Solo Traveller Setting Part 2: Carcharoth and the Resistance
|President Rica Breson|
In this case, it was enough to allow Breson and the members of her cabinet to evade capture in the openings hours of the invasion. Nonetheless, the People's Army and Navy smashed the Carcharoth defense forces. Remnants of the army now form the nucleus of the Carcharoth Freedom Army (CFA), the primary resistance movement on Carcharoth.
Breson and her cabinet found refuge in Blerreon (B547524-7) in the Piah subsection. Blerreon's hosting of the Carcharoth government-in-exile has put Blerreon as a likely next target of the People's Supremacy expansionist policies.
Carcharoth itself is an inhospitable planet. Tolea, a moon of Cenzyria, seems a far more likely planet for colonization.
However, Carcharoth is rich in lithium and ytterbium. The value of these finds makes adopting to the thin but standard atmosphere and crushing heat worth it. The major in-system trade is water hauling. While Carcharoth has a number of massive solar stills, the volume produced is far less than needed. Hence, a number of companies transverse the space lanes between Carcharoth and Tolea, hauling water to provide to the citizens of Carcharoth.
This has been used by the People's Supremacy as a bargaining chip in their attempt to crack down on the resistance. The People's Supremacy are set to nationalize the water hauling companies, and they've forcibly evicted thousands from Tolea to get a tighter grip on the system.