"This planet is known as the World of Erudition and Preservation, the center of knowledge about mankind. Our past history and our present deads, all are to be found in this world, the big library of human knowledge. Even the planets name allures to that." - Yuva Marquez, Responsable of the Alexandrian Network
It's one of the main worlds of humanity in the Core regions, being the most important in the Sirius system. It is a center of manufacturing, services, technology, shipbuilding, agriculture and mining. However, it is mostly known as one of the main center of learning and education, hosting some of the most important and prestigious Universities and Research Centers in the Confederacy.
New Alexandrian scientists and experts are well respected all over the nation and beyond. The people of this world are set to be cold but very methodical and rational, rather than emotional, although some variations exists from region to region.
The Planet was colonized with settlers from the Helyar System. In turn they sent colonist to numerous worlds. One of the twelve colony ships that left for Herschel Space to settle Elpida and actually found the Lewis Nations came from here.
Right after the conflict a massive planetary settlement initiative arose in the planet, and many that had been damaged by the event embarked on colony ships to settled new worlds. As this war had taught them, they carried with them a copy of all the knowledge to date, to each and every world so to save it from possible destruction.
Origins and History
Discovered in 4,623 CE, this 1.7 billion year old planet was initially written off as a curiosity due to the unicellular forms of marine life in the planet’s oceans. However, a small group of scholars and scientists saw the planet as an opportunity to study its unicellular life. Soon they saw the planet as a plausible sanctuary to preserve all data about mankind’s past and present.
A group of colonists chose to brave the decade long journey in order to establish a colony on the planet. They took with them vast databases filled with contemporary human knowledge as well as plant and animal specimens to seed the land with terrestrial life. Once they arrived in 14742 CE, they dismantled their ships as most colonists do and built their first city, a domed one called Hubbolt. Soon after, a much larger amount of colonist arrived in subsequent massive colony ships from the Sol System.
This second wave of colonist brought with them terraforming equipment as the planet's to make the planet more suitable to human colonization. The use of local unicellular marine life was also used for the terraforming stages through complex biological processes.
During the terraforming decades, the colonist began to expand their settlements and adapt to the new conditions of their new home. New cities were founded and prosperity reached the colony. Conditions improved ever ten years and soon the colonist could walk outside without small breeding assistance.
With the Colonist firmly established, they began to not only store all information in their vast computers but also printed out books made of an indestructible form of paper called "whixen". This new technology is used massively today to store knowledge to last millennia. They even “printed” out small slabs of stone with the information. They were not going to let any natural disaster take away their history.
The terraforming was completed in 14869. New colonist arrived from the Sol System in the so called third. They were recruited to expand the economy of the Planet who until then had been based mostly on scientific research, education, technology and mining. This wage greatly improve the importance of services, manufacturing and agriculture in the local economy, and made New Alexandria one of the most important worlds in the UFSS.
Rise as a Core World of the UFSS
As millennia passed, the influx of information grew steadily and so did the colonists who were willing to live on the frontier of known space (at the time). This helped to document and backup knowledge know in those days. Some of the New Alexandrians colonists moved latter to other worlds in the system, creating small scientific outposts and digging underground to build vast caverns of nothing but backup information in case anything happened to New Alexandria.
When New Alexandria became more and more populated, the frontier kept moving further and further away and soon New Alexandria was considered a core world of the UFSS and a key world of the Confederacy. This meant that some small amounts of Aliens came for commerce and trade, seeking refugee, for political reasons etc... But they have always remained a minority even to this day.
New Alexandria inspired many back in the rest of the core worlds to build other library installations which soon became interconnected but able to function on their own in case of failure. This became known as the Alexandrian Network.
Colonial expansion and Renewed Prosperity
The information on the planet was copied onto data banks taken by humans fleeing to the Lewis Galaxy. This was done not only to save it from destruction after the events witnessed by war, but to help the new stablished colony to flourish and prosper. The Planet was rebuilt and its economy recomposed, making New Alexandria one of the fastest recovering worlds of the UFSS. The population grew again.
However, due to the previous war destruction, many of the war victims, emigrated in massive colony ships to settled abroad in new habitable worlds. This exodus made the population of New Alexandria drop for about a quarter. Prior to that, war had decimated the planet.
When the Planet began to grow again in population, by the end of the war and the start of it's recovery and stability, the world had gone from 62 Billion to 40 Billion. Loosing 9,3 billion in the war and about 12,5 Billion due to emigration, caused by the destruction, misery and displacement of the conflict. Most of these 12,5 Billion departed to found new colonies. Among them was one of the colony ships that landed in Elpida, carrying 86 million settlers. This set the base for the future Lewis Nations.
The Planet has 4 continents: Halkabi, Yukon, Eraimen and Kolidar.
A cold continent, it is mostly based around manufacturing, mining, chemical production energy and water. It is also home to a large touristic sector which spins around its natural beauty. A large military base also exist here. Most inhabitants are descendants of the second wave of migrants. Its capital city is Puerto Martinez.
Its the most populated continent, home to the capital Magnus and the oldest settlement Hubbolt. The continent is lush and forested, with its economy based mostly on services, high-tech and research. Specially Research centers and others are famous here for the quality of their infrastructure, expanding several hundred kilometers and employing millions of individuals. The population is mostly descendant from the three waves of immigration, most notably from the first.
Its the most rural and ist based on agriculture and food supply. It is as well an idyllic place for holidays among many New Alexandrians.
However, there is also an important Biology center as well as a growing Pharmaceutical industry. Its people are said to be the happiest and the nicest of all. They are descendants for the most part of the second and third waves of immigration. It's capital city is Rostov.
It's one of the most populated and is mostly focused on services and other sort manufacturing and shipbuilding industries. It is also a source of mining and agriculture to some extend. It is home to some of the most famous Universities in the UFSS. The University of New Alexandria is based here and expands for thousands of kilometers, engulfing the city of Matparan, in which about a third of the population works for the University and about a quarter of the residents are either scholars, teachers or students.
It's capital is the city of Tilbissi. The settlers are mostly descendants of the first and third waves of immigration but an important part of the population comes from the second wave, most notably in the big coastal cities of the north west of the continent.
Currently there are around 78 Billion inhabitants, The population has been growing steady but effectively. Many work in High-tech, others in Space exploration, in industry, in services, education, mining, and most importantly in research. Others supply the planet, maintaining the farms and the food supply. But some of the most important inhabitants are scholars who handle the influx of information from the Alexandrian Network.
The scholars basically run the planet, and do so very well. It is now a popular tourist attraction, as New Alexandria became famous after being the first planet to discover how to build artificial wormholes.
With a diameter of 12754.3 km, the planet has a gravitational pull of 1.1 G. It has a semimajor axis of 1.1 AU and a year of 1.03 terrestrial years. Its local day was originally 14 hours and 30 minutes but after the orbital bombardment to slow the planet's rotation and alter the axial tilt, it became 1.005 standard days.
It once had an atmospheric pressure of 0.3 but some minor terraforming added more atmosphere to the planet giving it an earthlike atmospheric pressure of 1.3. It has a mean temperature of 22.6 °C. It has six moons, one of which is a warm deserted terra and the other being a temperate selena world.
Currently the planet is a temperate lush forest world with small cities all over the major continents. Due to its proximity to the galactic core, one can see stars even during the day.
In its past before terraforming the only lifeforms were the beginnings of native life in the oceans of the world. The land was desolate and lifeless.