Junos is a planet rich in two things; ore and thrones. The planet has long been strip mined on a massive scale to satiate the needs of the Lathes. The work is hard, dirty, and intensive. The average worker will see little more than enough to clothe and feed his family. Governmental officials and higher level management, however, are fabulously wealthy. These people of the upper echelon live on islands where the mining techniques are banned; small havens of green wilderness from where they remotely direct their subordinates.
There are eight major starports; one for each continent. Although a small developed area has arisen around each, the generally unpleasant nature of the grey, stripped, polluted planet repulses outsiders. Those that do stay make their way to one of the small islands preserved for the wealthy.
As with each planet in the Fydae system, Junos has issues with piracy in it’s outer system. It’s not rare for these groups to act as highway robbers – demanding tribute from those ships they can easily bully and looting those they can overpower. Orbital platforms defend the planet and it’s visitors from the raiders. Most merchant vessels are escorted; those that go alone risk loosing everything.