Aphrodite was a Class-E Planet in the Helios system. The third planet, the first explorers named it for the Greek goddess as it was an analog to Venus. Some referred to it as “swampy Venus” for it hot, tropical environment.
Since settlement, Aphrodite had been in a perpetual state of civil war. It functioned as a Protectorate as no native government ever stood for very long.
The planet had three moons, one roughly the size of Luna and two captured asteroids, all three visible from the surface through clearings in the perpetual haze.
In 420 IE, Dasarius Interstellar began an aggressive aid and infrastructure project to pacify the planet by bringing roads, air routes, communications, and food and medical aid to the planet. Gerard Kurz served as one of the project’s managers. Tol Germanicus personally hired Suicide as a pilot for the effort.