Yridia III

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Yridia III
Region Outer Rim
Sector Minos Cluster
System Yridia system
Suns 1: Yridiae
Moons 1: Magnus
Orbital Distance 1.2 AU
Diameter 10,000 km
Planetary class Terrestrial
Atmosphere Type I
Gravity Standard (1.09 Standard)
Surface water 40%
Climate -20 to 33ËšC
Primary terrain Plains, mountains, ocean
Length of Day 36 Standard Hours
Length of Year 650 Standard Days
Population None
Native species None
Official language None
Government None
Exports None
Import None

Before the terraforming reconstructed its surface, Yridia III was a rocky, barren world, uninhabitable to most life. When the Empire first stumbled upon the Yridia system, the planet was useless to them; one of many they didn't bother to initially report. What they overlooked, however, was the planet's potential. The founders of House Tarentum saw that potential and commissioned a largest scale eco-transmutation to rival that of the efforts on Telos. Yridia III’s barren rocky surface was terraformed into the most beautiful and ecologically diverse planet within two kiloparsecs of the local star systems. The world is home to a wide variety of terrains, from vast plains spanning tens of millions of square kilometers to the high mountains and their thousands of linking lakes and rivers emptying into a great ocean. The Great Basin, a crater remnant found in the Southern Hemisphere is one of the few original features from pre-terraforming times.