Due to a terraforming snafu, the planet of Pegasus only has Oak-type trees growing on it and no large prey animals to sustain a Human population. The original group of settlers sold their contract to the planet at a highly discounted price.
The planet formerly was an Earth Federation colony that broke away during the Sol Gamma Wave in 2601. It later was conquered by the Republic during the Annexation of the Western Territories in 2743, the Republic's annexation of the 27 independent colony worlds that dominated the space to its galactic west.
The planet rebelled during the Lovejoy Revolution and broke away in May 3073 during the Cessation of the Western Territories. It allied with the other rebelling worlds, forming the Western Confederation of Independent Worlds.
The planet is named for Pegasus, winged divine stallion in Greek mythology.