Planet Corea

Corea in the Coreo system is approximately 8000km in diameter and is considered strange and eerily beautiful. Its flora and fauna has been heavily influenced by its dying star as it has slowly swollen and changed colour over millions of years. The star appears very large in the sky but emits reliatively little visible light.

The vegetation that covers most of the land is low lying moss like bushes that appear almost black in colour and glisten with chemical that has been evolved to combat high amounts of uv radiation. There is not enough light for tall plants to grow so they spread out, maximising their surface area. Bioluminescent insects are abundant in the perpetual twilight. No larger creatures live in the wilds as the food is poor and the radiation from the sun prevents more complicated creatures appearing.

That any humans live on the planet is surprising but almost 2.5 billion people call the planet home, living either in underground cities or in multi-hexagonal domed towns on the surface, protected from the radiation. Humans regularly venture out into the wilderness but the maximum recommended time, even with protective creams and medical treatment is no more than 48 hours of exposure.

The largest of the above ground colonies act as the planet’s space ports. Special energy fields allow ships to pass into the 5 mile wide domes and approach the docks which are usually built around the domes central support column. Off worlders sometimes find Coreans slightly strange and gloomy.


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