Kederas (STRIVE-1) is the only world inhabited by the “native” settlers of the Strive system. It has violent weather patterns, notably silica storms, because of the variable output from its star. No native life seems ever to have evolved on Kederas, but terraforming and technology have made it survivable. Outsiders who arrived more recently established a base one of Anoximon’s (STRIVE-2) moons. This acts as a refueling station for through the Slip Knot.
Society on Kederas is patchwork of monastic states embroiled in devious cooperation and outright competition for the planet’s meager resources. The founders embraced the harshness of the planet as a method for strengthening the human spirit. Today, they export their training to a few, select outsiders.