Ellis System Description
This thirteen-planet system contains a wide habitable zone thanks to its F-type main sequence star. Ellis is mostly known as the home of the UEE’s most famous race, the Murray Cup. What began as way to kill time during the terraforming process has become big business; fueling the economy for the three terraformed planets -- Green (Ellis III), Kampos (Ellis IV), and Noble (Ellis V). Ellis’ eleventh planet recently collided with its moon, leaving an asteroid belt in the former orbital path.
- Nul I
An uninhabitable dwarf planet being burnt away by the system’s pulsating star.
- Nul II
A large, iron planet too close to the star to be mined. Recently, the star’s immense heat has cracked its surface, resulting in gas slowly leaking from its burnt mantle.
Cole - Nul III
Located on the edge of the habitable zone, Cole’s atmosphere is composed of ammonia and sulfur. Char, an abandoned research station has a small population and is the only landing zone.
- Nul IV
A gas giant suffering from a permanent electrical storm that makes refueling attempts deadly.
Ashana - Nul V
A massive desert world known for its strong winds and shifting sand dunes. The only landing zone on the planet is the wreckage of the Olympus, now converted into an open black market for expatriates and criminals.
- Ellis I
This protoplanet is a scorched, barren ball of rock and bubbling magma due to its extreme proximity to the star. While the possibility exists that there are major deposits of minerals on the planet, mining them would be far too risky.
- Ellis II
Ellis II's large size, proximity to its sun, and surprisingly thick atmosphere has left its entire surface a massive desert, marked with strange swirls and ridges created by frequent massive storms on the planet's surface.
Green - Ellis III
The vast oceanic world is mostly known as the primary resort destination for racegoers who enjoy Green's high-end mega-resorts. In an effort to protect the elaborate underwater reefs, ships landing on the planet are directed towards specific landing zones
Kampos - Ellis IV
Named after the large sea creatures that once stalked its deep oceans, Kampos was the first world settled and continues to boast the highest population center in the system.
Noble - Ellis V
The emerald jewel of the system, Noble is known for the vast stretches of woodland, evoking many comparisons to an undeveloped Earth. The local Governors Council has made sustaining the planet’s natural beauty a priority.
- Ellis VI
A terrestrial planet located just outside the system’s green band. Although the planet is technically uninhabited, Ellis VI has been used to conduct studies about human habitation.
- Ellis VII
A corrosive and poisonous atmosphere covers this planet making it impossible to terraform or even land on.
- Ellis VIII
The smallest planet in the system, Ellis VIII boasts a micro atmosphere and little else.
Walleye - Ellis IX
Nicknamed Walleye by long-distance haulers, Ellis IX is a swirling gas giant that intermittently suffers from massive storms visible from space.
Bombora - Ellis X
The second gas giant in Ellis system, Ellis X features a consistently turbulent atmosphere. It was this chaotic nature that led to its local nickname of Bombora.
- Ellis XI
Ellis XI recently suffered a cataclysmic collision with one of its moons. Astrophysicists speculate that the planet will continue to splinter and ultimately form a new asteroid belt.
Judecca - Ellis XII
A ball of ice, Ellis XII (also known as Judecca) is occasionally used for ice-mining expeditions.
Pinecone - Ellis XIII
Though technically not a planet, Ellis XIII is considered a local mascot. This protoplanet’s unique shape has given it the nickname Pinecone.
- Ellis Belt Alpha
Perhaps the best known asteroid belt in the UEE, the Ellis Belt became famous for being a Murray Cup racetrack. Over the years, the Murray Cup has sought to acquire all rights to the belt, making mining strictly prohibited.
- Encole Station
Thanks to several government grants and private donors, this scientific station was constructed in 2931 to perform habitation studies on Ellis VI.
- Rings of Ellis VII
Name Type Size Habitable Membership Designation STAR 756258 NO 0 Nul PLANET 1020 NO 2018 Nul I PLANET 6159 NO 2292 Nul II Cole PLANET 6641 YES 2250 Nul III PLANET 57696 NO 2021 Nul IV Ashana PLANET 8700 YES 2022 Nul V STAR 956324 NO 0 Ellis PLANET 750 NO 2565 Ellis I PLANET 6270 NO 1228 Ellis II Green PLANET 8451 YES 2566 Ellis III Kampos PLANET 12503 YES 2480 Ellis IV Noble PLANET 6475 YES 1231 Ellis V PLANET 7473 NO 2567 Ellis VI PLANET 10007 NO 1233 Ellis VII PLANET 2415 NO 993 Ellis VIII Walleye PLANET 76808 NO 1234 Ellis IX Bombora PLANET 66290 NO 1401 Ellis X ASTEROID_FIELD 0 NO 0 Ellis XI Judecca PLANET 5276 NO 1402 Ellis XII Pinecone PLANET 773 NO 1241 Ellis XIII ASTEROID_BELT 0 NO 0 Ellis Belt Alpha MANMADE 0 YES 2089 Encole Station ASTEROID_BELT 0 NO 0 Rings of Ellis VII Primary Intrest Science Station Secondary Intrest Reef Conservation, Ice-Mining Expeditions Divisional Intrest