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Persephone was a planet orbiting the protostar Lux in the White Sun system. It was under the rule of the Union of Allied Planets. Closer to the border worlds than Sihnon or Londinium, Persephone, while considered a civilized planet by Alliance standards, was still home to a large slum population. Therefore, one could find both the pinnacle of high society and the depths of the criminal underworld amidst the planet's famously tiered societal structure.
Simon Tam and River Tam, Shepherd Book, and Lawrence Dobson were picked up here from the Eavesdown Docks. The planet was also the site of a swordfighting duel between Malcolm Reynolds and Atherton Wing.
- Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Her Roman equivalent is Proserpina, highlighting a link with prosperity. She is the wife of Hades (Pluto). She is associated with the spring and vegetation, and is also known as the "Queen of the Underworld".
- It was the former capital of the Independent Planets during the Unification War.