Deru is a verdant world of tropical rainforests in low altitude basins and expansive saltwater oceans. The mountainous crags on the planet are primarily volcanic and provide sources for the wide rivers that crawl through the foliage of the landscape. The creatures here are adapted to a high oxygen, high humidity environment and often have trouble adjusting to artificial environments in space. It is primarily home to the Maeshar.
Like many planets whose development revolved around technology, many of the original natural places on Domos have been long since altered. Unlike planets such as Kygor, however, the Human populace of Domos have taken great pains to preserve space for nature even as they seek to control it.
According to Eezonite legend, the planets of the Eclipse System originally played host to a form of life tied to the elemental plane of fire. One day, their massive red sun expanded and collapsed in on itself. Even as the sun consumed the planets, one of the dark matter energy storms common to that system washed through.
When the collapsed star finally settled into a pale white dwarf, the magically charged remnants of the planets formed a single world, with an asteroid belt filling out the remainder of the system. This single, tidally locked planet was Eezon. The life that would come to exist there was the Eezonites, beings of both the plane of earth and the plane of fire, tempered by the life of the material plane.
The planet Hanadar lies in a core sector, light years from any solar system. It was flung from a star’s orbit long ago during the formation of the galaxy. The rogue planet now drifts infinitesimally through space, kept company only by its three moons and the billions of distant stars visible in its perpetual night sky.
At first glance, Kygor appears to be an artificial planet, all metal and lights and energy fields. But upon closer inspection, the foundations of the planet become visible. Kygor was once a terrestrial planet with natural terrain, but millennia of building and technological advancement changed the landscape for good.
Moiccaro is a dry world, with nearly two-thirds of its surface covered in sand or brittle dirt. The pair of suns it orbits keep temperatures hot, and with little water on the surface, the species that exist there must be hardy in order to survive. Sandstorms are a common occurrence on Moiccaro, while rainfall comes only a few times a year. Deep springs provide the planet’s only water. Arid wind erodes the surface in places where vegetation doesn’t grow. Where plants do manage to find hold, they go without water and dig their roots deep into the surface to find nutrients. Though the planet was once inhabited by Saguarin, it has long since been abandoned.
For such a harsh environment, the livable sphere of Novus hosts far more forms of life than just the Piranthi. Thousands of species of deep water plants and fungus line the trench walls, floors, and vents. Crustaceans, fish, and cephalopods are plentiful as well.
The livable sphere of Novus lies beneath a mile of solid ice and five miles of saltwater. It is a one mile deep section of nitrogen-rich water, heated by the planet’s core, that spans the entire globe on a central level. The primary biomes in this range are even further divided by the spider web of trenches and the heat vents that run along their sides.
The planet known as Olara is actually a large moon orbiting a gas giant. Over time, the race known as the Curators came into existence in the moon’s hollow core. These beings are made up entirely of liquid and communicate through electrical impulses that manifest as lights within their bodies.
Due to their liquid state of being, the radiation from space would boil them alive if they ever set foot on the surface of Olara. As such, they built their entire civilization inside the rocky moon. The Curators built machines to help them explore their world, and it is through these instruments that they learned of the galaxy at large. In time, they were able to build the first Proxy, a sentient machine that was considered more child than tool.
The planet Raath orbits a pulsar, a star that emits regular bursts of radiation waves. The atmosphere is thicker than a typical planet, which helps convert the radiation into energy and heat and protects the creatures that inhabit it. Despite this, Raath is a cold planet, as it is too far from its star to have the majority of its water in liquid form.
The surface of Raath is an icy taiga. Mountains and coniferous forests dot the terrain, and a molten core keeps enough ice melted to sustain life. Still, the climate is a harsh one, prone to blizzards and deadly avalanches. Despite this, the Glabrau call Raath their home.
Selavis is a massive terrestrial planet orbiting a star at just the right distance to be considered optimal for biodiversity. The oxygen-rich atmosphere not only created the perfect environment for a variety of species, but also caused many of those species to grow much larger than their counterparts on other worlds. It’s no surprise the Ix emerged from this planet.
Von is a dangerous world to visit, but not because of environmental factors. Though the world has a wide range of temperatures, none of them are particularly deadly, and because the planet’s oceans and other water systems are almost exclusively underground, the worst storms are typically the occasional gale or dust devil. The danger lies in the fact that the planet is a hotbed for monstrous creatures fueled by intense dark matter energy. The Brahvaasch that inhabit Von are hardy and strong.
Vres’na has not been a hospitable planet in more than 1500 years. The atmosphere is thin and solar radiation has pelted the surface constantly. To top it off, high levels of radiation from potent dark matter and nuclear powered weaponry that was utilized by the Luos Aven Empire during their last 100 year war permeate the planet. Both the Luonn Tua and the W’uther species emerged from this planet.