Home system of the first successful extrasolar human colony.
Tau Ceti - Data Panel
|Region:||Inner Sphere Old Core, Sol Sector (11.9 light-years from Sol)|
Mass: 2x Earth
Type: Vesperian (tidally locked)
Mostly of Unity allegiance, although there are some Silicon Generation habitats in orbit.
|Aphrodite||Orbit: 0.195 AU|
Mass: 3.1 x Earth
Type: Supercytherian (superVenus)
Cloudharvester community, mostly ai, cyborg, and bionts of the regional superpower Unity. Communion of Worlds Allegiance.
|Poseidon||Orbit: 0.374 AU|
Mass: 3.6 x Earth
Type: Pyrohydrothalassic (Hot water world)
Some Zoeific Biopolity affiliation, with several highly tweaked Genen clades
|Elysia||Orbit: 0.55 AU|
Mass: 4.3 x Earth
Type: Supergaian (Massive Earth-like terrestrial)
Mostly Unity affiliation. Has an extensive orbital belt aligned with the Sophic League
|Nova Terra||Orbit: 0.78 AU AU|
Mass: 1.12 x Earth
Type: Eugaian Gaian (Terraformed, originally EoGaian)
Mediacratic NoCoZo, su, heteromorphic, and tweak planetary population and extensive orbitals bands more details here
|Tartarus||Orbit: 1.35 AU|
Mass: 6.8 x Earth
Type: Gas Dwarf
Mostly Unity affiliation; the moon Persephone was considered the sect's second home after they were exiled from Nova.
Beamrider booster station with links to the Deeper Covenant.
|Ceti asteroid belt||Large and comparatively dense debris belt between ten and fifty-five AU from the star. Much of the belt has been claimed by the Newterran orbitals, but there is a strong Alliance element|
|Major orbiting habitats||Bernal Spheres: Groucho, Harpo, Queen Tracy|
Asteroid colonies: Chico, Zeppo, Gummo, Time-Disney, Cuchulhain, Thoreau, Mebd, Excelsior,
Dyson Trees: Nader, Lovelock, Carson
O'Neill Cylinders: Finn Mac Cumhaill, Conchobor, Emer
Stanford Tori: Unity Station
|AI||AI overseers: varies by world and polity (the ancient colony world, Nova Terra, is aligned with the NoCoZo and has no single ruling transapient faction|
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Metapsychology: varies by clade and polity |
Metaethics: varies by clade and polity
Religion and Ideology: varies by clade and polity
Culture and Art: varies by clade and polity
Language: varies by clade and polity, although Anglic dialects are widely spoken
Einstein Gate to Solsys (NoCoZo affiliation)
Mutual Benefit - to Zeta I Reticuli (NoCoZo affiliation)
Jade Gate to Penglai.
Akiyoshidai to Djed.
Cycler Routes: several Beamrider connections especially near Tartarus
Hazard Rating: varies by world and polity
Visa Restrictions: varies by world and polity
Freedom of Movement: varies by world and polity; the outer worlds are fairly restricted, due to Backgrounder secrecy
Environmental Requirements: Novaterra and many orbitals are baseline hu environmentally compatible. Some other colonies will require environment suits.
|Nova Terra, the oldest human colony outside the Solar System|