Aquaria, also known as Aquarion is a planet in the Cyrannus star system, and one of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol, orbiting Helios Delta. It is named after the Aquarius tribe who resided on Kobol, though its citizens may not have been affiliated with that tribe.[note 1] A sparsely-populated planet, in the years before the First Cylon War, Aquaria's population was estimated at only 25,000. There is no capital city, though Heim is the largest settlement. Both Aquaria and Canceron share an orbit with the gas giant Hestia, and are placed at the L4 and L5 lagrange points, respectively.
Aquaria was one of the last of the Twelve Worlds settled, if not the last. Unlike worlds such as Caprica which were settled as colonies from the start, Aquaria was a scientific research outpost which overtime developed into a colony. Unlike the Virgons, who were a pre-existing group that settled on planets, Aquaria's population largely consisted of migrants from other colonies who wanted peace and quietness.
Aquaria is a very cold planet with an icy ocean covering most of the surface. The only major land mass, Kyrios, is a crescent-shaped continent with volcanoes at both ends. Because of this environment, it is dubbed "The Ice Colony".
Further notes Edit
- Much information on Aquaria was added into the series lore for the show Caprica. Writer Jane Espenson also collaborated in the creation of mapping the Cyrannus star system with the positions of each planet along with explaining their histories. The factoids themselves quasi-canon, existing in a preliminary level where they are canon unless contradicted by new information. However, as there was no second season of Caprica to contradict them, they stand.
- In the previous iteration of the system map created for Season 1, Aquaria; Caprica and Virgon shared an orbit around the sun, with Aquaria and Virgon at Caprica's L4 and L5 lagrange points.
- ↑ The history of the Cyrannus system suggests there is no direct link between the planets and the tribes they were named after. Colonies such as Caprica; Picon and Virgon were settled by the same people. Aquaria meanwhile was founded as a scientific outpost rather than a settlement for the Aquarius tribe.