Severus (Kiel III) is the third planet from the sun of the Kiel system, United Empire of Earth (UEE). The sole populated planet in Kiel, Severus was historically used as a base of operations for the UEE military during the Xi'an-Human Cold War (2530 - 2792). After the fall of the Messers, the military trickled out of the system, taking resources and jobs with them, and the planet's economy went into a recession. Beginning in the early 2900s, Governor Joona Tzur recruited businesses to the planet that could capitalize on the military's abandoned infrastructure. The program was a success, and after a period of rapid growth, Severus was recognized by the UEE Senate in 2937. Severus is a regular host planet for the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo.