A8.1 is the first moon of the eighth planet of the Nivenia System, and a colony of the Nivenian Empire. A8.1 is not inhabited in the conventional way, but instead with millions of distorted parabolic O'Neill cylinders. A8.1's main exports are its abundant deposits of magnesium, aluminum, and silicon. The abundance of elemental silicon also makes A8.1 a hub for electronics manufacturing. Like many of the Nivenian Empire's planets and moons, waste heat heats A8.1 up to a comfortable temperature.
A8.1 is also a major storage facility, with some regions being dedicated almost entirely to hundreds of floors of warehouses.