Mercury, and life at Penumbra
In the shadows of the Iron Spires, migrating along the terminator, walks Penumbra. Soldiers, mercenaries, and civilians alike warily watch the sky, always prepared for another Solar Pulse.
Caduceus is a satellite station orbiting Mercury and Penumbra's command centre. It’s attended by a small host of lesser satellites: weapons platforms, and sensor arrays, and all sorts of lethal tools of war directed at the enemy. Project Ikarus
Project Ikarus utilizes smaller squads or even lone ace fighters against solar invasions. These teams and individuals are highly capable and are given free rein to use their powers as they see fit against the enemies. Interplanetary Solar Defense Council
The coalition formed for the purpose of defending against the Solar incursion. The ISDC sets the grand strategy for Penumbra. Scorching of Mercury
The first Solar Invasion and the ensuing ecological collapse.
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Blue NM-2 is a Sentinel; a living weapon. It has been provided for Project Ikarus from Neptune. Even in the low humidity atmosphere of Mercury it poses a notable threat, but has been deemed acceptable considering the consequences of failure.
Living weapons that are deployed in the Kuiper Field to defend against horrors from the Oort Cloud and beyond. Sentinels go through harrowing training to prepare for the ordeal of spending the rest of their life fighting eldritch horrors in complete isolation. Oceanid
A telepathic species native to the oceans of Neptune.
Squadron Leader Eun is an ex-mercenary fighter pilot employed in Penumbra under the aegis of Project Ikarus. Eun has an irregular history, like many of the pilots of Penumbra, but has shown competency and good fit to a military structure.
The bloody struggle for Ganymedean independence.
Airship of Theseus
The oldest and most grand of Uranus' floating cities, Theseus Eyrie, is the only airship that still drifts through the Aer. She has been in flight for millennia, although scholars argue that her extensive repairs mean she is no longer truly ancient.
Deep Space Leviathan
In the massive deep space above and below the planetary disc, gentle giants drift through the void. Leviathans, also known as astracetaceans and space whales, are gargantuan filter feeders.
Duty runs deep in the veins of the Atlas family, even among its black sheep. Dutrius has dedicated his life and vast amounts of the family coffers to his cause: discovering why the Scourge turned on the planets they once swore to protect.
The Fei are the plantlike people of Venus. Their striking appearance demands attention, with coloration in all shades of the rainbow. Their breath is toxic to other humanoids, so travelling Fei wear masks to avoid poisoning others.
Guide to Solaris
Your Guide to Solaris, the Solar Invasion, and more!
Countless moons orbit Jupiter, the self-proclaimed cradle of civilization. Internal trouble has kept the Jovians focused inwards, handling a succession of wars for lunar independence known as Catamite Wars. Now that these wars have been decisively ended,
Each age the planets choose a mortal to embody them. A young girl is granted immense power, the potential of the planet itself, and from that point on she is known as a Keystone.
Mars is a planet of great contrast, from the colourful padi fields to the monochrome cities that stretch up towards the skies. Its inhabitants believe they have forged today's technologically advanced Mars through the power of rationalism and meritocracy.
Oceanids are one of the nymphs native to Neptune. Oceanids have a natural aptitude for hydrokinesis, which allows them to propulse themselves through the seas despite their lack of hydrodynamic anatomy. Oceanids seem more attuned to mysticism than most.
The brilliant skies of Saturn are ringed with advertisements. Merchant Princes carve out their domains on the planet and her moons. Saturn is known as the Grey Market, anything can be acquired for the right price and any law broken with the right bribe.
and there in the distance is the sentinel, named after the asteroid that shall one day serve as its grave
Between a resentful sun and a hostile galaxy, life persists. Orbiting around the nuclear heart known as Sol are eight planets, each rich in history and culture.
Symbiosis is a mutualistic and natural form of body modification. People can get live corals, plants, crystals and more embedded into their skin. It has been practiced in Neptune since ancient times, and spread across Sol with spacefarers.
Constant storms whip across the skies of Uranus. On those wild winds fly the Eyries; floating vehicle-cities. No one lives on Uranus without knowing how to fly, be it with craft or their own wings.