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« on: October 10, 2003, 11:22:42 PM »
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Nevermore
Classification: Terran Set C-Class Oceanic Planet
World Code: Phi Shanda II (System Phi Shanda)
Size: Unmeasured. Earthlike.
Gravity: 1.2 (Slightly above Earth-standard)
Population: 500,000
Capitol: Poe City

Nevermore is a C-Class, Earth-like planet in the Phi Shanda system. It is composed mostly of ocean, with small archipelagoes of rough igneous stone. Nevermore's tectonic activity is low, and is continuously slowing down. Phi Shanda's sun has Level-9D, low activity light, thus, Nevermore's sunlight possess a green-gray tint.
Nevermore possess three major archipelagoes, the remains of an ancient continent, that encircle the Edgar Allen Sea. The planetary government is centered in ancient Poe City.
Nevermore is well-known for its gloominess. Its skies are constantly overcast, its seas always raging. Its rough basaltic islands are similarly dark, and little plant-life grows. Notable species include telltales, raven trees, and the aquatic Montresor lilies. All are adapted to the low-light environment of Nevermore. Notable varieties of animal life include stormravens, basalt geckos, and pendulum flies.
Nevermore has never been a very popular world, most likely because of its depressing biosphere, and thus, its culture has changed little in thousands of years. Place-names (Such as Poe City, Edgar Allen Sea, Point Fortunato, Plutonian Shore, the Big Sad Ocean) are believed to be holdovers from the Human Era.
Nevermore is an attraction for poets, who seek to be inspired by its gloomy mountains, night-time fogs, shattering rain storms, and preternaturally black-hued animal life. However, these things are also the cause of record numbers of suicides each year, and it is only the steady influx of poets and writers seeking inspiration that keeps Poe City populated.
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2003, 08:08:22 PM »
It reminds me of a poem but the name escapes me.  8)
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2003, 07:17:20 PM »
Quote from: "Pirate Penguin"
It reminds me of a poem but the name escapes me.  8)

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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2003, 05:49:23 AM »
quoth the raven never more is the title
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2003, 08:37:07 AM »
Wow, Kalabar.
You're so observant.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2003, 04:51:43 PM »
...You know, I half-expect Siren to offer one of his terrifying works of genius for this...

...Kind of like how the system I'm working on for a tale now has an extra planet and an asteroid-based society, thanks to him.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2004, 11:01:26 PM »
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Granas III
Classification: Terran Set A-Class Arboreal Planet
World Code: Granas III (System Granas)
Size: Unmeasured. Granan Acolytes prohibit the measuring of Granas. Slightly smaller than Earth.
Gravity: Unmeasured. Granan Acolytes prohibit the measuring of Granasian gravity. Estimated .878 (Slightly below Earth-standard.).
Population: 3,010/15,345 during the tourist season
Capitol: All-Life

Granas III is an A-Class, Earth-like planet in the Granas system, named for the planet itself. It is very old, tectonically dead planet retaining its natural forests and other ecosystems. The Granan sun, Granastar, has Level-6B, high activity light, lending the sunlight a very light violet color.
Granas is famous for being extremely heavily forested. Only the Olbaio Desert region, the Granasea (Granas III's largest body of water, about the size of the ancient Mediterranean), and the poles are not forested. Unusual conditions such as highly porous, heavily water-retaining rock and soil, as well as the great heat of Granastar, have provided Granas with a climate perfect for the growing of such primeval forest.
Granas III is also the center of the famous and beloved (Or infamous and scorned) eco-religion, the Granan Order of Acolytes, begun by the biologist Erikk Granas (Known to Granan Acolytes as the Granas). The Granan Acolytes  have allowed very small sections of Granas III to be opened to tourists who are willing to pay the Granans outrageous fees. These "biotours" last for about 2 months of Granas III's 10 month year, and this period is known as the tourist season.
The only permanent settlement on Granas III, and indeed, the only permanent settlement kept by Granan Acolytes, is the tree-city of All-Life. This is often known as the most remarkable city in the galaxy. While this is certainly an exaggeration, it is a marvelous sight to behold the great house-vines, gigantic fruits, and the stunning Root of Granas, the largest and most beautiful of all Granan tree-churches throughout the galaxy.
Granas III is closed for visitation to all comers except during the tourist season. This ban is protested by many galactic governments and corporations, but has never been questioned, but for once, when the GDR Megatrang, in conjunction with galactic conglomerate PhaoronicTech, announced an attack on Granas System to procure the valuable resources from Granas III and other Granan-protected planets in the system, but such a public outcry was raised that the attack was aborted in the infant stages.
The number of lifeforms dwelling on Granas III are countless. They include lifeforms native to Granas III, as well as species imported by Granan Acolytes, who meticulously examine the import's selected environments to make sure that they do not upset the natural balance too much.
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2004, 10:33:04 PM »
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Tempest
Classification: Jovian Set D-Class Watery Planet
World Code: Ursa Major Beta Beta Gamma VI (System Ursa Major Beta Beta Gamma)
Size: Information not available. Estimated slightly smaller than Saturn.
Gravity: 1.8 (See below)
Population: 714,320
Capitol: Red Lightning

