Glossary of Worlds
61 Cyngi. Star in the Sirius Sector believed, by some late Galactic archeologists, to be the location of the origin of the human species.
Alpha. (Also known as New Earth). Second body in orbit about Alpha Centauri. A water world with a single island of 250km by 65km constructed by the First Galactic Empire, under Kandar V, in order to provide a habitable environment for the last refugees of the radioactive Earth. The only technologies developed by the Alphans were biotechnology and advanced weather control
Alpha Centauri. G-2 star in the Sirius Sector and closest stellar body to Sol. Late Galactic archeologists believed the location of the origin of the human species orbited this star.
- Diameter: 1,400,000 km
- Mass: 1.02 times that of Terminus' sun.
- Surface temperature: 6,000oK
- Rotation: <30 days
- Number of planetary bodies: 4
- Period of revolution: 80 years
Anacreon. Richest of the old Imperial prefects on the Periphery, 10,000 parsecs from Trantor and 8 parsecs from Terminus. Fought a small war with the newly proclaimed Kingdom of Smyrno. The first step of the formation of the new Galactic Empire began with the instigation of a revolt on the planet and the formation of the Priesthood. Famous for the huge flying Nyakbird often hunted for sport. Anacreon consisted of 25 stellar systems with a population of 19,000,000,000. Famous for Locris wine.
Places of interest.
- Viceregal Palace. Home of the kings of Anacreon.
- Wilds of Samia.
- Thessalekian Temple.
- Argolid Temple. Place where the attack by Anacreon on the First Foundation was halted.
Andromeda. Nearest galaxy to our own.
Arcturus. Capital of the Sirius Sector. Falsely believed, by late Galactic archeologists, particularly Lameth, to be the location of the origin of the human species.
Places of interest
- University of Arcturus. Where Bel Arvarden graduated as Senior Archeologist.
Askone. One of the planets of the Rim Worlds in the Galactic Periphery ruled by a Grand Master usually chosen from one of the Five Tribes.
Asperta. Member of the Foundation.
Asteroid Belt. Group of small asteroids orbiting Sol between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Aurora. Population 200,000,000. Originally known as New Earth, the first world settled by Earth and the innermost world orbiting Tau Ceti. Aurora was renamed for an ancient deity whose name meant "Dawn". - ruled by Chairman. Had a robot-human ratio of 50:1. Considered superior, amongst the Spacer worlds, for its grape juice. Had two small natural satellites, Tithonus and Tithonus II. After Aurora "died", many of its inhabitants eventually settled on Trantor mostly populating the Mycogen sector.
- Inclination - 16o
- Period of rotation - 22.3 Galactic Standard Days.
- Period of revolution - 0.95 galactic Standards years.
Places of interest.
- Eos. Administrative and robotic centre of Aurora where Hans Fastolfe and Gladia Solaria lived. Largest "city" on Aurora with a population of 20,000. Contained the University of Eos and the Auroran Robotics Institute.
- Auroran Robotics Institute. Where one third of Auroran roboticists worked. Once headed by Keldon Amadiro.
Baleyworld. First world settled in the second wave of immigration by Earth. Named for it's founder Ben Baley. Ruled by a Planetary Council headed by a five-person Directory who are changed in a one-year staggered fashion. Population of 5m in 4924AD. Later became known as Benbally World and then Comporellon.
Places of interest.
- Baleytown. Contains the government offices in Capitol Plaza including the Executive Mansion. Most buildings are underground.
Baronn. World in the Sirius Sector. Birthplace of Bel Arvarden.
Benbally World. See Comporellon.
Beta Centauri. Known as the Companion by Alphans.
Betelgeuse. Red giant star visible in the Earth constellation of Orion.
Bonde. Member of the Foundation.
Cil. World on the standard route of travel between Kalgan and Tazenda.
Companion. See Beta Centauri.
Comporellon. World in the Sirius Sector orbiting a star known, in ancient times, as Epsilon Eridani. Formally known as Baleyworld and then Benbally World, Comporellon was the first world settled by humans in the second wave of expansion. Named for its founder Ben Baley. Became an Associated Power of the Foundation Federation. Famous for exports of luxury wool and canned pineapples. The capital city is in the northern hemisphere.
- Axial inclination: 21o
Daribow. Planet on the Periphery. Formally a prefect before declaring itself a kingdom.
Delicass. See Neotrantor
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