Farigha was a terraforming colony commissioned by Mars. Its name means “empty” in Arabic, and was often referred to as “The Big Empty.” Like Mars, it had a thin atmosphere of mostly carbon dioxide with low temperatures, little surface water, and no native vegation. Unlike Mars, Farigha had a magnetic field which would allow any man-made atmosphere to remain in place indefinitely. It orbited a red dwarf star called 2 Mainzer, eighty light-years from Sol.
In 429 IE, an unknown alien force destroyed all but two habitats on the surface. One, Landfall, had been abandoned since more advanced domes had come online. The other, Solaria, had been under construction at the time of the attack. As such, it remained uninhabited until the arrival of John Farno, the lone survivor of the planetwide catastrophe.
During his month-long wait for rescue, John Farno declared himself Farno I, King of Farigha and Emperor of 2 Mainzer, then renamed the planet “Farno,” which became a popular name for the planet after his rescue. However, the planet’s official name remained Farigha.
Star: 2 Mainzer
Orbit: 110,790,000 km – 146,420,000 km
Diameter: 7122 km
Atmosphere: 90% carbon dioxide, 4% hydrogen, 2% argon, 2% water vapor, .6% oxygen, .5% nitrogen, .4% helium, .3% nitrogen oxide, %.2 fluorine
Satellites: Loki, Deja
Political status: Protectorate of Mars
Primary polity: Compact of Humanity in Assembly
Appearances: No Marigolds in the Promised Land