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
An old, misanthropic and paranoid man feels his time is coming. There are sons to leave his fortune to, but they are not worth it, not a dime do they deserve! And he doesn't really trust anyone else. And so he has made a decision: as a part of his last will, his henchmen are instructed to burn and destroy all his holdings, buildings as harvest. The lands shall be auctioned off, the proceeds used to pay the servants. Nothing shall stay behind. Nothing.
Depending on the status of the grumpy old man, this weird occurrence may be only a family drama, or it may end up bringing an entire region into chaos. Or the son(s) have found what should happen, and want to prevent it before their sick father dies.