The Vega system has four planets and an asteroid belt. It is situated on the border between UEE and Vanduul territory. Vega could support a rapid Human expansion were it not so close to the Vanduul.
The Vega system was first settled in 2402. Two planets in the green zone, Aremis and Selene, were quickly terraformed. The system's population expanded, constructed cities, mined the asteroid field and gained its first UEE representative in rapid succession.
The system's population had been decreasing rapidly since the fall of Armitage in the late 27th century when they found themselves on the front line of the Vanduul territory, fearing a Vanduul invasion (which has not yet happened).
For the past ten years Vega has been attracted people looking for cheap real estate and good infrastructure who can handle the Vanduul threat.
- cheap real estate
- heavily mined asteroid belt poor on minerals (miner's training grounds)
- Vanduul raid encounters
- system lock-downs during Vanduul raids affect trade
- possible large scale conflict with Vanduuls
|“||I worked on a landing zone, I've talked to people from all over the Verse, and I the more I met, the more I was sure that I'd never live anywhere outside of Vega. Sure you got Humans outside of the system, but Vega for me is the only place that's got people.||”|
Don't let the local attitude fool you — Vega is on the front line. Vanduul traveling parties have been known to transit the system. This places civilians in imminent danger of encountering Vanduul raiders.
While native Vegans consider themselves to be on the front line of the war effort, few in the military do: with the existing infrastructure and the connection directly to the home worlds, an assignment to Vega feels nothing like being forward deployed elsewhere.
Major Vanduul raidEdit
On October of the year 2945 The Vanduul launched a Major raid on the Vega system, more information on the Empire report below : BREAKING NEWS
We interrupt your spectrum programming for urgent breaking news. We have just learned of a major Vanduul raid in the Vega System.
Details are still coming in, but we have received early comms indicating that the Navy border fleet is currently engaged with a massive Vanduul force outside of Aremis’ orbit. No firm word yet on what could be heavy military and civilian losses.
To repeat, there has been a large-scale Vanduul incursion into the Vega System directly above Vega II. Not much is known at the moment; we have been trying to establish contact with our local affiliate but have had no success so far. We suspect that the array grid has been severely damaged in the fight. …
We have just gotten word that Imperial officials at the NFSC are requesting that everyone hold off on trying to contact friends and loved ones in Vega at the moment, in order to keep comm relays free for emergency communication. This may hamper the flow of information out of the system beyond official channels, but we will keep working to learn as much as we can.
Our thoughts and hopes go out to all those in Vega and the brave starmen fighting there.
Stay tuned for more details as they arrive.
This has been Beck Russum with the Empire Report.
- Jump Point magazine 03.02. The ArcCorp Issue