Venus was the first planet that man set foot on when venturing into the Æther. Venus, shrouded in its veil of clouds, concealed endless tracks of steaming jungle and sweltering swamp populated with all manner of dinosaurs. The shallow inland seas are teaming with Mesozoic creatures. Several species of reptilian humanoid have developed on Venus. The Lizard men or Reptiliads are aboriginal in nature and can act as guides or labor in exchange for trade goods. Unrelated to the Reptiliads an alien race known as the Gorhn have claimed the southern plateau area and are hostile to human intrusion. Gorhn do posses interplanetary travel and have had run-ins with several Ukp Ships.
Due to the strange nature of the Venusian magnetic, ætheric and gravitational fields use of Transmigrators is impossible. Even communications can be adversly affected by the slightest atmospheric disturbance. Never the less many British companies have flourished due to the vastness of Venus's diverse plants. Organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biological materials even zoological oddities are all in abundance here. The main British enclave occupies the top of Mount Maxwell on the Victoria plateau. A UKP research station also lies floating upon the Sea of Chutney, in the southern hemisphere. There the UKP science division performs research on Venus's aquadic frora and fauna.