Niraxus, officially known as Niraxus 7, (English: Niraxus Seven) formerly Nirakk is the third terrestrial planet in the Nirax System, the homeworld of the Niraki race and the seat of government of the Niraxian Empire.

It is a prominent galactic hub famous for its cosmopolitan population and its historic ties and culture. Situated in the center of the bustling Niraxian Core Worlds sector, Niraxus 7 is a major financial, economic and industrial powerhouse

The equator of Niraxus 7 is covered by a large band of ocean that divides the planet's two major continents. Because of an element native to Niraxus 7 known as Nixorik, the atmosphere is a light purple colour which turns pink in the sunset. Niraxus 7 is also home to a variety of native wildlife, plants and trees however the majority of them have gone extinct due to the disruption of ecosystems. Much of the surface is home to the ecumenopolis known as Niraxus City.

Name and etymology

Prior to the rise of the Niraxian Empire, the planet was referred to as Nirakk, from which the Niraki derived their name.

Following the Niraxian Civil War, the first Sydonan Emperor Mehren the Conqueror initiated his Cultural Reforms, changing the names of many former cultural institutions and places. At the time of his reign, the Niraxian Empire ruled over seven planets concentrated in the Niraxium Quadrant. All of these planets were renamed according to their retrospective importance to the realm. Nirakk was renamed to Niraxus 7, coinciding with the Niraxian holy number of 7.


The surface of Niraxus 7 is divided into two major continents by a large band of water around the equator. The northern continent consists of several rough plateaus and mountain chains, with occasional flats scattered in between. The southern continent consists mainly of flat plains and grassy steppes, while the areas closer to the equator are covered in thick jungle and rain forests. There are several islands scattered around the ocean, which are generally scorched deserts and mesas.

In modern times, nearly 60% of the surface of the planet is covered by an ecumenopolis called Niraxus 7. The city is divided into many sectors, which are subdivided into districts. The most active and popular sector is the Imperial Sector, which houses the seat of government of the Niraxian Empire, as well as the wealthiest residential and commercial areas. Several bridges span across the ocean, connecting the two sections of the city together. The southern sectors are less developed and consist primarily of rural areas and farmland.