Alpha Prime is the second planet from the Mariedian Sun (unnamed), the largest habitable world in that system. It was once home to millions of species, but the only sentient life on the planet was the Mariedians. The planet has unusually high concentrations of metal deposits which help to allow millions of Robota to be constructed. Later the Mariedians developed the technology to transfer their souls into the Robota, becoming Soulborgs, renaming their planet from its original name of Mariedian to its current name: Alpha Prime. The Soulborg now rule the planet, however, Mariedians still exist, small factions of Mariedians, driven deep underground, fighting the Zettian Soulborg faction.
It is unknown how many continents or oceans are on Alpha Prime, however, much of the planet has been engulfed in a civil war that has killed off much of the biological life on the planet. Alpha Prime has become a world of the machine. Alpha Prime interacts with other objects in space, especially its sun and moon. Alpha Prime's only known natural satellite, believed to be Isadora, provides ocean tides, stabilizes the axial tilt and gradually slows the planet's rotation.
Both the mineral resources of the planet, as well as the products of the biosphere, contribute resources that are used to support a global Soulborg population. These inhabitants are grouped into three known factions, although other factions may exist and there maybe nonaligned Soulborg as well.
Alpha Prime's Involvement in the Great War
Alpha Prime is not the only planet to support sentient life in the Heroscape Universe but is one of eight worlds. However, unlike many of these worlds, Alpha Prime does not appear to be an easy world from which to summon warriors and soldiers. It is assumed that perhaps Alpha Prime is the most distant planet to Valhalla. Soulborgs are both admired and feared by most of the Valkyrie Generals for their nearly impenetrable armor and devastating weaponry. The Soulborg were among the first of the non-Valhalla races to be summoned by the Valkyrie and are a special favorite of Utgar. However, both Vydar and even Jandar make use of these machine beings.