Official Planets and Systems thread. Mostly updated Nov 20, 2014 14:58:03 GMT -5 Drakkvonlego likes this
Post by crazycrownieguy on Nov 20, 2014 14:58:03 GMT -5
Description of Klegon.
Within the galaxy of Klegon lies a strange spatial phenomena. Called "The Cage" by it's inhabitants, this naturally occurring energy barrier surrounds an area consisting of about 200sq LY. Within this sliver of space lie six solar systems, each containing between six and eight planets. Of these 4-6 planets, on average 4-7 of them are habitable by some sort of lifeform. This odd planetary alignment has perplexed scientists for centuries, as the odds of it happening, especially with so many stars in one area, are astronomically high. Many have also blamed the strange amount of habitable planets on the gods, though the majority of scientists don't subscribe to this line of thinking, a certain still do.
Though the barrier is currently not navigable, many explorers and other seekers of adventure hope that soon, the rest of the galaxy will be open to them.
And it is within the mysterious Cage that the iron- fisted Terran Empire, independent Centuri Conglomeration, and piratical Nova League make their subtle and unofficial, yet desperate, struggle for power.
Info: Called the dead system by many, Plutus Proxima has been something to fear for most ship captains. With the many spacial anomalies permeating the area around and within system, it's especially dangerous for small cargo ships to travel through. These anomalies have been known to shred heavy plate armor and will completely obliterate smaller ships. Due to these dangerous conditions and a terraforming project gone horribly wrong, the terran empire has blacklisted the system and has banned any citizen of the empire from entering. Despite this blacklisting by the TE, some scientists from both the TE and the Centuri conglomeration have setup small research stations around the systems sole gas giant.
System: Plutus Proxima
Star(s): Plutus Alpha, Plutus Beta
Star type(s): L0VI-Red Dwarf, F4VII-White Dwarf
Size: 1.5 LY
Number of Planets: 6
Asteroid belt: None
Outer cloud of dust and, or rock: None
Planet list (including details about planets):
Planet type: Carbon base, with high volcanic activity.
Size: 1.2 earth masses
Affiliation: Nova league
Sentient species: None, planet has never been habitable.
Info: The closest planet to the Plutus system stars, Mors is extremely volcanically active, and has never even been considered for habitation. With surface tempetures reaching above a thousand kelvin, biodomes would not even be a viable option. Some very brave, or maybe just stupid, league members have descended to the surface before, to obtain the beautiful fyrd diamonds that the planet’s volcanoes produce.
Planet type: Carbon base, desert like
Size: 3.2 earth masses
Affiliation: Terran at one time, but currently unclaimed
Sentient species: None, planet has never been habitable.
Info: Erebus, much like the rest of the planets in the Plutus system is considered a dead world. When humanity found the world, terraforming was not even considered, due to the very close orbit it has to Plutus Alpha. There was consideration to turn it into a sort biodomed resort world, but that venture proved fruitless, and the planet has been abandoned ever since.
Planet type: Carbon base with a system of icy rings.
Size: 10 earth masses
Moons: Two, Necroid, and Hades
Affiliation: Formerly the terran empire, now under the control of the nova league
Sentient species: Formerly necrosians, now a mix of mutants, and hybrids.
Info: Necrosis was once home to a flourishing race of near-humans, called the wanderers by humanity, with their official species name being the necrosians. The necrosians, having long ago mastered the upper limits of technology, and having explored as much of the universe as there is to see, had reached a sort of spiritual enlightenment by the time humanity found them.
When the terran empire arrived on Necrosis, they were met by skeletal creatures, that simply stared at them wonderingly, and then went back to their constant walk across the surface of their planet. You see, the necrosians had long ago given up speech, and simply viewed these new things in their colorful suits as a distraction, and simply ignored them. For a time the humans and necrosians lived in peace, the humans mining the rich diamond deposits on the carbon planet, and the necrosians simply wandering, occasionally walking through the human biodomes, but generally keeping their distance.
After a long 60 years of living in biodomes, the humans had grown fed up with being confined to space suits and heavily shielded domes, so they decided to terraform the planet. Two years after the request for the equipment, the terraformers, large ships that could terraform planets in a matter of days, arrived. The humans quickly evacuated their domes, and sat back and watched as the terraforming went horribly wrong. Instead of turning the planet into a green paradise like it had to every other planet so far, it instead devastated the old planet, every living thing was wiped out in an instant, and the already poisonous atmosphere grew ever darker, and far more toxic than it had ever been. The miners, embarrassed by their actions had the entire system quarantined off as a dead zone, never to be returned to by humanity.
About a hundred years later, a terran scientist by the name of John F Notsworth ventured to the planet, and set up a semi illegal genetics research station on the planet.
Type: Cold gas giant
Size: 100 earth masses
Affiliation: Contested, the Nova league has claimed it, but both the Centuri and Terrans have made attempts to take it in the past.
Sentient species: None, as the planet is a gas giant, it is uninhabitable.
Info: Keres has always been a spatial oddity among the scientific community as it is much smaller than what has been commonly accepted as the smallest size for a gas giant. Due to the scientific interest in the planet, both the Centuri and Terrans regularly attempt to get a research station in orbit.
Planet type: Carbon base, rocky, extremely thin atmosphere.
Size: 8 earth masses
Affiliation: Has a weak centuri presence, but is mostly considered league territory
Sentient species: Humans
Info: Like most carbon planets, Seker has been unable to support life for the majority of it’s lifespan. Over the last two decades, a Centuri mining outpost was established on the planets surface to mine the rich diamond and carbonide seams present on the surface.
Planet type: Gassy Atmosphere, giant, carbon base, many active volcanoes, mountainous, some lava oceans, but in some areas icy, (as far as scientist could determine without entering)
Size: 28.9475... Earth masses
Asteroid belt: A small but dangerous asteroid belt widely encircles the planet
Species: None, (as far as scientist could determined without entering)
Info: When first discovered a group of scientists landed to explore its surface but they were all killed by a tremendous explosion from a volcano rising thousands of feet out of a large and deep gorge. Henceforth none have set foot on its surface but though not officially named, it is always called Volcane after its many and large volcanoes. It has, however, been examined from space by many exploring scientists and has been quarantined as being both highly volcanic and having a possibly toxic atmosphere. None are known to have approached it since and it would be illegal to do so. Strange clouds wreath the planet as well. Other then that it has been named, like many or all of the known planets native to the Plutus Proxima system, a dead planet.