Tholos is a newly discovered planetoid between the orbit of Mercury and the Sun. It is the home planet of the Tholions a race of life forms that thrive in an environment of 1500° Fahrenheit. The Tholions are a technological race that has achieved interplanetary travel but do to their enigmatic attitude. There has been little contact with them.
Normally the Tholions do not venture far from the sun but on rare occasions their ships have been observe as rimward as Neptune.
An executive assembly controls the central government of Tholos. This assembly has established a non-interference treaty with the Ukp. The provisions of the treaty generally state that the Tholions will ignore the UKP and expects the same in return.
It has been discovered that the Tholions do occupy a base on the hot side of Mercury. Tholos has an atmosphere of plasma gas and a surface of semi molten rock with oceans of metals and mountains of ceramic and crystal. No human has ever set foot on Tholos for obvious reasons.