Fort Pitcairn was a minor Terran worlds first colonized in the early 25th century
LocationOn the Western edge of Terran space, Fort Pitcairn was long considered a viable colony prospect and was first scouted in 2122. It was even briefly considered for colonization in the early 2230's but this plan was abandoned after the Terran Civil War. Fort Pitcairn orbits the sun Tau-Vardis, a blue giant sun. Fort Pitcairn is the sixth planet in the star-system but the only one that is viable as a colony. The planet has shown signs that it may have been terra-formed by the Taur'lier
ClimateFort Pitcairn has a moderate temperature with longer seasons that Earth but that are roughly comparable in terms of the effect on the planets temperatures. Fort Pitcairn is smaller than Earth so experiences a new "solar-day" every sixteen hours. Fort Pitcairn experiences high temperatures of 40 plus degrees during the height of summer at the equator and lows of minus 40 degrees during the depth of winter.
Flora and FaunaFort Pitcairn's eco-system is relatively young and very few complex life-forms have emerged. The most successful animals to emerge on the planet as natives are generally large four legged lizards that superficially resemble Earth dinosaurs, though their size ranges from around twelve inches in length to around four or five metres and they certainly aren't the massive lizards of the ancient Earth. Fort Pitcairn is home to many extremely hardy plants, many of which resemble Earth cactus. There are also a wide array of deadly poisons to be found in some of the exotic plants on Fort Pitcairn The planet has a single ocean which is home to teeming fishes, octopi, squids and whale-like animals.
ColonizationFort Pitcairn was first colonized in 2404 after the historic peace talks between the rebel "Committee to Restore Democracy" and Emperor August Solarin I . He agreed to allow them to settle the world as part of the Empire and to be allowed to elect their own governor, if they wished to.
DemographicsAs of 2520, Fort Pitcairn is home to 7,250,000 people:
- 6,750,000 humans
- 500,000 Indirians
- 1,100 AIs
- 600 other aliens