Saturn
Saturn
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Capital: Salian City, on Titan
Element: Plants and Wood
Population: Saturn: 5 billion. Titan: 1 billion. Salian City: 5 million.
Status: Untouched by Curse

As the colonization of the solar system continued beyond the inner planets, Saturn was the first location considered for expansion. Due mostly to the atmospheric similarities between its largest moon, Titan, and Earth itself. Literally, aside from the cold, to be on its surface only required a gas mask in times bygone.

The initial development included establishing cities on Titan, followed by Dione, then Tethys, Rhea and lastly Iapetus. During this expansion among the moons, domed floating outposts were established in the gas clouds of Saturn for the initial purpose of mining. It is only in the last century or so that technology has caught up with colonization to the point of allowing true floating cities on the gas giants. Thus the majority of the population of Saturn resides on its moons. And, in particular, Titan itself.

Cities of Saturn

Salian City. Jewel of the solar system, this is the location of the Council of Planets as well as the location of the Phenoms and Adroits.

New Magna one of the early cities to import soil, much of the ice surface under New Magna has been cleared and some of the terrain outside of aeroponic towers is capable of sustaining growth. Mostly this serves as green space in the city but works elsewhere on Rhea are aimed at large scale farms on icy surfaces.

Anchialles a domed city in the equatorial ridge on Iapetus, Anchialles is known for its MagneTrack which is mostly under the surface of the moon. A few sections dart up into atmospheric tubes over the surface.

New Dona a relay city with large docking towers over the city, it is also ideal for mining oxygen ions from the atmosphere of Dione.

Moons of Saturn

Each moon is a separate entity in and of itself, they are collectively known as the Saturn System. While there are numerous moons, these five are the only five colonized and inhabitable, some with domed living and others with floating cities.

Titan

Despite TerGen now being able to produce true lakes on the surface of planets to help geological formation of the terrain as needed, Titan takes a certain pride in preserving the naturally occurring, yet very cold, methane lakes and seas already in existence. The capital of the Saturn is located on the largest mare (sea) of Titan, Kraken Mare. It is Saturn's largest city.

Rhea

A more recent colonization among the moons of Saturn, Rhea has developed within the past 150 years. In part due to the rings around the moon itself and the necessity to stabilize those rings. This has lead to a certain pride in most cities, especially the first colonized locations, being on the anti-Cronian side of the moon (the side that always faces away from Saturn).

Iapetus

The most recently colonized moon of Saturn. The cities on its surface are divided. There are those built atop, and along, the equatorial ridge line; a mountain range formed by by a collapsed ring. Then there are those on the plains halfway between Ridge and poles, positioned to receive the most sun light given that a typical Iapetus 'day cycle' is closer to 79 standard earth days.

Dione

Of Saturn's Moons, Dione is one of the few with the more condensed settlement of cities. With the initial establishment of New Dona near the Pantagis Catenae, other cities were established on the northern side of the crater chain as well and share some of the same infrastructures. Making the bulk of settlements and cities more akin to a city-state compared to some of the other colonized moons of Saturn.

Tethys

Initially settlements began on Tethys to move mining operations from Dione close to the E-Ring moon Enceladus. The stability of Tethys, similar to Dione, has lead to more cities cropping up along its surface.



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