A planet in the Georgia System, Ezra is currently in transition. Once a relatively peaceful world known for farmers and ranchers. Then, near the end of The Unification War, its governor died unexpectedly, throwing the planet into disarray and chaos. (Conspiracy theorists alternate blaming both The Alliance and Browncoats assassins, though the truth of the matter is that the man choked on a piece of chicken.) The lieutenant governor was ill equipped for the job, and to make matters worse, thousands of war refuges and former soldiers from both side of the war were pouring into Ezra. Jobs got scarce, ranks of the unemployed swelled, and the entire economy went belly up in a heartbeat. Criminals soon flocked to Ezra as word spread of the overwhelmed law enforcement and the potential to hide under the planets much larger problems.
It was during this time that a crime lord, Adelei Niska, moved his skyplex into Ezra’s orbit and set himself up as a local power. Using some legitimate businesses as a front, he managed to avoid prosecution through the use of bribes, assassinations, and the threat of his torture chambers.
The Alliance Parliament is currently considering what to do about the “Ezra situation”. A new governor is desperately needed, but he or she would have to confront Niska, and thus far there have been no candidates willing to take on that task.
Farming and ranching are still common pursuits. Ezra’s business enterprises have at least provided jobs for some folk. The law of the gun is absolute on Ezra; if you can’t defend yourself or what you’ve got, someone will take it from you. That rule applies to people as well as property, since many slavers come here to pick up a little extra cargo. Despite the risks, there is now work to be found on Ezra, though it may not be to everyone’s liking.