Canceron is a planet in the Cyrannus star system, and one of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol, orbiting Helios Delta. It is named after the Cancer tribe who resided on Kobol, though its citizens may not have been affiliated with that tribe.[note 1] Canceron shares an orbit with Aerilon and Hestia, occupying the L4 and L5 positions.
Canceron was colonised over a thousand years before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies. It was largely ignored by the imperial superpowers, Virgon and Leonis, but remained economically behind as a result of its distance. The development of faster-than-light propulsion was a boon to Canceron, as it and neighbouring Aerilon could profit on the extraction and shipping of minerals from themselves and the gas giant, Ragnar.
Perhaps thanks to its fertility, it boasted a large population, reaching some 6.7 billion at the time of the Cylon War.
Canceron was founded as a constitutional democracy, with a planetary congress representing some eighty-eight regional states.
Further notes Edit
- Much information on Canceron 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.
- ↑ 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.