Name given to a solar system with an inhabitable planet discovered near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Approached in 2025 by the Megaroad-13 colonization fleet the planet system is named Varauta and immigration begins. In 2043 the Varauta (UNG) research fleet surveys an "ice planet" within the Varauta system and scientists discover a mysterious energy field beneath the ice surface protecting an undisturbed legacy of the Protoculture. Experiments begin to deactivate the field, eventually dropping the field strength and awakening the Protodeviln heretofore unknown to be imprisoned inside. The Protodeviln seize control of the Humans and Zentradi (including Ivane Gyuntar who later becomes Gepernich) and begin building their own civilization and military. In 2045, the Macross 7 ventures near the Planet Varauta. Despite the warnings of Exedol Folmo not to approach the planet, Captain Maximilian Jenius does not heed these warnings and the fleet encounters a mysterious enemy (the Varauta Army).