General survey of System: Spheros Alpha-BBG Official documentation by the GUILD Published by: Nathaniel H. Gadsden, 2190
The Spheros Alpha-BBG System is a relatively close star system. It lies barely over 31.9 Lightyears away from Earth. It has three planets: Neodas, Spheros-B, and Spheros-C. The star itself is estimated to be nearly 7 billion years old, and the planets seemed to be formed around the same time, being around 4 billion years old. The three planets have varied properties, likely due to their placement in the system - With Spheros-B being the closest, Neodas being mid-range, and Spheros-C being far away from the Star. The large inter-galactic organization known as the GUILD, or Grand Union, has stationed itself in this system.
The GUILD, an acronym for "Grand Union of Inter-Linked Dimensions", is a massive intergalactic organization that aspires to study all life, creations, and bodies in not just this universe - As many as it can, from alternate dimensions, let it be some sort of pocket zone or alternate timeline (Such as the "Zach Timeline"). Despite its inconsistency, the organization always wants to keep a good face, by helping whatever and whenever. However, they've had some bad history in the past.
Neodas: A highly industrial planet about 50% the size of Earth (Diameter of ~6288.16 Kilometers), similar to the size of Mars, but far denser. It's often called "The Glowing Rock" due to the heavy technological influence. Its surface is either hot, cold, or littered with factories; This is due to the majority of the planet being made of industrially-treasured metals, and its powerful natural heat being fit for forging. The planet-wide presence known as the GUILD, or Grand Union, is the legal owner of the planet.
Climate of Neodas: Due to its distance from the star, Neodas can be a very frigid planet. Entering one of the freeze zones, which make up about 30% of the planet, can lead to a quick and chilled death. For the rest of the planet, however, geothermal heat provides a comfortable-to-burning temperature to the surface. This difference creates a very stormy planet, due to the extremely varied wind temperatures and the exhaust from the factories. Heavy storms can cover the planet from time to time, often leading to the form as a rocky, hail-like rain pouring down. This sort of weather has been counter-acted, though it still poses a threat to the industry of Neodas. There is also the occasional "Ice Age", which though rare, can happen - Covering up to 50% of the planet. Due to this unstable climate, Neodas has little to no natural life on its surface. Its atmosphere is also harsh, containing little to no Oxygen.
Geography of Neodas: Being a hot and cold planet, Neodas has both scorching deserts, lava fields, or frigid wastelands, and arctic valleys. Not counting the 67% of the planet that has been industrialized - As their former biome is unrecognizable - Neodas has an extremely variable geography. Mountain ranges seem to start and stop, huge ravines open and close, and huge expanses of (arctic or not) desert lie between all of them. Some say this is due to ancient, planet-scale earthquakes, while others say it's just due to the occasional lava bursts from the shifting of this planet's 5 tectonic plates. Of course, the rocky part of the planet is purely igneous rock.There are no liquid oceans on Neodas, and the vast majority of its surface, excluding the factories, is desert - frigid or scorching. However, much of the frozen wasteland does include glaciers - Confirmed to be frozen water. This begs the question of where this water came from.
Industrialization of Neodas: In the year 2003, the large intergalactic organization known as the GUILD began to industrialize Neodas due to scan readings displaying the vast amount of metals within its mass. The planet was almost completely ignored, if not for a single employee's alertness. After a few decades, other large mining companies wanted a piece of the planet; the GUILD allowed the mining, though some fees and taxeswere in place. Unfortunately, these taxes lead to conflict, and the GUILD ended up completely cutting off the mining companies from the planet. However, in 2119, the GUILD reconsidered and allowed the companies to build factories on the surface. However, the GUILD is still the primary "owner" of the planet, and they do not let anybody forget it. One of the companies was booted from Neodas for simply forgetting to submit a report on the current state of their excavation. Consequently, due to the high industrialization, pollution is rampant despite some attempts by the GUILD to abolish unclean production.
Colonization of Neodas: Despite the lack of oxygen, extreme variations of temperature, and deserts, there are some major to minor colonies on the surface of Neodas. The most important are:
Daemura: The primary settlement of the GUILD, and is their "headquarters" on the planet. It has a population of 4,470 and is clearly an advanced settlement, full of commonplace technology that you'd see in modern houses. It's as if Atlantis came to be; Large "bubbles" of air cover the colony, with small towers shooting up occasionally.
Galsand Port: The only landing platform for incoming spacecraft. This is also the primary Hub for the shuttle system that transports people, supplies, and materials all over the planet.
Kandori: An experimental colony, situated in a rift between a frigid wasteland and a scorching desert. It's most often used to document the planet and study its properties, and has provided much of the information in this document.
Spheros-B: A large, tropical planet. It's about 3.32 times larger than Earth (Diameter of ~42,350.98 Kilometers). It's also extremely biologically diverse, with several thousand species still not properly registered. Amongst the discovered species are the Purtella Minor ("Purts"), the Ignis Cornus ("Scorch Beetles"), and the Rostros Lancea ("Beaklance"). The GUILD has put protective measures into place topreserve this planet, and ensure it is not destroyed by the wrong hands.
