Alpha Nova was the first system settled by the original humans of The Systems. Its only terraformed planet is Lunath. As Alpha Nova is the oldest, and for much of The System's history both richest and most populated system, the many planetoids of the system host innumerable exclusive facilities and communities which makes it a rich environment for private industry wishing to distance themselves from the influence of state governments or Avalonian lords, and in turn for starship privateers. The Confederate powers of Alfa Nova are highly fragmented, comprised primarily of wealthy trade conglomerates which, though powerful, are in constant competition. Despite this, the combined stellar forces or The Confederacy severely outstrip that of The Empire's presence, the Lunath Suzerainty, in Alfa Nova.