Few of Days and Full of Trouble
Position: 1st, orbits White Sun
System: White Sun
Capital: New Cardiff
Towns: Gloucester Docks, Cheryllynn, Newcastle Docks, Lullaby Vine, Cradle, Cervantes, UAP Transport Hub, Elysia, Hudson, Cornett, Briarose, Calliope, Greenbrier, Harmonia, Gunillaville, Eventide, Colosseum Docks, Avalon, Arynne, Orphandown, Blackwing, Faust, Brullia Docks, Sixteen Shells
Est. Population: 4.51 billion
Access Level: RESTRICTED
- Colchester (Specifically terraformed to produce high-yield crops, Colchester also features an active port) // OPEN
- Balkerne (Balkerne serves as Londinium’s main defense complex and recon staging area. Populated soley by UAP armed forces, this small moon houses more concentrated military hardware than almost any other location in Allied space) // RESTRICTED – DEADLY FORCE
Of all the planets, Londinium is the most like Earth-That-Was and was therefore one of the first two planets to be settled, since it needed little work to make it ready for human habitation. Most of the original colonists from the European and American continents came to Londinium, where they honored their roots by combining old tradition with new technology.
All the buildings are constructed of the most modern material, but they look as if they were built of stone and are of archaic design. The general look of the cities is what book-smart folk call the “imperial gothic” style of London from Earth-That-Was. May not look so shiny to those from the Rim, but it still makes the place popular with looky-loos and picture-snappers.
The Parliament building and government complex that surrounds it are the most impressive sights on the planet. As big as a small city, the Parliament building contains the great debating chamber (“The House”), while the surrounding building complex provides offices for all the ministers and civil servants. It also features a huge clock tower that has become the planet’s symbol. Seems like almost everyone on Londinium works for the government or for businesses who deal with the government.
Government is not the only business of Londinium, however. The planet is also home to some of the greatest collections of western art in the system. The Londinium Museum, which contains the Museum of History and the Museum of Art, is a splendid building that holds all manner of treasures. Most come from the early days of colonization, but the most valuable pieces are the ancient artifacts from Earth-That-Was.
As the center of Alliance control, Londinum has a strong military presence. The Alliance flagship, Victoria, patrols its space. The planet is home to the elite SAS (Special Alliance Support) troops. The Ministry of Intelligence also has its headquarters here.
Londinium is heavily restricted with “no fly” zones above and around government buildings. Any ship venturing near these areas is shot down, no warning given. Tourists arrive on Londinum via authorized shuttles that travel to and from the other Core worlds. Tourists may visit only those areas that are approved. Anyone caught venturing outside the approved areas without proper ID is immediately arrested.