Tempest is a large, rather unique Jovian world located in the Ursa Major constellation. It is unique because, despite it's large (Saturn-like) size, Tempest's gravity is extremely low in relation to other Jovian worlds, a tolerable 1.8. This relatively low gravity is due to the accumulation of superlight gases in Tempest's atmosphere, which are also a very valuable resource.
Tempest was named for the mind-bogglingly huge storms which sweep through its layers, bringing massive bubbles and sheets of rain, and nine-hundred mile wide sheets of superlightning, as well as small electrical outbursts. While this is not in itself unique to a Jovian planet, Tempest is also extremely watery for a Jovian world, thus making its storms much like a journey out onto a stormy ocean, thus, Tempest.
Cities on Tempest are large, loose constructions of the reddish-brown metals from the lower layers near the core, harvested by pressure-dive bots. Walking outside in the frequent high winds and storms is dangerous, so most travel through cities is done by "speed-tracks", gravity-stick roads with attached pulse-carts that travel at speeds that would make a Pershala gasp. Tempestians are born into these speed-tracks, however, and seem to rather enjoy the insane zooming, as well as the loops and dives.
The majority of Tempestians dwell there because of lucrative jobs offered by gas-mining conglomerates who harvest the valuable gases in Tempest's atmosphere. Due to the extreme danger of harvesting often volatile gases in the horrific storms, pay is high but morale is generally low.
Few lifeforms have evolved in Tempest's harsh aerial ecosystem, but notable are "lightning-fish", long finned serpentine reptiles with gas bags to keep them aloft, and "core-crabs", silicate-shelled arthropods that dwell in the more solidified lower layers.
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2004, 06:17:37 PM »
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Alastor
Classification: Terran Set D-Class Arid Planet (Prison Special Designate)
World Code: Serpentis Major Alpha V (System Serpentis Major Alpha)  
Size: Roughly that of Earth
Gravity: 0.8
Population: 880,000
Capitol: Alastor Incarceration World Administration Center

Alastor is a very Mars-like planet, arid and cold, with horrific storms and weather. Alastor is "soft" enough to inhabited. However, why anyone would want to live on Alastor is a question that may never be answered.
Currently, Alastor is under the governance of the Paszok Incarceration and Rehabilitation Company, a company which administers prison planets. Nations and Realms send their unwanted and criminal elements. Paszok's Alastor division takes these criminals and casts them into the burning wilderness of Alastor in exchange for a decent amount of money per prisoner.
Alastor's sand and rock is generally of an orangish-yellow color. The sky overhead is a purplish-blue. The deserts, rocky wastelands, and fetid acid-bogs are home to all manner of horrible monstrous creatures, thus making it a very hazardous prison environment. Which is, of course, precisely how the governments want it.
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2004, 05:35:25 PM »
I think you need more planets... perhaps a capitol planet..... really cool idea for the "Tempest" planet... obviously you were under some influence of Starcraft on that one *cough*moria*cough*..... the Edgar Allen Poe theme planet is cool.. you need to exploit it a little more, perhaps some economic dependence from the sea, but you are on the right track... Alastor and Granas are good

I think you need more variety... more planets equals more fun... I think...
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2004, 09:16:58 PM »
Yes, I'll make sure to keep that in mind. :?
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2004, 04:15:52 AM »
what about this one? if you don't like it, I can remove it.

