Athens is a world known for rapidly changing weather and winds that blow constantly. Certain crops thrive here, and there’s plenty of beautiful marble to be quarried and shipped off-world.
One of the few outer planets to fully support Unification, Athens was captured by the Independents. “Ownership” of the world changed hands several times during the course of the war. Finally, running low on manpower and weary of ground battles on this otherwise minor rock, the Alliance took to bombing the world’s major cities to drive out the Browncoats.
Recently, the Alliance opened up the bombed cities for legal salvage operations. Licenses for those operations can be obtained from United Reclamation or (more slowly) from the Alliance. However, these cities are so chaotic that it’s not so hard for the unlicensed to sneak in and out.
The world’s farmers were more fortunate than city dwellers. Those dwelling in rural areas found it easier to scratch by during the war.
Athens has four moons, all terraformed and a lot nicer to live on than the planet they circle. Folk on the moons live by farming and ranching. Everyone keeps an eye out for Reavers, since undefended moons are easy prey for nearby marauders. There is a rumour currently circulating that the Blue Sun corporation has a hidden factory or complex located in the mountains on one of the moons, though what they manufacture or why they would come here is anyone’s guess.