A System with a large, green, central asteroid nebula, named the Auriga Cloud, containing mineable ores with Alien Organism. Midpoint Rift has only one Sun, a Medium Blue, which is located on the far western edge of the System and its rays are therefore not strong enough to bring light into the deep shadows of the Auriga Cloud. The Auriga Cloud hides one deadly surprise at its centre, in the form of a very dark planet, which was later named Planet Deathland. This planet is almost undetectable by any ship's sensors, not even at very close ranges, with the planet's surface being littered with debris from the wreckage of destroyed ships. The existence of this planet is therefore very likely the principle reason why the Junkers who found a way into this System through a jump hole from Wanderer's Pond, only used local resources from the outset, and never found the other jump hole leading to the Alaska System.
It was much later, after the defeat of the Nomads in the X-3043 System, when were found, deep inside the archives of the Beaumont Base, old reports about numerous lost ships which were sent to explore deep inside the Auriga Cloud but never returned.
1. Unsettled Planets & Moons
2. Jump Holes
|Auriga Cloud from outside
||Medium Blue Sun
||Entering Auriga Cloud||Bundschuh depot|