[3132] Once a hardy agricultural world in the Terran Hegemony, Ko continued to be a breadbasket for the
people of the Draconis Combine's Dieron Military District after the fall of the Star League. Though some desert
regions' such as the region surrounding the former capital city of Jarlton, on the equatorial continent of Hyadei, are
plagued by the occasional sandstorm, much of the rest of the planet's main landmasses boasts fertile soil, coupled
with excellent growing cycles and the ability to support both domestic and imported flora and fauna. As a result,
numerous farming, fishing, and ranching industries came to call Ko their home, and before long several shipping
lines and food-processing megacorporations were doing the same. By 3025, by far the largest of these was
Surinami Processing, a producer of all manner of processed foods from freeze-dried survival rations to its Home
Helper line of canned and boxed foods, with a special Happy Life Meals division that also provided foods for
every institution from corporate cafeterias to volunteer soup kitchens. Interestingly enough, however, Surinami's
most controversial product, the Stomach's Joy line of nutritional supplements, never saw widespread use in the
Combine, and was ultimately the cause for the company's shutdown soon after Ko was captured by the Lyran
Commonwealth in the Fourth Succession War.

After the conquest, when Surinami began marketing Stomach's Joy to select Lyran markets, reports of the food's
unusual side effects eventually drew an inquiry into the company's practices and processing standards. What was
discovered was that Surinami Processing was indeed mixing a host of organic byproducts from their various other
food products into Stomach's Joy as a cost-saving ploy, and blending it with native-grown narcotics in relatively
undetectable amounts for added "flavor". Public outrage and the Lyran government's subsequent fines ultimately
spelled the end for the Ko food-processing giant.

Ko, a part of the so-called Lyons Thumb, was returned to Draconis Combine rule during the FedCom Civil War,
after Lyran forces attacked the Combine "peacekeeping garrison" at what was then the planetary capital city of
Jarlton in 3062. The battle damaged much of the city, forcing the Combine to relocate the administrative centers
back to the pre-Fourth War capital of Hagitasu, on the southern continent of Kyushu, where it has remained ever
since. During the Jihad, Word of Blake mercenaries raided this world several times in an effort to disrupt allied
logistics in the region. In one of the more notorious of these attacks, Blakist troops unleashed a virulent blight on
agricultural centers across the northern Jingatu continent, sterilizing the soil and wiping out over forty percent of
the local crops. Though the rest of the planetary agricultural yield made up for the loss, it would be several years
before the local industries and people recovered from the disaster.

[3132] Ko was originally part of the Draconis Combine until the creation of The Republic.  Ko 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] Ko was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Ko joined the Lyons Skye Territory.
* Information supplied is non-cannon
Inner Sphere Planets
Star Type: G6IV
Position in System: 2 (of 3)
Number of Moons: 3 (Fionna, Palas,
Days to Jump Point: 7
Surface Water: 82%
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
Surface Gravity: 1.03
Equatorial Temp: 36° C
Highest Native Life: Mammals
Population: 2,518,000,000
Capital: Hagitasu
Governor: Arlene Kagemuchi
Planetary Legate: Dante Kiergov
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