Beta Canum Venaticorum III, target of a slow Generation Ship mission

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Star Chara, Beta Canum Venaticorum, HD 109358, JD 43
Type G0
Luminosity 1.203 x Sol
Distance from Sol 27.3ly
Allegiance Solar Dominion
Planet Chiri
Nolwocs Type EuArean terraformed to NeoGaian

Chiri was detected in the early Interplanetary Age, and after the Nanoswarms was the target of a slow-moving Generation Ship, the Endurance, which left Solsys in 710 a.t. and was due to arrive in 2795 a.t.. However during this period much faster ships from the First Federation and the Eridanus League had overtaken them, and the system was already colonised. Following a mutiny, the colonists on board the Endurance chose not to decelerate on arrival, and the generation ship continued past Beta Canum Venaticorum and into deep space.

Around half the colonists from the Endurance were transferred to fast-moving Conversion Drive vessels and taken to join the colony on the third planet, known as Chiri. This large Arean-type world was in the process of being terraformed.

The arkship Endurance (and the remainder of its population) still continues to travel outwards and is now more than a hundred light years from its original destination.

Chiri became one of the most important worlds in the Yoson Confederacy, with a large Etodist minority, but joined the Solar Dominion after the Version War.

Today many of the population live in tall arcologies set among parks and agricultural land. The arcologies are connected by subterranean vac-train circuits.

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Text by Steve Bowers

Initially published on 08 November 2009.