Capital: Avantine
Element: Light
Population: Venus: 7.9 billion. Avantine: 4.7 million.
Status: Untouched by Curse

Alongside Mars, Venus is one of the initial planets to be colonized. Where as Mars underwent a geothermal terra formation and was the testing grounds of much of the TerGen technology that has gone into colonizing other planets and moons, Venus was of importance due to the use of the aerostat and the first floating cities.

Valian City is the first such structure on Venus and has grown to be the largest. Filled with breathable air, it is one of the safest models for floating cities. The Venusians take pride in the counter-rotation of Venus and enjoy that the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. Because they cities float in the air, engines have been employed to speed up the length of day. Rather than float along steadily at the lengthy solar day on the planet naturally witnesses, equal to 116 standard earth days, they have speed up the cities to the point of having a standard 24 hour day. Though they can change these and sometimes do for holidays to extand daylight or evening hours. Sometimes spending multiple days in twilight and dusk but otherwise catching up to maintain standard orbit within the upper atmosphere of the planet.

The colonization of Venus began half a millennia ago. Within a century of initial colonization, domed stations began to expand on the surface. These were intended to be static mining operations but have sense grown to full size cities as well. The government of Venus has set the growth of ground cities to match that of the floating cities. In effect, one to one in that for each floating city, there is one sister city on the surface. Workers rotate between time spent on the surface with their homes in the floating sister city. The primary surface city is Aventine Hill, though it has long since spread out from the initial surface hill chosen.

Cities on Venus

Valian City: Sister of Aventine (Hill) city, Valian is the major attraction for off worlders. Like most floating cities of Venus, it is a sister city to a working city on the surface. It is a very festive city, celebrating a mix of holidays and traditions. February its most spectacular month.

Aventine: Capital of Venus and primary industrial city on the planet's surface. While lacking some of the beauty of Valian City, as Aventine resides beneath the thick atmosphere, it has a splendor of its own. Often cloaked in the yellow to green glow that is nearly a match for the natural atmosphere, some have called it Emerald City as a nick name.

Epea: Second largest of the floating cities of Venus that tends to track the planet near the southern pole, Epea is known for its MagneTrack circling the city and skirting underneath it making for a dizzying race for the racers as they hurdle upside down underneath equalization spires and thrusters that helps keep the city afloat and resting gently in the upper atmosphere of Venus.

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