LandmassesHemera effectively has two very large continents that are diverging remarkably slowly, even on a geological scale. The "western" continent, Dawn, plays host to a series of sprawling grasslands and low, hammocked hills; whilst the "eastern" continent, Dusk, is more heavily forested. Hemera still bears the scars of its ancient war in the form of large craters that litter the surface, caused by the impact of orbital kinetic weapons. Interstellar warfare is a horrifying prospect, and Hemera was fortunate enough to keep its biosphere mostly intact; many other satyr worlds were rendered utterly uninhabitable for millennia.
WatershedHemera is a rather dry world, but it still holds appreciable quantities of surface water. The vast majority of said water is locked in the immense ice cap that blankets the antisolar hemisphere. The liquid water on Hemera is mostly contained within the somewhat shallow global ocean, with freshwater accumulating in ancient crater sites and occasionally flowing out to meet the sea.
Hemera's solar hemisphere is, like most other tidally locked worlds, dominated by a monstrous permanent cyclonic storm. The Maelstrom, as Hemerans have dubbed it, is the result of intense oceanic and atmospheric heating near the zenith point of the planet, and as a result its powerful winds distribute moisture back towards the terminator and even out the extreme temperature gradient that Hemera experiences due to its tidal locking.
Fauna & Flora
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- 62.8% nitrogen
- 36.5% oxygen
- 0.7% other gases