Atalya is a planetary member of the Galaxy Federation. It was a planet near the Ariadne system and close to the site of the Woglinde disaster. Atalya functions as a relay point for the transfer column to the planet of Senir.
Its population is not particularly large; since most people going from one planet to another will pass through Atalya at some point, it has more travelers than permanent residents. Its good weather makes it a comfortable place to live, but most of the planet has been zoned off for the resort homes of the rich and powerful.
There is a lodging section for visitors, but the rates there are astoundingly high. Most people only visit this planet as a relay point on the U.M.N. transfer column to their destination.