“Playground of the Colonies”
Ancient Name: Scorpio
Population: 450 million
Patron God: Dionysus
Major Cities: Celeste, Argentum
Attractions: Argentum Bay, Guardian Mountains, Scorpia Shipyards
Pyramid Teams: Scorpia Stingers, Celeste Storms, Celeste Lightning, Argentum Bay Silverstars
Natives: Karra Jarris, Tarra Jarris, Sara Jarris
A world of untamed tropical jungles punctuated by rugged mountain ranges, Scorpia is a popular vacation destination for the other colonies. Its inhabitants, though pious and family oriented, are known for their religious tolerance and accommodating nature. The two main industries are tourism and ship construction at the planet’s orbital shipyard orbital shipyard complex, which serves as a tourist attraction in its own right.
After the Fall
During the initial Cylon attack, Scorpia falls victim to numerous massive nuclear attacks, destroying much of the population. Cylon forces also focus on the orbiting ship yards, obliterating the structure, destroying numerous Battlestars and support ships, and causing another one to risk a blind jump in order to escape.
The Scorpia/Scorpion Fleet Shipyard(s) were a series of Fleet drydocks located in orbit around Scorpia.
The docks themselves appear to be able to accommodate various Colonial vessels including Thera Sita type transports, Mercury class battlestars, Valkyrie type battlestars, Galactica type battlestars, and Berzerk type cruisers. Cargo is transported along the entire length of the facilities by cargo trains that are able to move along both the top and bottom to deliver the cargo to its destinations. The shipyards also feature various points for Colonial craft to replenish their Tylium supply, and store the fuel in massive storage tanks at various positions along the structure.
Defensively, the structure features very little and must rely on The Fleet for long term defense, however, the structure includes various Viper hangars, and anti-aircraft turrets along the entire length of the structure.
In the opening moments of the attacks, the Cylons are able to surprise the Colonials by detonating multiple nuclear warheads in range of the shipyards, eliminating the use of DRADIS and blinding both sides involved. The detonations cause moderate damage to the facilities themselves, but leave them intact, indicating they were not directly hit. On fire, and all but defenseless, multiple squadrons of Raiders are then able to jump in and have at the facilities with relative ease, despite being blind. The subsequent assault ultimately destroys the facilities, and various Colonial craft caught in the middle. However, one battlestar was able to escape destruction, break free of her berths, and escape the battle.
At the time of the attacks, the shipyards were seen hosting the Pegasus, at least one Galactica type Battlestar (possibly two), at least two Valkyrie type Battlestars, and at least two Berzerk type support vessels, along with numerous military and civilian transports.