Leikeis, the fifth planet of Altair, was colonized by Humans AD 2088. It was the twelfth extrasolar planet to be settled. From the first, the government of Leikeis was a Nexus government, and Leikeis was the sixth and final member of the Nexus Worlds which provided the nucleus of the First Terran Empire in 2153. (The other Nexus Worlds were Terra, Mars, Euphrates, Laxus, and Lucifer.)

Historically, Leikeis has always been associated with the Idara Adelhardt. Lewis Adelhardt (2031-2092 CE) invested heavily in the Leikeis Colony and the infant Bank of Leikeis. His daughter Sayyid Frieda Adelhardt (2066-2152) distinguished herself as the first Ambassador from Terra to Leikeis, and later became the first Exchequer of Leikeis, the titular ruler of the planet. The post of Exchequer soon became hereditary and remained in Adelhardt hands throughout the duration of the Empire.

The bank of Leikeis was among the top ten banks of the Imperial period, and Leikeis was a powerful financial and investment center. A popular proverb in the Empire was, "It's as cold as a Leikein banker's heart."

Keruin, the largest city on Leikeis, was particularly famous for its seafood trade; fresh-caught fish were loaded daily aboard starships bound for some of the finest restaurants in the Galaxy. Emperor David Kuchta (TE 242-254) was particularly fond of Leikein redfish, and was reputed to have fresh redfish sent to him every afternoon by special courier, no matter where he was in the Galaxy.

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