The capital and heart of the Known Worlds is located in Byzantium Secundus. As the Imperial government is based here most of the Known Worlds political factions have representatives operating on the planet. Large oceans threaten to roll over extensive marshes on the five continents.
This planet was formerly called New Mecca and then New Istanbul during the First Republic, the Diaspora and finally the Second Republic. It has been the capital planet of the Known Worlds since the Second Republic, first as seat of the Republic's president and senate, then as the location of the Ten Royal houses' Ruling Council. It was temporarily the throneworld of Emperor Vladimir Alecto and theocrat Halvor Li Halan, and was the seat of the office of Regent. Today it is used as the seat of Emperor's power.
Aldaia is home to House Cameton, but the Li Halan have some fiefs here as well.
- 600 million population
- 30 million population
The city of Viridian houses fully half the world's population - some three billion people. Imperial City is also located here, but is home to a "mere" 67 million people. The region is split between Imperial fiefs and a Hawkwood Duchy, although all noble houses maintain some estates on "Embassy Row" in Imperial City.
The largest sub continent in Galatea. As well as the capital the famous Veridian University is also established here.
Home to the Holy City, which houses some 20 million people.
- 750 million population
Controlled by House Cameton.
- 200 million population
Harmony is home to a few Imperial fiefs and some Lambeth fiefs, but most of the land is owned by House Cameton. The Decados have a shipyard on this continent.
- 900 million population
Split between Houses Cameton, Hawkwood and al-Malik.
- 500 million population
The world's polar region, the Hawkwoods and Cametons claim most of the land here. It is also the location of the Vau embassy, though it is seldom visited by humans. There is also a large Brother Battle monastery in Tarsus.
- 20 million