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Cyclops

Birthplace and Home of the Goliath's

 

 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

  • Intent: To use a blend of different African environments along with an interesting cultural and religious background for the inhabitants of this plant. To offer a new and unique world for various rp's.
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  • Canon: N/A
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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Planet Name: Cyclops
  • Demonym: Cyclopsies
  • Region: Unknown
  • System Name: Myttian Void
  • System Features:
    • Rotational Period: Thirty-six Standard Hours
    • ​Orbital Period: Five-hundred and Sixty-three days; 20,268 Standard Hours
    • Length of Galactic Standard Month: Roughly Thirty-one days, roughly 1,116 Standard Hours
    • Length of a Standard Seasonal Period: Roughly One-hundred and Forty days, roughly 5,040 Standard Hours
    • Size of Planet: Twice the size of Earth
    • Amount of Suns: Three Suns, one large sun, and two smaller
    • Type of Suns: Two smaller suns are M-class(red), large sun is G-class(yellow)
      • Nyimp - [X] & [X]
          • Nyimp, the red planet, or 'Nyimp, the Heavenly Watcher,' as it is called in the Goliath's polytheistic religion of Monyu'yui. Nyimp is a lifeless, void less world. It once did harbor an atmosphere of some sort, one where plant life once thrived and where small mammalian animals scurried across it's iron-rich, red soil. At one time, it's clouds were rich and full of oxygen and nitrogen, with swirling purple clouds from which flight-capable reptiles dove from above onto the mammals, most of which were small, some of which were big, of below. Solar radiation and intense solar winds eventually, however, stripped Nyimp of all life over the course of a few centuries. Thus, it was left to be a barren, lifeless world with only iron-rich soil now. Fossils litter the surface of Nyimp, where once creatures of grandeur walked among it's beautiful red plains, and through the once breathtaking and gargantuan trees filled with leave of a deep, hypnotizing red. Abandoned lunar bases now are scattered across the surface of Nyimp, all that remain of someone's attempts at reaching the mineral rich soils and the priceless treasures which were the fossils of Nyimp.​​​​​
          • ​​​​​​​​Nyimp has an elliptical orbit, similar to that of the planet of Cyclops. During a six month out of eighteen month stretch of time, both Nyimp and Cyclops would pass by close to each other due to their overlapping elliptical orbits. This would, in turn, cause electronic and magnetic disturbance on both worlds. The electrical and magnetic disturbance caused by the closeness of these two worlds would cause any electrical equipment on either planet to shut down for six months at a time, along with throwing compasses out of wack for six months, until the storms let up. Thus, this was probably the reason the numerous lunar bases and colonies on Nyimp, from various now age-dead factions, were abandoned in the first place. From these disturbances, large electrical storms would ignite like fire on gasoline across both worlds. These storms, would wage for roughly six months, as this was the time period from which both worlds would pass by each other and be very close to each other as well. Occasionally, these storms would of course stop, allowing sunlight in, though this only happened twice during the six month period. This happened mid-way through the first month and mid-way through the last month, as these were the times the planet's began to either drift further apart or further together, both near the end and beginning of this monuments and terrifying cycle.
             

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  • Coordinates: F-33
  • Major Imports: 
    • Cheap Technology of all Kinds
    • Solar Panels
  • Major Exports: 
    • Quadanium
    • Artifacts

