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Vargo: Imperial Survey

Solar System

     Phenice: Smaller than Urth's moon, this worldet was apparently missed by the first Imperial Scouts that surveyed the system. Eskatonic scholars recently discovered the planet's name while sifting through astronomical records on Vargo. It's orbit is very eccentric, and it is so close to Trin, the system's star, that it occasionally passes through the sun's corona, almost brushing the chromosphere.

     Vargo: Named Tern's Vista in ages past, Vargo is the only planet in the system capable of supporting life. 92 percent of its surface is ocean, dotted with islands and archipelagoes. The largest landmass is a small continent in the northern hemisphere. Polar weather control engines installed during the Second Republic apparently moderate the powerful storms that form over the vast expanses of warm water in the planet's tropical regions.

     Eurymede: Little is known about this frozen world and its small, rocky moons. Too far out from Trin to have been blessed with life, it does possess a barely breathable atmosphere, and rumor has it that the Second Republic initiated a program to terraform the planet. If so the task was never completed. According to Vargen legend, terraforming engines lie buried beneath Eurymede's ice, waiting for some brave soul to activate them and turn it into a paradise.

     Azura: The largest planet in the system, this blue-green gas giant has more than a dozen moons. The Imperial Eye believes that pirates, or possibly a renegade branch of Vargo's former ruling family, may have a secret base on one of those moons. In any event, merchant vessels that stray too near the planet often disappear without a trace - too many to be mere coincidence.

     Cueball: Named by the Charioteer pilot who discovered it, this tiny world at the outer edge of the system appears to be little more than a smooth ball of ice. The initial survey missed this planet as well, and the Eskatonics on Vargo have found no mention of it in the records at their disposal.