|Stellar Class||L-type star system|
|Government||SolGov Protectorate (de jure), None (de facto)|
|Distance from Sol||98ly|
A dull red star without a single planet to its name, Isavau's Gamble was fated to be ignored by land speculators and miners alike, were it not for how close it is to the anarcho-capitalist haven of Eutopia. Venture capitalist Isavau Ortiz purchased colonization rights to the system in 2440, renaming it after herself and financing the construction of a large spaceport designed to facilitate trade with the upstart nation. Between SolGov tightening tariffs to exert pressure on Eutopia, a variety of labor disputes, and Isavau's own increasingly erratic behavior, Isavau's Gamble failed to pay off. After years of neglect, in 2566 the Isavau International Spaceport was destroyed during the Skathari Incursion, leaving the system largely deserted with the exception of salvagers who see profit in the numerous ships and stations destroyed that year.
With no planets to even consider colonizing and a failure of a spaceport, Isavau's Gamble is known for, if known at all, a collection of various small stations orbiting the star. With their remote location and lack of notable governing bodies, these stations commonly facilitate illegal activities such as smuggling.
The population of Isavau's Gamble largely consists of opportunistic scavengers and salvagers who continue to scour the wreckage left surrounding the events of The Incursion. While there is no central habitat or government, the population of the system is estimated to be around 3,000.
Prior to the incursion, the system was almost wholly populated by smugglers, SolGov customs officials, and unfortunate citizens with no means of moving elsewhere. The estimated population sat roughly around 6,340, with a large transient population as opposed to permanent residents, and is populated by a majority of humans and positronics. Tajaran are not uncommon, and unscrupulous skrellian pirates are known to pass through. The Golden Tiger Syndicate maintains significant influence on the region.
Isavau International Spaceport
Once the most notable point in the system, Isavau International Spaceport is the failed vanity project and trading port of Isavau Ortiz. Tariffs, labor disputes, and bizarre management ensured its failure, leaving it as nothing more than a poorly maintained symbol of hubris for many years. Now it remains as little more than the largest uninhabitable wreck in the system.
SCG-D Brazen Bull
Lead ship of the doomed SolGov expedition to relieve Isavau's Gamble of suspected pirates, the Brazen Bull along with a dozen smaller military vessels that once accompanied it are popular destinations for illegal salvage crews. The ships were designated a war grave shortly after their loss in 2566, but lack of government resources means there is usually little security in place.
ILS Harvest Moon
Formerly an auxiliary warehouse station, the ILS Harvest Moon came into the spotlight in 2564 after its total destruction under strange circumstances. Official statements say the structure collapsed due to a detonation of fuel stores from a botched Vox raid, however rumors have come forward suggesting strange events that do not line up with the official record, and the SCG later admitted the probable early involvement of Skathari.
2440: System colonization rights purchased by Isavau Ortiz. Planned construction of Isavau International Spaceport begins.
2444: Spaceport completed. Despite hopeful beginnings, clear issues in management are hinted even now.
2564: The ILS Harvest Moon is lost. Later in the same year, the XIV Sri Chamarajendra and IIV Reimarus are lost in potential pirate attacks while on salvage operations on abandoned facilities, including the ILS Harvest Moon.
2566: A SolGov investigatory fleet is dispatched to deal with suspected pirates in the system, but are met with a highly concentrated arrival of Skathari, marking the recorded beginning of The Incursion. The system's only major spaceport is destroyed along with most other ships and habitats, leaving the system little more than a graveyard.