Metikos is the second planet of Epsilon Indi. The system also includes a planetoid belt and a Venusian world (both closer to the star than Metikos), two uninhabited rocky worlds (further from the star than Metkios) and two brown dwarfs at 1400+ AUs.
Metikos was colonized in 2084 CE by a coalition of political and religious dissidents unhappy with Nexus rule. The planet was always an opponent of Terra, and during the Colonial Wars (c. 2100-2150 CE) Metikos was a leader in the anti-Terra faction. With a sparse planetoid belt and few other natural resources in the planetary system, Metikos was an economic backwater and had to turn to alliances with other worlds to survive. By 2153, Metikos had established four colonies of its own: Vestiaire, Prakis, Jegd, and Mithatal.
After the Empire was proclaimed in 2153 CE, Metikos was the primary target for annexation. Imperial forces fought several inconclusive battles with Metikos, then in the Battle of Epsilon Indi (TE 12), Metikos was defeated, occupied, and absorbed into the Empire.
In time, Metikos became a loyal Imperial world, a sort of Terran suburb. A vibrant economy, based on tourism, was built around the planet's status as a prime vacation spot.
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