Once a wealthy and powerful political bastion of the Tion Cluster under Xim's Empire, the Voss system fell into poverty and decay alongside the other systems of the Cluster as Tion descended into a new dark era.
The Voss system is located in the Allied Tion Sector, and along with the nearby Desargorr system act as the center of modern Tionese culture. The nearby Calamari system just outside the Cluster is the source of a great deal of the Voss system's trade and immigration. Humans and Mon Calamari, along with the human-like Voss, make up the bulk of the system's civilization, with thousands of native species on the life-bearing world of Voss.
The Voss sun itself is a large, hot star that burns hydrogen at a rapid pace and has surface temperatures reaching 10,000 degrees Celsius. The star's intensity makes solar-powered technology ultra-effective in the system, allowing for extremely low overhead for shipyards and production facilities that require a great deal of power.
The planet Voss was at one time the centerpiece of the strategic Tion Cluster, but it is now dotted by the numerous ruins across the warm landscape that tell a tale of the wealth that was once existed there. The ancient tyrant, Xim the Despot, built an opulent city and immense treasure vaults on Voss thousands of years ago, located near a cold lake on the eastern reaches of the central Voss Range. This city was once an impressive metropolis designed by Xim's engineers but it has since fallen into poverty and ruin. However, in recent history, Voss has once again evolved into the wealthy home of the Cluster government. The ancient order of the Voss Mystics was reformed by agents of the Tionese military and the Grand Temple of Voss-Ka repaired to act as the Mystics headquarters.
Voss V, known as Ionat during the reign of Xim, is the largest planet by far in the Voss system. It is a huge gas world composed primarily of hydrogen and helium and has a low density, and extremely rapid rotation. The planet appears from space as a brilliant golden sphere at a distance, with fast-moving band of yellows and browns visible from closer in.