“. . . and she dreamed slow dreams of strange planets with strange skies and of spiral fractals that flowered in forgotten spaces.” To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
A terrestrial, ESI 0.84, Class M moon of the gas giant Zeus in the Sigma Draconis system, where Kira and the survey team scouted for the Lapsang Corp. Kira and Alan had hoped to raise a family there as first-wave colonists on the Shakti-Uma-Sati.
In mythology, Adrasteia, which means inescapable in Greek, is the name of a nymph who cared for the infant Zeus in secret.
A three month FTL journey from Ruslan, Nidus was one of seven planets orbiting the large, red star, Bughunt. Being tidally locked, one side always faced its sun. Fierce winds buffeted the terminator line, where light and dark eternally divided this planet.
The human name for the Wranaui homeworld. It orbited an F-type star, 340 light-years from Sol.
Rocky, class M planet orbiting 61 Cygni A. Terrestrial, ESI 1. Orbital period is 188 days.
Ruslan was the second newest colony in the League, behind Weyland. It was primarily settled by Russian interests and was famous for its space elevator, the Petrovich Beanstalk. RTC News was broadcast from Ruslan.
The independent spirit of the settlers on Shin-Zar—a high-g planet in orbit around Tau Ceti—made it the only major colony to refuse membership with the League. This resulted in armed conflict between Zarian forces and the League, and the loss of some thousands of lives on both sides. The Entropists, who valued their autonomy, situated their headquarters near Shin-Zar.
A large proportion of Zarian colonists were of Korean descent. Population-wide gene-hacks helped them adapt to the stronger-than-Earth gravity. Large amounts of dust and asteroids often bombarded the planet, so underground shelters were common.
This colony planet orbited Epsilon Indi and was named after the Nordic/Germanic smith of legend. It had no notable native life-forms. Kira’s parents were some of the first settlers to arrive, and they worked diligently to make the world habitable.