The only thing that system has, that others don't... it's history. It's a mundane place, but it shaped the entire world, if not even more.
The Ceryx System is the gravitationally bound system of Ceryx and the objects that orbit it. Of the bodies that orbit Ceryx directly, the largest are the three gas and ice giants and the two terrestrial planets, followed by a large number of dwarf planets and innumerable small astronomical bodies. Of the bodies that orbit Ceryx indirectly—the natural satellites—three are almost as large as the smallest terrestrial planet.
The Ceryx system formed about 6.2 billion years ago, an average compared to other systems in the Elysian Star Cluster. The Ceryx system was initially settled in 169 with the first interstellar colony of Asteria, one of the three class V planet discovered throughout Elysium. It was then abandoned in the aftermath of the Interstellar War, and re-settled again in the 270s. The system now holds the third largest population in the cluster, and is under the sovereignty of the Vestan Federation. The city-state of Unity is also located in this system.
The Ceryx system was first discovered and catalogued in 48 by Navaran astronomers as a potentially habitable system. This proved to be correct in 146, when the first interstellar exploration vessels surveyed the star and its orbiting planets. Ceryx officially became a Vestan territory in 169 with the colonization of its class V planet, which became known as Asteria. The system's infrastructure slowly grew to supplement the influx of freighters from Auriga, with multiple mining stations established in the asteroid belt and in the two gas giant's vicinity.
During the Interstellar War, most of the system's infrastructure was progressively abandoned until only Asteria remained. The planet itself was also eventually abandoned and sustained a catastrophic environmental breakdown after the nuclear holocaust triggered by the Light Bringer. The radioactive particles and fine dust propelled into the atmosphere started a decade-long nuclear winter. This was eventually reverted in the 270s with the Asterian Restoration Initiative, making the planet habitable again. Since then, the planet has been re-settled by the Federation and is its only territory beyond Auriga.
6.171 billion years
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