The Craxus system was one well inside Federation space. It sported six worlds. Two were twin worlds, orbiting about one another in a wider orbit around the sun at a distance akin to Mercury. The next world is Craxus, a water world where 93% of the surface was covered in water. Chains of islands, mountaintops or volcanoes - active - spotted about the tectonic ridges like a bizarre connect the dots game. The largest such chain formed four large islands that took up 3% of the land space. Beyond this world were the ‘broken worlds’ - two large ice worlds that had at one time collided and which still sprouted space bergs in its deadly dance about the sun. The last was a lonely world, more like a moon that perhaps had escaped from the ice worlds that ran an erratic orbit about the sun.
Craxus II had a condition known as ‘ice fall’ which was at a time in its orbit - more like a season - where shards from the two ice worlds intersected the orbit and crashed down onto the world, sporting storms, tidal waves and attracting a whole variety of people - prospectors, thrill seekers, scientists and more. The system that the Endeavor came into was certainly crowded with 19 vessels of varying sizes - all of them civilian. But then Craxus II was open to such .. tourism.
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