Hesperus is the homeworld of the species known as the Vespians. It is home to more than 10.6 billion inhabitants, and is the capital of the government known as the Unified Vespian Directorate, which governs the rest of the Vespian system from Hesperus. The planet is home to the largest population in the solar system, which supports the burgeoning interplanetary colonies established by the Vespians one hundred and fifty years ago. Most of the planet's major continents are covered by Vespian mega-cities, which are home to 98% of the planetary population. The capital of Hesperus is Corvus City, which is largest city on the planet.
The planet has harbored life for more than 150,000 years, though the history of the Vespians only beings about 7,500 years ago. Home to a diverse and vibrant population, Hesperus is bound to become the center of the new epoch in Vespian history. With a potential breakthrough in the research and development of faster-than-light travel technology, Hesperus is on its way to becoming the center of an interstellar empire, backed by the vast mineral wealth of its solar system and the ingenuity of its native population. However, though no breakthrough in FTL knowledge has taken place yet, many regions on the planet are being converted into huge spaceports for the future the population has planned for itself.