Now come on, can't you think of something yourself? Though a few theories would be really nice.
I would be rather interested, how subsequent attempts to cultivate life here have fared. A dead planet will eventually become uninhabitable, so someone has attempted to set out a few plants. Would they survive, or would they die... on it's own, or from whatever befell the planet? Go to Comment
Oops, you have edited it without us even noticing! The vote shall be 'upped to reflect this.
I liked the 'ancient terraforming technology' bit most, it is an interesting option with a tragic aftertaste.
The post itself could handle a little polish especially in the formatting department, but is readable so I won't throw stones for that. Pity that it isn't marked as a Quest submission, for it is one. Those issues aside, good work! Go to Comment
In the inaccessible plateau of Hor-Nushan, there was always little crime. But in late autumn comes a maddening wind, that can drive the best man crazy, if only for a short time, make him turn on himself or others. For murder, the locals have devised a special punishment: the murderer has to dig a well for the family of his victim. The area is very dry, and having a good well is a source of wealth and prestige. In this way, the murderer atones for his deed and repays the family; perhaps they even find peace.