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Inner Sphere Planets
Corridan IV        
Star Type: G4V
Position in System: 4 (of 10)
Number of Moons: 1 (Muse)
Days to Jump Point: 8
Surface Water: 63%
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
Surface Gravity: 0.92
Equatorial Temp: 44° C
Highest Native Life: Mammals
Population: 3,145,000,000
Capital: New Austin
Governor: Hirihito Jalabama
Planetary Legate: Andrei Sergeinov
Continents: Wartholi, Blanith, Kormyri
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[3025] Rio Grande is the headquarters of Water Pure Industries, the largest of the five Commonwealth
companies currently manufacturing water purification systems. The main plant on Corridan IV has been destroyed
five times during the Succession Wars, only to be rebuilt slightly bigger and better each time. The majority of the
companies stock is owned by the president, Kirkus Tal, formerly an engineer in the House Steiner military. There
are two smaller plants on Freedom and Ryde that manufacture smaller purification systems as well as components
of the larger system.

[3132] When first settled, Corridan IV promised colonists an abundance of raw materials and fertile lands, but
posed just one small problem: the entire planet's water table was tainted by heavy metals and infested with native
bacteria that rendered every living thing on the planet, from plants to animals, toxic for human consumption.
Faced with starvation and the failure of their colony, the first settlers initially relied on ice ships, such as those of
the Ryan Cartel.

Eventually Gabriel Tal, a resident part-time chemical engineer, stumbled upon a means to purify over ninety-five
percent of the toxic agents from small quantities of Corridani water in a safe and economical fashion using an
innovative fusion filtration system. Tal's invention ultimately became the basis for Water Pure Industries, which
would become the largest of the Lyran Commonwealth's five water purifier manufacturers. Though publicly
traded, Water Pure remained mostly in Tal family hands throughout its history, expanding to add manufacturing
sites on Freedom and Ryde, and distribution sites on over a dozen worlds in the Federation of Skye. In spite of
the destruction of its main Corridan plant six times in its history, the last during an incidental Word of Blake raid
during the Jihad, Water Pure has managed to come back bigger and better every time. The value of clean,
drinkable water obviously made Corridan IV a prime target during the Succession Wars, and for centuries its
cities and the landscape on all three of its primary continents: Alorran and Cederban in the northern hemisphere,
Fayrun in the southern, bore the scars of repeated raids and planetary assaults. When this planet was ceded to
The Republic of the Sphere, a planetwide beautification project ultimately erased the last of these scars, resulting
in the idyllic, pastoral world visitors see today.

Today, Corridan's greatest exports, after water purifiers, are agricultural and ranching produce, which range from
native fruits and vegetables to the beeflike meat of the Corridani grazer, a dim-witted beast roughly half again the
size of a Terran buffalo. For this reason, many travelers expect a world of mainly rural plains. In fact, close to half
the planetary population lives in big cities, mostly concentrated on Feyrun and Cederban. The largest of these,
Rio Grande, is home to Water Pure Industries, much of the Tal family fortune, and the largest planetary
spaceport. The planetary capital, New Austin, is over seventy kilometers north of Rio Grande, and boasts the
planet's largest shipping concern, Corridani Forward, which uses its own starport.

Corridan IV was originally part of the Lyran Alliance until the creation of The Republic.  Corridan IV became
part of Prefecture IX 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] Corridan IV was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Corridan IV joined the Lyons Skye Territory.
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