On the edge of the old Imperial Galaxy, resides a partially terraformed planet named Sonoma. Sonoma was founded 50 years before the Galactic Civil War by two brothers, Andor and Corvan Sonoma, who ran a terraforming company. Usually they were only one of many terraforming companies involved in a project, but Sonoma was the first they took on solo. After decades and many set backs, the Sonoma brothers split and the company imploded. Though many other companies began to make money on Sonoma, Andor and Corvan both died in poverty. When the civil war broke out, terraforming ceased on Sonoma and has never been finished. Sonoma is the only habitable planet in the system, though the moon and a couple of the other planets have isolated bases.
A full third of the land mass is a desolate area known as the Waste Land, a rocky terrain where water is sparse and vegetation, sparser. Sonoma’s population is less than 500 million, small compared to many other plants, with most of the population located in a few major population centers. Though both of the largest two cities have slums, most of the poor live along the coastal areas. The terraformed land is very fertile, harvested by robotic machinery and a significant portion of the food produced is shipped off planet. The only other major resource is Invarium, a rare ore which is mined both on planet and from the orbiting moon that is used in starship fuel. It is revenue from the ore that primary keeps the hyperspace lane in semi-working order. The jump gate is getting old and the likelihood of it ever being replaced is slim to none.
Andora – a mega city of about 225 million people where city is layered by economic level. Higher the elevation, the richer the people. Nearly everyone works for either a corporation or the government or runs a business that caters to people in the city (restaurants, stores, etc) as the city does not produce anything. Though the city does have a large space port, most businesses use the Space Elevator that ferries people and goods to the Sonoma Space Station. From the space station, the few large merchant vessels that enter the system transport the goods out of the system. Some travel to the moon or a couple of the less hospitable planets that are used for mining also occurs.
Korit – one of the few large cities scattered around the Andoran continent with a population of about 200,000 thousand. The city is predominately owned by the AgriRobotic Company. They produce a large percentage of the robots that are used for farming the continent. Though their corporate offices are based in Andora, Korit is where their main factories are.
Imapro – a small rough and tumble mining city of about 20,000 about 50 miles from the Wastelands. If you live here, you either work in the mines or work for the mining company in some respect as they own all the stores and the hospital. The workers are paid poorly, but all their food and housing is subsidized. It is difficult to get ahead and leave, but you can work hard, raise a family and have a better life than any of the agricultural or fishing villages.