Caprica
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Ancient Name

Capricorn

Population

4.9 billion

Patron God

Apollo

Official Language

Caprican [1]

Capital

Caprica City

Major Cities

Caprica City, Delphi, Phoebus

Attractions

Atlas Arena, Trojan Spaceport, Apollo University, Orpheus Park, Pantheon Bridge, Government Sector, Caprica City Museum of Contemporary Art, Ionian Islands

Pyramid Teams

Caprica Buccaneers, Delphi Legion, Phoebus Suns

Officials

Office of the Prime Minister
Val Chambers, Minister of Defense
Joan Leyte, Secretary of Defense
Sasha Patel, Colonel, Department of Military Procurement; Minister of Defense
Gara Singh, Director, Global Defense Department, Caprica City Bureau

National Anthem

Caprica Abides

Two thousand years ago the Twelve Tribes left Kobol after a disaster - the nature of which is now unknown. They traveled two thousand light years to the Cyrannus Star System, a system with four stars. The planet Caprica was settled by the Capricorn tribe.

Summary

The lush and beautiful world of Caprica was largely undeveloped for centuries, but it is now the undisputed center of colonial politics, culture, art and education. Its oceanfront capital, Caprica City, is an architectural marvel that is home to more than seven million residents. Caprica is also known as the melting pot of the colonies with thousands of immigrants and visitors arriving around the clock from every corner of the Four Systems. [2]

Location

View of Gemenon from Caprica City

The Twelve Colonies are located in the Cyrannus Star System. Caprica is in the third orbit around the Helios Alpha star and shares its orbit with the planet Gemenon. They revolve around their common barycenter, or center-of-gravity, with an orbital period of 28.2 days. The distance between Caprica and Gemenon is four-hundred and ninety-three thousand kilometers. [3]

Caprica's other planetary neighbors in the system are the colonies Picon and Tauron. [3]

History

Caprica was not always the preeminent colony in the Twelve Worlds. Virgon was the birthplace of colonial language and culture; and its capital, Boskirk, was the first city of the colonies for nearly a thousand years. However, a long and costly war between Virgon and its neighbor Leonis led to the Virgon Empire's gradual decline and paved the way for the rise of Caprica. [3]

Government

Industry

Graystone Industries Headquarters

Graystone Industries headquarters is located in Caprica City. The technology firm specializes in commercial and military grade technology, including the U-87 robot called a Cylon. The holobands and Virtual World are some of their well-known and most popular products, holobands accounting for sixty percent of their sales. ("Pilot") ("Gravedancing")

MicroCap is the technology firm that originally produced the holoband. ("There Is Another Sky")

Religion

Education

Athena Academy

Athena Academy is located in Caprica City. It is a private, religious secondary school. The academy is named for their patroness, the goddess Athena. Although officially polytheistic, the school is open to all forms of worship, including the belief in a singular god. ("Pilot")

The small, coastal community of Qualai is home to Qualai University. They have degree programs in many fields including Mathematics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Sciences, and Physics. ("Know Thy Enemy")

Caprica City at Night

Apollo University is located in Caprica City. It is the alma mater of the CEO of Graystone Industries, Daniel Graystone. Graystone donated one billion cubits to the alumni fund resulting in the naming of the new Computer Sciences building after his daughter, Zoe Graystone. ("Pilot")

Social Issues

Drugs were recently legalized on Caprica. This was primarily enacted to take away the profit motive. According to Baxter Sarno, legalization took decades of some pretty violent arguing back and forth. Drugs like Purple are now legal and can be consumed at drug dens like Dive. ("Gravedancing") ("Rebirth")

Miscellaneous

Capa is a nickname for, or a possible slur against, Capricans. ("The Dirteaters")

Additional Images

Behind the Scenes

Filming Locations

Music

The national anthem "Caprica Abides" was composed by Bear McCreary to lyrics by Jane Espenson. It features tenor Mark Donnelly on vocals. Steve Amerson performs the song on the CD soundtrack. [4] It is sung at Caprica Buccaneers pyramid games before tip off. ("Rebirth") ("Apotheosis")

Cultural References

See Also

References

  1. In the Caprica television series, the English language is called "Caprican". ("Blowback")
  2. Mandel, Geoffrey. "The Twelve Colonies of Kobol" map. Technical Advisors Jane Espenson and Kevin R. Grazier, Special thanks to Bob Harris, author of "Beyond Caprica: A Visitors Guide to the Twelve Colonies", Quantum Mechanix, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mandel, Ibid.
  4. "Caprica: Original Soundtrack from the Syfy Television Series". Music by Bear McCreary, La-La Land Records, 2009/2013, LLLCD 1267.
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