10th from primary
It is home to the private estates of the system's wealthiest folk. Anything they wanted was shipped in from off-world, so they had no need for shops or local labor.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Bellerophon Estates themselves are each the size of a small town and float gracefully a mile above the clear waters of the Bellerophon sea. Each estate is a self-contained world of its own. They all share a similar basic design and standardized amenities, such as a rubbish collection system, grass lawns, landscaping, and multi-code locks to keep out any unwanted visitors. Durran Haymer owns an estate here.
The wealthy pay well for their privacy and the skies above Bellerophon are patrolled by both the Feds and private security companies. Visiting the estates is by invitation only. Those who come to work on the estates have to provide a good reason why they are there. However, there is a lot of empty desert on the planet.
Jayne Cobb and Temperance McCloud stiffed a wealthy man named Cain Stephenson here some time when they were partners-in-crime. The duo sold Cain a collection of Earth-That-Was jazz long-players, that were in reality fakes.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Bellerophon was a Greek hero who was crippled by Zeus for his arrogance (hubris). He tamed the Pegasus and slew the Chimaera, but believed that these deeds elevated him to godhood.