Rigel II

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  • Primary: Raij
  • Class M
  • Inhabitants: Chelon, Jelna, Zami
  • Colony established c.17th century
  • Nation
    • c.17th century - Present: United Worlds and Colonies of Rigel (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
      • Sovereign planet under the economic and political union of this body (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
  • Extremely harsh climate moderated somewhat by transplanted rainforest growth from Rigel III to improve moisture content of the atmosphere, increase cloud cover
    • Supplemented by seed-particle launchers to cloudseed the atmosphere when necessary


  • c.17th century: Terraforming begins, largely supplemented by Chelonian efforts in transplanting local flora from their home world
    • Chelonian involvement in Rigel II terraforming efforts without a concurrent improvement in Rigelian Trade Commission representation a large driving force to Chelonian guerilla tactics on both this world and Rigel III, culminating in placing Rigel III on equal footing in the Governing Board with Rigel IV and Rigel V
  • Mid-2376: Local uprising repelled and/or mediated following Federation intervention (SCE Short Story: "Past Life")


  • Kefvenek
    • Las Vegas-like city located within a deep valley lined with imported rainforest growth which blocked much of the worst of the sunlight