Inhabited by three sapient species.
Shaped by a swirling cloud of ever-shifting energy.
Visited by sentient spaceships - one of whom got left behind...
This cluster of radiant, colorful clouds sits at the outer edge of the star system. It is a massive source of radiation across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, providing the inhabited worlds with energy - for better or worse.
Those Who Know think of it as "That Which Changes", because this is what it does.
The Rilsu know it as "Larevok", the fire in the sky.
The Nimýrité call it "Caléidóscópa", the beautiful sight.
The Pereqaiande named it "Miraqùl'òrò", the colorful sight.
The Nimýric Empire and the Pereqaian Alliance
The second planet from the star, Chryphóra/Quentora
, is marked by the ongoing conflict between two early-industrial superpowers: The Nimýric Empire
and the Pereqaian Alliance
. While the former view themselves as the vanguards of civilization with a duty to unite the planet, the latter see themselves as the valiant defenders of freedom and individuality. Currently, they are locked in a kind of stalemate - but both sides are working on changing that...
, the inner moon of the third planet Kasavoa
, the technologically advanced Rilsu
civilization has arisen from the ashes of a devastating war. The fact that their neighbors are heading in an eerily similar direction piqued the interest of socialogists and ethnologists. And now that the mistakes of their own past are fading from memory, the Rilsu might need this reminder more than ever...
Those Who Know
At the outer rim of the star system, a small planetoid
is held in a constant position relative to the Kaleidoscope
- the colorful cosmic phenomenon which irradiates the system with the entire spectrum of electromagnetic waves. One single species evolved in this hazardous place, perfectly adapted to not only survive the destructive radiation, but to redirect it in order to shape the world to their liking. United in an ancient telepathic hive mind
, they live to explore the other worlds and the life on them.
Once a century
in the Calendar of Those Who Know
, a large herd of sentient, organic spaceships stops by this star system. They roam the planets and moons in search of nutrition and water, hidden from sight by an innate camouflage mechanism, before leaving again - presumably for other feeding grounds.