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Planet: Vorsia Companion
Galactic coordinates: (96, 90)
System coordinates: (4, 5)
Planet type: moon
Planet size: 3 x 3
Total population: 19,474,191 inhabitants
Hireable Population: 1,000 People
Civilisation level: 60.8600%
Tax level: 15.0000%
Planet income: 2,397,213 credits
Tax income: 359,582 credits
The entire surface of Vorsia Companion is covered with forests and jungles, making the atmosphere rich in oxygen and relatively humid for an oxygen based planetoid. All of the cities on the moon have been built with comfort and practicality in mind, without destroying the moon's vibrant environment. As a result, no space was wasted with superfluous buildings and obsolete infrastructure that has served its purpose has been recycled and rebuilt into something new. Architecture on the moon has no particular influence and only a small amount of structures were designed to be artistically pleasing, as practicality is favoured over visual appeal. Art in all of its forms is welcomed hobby for Vorsians, although not widely accepted as a duty, which contrasts with Countess Delcroix who is known for her design skills throughout the galaxy.
The capital of Vorsia Companion is Bloodthrone city, located in the moon's southern hemisphere. The most dominant structure in the city is the Bloodthrone palace, the seat of power for the Sovereign Countess and the Council of Three. It has been rebuilt a number of times throughout history, but its appearance changed the most when Countess Delcroix took control. Large portions were taken down and built into tall golden towers with countless windows. The front of the palace resembles a cathedral, but in keeping with Vorsian traditions the remainder of the palace functions more like a fortress, so it can protect the monarch. The rest of the city contains entertainment centres for its citizens, luxurious skyscrapers and streets filled with statues. It also houses the largest hospital on the moon. Another important city is the oldest city, Sharrad. This is where the military control centre and training academy are located, but more importantly it is also the location of the Ivory Tower, the oldest temple and centre of religion on the moon. As not the entire city serves the military and the Church, there is also a civilian district that offers similar levels of luxury as the capital.
Details about the first colonisation of the moon are all lost to the history of time. The first recorded government of the moon was established by the original Bounty Hunters Guild (BHG), when they found an abandoned base and claimed it for their own. The BHG developed many large cities on the surface, the population quickly increased and eventually the Guild turned it into a large recruitment centre and military base. Every city hosted a number of barracks for all its military personnel. Unsurprisingly, the culture became highly militaristic and almost every citizen served in the army at least once during their lives.
After internal struggle within the Bounty Hunters Guild, the government of the moon was crippled and the population succumbed to chaos and crime when control was given to the Black Sun syndicate. This was in exchange for assets stolen from the Guild by its former second-In-Command Karl Korne. It did not take long for the crime syndicate to gain total control over the moon and establish a new system. It is believed the moon was overseen by former Vigo Tar Alaks, as the only palace on the surface was known as the Vigo's summer retreat. After some time the Black Sun lost interest and the moon's control was sold into private hands, including Aries Rathakar and Anakin Aikinar. It is unknown what changes the moon underwent; however, population and crime levels remained high during this time.
In late Year 11, the control of the highly populated moon was sold to Lilith Delcroix. At that time she was still part of the Black Sun family and so it was easier for her to root out crime cells and decrease the overall level of crime. However, the moon remained independent from all political bodies and under her sole rule, which was not fully welcomed by the populace. City administrators had enjoyed relative freedom for many years, but Lilith believed a single ruler would be far more effective and efficient. She also desired to have full control, as the moon's de-facto owner. Despite its militaristic heritage, the moon lacked any form of united defence or a fleet. This is attributed to the fact that only the core population held the military tradition, while most of the other cities could barely sustain the number of people they contained. With help of the Black Sun family, hired mercenaries and her own small private fleet, Lilith was able to quickly secure the orbit and airspace due to very little opposition. As owner of all the major infrastructure, Lilith was able to land her forces securely, cutting off power to whole cities at a time to minimize resistance. Some cities were without power for several days and among the original population it is remembered as "The Black Out".
After all the major cities were secured the power began to be restored and the people were informed about the new form of government that was being established. Taking the moon's palace did not go without bloodshed and collectively Lilith's forces were called "Bloodthrone" by the locals, which later became their official name. From the several groups, clans, and corporations that held power in the main population areas, the three most prominent ones were approached to help form families that would govern districts of the moon under rule of the sovereign. After peace was achieved and their rule went unchallenged, House Delcroix was established and Lilith, with her Mistress, took noble titles of Countess and Dark Countess, respectively.
Since then the moon enjoyed times of prosperity and stability. Lilith became known as Sovereign Countess after the death of her Mistress at the end of year 11. The Council of Three was created to help with day-to-day duties needed to run the moon, to act as advisors and to rule in sovereign's absence. Despite orbiting a Trade Federation controlled planet, Vorsia Companion remained isolated and had little contact with the system government until Year 14 when development expanded into space. Several industrial space stations were built with co-operation of the Federation to enhance the moon's economy, which prompted the government (TF) to improve the system's defenses with more military stations. Relationship with the Trade Federation continues to develop, but the moon remains under the rule of its head of state, Lilith Delcroix.