Venii (present), (Xii-tan) (past)
- "She is alternatively the harshest of wastelands and the most verdant of paradises. She is nothing if not wondrous."
V'en is the homeworld of the Venii and the capital of their ancient empire and modern Conclave. It is a temperate but cold world, with polar regions extending far toward the equator and overall cooler temperatures than most such planets. The planet is protected by a sizeable fleet of Venii battlecruisers and fighter patrols, though it has been centuries since it last saw battle in its skies. A single FTL relay station orbits the planet, allowing quick and convenient access to surviving stations around the Milky Way.
For many years, V'en was an unremarkable world drifting in the black of space. Two sentient but primitive species dwelled there, the Venii and the Xii-tan, respectively. The former was a race of avian bipedials, while the latter was an insectile hive-mind species. Eventually, an unknown but catalysmic event destroyed the Xii-tan, allowing the now-numerous Venii to begin constructing their civilization.
Many of the planet's forests gave way over the years to soaring spacescrapers and, eventually, floating city platforms, though these were abandoned after the technology proved too dangerous to rely on. Over the years, a vast metropolis spread outwards from the Venii ancestral homelands, eventually covering much of the planet. However, the world's residents do care for its environment, and much of the non-developed land is now protected for preservation.
In the days of the galaxy-spanning Venii Empire, V'en was the hub of a sprawling and prosperous civilization. But when the Great War broke out amongst the various Venii factions, much of its surface was scarred from orbital bombardment, and it was not until the modern day rise of the Venii Conclave that V'en was again seen as a symbol of might. Of course, only time will tell if this trend continues.
The planet has three moons, largely used now as supplements for the orbital defense grid, and a single asteroid which was pulled into orbit almost 700 years ago. The construction of an FTL relay in orbit has had the effect of adding a fourth moon, and tidal forces on V'en have subsided recently, easing erosion for the time being.