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Virginia is one of three star systems in the Virgo Defence Sector inside the Samurai Sector. Virginia's habitable world was adopted by the Star Army of Yamatai's First Expeditionary Fleet as a logistics center and depot. The only military traffic allowed in this system is that of the Star Army of Yamatai. Civilian ships associated with non-Yamataian entities may only be permitted under military escort.
It hosts terrestrial manufacturing centers, shipyards, and repair shops (See Virginia Fleet Depot) and is home to 2 million non-refugee people and a larger number of former UOC citizens. Its current senator is Iemochi Seinosuke. Most notably, Virginia plays host to Fort Hikari.
The Virginia Fleet Depot was built in YE 30. In addition to the vast Virginia Fleet Depot complex, in YE 33 the Yamatai Star Empire constructed 10,000 Refugee Towns, capable of supporting 184 million people with additional overflow capability in the form of tent cities if necessary. This was done to ensure the welfare of displaced persons from the former Yamataian colonies in the United Outer Colonies.
By YE 37 the last of the refugees had moved on or returned home, leaving the refugee towns empty.
Due to the Kuvexian advances in YE 41, Virginia has begun to take in refugees who have escaped the invasion force, most notably coming from Planet Himiko. Due to its positioning in the Samurai Sector, it has also become a major staging ground for defense fleets that aim to repel the invasion force; consequentially, many refugee towns have been expanded to include factories, shipyards, and depots, often operated by the refugees living within.
The flag of Virginia features an overlay of the Yamataian Star Empire's flag, including the traditional blue background and the newer bellflower rondel. The flag is mostly comprised of a sunrise orange field, which represents unity and resolve. There is a horizontal white rectangle down the centre, which represents a willingness to drive forwards.
The flag of Virginia is based on the Star Army service ribbon.
Virginia is a very Earth-like planet making it perfect for habitation. As with most planets in the Samurai Sector, most of the planet is given over to military applications. However, a strong presence of ex-military, civilians and refugees have formed many communities across the surface of the planet. Virginia is very well developed, with few hazardous biomes or locations. Farmland, plains and managed woodland constitute the non-urbanised areas.
Fort Hikari was built in YE 42 as the premier and primary training facility for the Star Army Training Administration.
There are opportunities in the Fleet Depot and with the great forests that dot various parts of the planet. Empty refugee camps are mostly managed by local security, occasionally Star Army forces sent here as a punishment duty and sometimes left entirely to the elements. Virginia has a number of opportunities in the NET Programme.
Virginia is part of the PAINT mass transportation system and has a terminal operated by the Star Army of Yamatai. It has a flight to Amatsu-Yamatai, Yamatai (Planet) every two hours.
In YE 34 a network of EM-O3 "Hirakeru" Communication Satellites were put in place allowing the various settlements to have continuous communications.