In the time of Jordan Keerigan-Smith and Sherman Hawthorn , a paradise planet called Blue Destiny was gifted to the Americans by Paragangia in exchange for permission and space to build a space port in Mexico [ that later became Earth Station Mexico , after the Shattering ]. Blue destiny was first colonized by a group of eccentric artists and inventors lead by Nicodemus Strauss and Gaia . Lynzee Keerigan was also a founder of this colony.
soon after, another part of the planet was colonized by a group of Christians. Conflict arose between the two groups, Nicodemus Strauss is murdered, apparently by the Christians and the artist/inventer colony sought refuse from this conflict on a small frozen planet which had been previously mined by the Paragangians , and thus had a habitable space station sort of structure on it.
Gaia, who then becomes the leader, renamed the colony "Hell" because it was a place where the Christians would not come. The widow of Nicodemus eventually returns to Earth with her Son Christian Strauss .