Climate of Spheros-B: Spheros-B is a pleasant, warm planet, ranging from earth-based summery temperatures to high tropical heat. It's also very humid, and consequently has plenty of rain in nearly all regions of the planet - The rainy season never ends. Storms also occur, though not as often as it rains. Rarely, snow falls at the poles or at the summits of the few mountains of the planet. Droughts are nigh impossible to the planet, as it is nearly entirely covered in water. The planet's atmosphere has a good balance of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen. Seems like the planet is essentially a tropical Earth.
Geography of Spheros-B: Being a tropical planet, Spheros-B has large, expansive jungles, as well as swamps, marshes, and large oceans. All in all, the planet's surface is 85% water, not counting the swamps and marshes. Its land is most often flora-covered hills, though there are some minor mountain ranges and valleys. There are 13 tectonic plates, and 8 continents:
Etos: A smaller continent, similar to Australia in size. It's mostly covered by the Ka'arnea Mountain Range.
Nullicro: This continent is nearly completely a lush swamp. It's connected by a small land bridge to Deltara.
Deltara: The largest continent, around the size of Africa, covered in tropical jungles and a few marshes.
Taulakar: A pleasant continent, comparable to South America. The Thauta Mountains and Rhodine Jungle is found here.
Iodiona: A strangly toxic continent. Pools of acid can be found at random here, and many poisonous/venomous creatures lie around. Further study needed.
Mulucandra: This continent is the odd one out; It's mostly hot, dry desert. All you'll find here is dunes, though there are some reports of strange structures scattered across the desert. They almost seem to be remnants of an ancient, religious civilization.
Episar: The smallest of the continents, Episar is, as far as we know, simply more tropical expanse.
Siquesta: The most habitable of all continents - There's not too many trees, not too much water. It's the third largest continent, and the primary colonization zone.
Besides the landmasses, there are six oceans: The Chilok, Quertia, Baleis, and Damerka Seas.
Chilok: Essentially the Pacific Ocean of Spheros-B. The warm, salty water allows for much aquatic life to thrive, and it is the largest ocean. It borders Etos, Taulakar, Iodiona, Mulucandra, and Siquesta.
Quertia: The smallest sea, focused around the southern pole of the planet. It's not too different, though the change in temperature doesn't fit the warmer sea creatures too well. Strangely, this sea is mostly freshwater, as salt isn't concentrated nearly as much. It borders Iodiona and Taulakar.
Baleis: The third largest and coldest sea, focused around the northern pole. This is strange, considering that the sea is much colder than the pole itself. Only seafloor scavengers are found around here, but there are reports of much, much larger organisms being detected. It borders Nullicro and Etos.
Damerka: The warmest sea, due to thermal vents, and the second largest sea. It's connected to the Chilok sea, and borders Episar, Iodiona, Deltara, and Nullicro.
Protection Measures of Spheros-B: After its discovery in 2001, Spheros-B was put under harsh protective measures by the GUILD to ensure that its vast biological variation is not undermined. This is strange, considering the GUILD has never done such a thing to similar planets it has discovered in the past. Perhaps there's something else the GUILD is trying to protect? The planet is under quarantine in the efforts of protection.
Colonization of Spheros-B: There is very little data on settlements on Spheros-B; Only native creatures have created communities on the planet. This is mostly due to the GUILD's quarantine. Orbital satellites monitor activity on the planet, from changes in climate to earthquakes.
Spheros-C: A massive planet, 9 times the size of Spheros-B (Diameter of ~381,158.82 Kilometers) that is extremely far away from its Star. This planet is covered in a cloud of extreme radiation, and there is no safe procedure to land on its surface without fatal intake of radiation. This information is solely based on satellite imagery and scans. Further research is needed.
Climate of Spheros-C: Radiation is everywhere. Dust storms are the most common weather you'll ever see on the surface; Otherwise, it's all dead, barren wasteland, with little to no movement on the surface except for the shifting of the wind. There's only barely an atmosphere, as it seems that most of it was stripped away in some sort of catastrophic event.
Geography of Spheros-C: Barren. It's all dust. There's not even mountains or oceans or anything. Just... barren. However, as scans of the surface continue, the outline of a massive, planet-scale crater is beginning to make itself out. Further research needed.
Attempts to Make Contact with Spheros-C: Many times, the GUILD has failed to make contact with the surface of Spheros-C and explore it. Probes and all landing craft are destroyed by the heavy radiation. The planet is of high interest to the GUILD, for some reason, and much effort has been put into getting a good look at the planet as a whole. The most prominent question is how the radiation got there, and whether the "crater" is really a crater - And what caused the crater if that is the case. Readings of the planet show the occasional mass of metal, seemingly an alloy of titanium and some sort of other element, scattered across the planet. It's unknown if this is a natural or artificial occurence.
Colonization of Spheros-C: N/A