Home system of the first successful extrasolar human colony.
Image from Steve Bowers
Tau Ceti - Data Panel
|Region:||Inner Sphere Old Core, Sol Sector (11.9 light-years from Sol)|
|Planets:||Hephaestus (Tau Ceti g):|
Semimajor Axis 0.133 AU
Orbital Period 20.01 standard days
Mass 1.75 x Earth
Type Vesperian (tidally locked)
Mostly of Unity allegiance, although there are some Silicon Generation habitats in orbit.
Aphrodite (Tau Ceti h):
Semimajor Axis 0.195 AU
Orbital Period 49.41 standard days
Mass: 1.83 x Earth
Cloudharvester community, mostly ai, cyborg, and bionts of the regional superpower Unity. Communion of Worlds Allegiance.
Elysia (Tau Ceti e):
Semimajor Axis 0.538 AU
Orbital Period 162 standard days
Mass: 3.93 x Earth
Type: Supergaian (Massive Earth-like terrestrial)
Mostly Unity affiliation. Has an extensive orbital belt aligned with the Sophic League
Nova Terra (Tau Ceti k):
Semimajor Axis 0.78 AU
Orbital Period 0.72 standard years, or 331 Nova-days
Mass: 1.12 x Earth
Type: Eugaian Gaian (Terraformed, originally EoGaian)
Mediacratic NoCoZo, su, heteromorphic, and tweak planetary population and numerous orbiting habitats including Novawood.
Tartarus (Tau Ceti f):
Semimajor Axis 1.334 AU
Orbital Period 1.741 standard years
Mass: 3.94 x Earth
Type: Superterrestrial 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.
Image from Steve Bowers
|Nova Terra, the oldest human colony outside the Solar System|