Yridia IX

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Yridia IX
Region Outer Rim
Sector Minos Cluster
System Yridia system
Suns 1: Yridiae
Moons None
Orbital Distance 7.0 AU
Diameter 3,600 km
Planetary class Terrestrial
Atmosphere None
Gravity Light (0.16 Standard)
Surface water None
Primary terrain Barren, rocky
Length of Day 13 Standard Hours
Length of Year 4015 Standard Days
Population 9,000,000
Native species None
Immigrated species Humans, others
Official language Basic
Exports Minerals, mid-tech
Import None

A very barren world, Yridia IX is heavily cratered, very cold, rocky, and icy. It has no atmosphere and no hydrosphere. However, the planet is made special by a huge artificial support system in the southern hemisphere. Effectively a force field, an energy barrier contains an artificially created atmosphere and keeps out dangerous radiation. It also acts as an effective insulator between the more temperate interior and chilling, lifeless exterior. Yridia IX is home to millions of denizens, many of whom lived there before the coming of House Tarentum. The planet is mostly a haven for smugglers and criminals, although a small number of galactic citizens have chosen to make it their home.