+/- 51⁰ Centigrade average [124 Fº] (peaks of >800⁰C [1470 Fº]), very low humidity
Lava crab (possibly indigenous)
Terran Dominion prison planet
New Folsom is a planet in the Koprulu sector.
Geologically abundant, it is deadly, unstable, and has an erratic orbit that passes through two major asteroid fields, making it inaccessible to all but the most heavily armored military starships.
The first three attempts to establish a mining colony on New Folsom met with disaster. However, the Terran Confederacy was determined to establish a foothold on it, as it was the richest source of the catalytic elements required to forge neosteel within Confederate territory. The Confederacy conscripted a team of experts, materials specialists, and terraforming engineers for this task. The team spent long months designing a platform system that would flex and shift with New Folsom's volatile crust while providing a habitat that was "minimally survivable" for a terran workforce. The project went ahead at no small cost in credits and lives: the New Folsom Confederate Mine was constructed on one of the stabler lava lakes on the planet, and it was soon producing the materials necessary for the Confederacy to begin building a new fleet of battlecruisers.
Not long after, those same catalytic elements were discovered in the Sara system. The mine was suddenly viewed as a colossal waste of government funds. Confederate financial analysts couldn't let such an expensive investment sit unused for long, so the mine was easily transformed into New Folsom Prison. The prisoners were used to work the mine's machinery, requiring only a minimal guard staff and robotic sentries.
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-24. Koprulu Sector Systems: New Folsom. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
- ↑ 2008-06-29. Samwise Didier, Dave Bergain. WWI 08 Coverage - StarCraft II Art Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2008-06-29.
- ↑ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Breakout (in English). 2010-07-27.