|MIANDIN: TRAVELLER'S INFORMATION|
Miandin is a type M, main sequence, red star. Miandin 2 was found to be suitable for terraformation, the task being carried out in 3180 and declared successful in 3183, when the planet was renamed Tecumseh.
|HISTORY AND NOTABLE FEATURES|
Miandin is a major industrial centre of the Alliance, Tecumseh being terraformed primarily for the benefit of the industrial workers. However, this is not the system's claim to fame.
In 3117, the Independent Science Council was formed, headquartered at the then newly terraformed Tecumseh. The science council was formed to pool the resources of the frontier systems in the region together for the good of all.
The ISC was very successful in this role. The coucil's pragmatic outlook led to the terraformation of planets that were thought as unsuitable, such as New Gotham in Olgrea. When the Alliance was formed in 3230, it was noted that nearly all the ISC members were a part of, or about to join, the AIS, and the organization was renamed the Alliance Science Coucil.
The ASC performs extremely valuable research, drawing on the resources of many universities in Alliance systems. The research does not only benefit the Alliance - both Federation and Imperial systems have benefitted from the ASC's work, whose mission is to advance science to benefit all of humanity.
Aside from being the research capital of the Alliance, the system is visited by many tourists. The wildly varied geography of Tecumseh brings natural beauty that draws visitors from across the Alliance.
The Miandin Customs and Excise department take their jobs quite seriously. There are several types of products that are illegal to trade in the system: