Twin planet with New Washington. Very big tides. Fierce competition with the neighbour planet. New Washington and Franklin are orbiting a common center which itself orbits a red dwarf star. It is one of the farthest colonies from Earth, being over a hundred parsecs away.

The two planets are tidally locked, so they always present the same face to each other. As day progresses to night on New Washington, the side of the sister planet Franklin facing it goes from night to day. One revolution takes 40 hours. The pair revolve around their star in 52 days.

New Washington was founded by Franklin dissidents. When certain ores was found on New Washington, Franklin invaded with CoDominium connivance and mercenary help. Falkenberg was hired byt the government of New Washington to throw out the invaders.

Sources: Sword and Scepter?, The Mercenary