Achenar [#164098653]

Imperial capital on Achenar 6d, known as Capitol by the locals. 6c is still known as Conversion though it was terraformed in 2696. 6b was terraformed in 2850 to accommodate the population explosion which followed. Anyone without the quirky accent of Imperial citizens is shunned, especially if they are from a Federation world.

In August 3301 Emperor Hengist Duval is assassinated during his wedding. Two months later Arissa Lavigny-Duval is crowned emperor. The permit for this system can be obtained from the Imperial Military.

System information

Allegiance:

Empire

Government:

Patronage

Economy:

Refinery

Security:

High

 

Population:

16,380,047,759

Controlling faction:

Achenar Empire League
(Boom)

Coordinates

That system is located at: 67.5 / -119.46875 / 24.84375

Galactic coordinates: R: 139.450 / l: 290.206 / b: -58.950
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 1h 39m 34.043s / Declination: -56° 58'24.856''


Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (9 to 2,164 ls), Earth-like world (34,063 to 51,088 ls), Water world (27,931 to 108,173 ls), Ammonia world (70,673 to 192,308 ls), Terraformable (26,531 to 52,937 ls)

Estimated value: 2,302,230 cr

This system requires Achenar permit to be entered.
Traffic report

That system was first discovered for EDSM by iFred [SecB].

6591 ships passed through Achenar space, including 116 ships in the last 7 days.

16 ships passed through Achenar space in the last 24 hours.

Breakdown:
Anaconda - 3
Asp Explorer - 5
Dolphin - 1
Federal Corvette - 2
Fer-de-Lance - 1
Krait MkII - 1
Krait Phantom - 1
Python - 1
Viper MkIII - 1

Minor factions
Achenar Empire League (Boom) 40.400 %
Achenar Jet Organisation (None) 13.800 %
Achenar Universal Incorporated (None) 13.500 %
Achenar Empire Party (None) 11.300 %
United Condovichs Freedom Party (None) 11.000 %
Achenar Comms Co (None) 10.000 %

The capital system of the Empire.


The Empire has become such a dominant presence in human culture that it is easy to forget that for almost a century the heart of what was to become the Empire was just a single system. The Achenar system was first colonised in the middle of the 23rd century. It was founded by an expedition led by Marlin Duval, a wealthy woman who had grown disillusioned by the ever increasing rigidity of the Earth governments and stifling social conformity.

Marlin Duval vowed to get as far from Earth as she could, and after a long and treacherous journey across what was then unexplored space, most of the convoy eventually reached the Achenar system.

The system of Achenar was chosen for the outdoor world orbiting one of its gas giants, already capable of supporting human life, now known as Capitol. There was already life on the planet and though Duval didn’t know it at the time, one of the few known sentient species watched their landings.

Back then, life was known to be plentiful throughout the galaxy, though it wasn’t appreciated how rare sentient life was. Before long the species was made extinct by the settlers, mainly through imported bateria. Much later, this extinction would later be used as a pretext for Federal intervention in the system.

Under Marlin Duval the population lived under idealistic democratic rule with elected Senators representing the people. This changed dramatically after she died in a speeder crash. Her brother, Henson Duval, then assumed control and established the now familiar line of imperial succession. Some claim that he killed his sister to claim power, but this was never proved.

In 2324 Federal forces attempted to invade Achenar, with the pretext of causing the alien extinction, but also because of Achenar’s refusal to join the Federation. It was the conclusion of this war which resulted in the birth of the second of humanity’s great power blocs, and cemented Henson’s position as a powerful leader of his people.

Source: The Birth of an Empire (GalNet).