Cilvarth

Cilvarth is the sixth planet orbiting Afuph in the Kurhira Solar System. The planet contains two continents that make up almost half of the surface area of the planet.
Cilvarth
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Geography

Cilvarth is home to an abundance of aesthetic locations, including but not limited to giant flower fields, snow-capped crystal mountains, and the Silver Desert.

Giant Flower Fields

The most common place to find the magnificent whale bees, the giant flower fields are abundant on Cilvarth. In fact, it is hard to find yourself in a place where a giant flower isn't visible, partially because they are so large and partially because they grow literally everywhere. You'll mostly find these giant flowers growing in miles wide flower fields, both naturally occurring and grown by people. Depending on where you are in the world, many different flowers grow, and these flowers always have a "species pair", where the same species also grows but at a much smaller size.

Glacier Isles

The northernmost isles on Cilvarth are the Glacier Isles. These islands house hundreds of glaciers, that all are present with a slightly tea flavour. These glaciers taste of tea as the ground they form on solely grow tea plants, and the flavour has seeped into the ice. These islands grow a rare species of flower known as icy starflowers, with their giant form growing up to 30 metres.

Middle Mountains

The Middle Mountains, if you could guess, split the landmass into two parts, or the two continents, directly in the middle. These mountains are composed of a crystal material infused into the rocks, and during the daytime the mountains become so blindingly bright from sunlight that they are impossible to look out without protective glasses. Luckily all settlements close to the mountains sell these glasses, and they are rather cheap.

Autumn Isles

The Autumn Isles are located just southeast of the Glacier Isles. A handful of islands within the archipelago, it is the only place where red, orange, brown and yellow trees grow year-round.
The Autumn Isles are home to a variety of animal species, most of which have a similar colour scheme to the plants, as the vegetation causes changes in the animal's appearances, like many animals.

Silver Desert

One of the most beautiful locations on Cilvarth, the Silver Desert is found in the south of Aurea, the western continent. One would just expect the sand to appear silvery in colour, but in fact the desert sand contains tiny specks of silver that are so abundant they have changed the colour of the entire desert. Silver has no use to the people of this planet, since their lives are revolved around tea, but corporations from other planets love the desert and try to steal as much silver as they can, much to the dismay of the people in the desert as it ruins the beauty of the landscape.

Continents

Aurea

Aurea is the western continent, and contains the Silver Desert and the two rainforests of this planet. Aricos is the largest city in Aurea, with a population of about 425,000. Aricosians grow every single desert tea plants, selling them to not only other cities on the planet but also to people from other planets.

Jisefea

Out of the two continents, Jisefea produces the most tea. With most of the continent built as farmlands, tea plants are grown at immense rates, and hundreds of species are grown.
The capital city, Lancos, is the largest city on the planet, with about 600,000 citizens calling it home. Lancos is a very green city, as every single roof without exception is used to grow even more tea plants, and rarely other plants.

Fauna & Flora

Whale Bee

Whale bees are an incredibly large insect species that populate the warmer parts of the planet. They passively pollinate the tea plants as they glide about, while producing a ton of noise pollution from their deafening wings. These animals created a separate family of insects because they possess four body parts; a head, body, float sac and an abdomen.

Pekoe Pony

Pekoe ponies are a small, domesticated horses that roam about around the tea fields. These animals are barely over a foot tall, and are used to transport small amounts of fruits, vegetables and tea leaves around. These animals are incredibly noticeable, with bright red fur that they keep incredibly pristine.

Moth Hawk

Moth hawks are a nectar drinking bird species found across the flower fields of the planet. These animals behave similar to birds of prey, gliding in the air high up as if they are looking for prey, but moth hawks are just doing this because they enjoy looking at the fields of giant flowers.

Cuppa Cat

Cuppa cats are miniscule felines kept as cute household pets. Those that keep cuppa kittens like to create small platforms along walls of their houses for these inquisitive explorers to roam about, and during nights they often sleep in small cups that they nestle themselves in. These animals have been bred specifically for their tea aroma, different breeds smelling like different types of tea.

Autumn Crab

Autumn crabs are a crustacean species living in the colder climates of the Autumn Isles. These creatures come in a variety of colours, mostly reds, oranges, browns and yellows with the occasional purple and green. Their delicious meat has caused the people to farm them, and now they are an endangered species.

Teacup Crab

Teacup crabs are another crustacean species found around the Silver Desert. These crabs make popular pets as they are easy to care for. The people of Aricosia like to have competitions where the crab with the best teacup home, designed by themselves, wins. An oddly competitive sport, the winner is highly regarded in society.

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30 Jun, 2022 17:43

A tea themed planet is certainly unique and a great take. I love how creative this is and the attention you've paid to minute (Yet important) details like smell. I think a couple of more pictures (Maybe concept art for the cats/bees/ponies?) would really spruce up the page as well as justifying some of the paragraphs. Something under the sidebar (Like a quote or a picture) would help clear up the dead area there as well. Ultimately a very evocative and inspiring piece and something I have never seen before. I rather enjoyed the read and look forward to more from you.

30 Jun, 2022 18:10

I'm so glad you enjoyed the uniqueness of the article! I will certainly be adding art of the landscapes and animals, but unfortunately I have lost the pen I draw with so digital art is rather difficult xD My plan for the sidebar is that when I write more and more creatures they will fill it up, but that might take a while... Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

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