Star Type: F2IV
Position in System: 1 (of 1)
Number of Moons: None
Days to Jump Point: 19
Surface Water: 81%
Atm. Pressure: High (Tainted)
Surface Gravity: 0.98
Equatorial Temp: 53° C
Highest Native Life: Amphibians
Population: 65,800,000
Capital: Gaines
Governor: Nicole Deveraux
Planetary Legate: Kurt Mahler
Continents: Greater Elauria, Lesser
Elauria, Tanzaria, Welasia
[3132] Young, hot, and in every way cursed with an oppressive atmosphere, many feel that Altais was colonized
solely out of human stubbornness and some early settler's thirst for a challenge. More practical critics have
suggested that the plentiful metal ores constantly churned up by the planet's many volcanoes drew those seeking
fortune through mining and manufacturing industries. In fact, the first settlers to come to Altais came during a
geologically brief dormant period in its development, when the planet's atmosphere was much more terrestrial and
its surface far less unstable.

Within less than a century of the first colonies' establishment on Altais, however, a massive shift in the planet's
three large tectonic plates began when a stray meteor, the remnant of a failed second planet in the Altais system,
slammed into the shallow waters close to a major fault line. The shifting plates created a series of earthquakes and
volcanic eruptions across the planet, destroying several cities over the next few decades. Ever since that fateful
event, Altais has remained an unstable and less than hospitable world.

Though the initial city-leveling disasters have dwindled to extreme rarity, active fault lines and volcanoes still mar
all four of the planet's main continents, transforming much of what once were fertile tropical and wooded lands
into a mix of scarred, rocky wastes. A side effect of the constant eruptions has been the gradual tainting of Altais'
atmosphere with greenhouse gases that have raised the temperature a full twelve degrees over the last five
centuries and caused the extinction of thousands of native plant and animal species.

Yet, despite all these hazards, the people of Altais have continued to work the lands and exploit the mineral
wealth of this world. The capital city, Gaines, located on the southern polar continent of Tanzaria, is home to four
mining and refining corporations that supply raw materials for every application from commercial power
generation to heavy military hardware. Novaya Kyev, a domed city on the equatorial continent of Greater Elauria,
maintains shipping ports for both off-world and transoceanic traffic. The northern continents of Lesser Elauria and
Welasia also feature a handful of large cities centered on the mining and refining trades, as well as major

[3132] Altais was originally part of the Draconis Combine until the creation of The Republic. Altais became part
of Prefecture I 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] Altais was released from the control of The Republic.

After being released from The Republic, Altais fell under the influence of the Vega territory.
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