Hex Location: 2026
Star Type: Single B4 V
Number of Worlds: 6
Gas Giants: 4 (Hot Jupiter)
Planetoid Belt: Kuiper and asteroid belt
Starport Type: D
World Size: Moon-sized
Atmosphere Type: Thin
Surface Water: 20% (mostly ice)
Population: Super-populated (15 billion)
Political Affiliation: Bern Monarchy, Carrick Grand Marches
Notes: In spite of it's relatively spartan amenities, this is an incredibly thickly populated world. Centaur-like natives (see cover of Burroughs' The Moon Maid, especially the Frazetta one) are common and give the system its name, but the real wealth of the system is in the precious metals mines, which are incredibly productive compared to what most rocky inner planets are able to offer. The high population is partly due to this gold and silver rush, which has engulfed the planet and caused a lot of conflict between original settlers, natives and newcomers—many of whom are not Bernese citizens.
|Small colonial town at night|
Services are growing quickly for space travel as well; although most travelers merely skim the gas giants for unrefined fuel and get their ships fitted and maintained elsewhere in the Carrick colonial holdings.