|Controlling Faction||Alioth Independents|
|Economy type||High Tech (Service, Industrial, Colony)|
Alioth, otherwise known as Epsilon Ursae Majoris, is the capital system of the Alliance. Entering the system requires a permit which is obtained by becoming allied with the Alioth Independents minor faction.
The famous capital of the Alliance of Independent Systems. The system was the subject of many battles between the Federation and the Empire over many years, until in 3230 the Alliance was formed in a massed insurrection against both invaders. The Alliance has now spread over many worlds and so Alioth is now an important political centre. Has an ancient name of Epsilon Ursae Majoris.
— In-Game Description
After the war between Achenar and the Federation concluded in 2380, the Federation looked to find new resources elsewhere. In 2398, the first of a new wave of colonial missions was sent to the outermost sectors in the opposite direction to the Empire and Lave.
Alioth was colonised in 2452. Survey data and reports had already indicated the rich resources of the system before settlement, but the resources proved richer than expected.
The first colonial settlement in the system was known as 'Fruitcake', the name given owing to the loamy consistency of the planetary surface and its propensity for small mineral deposits.
- Alioth A Belt
- Alioth 1
- Alioth 2
- Alioth 3
- Alioth 4
- Alioth 5
- The name Alioth comes from the Arabic word "alyat", meaning a fat tail of a sheep. This star name was approved by the International Astronomical Union in 2016 and replaced the original name of Epsilon Ursae Majoris. The system first appeared in the Elite series in Frontier: First Encounters, which was released in 1995 and used Alioth as the system's name.