Lalande 21185 is a red dwarf star about 8.3 light years from Earth's solar system. The population in this system's colonies on various planets, moons, asteroids, dwarf planets, etc. are composed of a majority of animal-human hybrids, with the rest mainly human clones. Natural-born huamans are a rarity here, and robots and computers in this system generally lack A.I. The most common type of religion (see religion in Empire of the Solar Throne) is primarily of the polytheistic type that worships stars and planets as living deities. The Empire of the Solar Throne has a few, locally autonomous colonies in this system, with the authority of the Solar Throne occasionally enforced by Imperial couriers leading Empire military or police forces to pay visits in the Solar Throne's colonies in the Lalande 21185 system, thanks to the time-dilation drive on starships that allow the Solar Throne's ships to travel eight light years or so in a handful of Earth days.