Persephone is the second planet of the protostarLux in the White Sun system. Discovered in 2040, S/2040(Lux)02 is closer to the border worlds than Sihnon or Londinium, and while considered a "civilized" planet by Alliance standards, is 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.
Persephone, like all planets under the authority of the Alliance, is governed by a planetary Governor. It is unknown what the electoral rules are on Persephone and therefore how governors are elected.
Every year "Persephonites" that support 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).
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".