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Revision as of 11:06, March 19, 2019

name
Planet information
Sun orbited

Lux[1]

Moons
Date terraformed

2308[1]

Diameter

14,613km[1]

Mass

8.096x1021 tonnes[1]

Gravity

1.0300G[1]

Orbital position

1[1]

Orbital distance

5,495,784km[1]

Orbital periods

121 days[1]

Region

Central planets[2]

Cities and towns
Population

2,570,000,000[1]

Affiliation

Union of Allied Planets
Independent Planets (formally)

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.

Badger's base of operations was located here. Before joining the Serenity crew, Shepherd Derrial Book had been living on Persephone at the Southdown Abbey.

Simon Tam and River Tam, Shepherd Book, and Lawrence Dobson were picked up here from the Eavesdown Docks.[3] The planet was also the site of a swordfighting duel between Malcolm Reynolds and Atherton Wing.[4]

Locations

Alliance Day

AlliedPlanetsFlag

Alliance flag

Every year "Persephonites", those who supported Unification, celebrate the planet's entry into the Union of Allied Planets.

Alliance Day is a public holiday, with many people taking the day off of work to partake in the festivities (usually by drinking at their local pub, bar or tavern).[5]

Trivia

  • 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.

Gallery

Appearances

Sources

Notes and references

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