Roadside

Noble Ruler: None (Clan-controlled)

Star Type (Recharge Time): M1VII (192 hours)

Position In System: 3rd

Time to Jump Point: 2.96 days

Number of Satellites: 1 (Truk)

Surface Gravity: 1.0

Atmosphere Pressure: Standard (Breathable)

Equatorial Temperature: 40° C (Warm Temperate)

Surface Water Coverage: 40 percent

Highest Native Life: Mammals

Recharging Station: None

HPG Class Type: B

Population: 983,325,000

Socio-lndustrial Levels: B-B-C-C-A

Colonized late in the 24th century, Roadside was selected to supply the needs of a growing population in the Lyran Commonwealth because of its abundant fertile soil. Before the planet could be fully made home, however, the colonists had to overcome a microbe infestation in the water supply. Unbeknownst to the first colonists, the waters were infested with microorganisms that gave colonists a variety of short-term intestinal problems, dubbed "Roadkill." Once a person was over the sickness, however, he or she would never came down with it again. Microbiologists discovered that these microbes actual ly become part of the digestive system, helping the body become accustomed to some of the planet's indigenous plants and mammals. With more study, these same scientists were able to discover that the microbes had some beneficial effects on certain cancers of the stomach and digestive track.

Roadside has only one large continent, named Columbine. Two thirds of Columbine has been turned into agricultural centers and ranches. Claremont, the planetary capital, is located central ly in the continent. The remaining third was designated as a health retreat and game preserve.

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