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Planet type: Terrestrial
Gravity: 1,8 G
Size: 10 365 km radius
Climate: Cool
Inhabitants: 36.520.000 (estimate)
Capitol: StoneHall

Jotun is a huge terrestrian world on the outer rim of the ecosphere of Giarda Mu, a rather cool K VI typre orange sun. The orbit is strongly elliptic, crossing the orbits of the two planets normally closer to the sun, and straying from the ecliptic plane.

One Jotun year lasts 10,35 standard terran years, of which about half is freezing winter with fierce blizzards and magnetic storms whipped up in the atmosphere rich in metal ions, while the rest of the cycle consists of a wild spring with floods, a mild summer and short, but calm fall as the planet trails close to the sun.

Due to the unusual mineral wealth, Jotun is a place of heavy industry, all of it placed undeground. It is a source of war machinery, and ships for <insert state>. Most of the local populace work in the deep core mines and factories.
Dwellings are either subterranean, or geodesic domes on the surface, braving the fierce weather.

Due to its mineral wealth, Jotun is slightly toxic to sentient life, while the native critters seem to endure it well. Native Jotunians too are highly resistant to heavy metal poisoning, but still implant all cybernetic s to cleanse their blood - an artificial third kidney.

All native life shines in bright, metallic colours, and is highly resislient, sleeping for the extended winter and making up for it with a frenzy of growth when the glaciers melt.
Notable species are the hive-tree, growing hollows that house myriads of beings over the winter; the Landraider, a great predator that accumulates the hetals it picks up with its food in its skin, teeth and fangs, thus making it highly resilient and dangerous; the trumpet flower that uses scent, colour as well as sound to attract pollen carriers, filling the forests with cacophonic melodies; or the Herdling, a grazing herbivore that can link its body to others of its kind to form a functional whole, more than the sum of its parts.

Orbiting Jotun are orbital habitats, spaceports and factories for zero-G manufacturing processes, as well as docks for capital ships that cannot land on a planet. Several star-fortresses protect the system, and the navy is permanently stationed here. Hydroponic plants grow food for outsiders who cannot endure the slightly toxic nutrients harvested on the planet.
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2004, 11:00:28 AM »
You did a lot better job than I do.
But note that Humans are extinct in Deadspace.
Way to go!
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2004, 07:25:31 PM »
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Stellar Cartography Report
System:  BHAC-1321
Type:     K5
     Late Stage Main Sequence star  
     Dominant Orange visible spectrum
Surface Temp:   4800 degrees Kelvin

BHAC-1321 Alpha
Orbit: 96 million Km
Diameter: 13,600 kilometer
Gravity: 110% Terran Standard
Atmosphere: Very Thin primarily CO2 with breathable amounts of O2. Can sustain life for 15 to 20 minutes before oxygen depravation begins. Death in three to four hours of asphixiation.
Hydrology: 30% surface water. Water is concentrated in the polar regions in the form of large interconnected lakes and saline swamps. All water must be purified of metal salts before consumption.
Climate: Very Very Hot, temperatures at Equator average 150 degrees F during the day, to 60 degrees F at night. Polar regions experience livable temperatures in the 80 to 100 degree F range.
Terrain: Polar regions dominated by brackish swamps, and salt domes. Equatorial region predominantly broken land, and sandy desert.
Mineral Resources: Excellent - large quantities of high grade iron, nickle, and other metals present. Also valuable deposits of heavy metals including lead, mercury, and uranium.

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Ruins of human civilization have been located in the souther polar region. Ruins include many basic housing structures, as well as a base for the operation of heavy mining equipment. Large areas in the southern hemisphere display traces of massive mining. Spaceport has also been discovered, but storms, and the gradual movement of water had undermined, and collapsed half of the structures. The saline water has preserved a number of intact corpses, but DNA testing will be required to determine the species as physical recognition is unknown.

