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Duchanva
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Astrography
Star Stratus Centauri
Type Swamp planet
Satellites Antharra, Chuunega
Gravity 1.1 G
Orbital distance Unknown
Day length 64 hours
Year length Unknown
Diameter 12596.3 km
Axial tilt 17.8°
Temperature
Average Unknown
Minimum Unknown
Maximum Unknown
Atmosphere
Atmosphere composition 70% nitrogen, 29% oxygen, and 1% neon
Surface pressure 1.3 atm
Demographics
Factions Unknown
Population Unknown
Major imports Unknown
Major exports Unknown

Duchanva is the homeworld of the Sarkakion which orbits the G star named Stratus Centauri.

AtmosphereEdit

Constant electrical storms are found in the stratosphere, but rarely do they ever reach the ground. Because the neon in the air passes through these electrical currents, the sky is a deep, red color even during midday and the afternoon. The planet also has two moons in orbit which are named Antharra and Chuunega. Antharra is a barren rock similar to the moon while Chuunega is covered in crystals.

GeographyEdit

Duchanva is 85% water, and has 6 continents. There are few mountains as the land is very low-lying and near the water. Because most locations on any continent are within 30 miles of the ocean, almost the entire planet is either tropical or swampy. Rain showers are not uncommon due to the tropical nature, and many species thrive. Duchanva also has no axial tilt, so the entire planet undergoes one continuous season.

EcosystemEdit

The life on this planet is quite primitive. Insects are the only creatures that live completely on land aside from plants. Most other life dwells in either the sea or near the shore. The only known vertebrates are amphibians, the most predominant being the Sea Spectre, which is a carnivorous bipedal savage creature living at the shore. It is believed that most fish species found it more suitable to adapt to the land as invertebrates begin to overpower the deep sea. The Sarkakion are the most advanced and sophisticated life. They are a race of hive-minded insects ruled by a Queen who lives underground. They had become space faring after discovering an Omni time capsule on their own planet.

Terrapods are octopi-like creatures that live in shallow waters in swamps and beaches. They have a radial mouth which can stretch open to engulf prey.

Surprisingly, the plant life is quite advanced capable of spreading via flowering. Because of the tropical environment, amphibians and other sea faring creatures were able to prosper. Some species have actually remained unchanged for millions of years.

Points of InterestEdit

At the summit of Mt. Sarkhani which is only 3000 meters tall is a site of great significance. An Omni time capsule was discovered here, buried for thousands of years. While it took centuries to understand the technology, the Sarkakion were rapidly advanced.

There have also been many sightings of a rare but dangerous creature simply known as the Duchanvanian Sea Monster, or Sea Monster for short. No one has yet to capture one for study; these creatures are elusive though eye witness account say that it resembles a giant squid. One reason why no one has captured one yet is that the Sea Monster is capable of firing blasts of electricity which is enough to short circuit a space cruiser. It is believed that the creature's rough hide insulates it and prevents itself from being shocked when firing this blast. It can fire this blast even at targets above water, so an air or sea approach is incredibly dangerous. An underwater approach is even more deadly as the Sea Monster can electrocute all life forms within 20 feet of itself. As of now, scientists are working on methods to capture this creature safely.


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