[3132] A world of mild seasons, with lush, tropical forests easily covering half of its thirteen major
island-continent landmasses, Tsukude looks like a virtual paradise to the casual observer. However, the first
colonists quickly realized that the planet's native splendor was more illusion than substance. The biochemistry of
the local flora and fauna, which seems to draw energy more from the nitrogen-rich atmosphere than from a
carbon dioxide, oxygen cycle, was found to be incompatible with human metabolism because of its dangerously
high acidity. This forced the settlers to import a good deal of their basic foodstuffs and take drastic steps to
develop even subsistence-level agricultural production.

Where Tsukude's farmers failed, however, those seeking to exploit the planet's hidden abundance of natural gas
and mineral wealth found large amounts of both. By the time of the Star League, Tsukude had become a major
local exporter of fossil fuels and precious metals, as well as home to several pharmaceutical companies.

Ironically enough, Tsukude's biggest claim to fame during humanity's Golden Age was not its fuel or chemical
exports, but its marine game industry. Though inedible, Tsukude's wild and exotic marine life became a favorite
for trophy fishermen throughout the region, who flocked to the world every year in hopes of capturing at least one
of the elusive, beautiful, and deadly Tsukude seacats.

In the wars that followed the Star League's fall, Tsukude found itself often targeted for raids by the Lyran
Commonwealth or used as a staging ground for any Combine operations against the Lyrans, both of which
factored into the planet's gradual decline in both tourism and industry. By the time the planet was ceded to the
newly formed Republic of the Sphere, after the Word of Blake Jihad, the population and economy of Tsukude
had sunk to levels not seen since the Age of War. Relocation and redevelopment initiatives set in motion by The
Republic helped the planet regain some of its former prosperity.

Tsukude's capital, Ogawa City, is located on Ikadae, the largest of this world's northern island continents.
Tomashita, a seaport city located on the western peninsula of the Soto island continent just southeast of Ikadae,
boasts the largest of Tsukude's recreational fishing fleets, Green Sea Hunters. The other nine island landmasses of
Tsukede, which together account for over forty percent of the planet's remaining surface, are Nakaru, Liam, and
Domashimi in the northern hemisphere, and Opana, Yoshetsu, Weng-Li, Taris, Kyuna, and Shobenwa in the
south. Small towns and seaports may be found on all of these continents, but by far the most populous are those
on Ikadeae and Soto.

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

After being released from The Republic, Tsukude fell under the influence of the Vega territory.
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Star Type: F1IV
Position in System: 2 (of 7)
Number of Moons: None
Days to Jump Point: 20
Surface Water: 57%
Atm. Pressure: Standard (Breathable)
Surface Gravity: 1.01
Equatorial Temp: 41° C
Highest Native Life: Fish
Population: 1,045,000,000
Capital: Ogawa City
Governor: Daniel Jaranto
Planetary Legate: Takeda Fuchida
Continents: Ikadae, Soto
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