- See also: Galactic Guide: Kilian
The Kilian System is the construction yard for the mighty UEE Navy and the birthplace of the Bengal-class carrier. Scores of shipyards work 24/7 building and resting destroyers, orbital stations, planetary defenses and other space assets.
As with any navy base, merchants can make a killing offering less-than-legal entertainment options… but anyone thinking to ship anything especially harmful under the eyes of the bulk of UEE Navy will not last long as a smuggler. On the legal side, Kilian is always in need of raw materials for starship hulls, spare parts for operating the fleet and there are even shipping contracts available to civilians willing to bring munitions constructed elsewhere.
Located near the eastern systems, Kilian is also where recruits from Terra go for basic training, and is the source of the traditional space chanty “Off to Kilian’s Fields.”
Kilian X through Kilian XIV are uninhabitable. X has a thin atmosphere and a dense mineral-rich surface. Metal rights to the planet are currently locked in an ongoing court battle, so only claim hoppers need apply... and the massive military in the region makes that an unappealing prospect for all but the boldest miners. Kilian XI is a gas giant which is used primarily for in-system fuel supply. Automated harvester platforms surround the planet, gathering resources for UEE shipyards. Kilian XII and XIV are small, essentially dead worlds of little interest. Kilian XIII, sometimes called a "haunted planet," does feature an impressive smoky-quartz surface that looks like nothing else in the galaxy.