathable)[1]
Equatorial temperature29°C[1]
Surface water51%[1]
Highest native lifeFish[1]
Landmasses4 (Celta, Trantara, Eddin, Morope)[1]
History and Culture
Population710,000,000 (3130)[1][34]
Government and Infrastructure
Political LeaderPlanetary Governor
Military CommanderLegate Talia Svensson (3130)[1][34]
CapitalPromise Point[1]

Planetary History[edit]

Early History[edit]

The first settlers on the planet quickly discovered that the only way they could use the rich soil of the planet for agriculture was to enclose their farms under domes with environmental sealing. The colonists made use of the ample resources to create a robust manufacturing industry and become largely self-sufficient; this would lead directly to Izar declaring itself an independent world during the Outer Reaches Rebellion.[1]

The Terran Alliance responded by dispatching troops to occupy Izar in 2236[1] but those troops found that the planetary capital had been abandoned by the native Izarians and was completely deserted. The Alliance forces were able to occupy the capital without any contest, but found it almost impossible to penetrate the thickly forested hills around the capital, where much of the population had dispersed. Alliance patrols sent into the local surroundings invariably disappeared, and while the Izarians were primitively armed compared to the occupying forces, they were experts on the local terrain and could move easily in the woods where Alliance troops couldn't bring their high-tech but cumbersome weaponry into play.[2]

The Terran Alliance forces retreated from Izar, which would enjoy a brief period of actual independence until the Terran Hegemony rose up from the ashes of the Alliance.[1]

The Succession Wars[edit]

As a part of the Federation of Skye, the independent nature of the Izarian population found a natural sympathy with the Free Skye movement; over the centuries since the Star League fell, many of the finest volunteers to join Free Skye would originate on Izar.[1]


Despite being raided over the centuries Izar would not be conquered by a foreign power after joining the Lyran Commonwealth; despite this, the world was peacefully transferred to the Republic of the Sphere. By 3130, a second major spaceport was in place on the planet, located in the city of Rhyss on the southern continent of Trantara.[1]

Military Deployment[edit]



  • Second Skye Rangers[36]




There are four major continents on Izar: Celta, Eddin, Morope, and Trantara. Izar's orbit around the K0 star is approximately half as wide again as Terra's orbit around Sol, and this made Izar a cool world, with clouds and storms a commonplace occurrence, even over the deep interior of the major continents. This makes nights on Izar very cold, but despite this the planet features fertile soil and native evergreen woods. Izar also boasts significant levels of various natural resources including industrial-grade metals and rare earth metals.[1]

Planetary Locations[edit]

  • Promise Point: planetary capital[1]
  • Rhyss: a city with a major DropPort[1]


Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130) indicates that Izar was a Terran Hegemony world which suffered damage at the hands of troops loyal to Stefan Amaris and which was incorporated into the Lyran Commonwealth/Federation of Skye during the First Succession War. However, Izar's location is well outside the Terran Hegemony borders, and Izar wasn't a border world, making it unlikely to be a suitable candidate for the shared control seen on some other planets. A Line Developer has confirmed that Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130) is incorrect.

Map Gallery[edit]

Nearby Systems[edit]

Closest 52 systems (50 within 60 light-years)
Distance in light years, closest systems first:
Freedom 11.2 Carnwath 15.3 Ryde 15.7 Alexandria 18.7
Zebeneschamali 19.2 Marfik 19.4 Kimball 24.4 Eaton 25.9
Komephoros 26.4 Glengarry 26.4 Yed Prior 26.7 Yed Posterior 26.8
Balkan 29.8 Unukalhai 30.9 Baxter 32.5 Corridan 32.6
Nekkar 33.6 Kochab 35.9 La Blon 37.4 Alphecca 37.8
Chaffee 38.5 Konstance 39.8 Seginus 41.2 Auldhouse 42.7
Alrakis 43.0 Edasich 43.2 Gladius 44.1 Carstairs 45.2
Eaglesham 45.8 Skye 46.1 Laurieston 46.7 Kirkcaldy 47.0
Whittington 47.2 Kessel 48.8 Dromini 50.0 New Wessex 50.2
Skondia 50.5 Zebebelgenubi 50.5 Breukelen 52.2 Phalan 54.5
Symington 54.8 Kannon 55.1 Cebalrai 56.2 Vega 57.1
Alkalurops 57.5 Apostica 57.9 Eltanin 58.1 Syrma 58.3
Laiaka 59.3 Nusakan 59.7 Alkaid 60.9 Veckholm 62.1


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