The Battle of Castobel
“Bountiful is the rewards of the faithful”
-from the sermons of Ecclessiarch Andrus Trente
Population: 22.3 Million inhabitants
Tithe Grade: Exactus Extremis
Major sites of importance: Beltarion Spaceport, Agrifield 417
Governmental type: Adeptus Administratum
The planet Vespasia lies as a shimmering green orb in the Canis salient of the Jericho Reach. It is double the size of Holy Terra and as a consequence has an above average gravity, although it is merely at 1.2 times standard terran gravity, due to a weak magnetic field from the titanium core of the planet.
It was originally a feudal world with a relatively small population of approximately 700 million inhabitants, and the Administratum saw the advantages of converting the planet to a automated agriworld and shipped the native population to several nearby planets and the culture of Vespasia was all but lost.
It is mainly a corn, wheat and barley producing planet, but also have several semiaquatic installations with a large quantity of nutricious algaeproduction. The entire production is completely automated and there is no central government as such. the 22.3 million inhabitants of Vespasia are technicians for the harvesters and sowers, the starport docking crew and the administratum clerks who keep the production records.
The sole city on Vespasia is Beltarion, that also has a small starport in orbit, and a small repair dock for the Exactor ships that dock in Vespasian space.
Vespasia is the agriworld for food production to a number of hiveworlds in the sector, namely Castobel and Vanir.