Welcome to Belizo
Belizo is a relative back water planet. The local population of roughly nine million inhabitants
govern themselves with a representative democracy, and support a local tech level of five
(essentially just prior to WWII). However Belizo is fully integrated into the Imperium, and
with a type B starport Imperial level technology items are common, and not too difficult to
Belizo's most curious feature is its geophysical history. Roughly five million years ago the planet
was struck by a massive asteroid from the nearby "Life Belt" asteroid belt. Prior to this the planet
was a water world with almost no land based life, and relatively little ocean life. The impact, however,
caused massive tectonic activity, and with it a burst of life.
Now in the middle of an expected 10+ million year window of life Belizo has a promising future.
Terra-forming operations are underway to remove the Sulfur compound taint from the atmosphere,
and several hundred years of planned crop plantings and fertilization have yielded large areas
of rich soil. Homestead land is free to anyone as long as you nurture as much land as you harvest
Belizo is a world working toward a future. If things go as planned within one to two hundred years
Belizo will be a planet rich with life and goods. Belizens look forward to a future of clean air
with blue skies and rich soil, and they're working feverishly to see that future soon.