Information indicates that there might be a military installation on planet but it is unknown if the structure would hav survived to the present day. Natural erosion driven by sandblaster like storms and mild tectonic activity might have completely erased the location if it existed to begin with.

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BHAC-1321 Beta
Orbit: variable - 100 million Km to 160 million Km
Rogue Planetoid 900 Km in diameter
Silicate based, shows heavy scarring from naval grade weaponry

BHAC-1321 Gamma
Orbit: 212 million Km
Diameter: 3,200 kilometers
Gravity: 13% Terran Standard
Atmosphere: Trace
Hydrology: 0%
Climate: extreme
Terrain: broken lands intersperced with heavy cratering.
Mineral Resources: poor, moderate iron deposites, primarily silicate

BHAC-1321 Delta
Orbit: 350 million Km
Diameter: NA
Gravity: NA
Atmosphere: NA
Hydrology: NA
Climate: NA
Terrain: NA
Mineral Resources: NA

Delta is a dense belt of asteroids that shows heavily verigated composition

BHAC-1321 Epsilon
Orbit: 422 million Km
Diameter: 6,700 Km
Gravity: 35% Terran Standard
Atmosphere: Trace
Hydrology: 40% composition liquid methane, hydrocarbons
Climate: none
Terrain: Glass-like surface scored with tracers and filled in crater-lakes
Mineral Resources: Excellent, volatile elements present

Epsilon shows a remarkably smooth surface. Impacts release pools of liquid hydrocarbons and methan that fill in the crater and 'skin' over with a thin layer of methane ice. Landing craft have all collapsed through this ice.

BHAC-1321 Zeta
Orbit: 760 million Km
Diameter: 62,000 Km
Gravity: 172% Terran Standard
Atmosphere: Ultradense, primarily methane and ammonia
Hydrology: 100% in inner mantle, liquid methane and ammonia
Climate: Perpetual storms
Terrain: Oceanic - suspected
Mineral Resources: Harvestable quantities of free hydrogren, and ammonia for electrolysis into carbon and hydrogen compounds

Zeta is a blue-green gas giant. The planet has a thin equatorial ring, and 13 moons, the largest of which is 6,600 km in diameter and has a sulpher/ammonia atmosphere.

BHAC-1321 Theta
Orbit: classified
Diameter: 12,000 Km
Gravity: 106% Terran Standard
Atmosphere: Dense sulpher and thermo-carbon compounds. Highly acidic and corrosive. Pressure equal to 100 meters under water
Hydrology: 50% Oceans of acidic hydrocarbons, also isolated geysers and geothermal acid poold
Climate: Extreme average temp 100 degrees F. Storms are common, caused by sudden bursts of heat from the core in the form of volcanics, geysers, and magma extrusions
Terrain: Broken land, scored by acid rain, extreme geothermal and tectonic activity
Mineral Resources: Excellent. Theta has massive quatities of heavy, and radioactive elements.

Theta was the target of SCAR cannon bombardment. Highly radioactive, depleted fuel cores, and other nuclear waste were bombarded into the planet where it punched through the crust and increased the inner temperature of the planet. The increased geothermal activity massively increased pollutants pumped into the terraformed atmosphere, as well as completely destroying the planet's artificial biosphere.

Long term landing on Theta has failed as currently no structures have survived the heavy ambient radiation, and unstable planetary activity. Massive earthquakes are common, occuring almost on a weekly to daily basis. Volcanic activity is sudden and violent, while an acid filled thermal geyser can occur almost anywhere on the planet.

Records found on Alpha indicate that Theta was a terraformed Edenic world before it's destruction.





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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2004, 08:30:28 PM »
Many thanks, except for the bit about the preserved corpses. That would be an incredibly major discovery. Oh well. If you use Deadspace, you can put in preserved corpses, but I wouldn't use them.
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2004, 09:47:36 PM »
I thought it could be a bit of fun like the Piltdown man. Everyone gets all excited and then finds out it a bunch of dogheads who stumbled onto the place and died a few centuries ago, as opposed to actual human corpses

Red herrings, you know  :wink:


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