Star System: 2 Mainzer
Astronomical Designation: 2 Mainzer b
Astronomical Name: Farigha
Radius: 3406.5 km
Mass: 9.858×1023 kg
Satellites: Loki, Deja
Atmosphere: Most CO2
Population: 900,000 as of 435 IE
Government: Provisional republic
Farigha was a Class-M world orbiting 2 Mainzer, a red dwarf. Its similarities to Mars’s atmosphere, size, and water content made it an attractive choice for terraforming. Mars named the planet “Farigha,” meaning “empty” in Arabic. By 428 IE, eight domed or tented cities ringed the equator. The original, Landfall, had been abandoned by then, and Solaria, while nearly complete, had not gone online.
In 429, a Gelt force led by Laral Farad bombarded the planet. Additionally, several fusion devices destroyed some of the domes. The attack left a single survivor, John Farno, who had been camping out between domes when the attack came. Building a AI who eventually became Persephone Farno, he was able to verify the destruction of most of the domes and get Solaria online. The Alcubierre rescued Farno and Persephone after over a month alone on the planet.
By 432, Farigha had become a protectorate of Metis. Farno and Persephone returned to oversee the rebooted terraforming project. When Metis formally declined to sign a revision to the Compact and seceded, Farigha became a core world along with Amargosa.