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Sun

Known as Kafzhash by some, this is the light of the world. Bearer of life and bloomer of plants it shines in Hollow's sky. From East to West it rises and falls. During twilight hours it blazes a fearsome crimson that alights the sky in myriad of deep hues. As it rises the sky turns a bright blue with a very slight green cast. Hanging high Kafzhash burns a yellow-orange for all to see.

[Five major planetary bodies circle this star. It is a simple main sequence K0 around five billion years old. Its solar mass is about .85, radius is .70, luminosity is .40, and temperature is about 5500 kelvin. This makes it somewhat smaller than most K0 star but more dense and energy producing. Kafzhash's mass makes up for 98.99% of Hollow's planetary system.]


Hollow

  • Terrestrial Planet #1

Terra, earth, and existence itself. Birthplace of Gods and mortals alike Hollow is a rather large world full of life. The geography of Hollow itself is to remain ambiguous.

[Hollow is a large planet, the closest one to Kafzhash. The equatorial radius of Hollow is about 7873 kilometers, having a gravitational force equal to about 100 percent of Earth's gravity. It has two apparently natural satellites. However do to the fact that most of Hollow is still a mystery it would be better not to assume too much.]


Satellites

Arh'Nuk

Stained red with the blood of mortals it shines a dull crimson in the sky, collecting the sins of man with its stolen light. Strange arcane symbols are cut deep into the surface, such as they are "visible" from the ground. These glyphs of power appear as figures devoid of light so as to show as absence of light, inside them seas of a dark and thick liquid ebb up from the magical voids. Mages since time unknown have copied and used these symbols to call forth power beyond their ability to control. It twist around in a shared orbit with its larger pair Vaalne around Hollow, forever seeking to out pace its partner in a ritual set before the dawn of life.

[A binary satellite of a Hollow. Is composed of mainly Iron(III) oxide and a fluid assumed to be blood. It has some geological activity but not necessarily a breathable atmosphere, being extremely thin Carbon dioxide. There is no living life at all upon its surface. Roughly it is about the same size as our Moon. Its origin and reason have long been lost to time. All is known is its highly magical nature that has strong ties with Death, Evil, and Order.]


Vaalane

Larger than its cousin by almost half, Vaalane glow brightly as if giving off its own light. A very slight greenish-white cast sets the world alight, somehow never falling below a crescent shape; Never be to be a new moon, always showing it's light side if ever so slightly. It is very erratic in its orbit and phases, often skipping without warning. Yet is is not completely random. During Spring and Summer it is more likely to be whole while during Fall and Winter its light fades almost completely and follows a more dark cycle. Tales are told that if one stares long enough they can see small blue streams amiss the green and white.

[The larger part of Hollow's binary satellites. Surface composition is mainly of oxides including silica, alumina, lime, Sodium oxide, Potassium oxide, Dihydrogen monoxide, et cetera. There are patches of plant life close to the water, but no animals of any kind do to the very thin atmosphere that can't even sustain much in the way of clouds. In comparison it is about the size of Mars. Vaalane is also supernatural with close ties with Life, Good, and Chaos.]


Maro

  • Terrestrial Planet #2

Mostly seen as simply as the brightest of all stars in the sky whipping around the sky. It glows brightly in the morning sky despite the light of Kafzhash that shrouds all others. In many primitive cultures it is worshiped as the light bringer and the hauler of the fiery Kafzhash. Often it is prayed to by those wishing passion of some sort--whether it be love, war, or a new beginning.

(Maro is a planet of small size about the size of Earth, however it is extremely dense to the point of having three times the gravity of Earth this is do to being made of mostly heavy metals like iron, gold, uranium, et cetera. It does have an atmosphere but it is out of control being mainly carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid giving it a whitish yellow look. Maro is also highly geologically active with oceans of lava. The average temperature on Maro's surface is over eight hundred kelvin. Maro is comparable to a very high gravity Venus. It has no satellites.)


Comily

  • Terrestrial Planet #3

Brown and blue this night star changes colors in such a pattern that confuses observers. It alters each night much to those of Hollow's confusion. Often it is worshiped as two different deities: A husband and a wife. Comily is observed as opposites of the same whole and confliction.

(Comily is an unusual planet. It has animal life and a stable Earth-like atmosphere. The variations in its colors is do to the fact that Comily is mostly land on one side with a single large sea on the other. This fact is enhanced by numerous large, horizontal, grayish planetary rings that reflect a great amount of light back toward Kafzhash and Hollow. Comily is very cold with large ice caps and the majority of the inhabitable land is half-starved grasslands. This planet's crust is mostly composed of iron, oxygen, silicon, and magnesium. Comily's equatorial radius is about 9500 kilometers with standard mass and gravity for a terrestrial body of that size.)


Yanno

  • Terrestrial Planet #4 - [Dwarf Planet]

Unseen and unknown Yanno hides in the shadows. Only myths tell of this celestial body are spoken of in the darkness. From ages past it has been the avatar for those that hide from the light. Yanno is the blocker of stars and seen as the bringer of death and silence.

(Yanno is in actually just an icy body that floats in a thick asteroid belt. The star blocking effect of Yanno is actually any of several large asteroids aligning with certain stars. This tends to happen in phases to the point of even blocking whole constellations. Because of this the field is known as Yanno Belt do to the often mistaken belief that this celestial body is acting on its own. Yanno had a no larger equatorial radius than 500 kilometers and is mostly ice and oxidized Alkali metals like Cerium, Sodium, Potassium, and et cetera.)


Elasilia

  • Gas Giant #1

The giant blue piece of heaven in the sky, Elasilia glows bright. Even during certain periods of daylight it can be inexplicably seen to the naked eye. Many names grace this light. From days ancient Elasilia has represented power, water, and ice. Its very name brings visions of an icy ocean.

(Four times more massive than Jupiter, Elasilia has a massive equatorial radius of more than 297000 kilometers. Although it is made mostly of Hydrogen and Helium high levels of Methane, Ethane, and Ammonia. give it a distinct aqua cast. It receives almost no energy from Kafzhash while radiating very little heat on its own despite being so large--no more than a hundred kelvin. It has no satellites or rings.)

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