Ienus is the planet on which Jarah Tanako and Weldon Morgan arrive at the beginning of the story. It is the location of the huge entertainment complex undergoing renovation – the intended site for The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. Ienus appears to be located within a binary star system; the opening chapter refers to its “two dim, red suns”.
So far, only the region of the planet within which the entertainment facility sits has been described. From the accounts given so far, it would appear that this region has a predominantly temperate climate. It is known that the planet’s native flora is typically red, exemplified by the description of a forest of red trees to the south of the entertainment facility. Further south still, beyond the forest is a range of snow-capped mountains, and to the east of the facility is a sea, edged with beaches of silver sand.
The region also includes wetlands and an Eden Farm.
Weldon suggests that the region could be home to fish, insects and some genetically engineered birds. No further detail about the planet’s wildlife is known at this stage.