Geography, Location & Climate
Dave is the fifth, and last, planet orbiting Pamela, the star in the AO5 System. It is located 12.7 astronomical units, or AU, from the star, with an almost perfectly spherical orbit so it never strays further or closer.
Orbital Period: 84 years
oceans, sometimes surfacing and visible from space. These seven rocks are known as the core stones. As they roll around the inside of the planet, they keep the water in a perfect sphere thanks to gravity. These core stones are on average about 60,000 kilometres wide, and each stone provides a home for a legendary, fabled creature.
The outer ocean of the planet is a consistently warm climate, with tropical plants and animal species inhabiting it.
There are three more oceans at different layers, each colder than the other as they get progressively closer to the "core". Sunlight cannot reach the innermost ocean of the planet, and the creatures here are of an incredible size, yet completely docile.
MoonsDave is orbited by 99 moons, a type of natural satellite. The moons control the tides of the planet, and since there is no land the surface of the ocean is a constant mess of waves crashing against each other, as each moon tries to pull the water in different directions as they all orbit at different speeds, and in different directions.
Fauna & Flora
Just one sapient species lives on Dave; the jellyfish-resembling davites. They are impressively large creatures with a centralised nervous system, which differs them from their jellyfish cousins. These people release acids into the water, which lowers the entire planet's overall pH, and as a result the planet is rather painful for foreigners if you do not wear protective equipment.
Aside from davites, there are millions of interesting animal species in the planet. Different ecosystems live centered around each core stone. Each core stone revolves around the planet in a certain oceanic layer. As well, thanks to the sudden change in temperature, pressure, and overall climate, completely different animals live in different oceanic layers.
A solar system from District 1. The AO5 System contains five planets, all of which were named by a resident of Karkhala.
This has gotta be one of the wackiest planets I've seen on world anvil. And I just love how it's called Dave
Thank youuuu! I am very proud of this planet xD
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After reading about Dave, its oceans, the core stones and the Davites, I just wanted to commend you for coming up with such a unique concept for an oceanus planet. I would love to read more about the davites especially - is there any difference between those that still live in the gelatinous ocean and those that moved to the outer ocean? Did they have to make any adaptions to live in the new environment? And how did these oceans' unique properties impact biological and social evolutioun of various species? Are there any other species that have migrated between the three layers, or are their populations relatively static?
Thank you so much! I really did try to create a unique planet that's set apart from others, and I feel like I didn't do an awful job at it. I actually published an article on davites last night (for me, timezones)! Basically, davites are not affected by pressure differences, but they thought they were, so when the time finally came that they were going to test it, they found out they can survive in both the Gelatinous and the Outer Ocean! It's not my favourite explanation of things, and feels sort of lacking, so it may change in the future but for now that's why they live in both Oceans. And they don't live in the Inner Ocean because it is way too dangerous. They would definitely have adapted to the change in environments between the two oceans, and that is something I'll go into more detail with in articles about their cultures :D For now I'm not entirely sure how creatures evolved on Dave, and how they work with the environment, but it's definitely something I'm looking to expand on in the future, so keep an eye out!
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I did read the Davite article as well, and really liked it! There is something very charming and relatable to the explanation "we thought it was really dangerous but it wasn't so bad once we actually tried go there", so please don't feel like it's lacking or a cop out. I think it's a really nice detail that speaks volumes about them. I'm looking forward to reading more about Dave and it's life. Keep up the great work!
Thank you so much! that really means a lot <3 Dave is my little project at the moment so I'm going to be writing lots more :D
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