Virgon is a planet in the Cyrannus star system, orbiting Helios Beta. It was the second largest of the habitable planets, smaller only than Leonis. It is named after the Virgo tribe who resided on Kobol, though its citizens may not have been affiliated with that tribe.[note 1]
Following the conclusion of the Gemenese dark age and humanity's reinvention of space flight, Virgon was for a time one of the dominant powers in the star system, and formed the Virgon Empire which set up colonies on Libran; Picon; Sagittaron; Scorpia; Tauron, and Troy. The empire began a long decline approximately 850 years prior to the First Cylon War, after a devastating war with the rival Leonese empire.
At the start of the war, Virgon took part in establishing the United Colonies of Kobol by signing the Articles of Colonization. Presumably with the other Twelve Worlds, Virgon maintained its planetary government, which consisted of the Virgonese royal family as heads-of-state.
Further notes Edit
- Much information on Virgon 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.
- In the star system map created for Season 1, Virgon shares an orbit with Caprica and Aquaria, with Virgon being on Caprica's L5 lagrange point.
- ↑ 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.