The icy planet of Pagos lies deep in the Mantle and is only barely habitable. All though the world’s gravity and atmosphere is almost a match for Nexus, the climate is much, much colder. Almost the entire planet is covered in a thick glacial ice sheet with only a thin band of temperate land near the equator. Vast oceans and caverns have formed under the ice and a there’s practically a second world under the surface.
The reason that Pagos is attractive enough to colonize is due to its strong volcanic activity and rich minerals. Original settlers were shock by the abundance of precious gems and rare metals that Pagos contained and very rapidly the planet transformed into a boom town.
Founded only 20 years ago, Pagos has just began to scratch the surface of its wealth potential. New miners and investors have poured into the planet. Despite the harsh planet, a strong community has already formed and made a good live for themselves.