Ares Continent, Military Center.
The continent Ares or Mount Ares has been the military center of planet Strata and has only minimal industrial exploitation of the highlands and midlands of the continent. Ares is often considered to be little more than a sculpted landscape used as a training ground.
The main base on the planet is Fort Enyo in the highlands of Ares, a city sized military headquarters, training academy and logistics center which also contains the military spaceport (Ares Spaceport) of the planet. Strata Military Academy and the Strata Institute of Science are located on Ares Continent.
Other than military training, the main industries of the continent include regions of farmland in the northern section of the highlands away from Fort Enyo and the surrounding live-fire training grounds which are in the southern portion of the continent’s highlands. Many of the farmers and townspeople in these farming colonies are retired military personnel as well as the families of serving military personnel. Mobile logging operations using forestry mechs operated by mechwarrior trainees operate in the midlands. Similar mining operations using mining mechs operated by mechwarrior trainees operate in the lowlands and are generally considered more of a punishment detail than the logging assignments. Due to the low-intensity of farming operations in the highlands Ares also sometimes exports water.
The military academy is the focus of the entire continent, with classes of cadets from the planetary population and from off-world.
Tartarus Base is not located on Ares continent but is considered related to the military continent.