Quincy was the first world colonized when the jump drive was reinvented. Astronomers from Washington had previously sent a sublight probe to the system and were aware that there was a world there with liquid water and an oxygen atmosphere and so set this as the first jump destination.
Quincy is fairly hospitable, but the air pressure is low and requires the use of an oxygen tank and respirator. It’s also somewhat colder than the ideal. Quincy was settled as a colony for a time, then abandoned, then settled again. When the
Church of the Almighty Dollar came to power in Washington it became attractive to many as a haven from the government’s power. Many who disagreed with the Church’s worldview decided to emigrate to Quincy rather than compromise their beliefs. The Church was eager to see them off and even provided transportation.
Quincy has no native life, and its atmosphere and temperature are unsuitable for large scale agriculture. The residents have control of their own food production but don’t produce enough to export. About 40 years ago the Consortium realized they had a large, educated workforce on Quincy that was in an economic slump due to high unemployment. They quickly made arrangements to open a subsidiary shipyard there to produce the lower-tech level ships that would occasionally be ordered by clients.
The world’s main industry was previously mining and is now starship production.
Population: 90 million