[3062] Once the home of a major Star League storehouse and an important staging world for Steiner offensives,
this inhospitable desert planet is ruled by Duke Aldo Lestrade. Summer is the political center of its province. The
separatist movement promoting the independence of the Federation of Skye from the rest of the Commonwealth
congregates around Duke Lestrade's palace looming above Curitiba, Summer's largest city.

A darker twin of Skye, Summer's weak sun changes hills that would be considered beautiful and stirring on Skye
to dark and ominous shapes covered with the purple scrub-grass native to the planet. Dark hills loom over valleys
steeped in shadows. In the summer months, the wind is often tainted with the peculiar odors of ist native blooming

The major industries on Summer are refineries for the planet's large deposits of oil and radioactives as well as
factories manufacturing components for JumpShips.

[3132] Though its sun is a cool M-class star, Summer’s close orbital path and an ever-decreasing ozone layer
have made this world much warmer than one might expect. The surface of this world is rocky, with numerous
mountain chains making overland travel difficult between the major cities that have sprung up over all four major
continents. These cities, almost invariably located near oil fields and the veins of radioactive ores that crisscross
the planet’s lowlands, have formed the core of Summer’s economy ever since the planet was established, during
the first Terran exodus. Unfortunately, infertile soil, capable only of supporting a native purple scrub grass—
limited the planet’s agricultural endeavors and forced the early settlers to form trading partnerships with nearby
worlds to feed their industrial expansion. Summer’s export industry of oil, and radioactive materials, both crude
and refined for fuels, easily helped address this need and made it one of the more valuable worlds of the
Federation of Skye, even before that nation helped form the Lyran Commonwealth. During the height of the
original Star League, the discovery of germanium deposits in the Balise Mountains, on the southern continent of
Wessler, made this world a manufacturing center for JumpShip components as well, further boosting an already
soaring economy and rating the planet not only a heavy garrison of Star League troops, but a few Castles Brian
as well. Unfortunately, most of these facilities were destroyed during the Amaris coup, but enough survived to
make Summer a valuable prize as part of the Lyran Commonwealth. Despite centuries of Succession Wars, when
it became a favored staging ground for Steiner attacks on House Kurita, Summer miraculously maintained much
of its industry. However, the output of its aging refineries, damaged by Kuritan raids on more than one occasion,
began to gradually weaken the planet’s already thin ozone layer. The additional ecological impact of heavy
DropShip traffic, made necessary by the planet’s rough geography and the presence of ten active spaceports, has
only furthered this decline and is largely blamed for the increasing temperatures that make Summer a world more
than worthy of its name. The worst, however, came during the Word of Blake Jihad, when fanatic Blakists hit the
capital city of Curitiba and its surrounding countryside on the northern continent of Lestrade with a powerful
thermonuclear device. The weapon annihilated the city of three million and destroyed most of the planetary
garrison in what proved to be a mere “diversionary raid.” The Blakist attacks left much of the planet’s heavy
industry on the Lestrade continent in ruins, and set off a brief off-world exodus, which was only reversed after
Summer became part of The Republic of the Sphere. Today, though little remains of the cities on Lestrade, the
new planetary capital of Mount Breighton, on the northern polar continent of Aberdale, forms the heart of
recovering planetary industries, including those of Summer InterStellar Components, which resumed production
of JumpShip parts less than ten years ago.

[3132] Summer was originally part of the Draconis Combine until the creation of The Republic. Summer became
part of Prefecture VIII under the control of The Republic.  After the fall of the HPG Network Fortress Republic
was created and many of the worlds under its control were set free.
[3135] Summer was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Summer fell under the control of Clan Jade Falcon.
Clan Jade Falcon
* Information supplied is non-cannon **End of non-cannon information
Inner Sphere Planets
Star Type: M4V
Position in System: 1 (of 5)
Number of Moons: 1 (Niflheim)
Days to Jump Point: 3
Surface Water: 77%
Atm. Pressure:
[3067] Standard (Breathable)
[3132] Standard (Tainted)
Surface Gravity: 1.03
Equatorial Temp: 44° C
Highest Native Life: Plant
Population: 894,000,000
Capital: [3067] Curitiba
[3132] Mount Breighton
Governor: Minerva Hayne
Planetary Legate: Carlos Adler
Continents: Averdale, Lestrade,
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