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Nephele is a star system in the Vega Sector. As of 2673, it remains a territory of the Terran Confederation.
Nephele is the home system of famed Terran pilot Christopher Blair, as he as born on Nephele II to Pilgrim parents in 2630. Nephele hosts at least two planets. Nephele II is a desert world where agriculture is the main economy. It also hosts offices for the Terran Space Academy. The Confederation Space Navy has a fairly strong presence in the sector.
After the Kilrathi War, Nephele, like dozens of other systems, suffered from the difficulties in re-establishing a civilian economy after 35 years of the Confederation focusing on the war effort. Many farms failed due to bankruptcy and economic troubles, among them being Blair's. During the year 2673, the Border Worlds Conflict broke out, threatening nearby systems such as Nephele. While at a local bar, Blair was recalled to active service by Major Todd Marshall.
Blair and Marshall were en route to the Orlando Depot after Marshall recalled Blair to active service in the wake of the Border Worlds Conflict in 2673. They were to pilot a shuttle back to the Sol System to receive their commands from Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn.
When the pilots arrived at Orlando, the station was completely destroyed by a Border Worlds bomber, killing 3,000 crew. The two pilots were force to divert their course to the nearby Blue Point Station, from which they continued their journey to Sol.
Blair continued to serve the Terran Confederation up until the outbreak of the Nephilim War in 2681. Blair was lost in combat against the Nephilim and presumed dead. Memorials dedicated to Blair's service were held all across the Nephele System.