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Daglaci

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Life is harsh on Daglaci. Nobody can truly escape the horrors that lurk beneath the thick sheets of ice coating the entire ocean planet. The only thing that keeps the daglacians plodding along is the existential fear of behemoth monsters destroying them planet, subjecting them to cold, gloomy deaths in the abyss.

Geography, Location & Climate

As far as daglacians are concerned, Daglaci is split into two: the Frozen and the Abyss. Both are cold and life can barely cope in them.

Frozen

The entire planet is encased in a shell of ice, ranging in thickness from miles to metres. The thinner parts of the Frozen are susceptible to melting, cracking, and falling into the watery Abyss, but the thicker parts are supportive of life. The North and South Poles are the densest parts of the Frozen, reaching seventeen miles from the icebed to the surface.

Abyss

Coated in the Frozen is the Abyss, an almost pitch-black environment. The Abyss is entirely made of water, with little plant-matter floating inside, forming large spherical objects that serve as the ocean-beds. The Abyss has never been entered in the entire history of daglacian existence, as what lies beneath is much too horrifying for them to venture in.

History

As have every single planet in the Cheem System, Daglaci appeared literally out of nowhere. The planet spawned in the Yonderverse approximately nine hundred years ago, seventeen years after Rubrinea. The planet came equipped with its near-current set of people, cultures, species, and everything else that comes alongside a planet, only having evolved in the last seven hundred years.

When this planet appeared in the Yonderverse, it had already developed space-travel. Daglacians were quick to venture into space with their luxurious spacecrafts, exploring the nearby planets and such. Their first landing on Ynaris was short, as the only spacecraft to land flew off after just twenty minutes, as this planet was apparently "not the vibe". A few daglacians exist on Rubrinea, however, enjoying the cold climates of the North Pole and the vibrant red atmospheres.

Ecology

Life on Daglaci is a struggle, as everybody knows. That being said, the animals that call this ice-ball home are incredibly well adapted to the environments. Many animals are exponential in size, classified as megafauna.

Grumpy Siren Orca Baby by Mochi

Daglacians are not well versed in the life of Daglaci. In fact, they have identified only around two thousand species, the lowest number for any planet in the Cheem System. When their lives are constantly under threat from said species, there is little time to study and research them.

Exoplanetary scientists drool at the sight of Daglaci. Its unorthodox design as a planet has created some extraordinary species, such as arrow worms; mile long annelids that dig through ice using a spear-shaped head crest.

Tourism

This planet is incredibly unpopular for tourists. There's something about city-munching monsters that just doesn't appeal to many people. Those that do visit Daglaci explore the bigger cities, with the science and technology to protect themselves from these animals. One city is Hyphaxia, considered the capital of the planet for a number of reasons. This city is surrounded by a spherical plasma dome, which lets daglacians in, but keeps most other animals out.

Orbit No.
12
Distance From Sun
16.2 AU
Type
Planet
Location under
Related Tradition (Primary)

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Author's Notes

Original Creation Date: 5th April 2023 (Reset for WorldEmber 2023)   This planet is based on the amazing Dani. For the past year she's been cheering me on and giving me lots of love and support as I write my little heart out, and she is such a wonderful friend to have. Love you, Dani <3


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Dec 3, 2023 18:31 by Dani

The cutest grumpy babyyyyy <3 Everything about this planet is magical. Dystopian society? Check! Potential kaiju? Check! People being real stupid about their natural resources and unaware that the planet is totally going to eat them? Check! But the ARROW WORMS had me laughing hysterically enough I couldn't breathe for a bit, and I thank you soooooooo much for that amazing choice omg :D


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Dec 3, 2023 18:56 by Mochi

I'm so glad you enjoyed reading about this planet! It was so fun to come up with, and I'm really excited to see where it goes! <3

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Dec 3, 2023 19:56 by Morgan Biscup

This planet is perfect.

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Dec 3, 2023 20:40 by Mochi

Thank you! <3

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Dec 3, 2023 20:05 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

I love this, this is such a super cool design for the planet! The orca-like animal is super cute <3 And all those terrifying monsters below... I need to read monster hunters next xD

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Dec 3, 2023 20:41 by Mochi

Thank you so much! <3

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Dec 3, 2023 22:57 by Eric

I like the reversal of expectations in the icy parts of this world being more habitable than its ocean. (Also, I had a real fear of water that's too deep or murky to see the bottom of as a kid!)

Dec 4, 2023 18:39 by Mochi

Thank youu! <3 I am still terrified of open oceans, deep oceans, dark oceans, ALL OF THE OCEANS, so worldbuilding this will be *fun* xD

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Dec 4, 2023 08:52 by Dragon

Aww! Cute Orca baby! I suppose the daglacians invented space travel as fast as they could to flee their planet? XD;;

Dec 4, 2023 18:39 by Mochi

Yess, and I don't blame them :P

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Dec 4, 2023 20:27 by Dragon

The animals are cute though. XD;; how could they just leave them?!

Dec 4, 2023 12:50 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I do not like the cold, this planet is not for me.   I want to know so much more about all the species though. <3

Dec 4, 2023 18:50 by Mochi

I'm sure the core of the planet is nice and warm! I'll definitely be making more species for this planet, don't you worry <3

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Dec 5, 2023 12:13

"When did our folks decide to venture into space, Daddy?"
"As soon as they opened their eye for the first time, son"

"Were they that adventurous and driven by the urgen to explore the unknow, Daddy?

"No my son. When they opened their eyes for the first time, they not only saw the sun, the ice and our people. They also saw that giant daglacians-eating behemoth of an Monster that also lifes here. Then they just looked at each other and sid the great words that never shall be forgotten:
'Nope! We need to get out of here! As fast as we can!"'
— Daglacian Father teaching history to his son

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  • Dec 9, 2023 21:14 by Mochi

    aww, this is amazing xD <3

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