St. George (2616 Vland B7C59BB-D)
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St. George (2616 Vland B7C59BB-D): The dominant
native animal of St. George is, of course, a "dragon". Lizard-like in appearance
but bearing live young, these feisty animals can spit a fluid that catches
fire in the hydrogen atmosphere of the planet. The resemblance was too
good to pass up for the original colonists, one of whom fancied himself
an expert on ancient Terran legends. St. George
was not colonized until 360, when technology to overcome its atmosphere
was finally developed.
The original, highly esteemed leaders set up an almost
dictatorial government but their replacements have lost the confidence
of the people and there is considerable unrest. Time will tell if the current
government can stand.
The kesternet plant, which grows only on St. George, is
an important ingredient of anagathic drugs. Much of the population of the
system is housed in orbital complexes,
safe from the insidious hydrogen atmosphere. -vla