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Galactic coordinates: (29, 233)
System coordinates: (10, 8)
Planet type: hot/breathable
Planet size: 12 x 12
Governor: Centrepoint Mining
Magistrate: Carpet Overlord Kerri Manchester
Total population: 444,511,700 inhabitants
Hireable Population: 500 People
Civilisation level: 15.6100%
Tax level: 5.0000%
Planet income: 61,457,767 credits
Tax income: 3,072,888 credits
Imagine a planet of sand and dust sundered in half by its own tectonic pressures. Imagine its two main tectonic plates being constantly at odds with each other, its equator bisected by a massive river of mineral-rich lava separating north from south. Those who visit Saunuir should have no trouble imagining this; for Saunuir, this has always been the case.
The active geologic tides of Saunuir are constantly churning up the mineral-rich sub-surface of the planet, breaking apart special minerals found in the ore-rich magma, and releasing oxygen and nitrogen to provide a breathable, if uncomfortably hot, atmosphere. Saunuir’s harsh tectonic activity has made the planet famous, or infamous depending on galactic viewpoints, for its abundant resources. However no native life ever managed to evolve in the harsh terrain of Saunuir, although granite slugs have proliferated over the years after being accidentally introduced by early explorers.
Originally just a scientific curiosity, Saunuir became a prospector's molten dream when word spread of the resources available to those with the lack of sanity and the right equipment to harvest them. A number of private mines were started and saw little success until corporate mining, which had the resources, desire and sheer manpower, arrived on scene. Within months, mines were lining the hazardous regions on both sides of the Lava Belt pulling Duracrete, Vertex, and Varmigio by the metric ton. They were so successful that one of the galaxy's largest mining companies established their headquarters on the surface of Saunuir in the sprawling, heavily environmentally-conditioned corporate city of Anthron, thus allowing them to be close to their prize gem.