Noble Ruler: Archon Peter Steiner-Davion Star Type (Recharge Time): G6V (187 hours) Position in System: 5th

Time to Jump Point: 7.01 days Number of Satellites: 1 (Marsden) Surface Gravity: 1.1

Atmosphere Pressure: Standard (Breathable) Equatorial Temperature: 20° C (Artie) Surface Water Coverage: 80 percent Highest Native Life: Mammal Recharging Station: Zenith, Nadir HPG Class Type: A Population: 7,000,000,000 Socio-lndustrial Levels: A A A A C

Discovered in 2310 by one of shipping magnate Seth Marsden's exploration ships, Tharkad owes much of its environment to its founder. Marsden fell in love with the largely artic world's cold, peaceful solitude. After gaining control of the planet, he began a massive importation of cold weather plants and animals from terra and other worlds, transforming Tharkad's bleak landscape into a beautiful replica of Terra's northern tundra. Massive deposits of gemstones and radioactive elements made Tharkad a rich world. In 2407, Archon Alistair Marsden made Tharkad the new Lyran capital to protect the government from Combine attacks. Tharkad's winters are famous throughout the Inner Sphere.

Four of the five major continents, as well as two of its three major Island chains, are northern woodlands and steppes. The remaining landmasses are the tropical Tatyana Islands near the planet's equator and the small polar continent of Sutherland. Tharkad City is located on the northern continent of Bremen. TharHes Industries and Lockheed-CBM Corporation are located south of Tharkad City. The continents of Heidelberg, Grolsch and Franz supports the remaining pop ulation and Tharkad's industries.

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