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

  • Gravity: Standard
  • Climate:
    • The climate of Cyclops is arid and hot. At least, this is the case for most of the planet. A large amount of the viable, livable surface area of the planet is covered in an unending, forever stretching, desert of sand. In this area of Cyclops, temperatures can reach up to two-hundred degrees Fahrenheit, however that is the highest estimated amount. On average, the desert areas of the planet range between one-hundred to one-hundred and eighty degrees Fahrenheit, making the deserts practically unlivable...at least for humans that is. Their is little cloud cover over the deserts of Cyclops, making the striking three suns of Cyclops bring down 'death' and intense heat from high above. However, the atmosphere is thick enough and dense enough to where the 'safe' amount of solar radiation can get through, though balanced between three stars instead of just a singular star.
    • Not all of the planet is just desert however, rollings plains runs across the planet's livable ground along with forests of large trees and endlessly deep, blue oceans filled with all sorts of wonder and danger beneath their welcoming blue waves. These areas of the planet are typically just cloudy enough to protect them from the full brunt of the three suns beaming down from above. These areas also received much more rain than the typical desert, thus resulting in more well-watered plants and more plants in general. Over time, the plants in these areas have adapted to the three suns, having large water reservoirs within them and having thick plant fibers used as structuring to protect themselves from the intense heat. With this, the plants also are coated in a soft, almost liquid-like substance which helped to both absorb the heat and to convert into 'batteries' to store excess energy given off by the three suns.
  • Primary Terrain: 
    • 35% of Land is covered in Desert & Canyons
    • 35% of Land is covered in Ocean
    • 30% of Land is covered in Plains, Forests, and more 'life-sustaining' places; located along coastlines & islands
  • Atmosphere: Type I
  • Major Locations: 
    • Zygio, the Coastal Tooth - [X]
        • Zygio, the city of millennia. The city itself was built well over a thousand years ago, marking it as one of the first cities built by the Goliath's. It stands as a testament to their craftsmanship and their ingenuity in somehow surviving on a world where surviving should be nigh impossible, what with the intense heat given off by the three sun's and the dangerous wildlife. The city took well over ten years to construct and survived numerous battles and wars and even a tsunami back in it's day. Millions of people live within Zygio and it remains to be the capital of Clan Zygion ever since it was first constructed.
        • It was first constructed after the survivors of Clan Zygion began their long march towards the coast. They had barely made it out of the gut-wrenching and death-filled Battle of the Autualk. The Battle of the Autualk had begun on the sandy wastes of Autualk, between the Goliath's, Clan Zygion and the human tribe of Mand. Needless to say, thousands died in the coming battle. Despite the Goliath's being, in all cases, superior physically and mentally to the humans. Although, the humans had something those of Clan Zygion didn't, numbers and technology. The Rakatans has left behind advanced ranged weapons, which the humans of Tribe Mand made use of, slaughtering a good number of the Goliath's before Clan Zygion retreated. The remaining members of Clan Zygion retreated eastwards towards the coast. It was a long, tiring journey...leaving some of the Goliath's dead, though eventually they made it...and thrived on the lush coastline...resulting in the city of Zygio.
    • Rakou's Orb/Rasputin's Gift - [X](View of Walkway into Orb) & [X](Full View)
        • 'Rakou, the God of the Three Setting Suns' in the religion of Monyu'yui as the orb is named after Rakou. In the religion of Monyu, the shortened name for Monyu'yui, Rakou is the God of the Three Suns, the lord and creator and destroyer of all life. The Goliath's see Rakou as some, 'supreme' being, they see him as the 'creator' of all the other heavenly entities, in a sense, they believe him to be the creator, and destroyer of all that has and all that will ever exist. That was when the Goliath's of Clan Thyanos found'Rakou's Orb,' as they named it, they worshiped it. They viewed it, not as if it were their God, but as if it were some physical and eternal heavenly object created by Rakou, something that he had left behind before he had left the mortal plane of existence and traveled to the Netherworld. In short, they viewed the Orb as the last of Rakou's creations, the last remnant of his power...and thus, they worshiped it as if he was still there, in the 'flesh.'
        • Rakou's Orb was discovered in the 'Glass Waste,' a desert that had been scarred by the lighting storms in the area. The sands of the Desert of Light had been struck so much by the lightning, that the sand it's self had become super-heated in such a way as it turned to glass. It...was like an unfinished part of Cyclops that Rakou himself hadn't finished before he had left. Thus, leading to the belief that Rakou's Orb was a tool used by Rakou for the construction and destruction of heavenly things. Rakou's Orb eventually became a Holy Place, where all Goliath's would travel to at least once in their lives. Outside of Cyclops, the Orb is believed to have been of Rakatan in origin, though it's exact purpose and power remains unknown.
        • However, not all things were meant to be. A splinter group of Clan Thyanos had been gathered together under the banner of Rasp'kutan, who was either a genetically-abnormal Goliath or subspecies of Goliath who had been exiled from his clan. The exact reasons for him being exiled weren't important, what was important was what he was planning to do. Rasp'kutan and his followers, which numbered in the hundreds, marched to Rakou's Orb. In the dead of night, as Rasp'kutan approached close to the orb and placed his green hand on the exterior if the Orb, a rectangular doorway opened in the orb which was followed by a walkway which fell to Rasp'kutan's feet. Then, he walked inside of the structure. He was greeted to a sterile white and gold environment, no dust covered the ground despite never being walked in for centuries. As Rasp'kutan walked through the interior of the Orb, visions and images came to his mind, visions of the future, of a Great Galactic War. And visions of the past, visions of an...Infinite Empire and of a War between people called the Jedi and people called the Sith. Then, he saw an image of a triangular hallway, the image became burned into his mind and his feet somehow, carried him automatically and without reason to the doorway. Rasp'kutan was hesitant at first...but then he walked through the hallway, and then through the circular doorway.
        • Whatever else happened in the Orb was lost to history and the ramblings of what most viewed as a 'radical,' an 'extremist' and a 'cultist.' Three days later, he emerged from the Orb...his eye color was now a deep red with black highlights marked within it and Rasp'kutan had this look about him, a strange, far off look...like he were awaiting something. Rasp'kutan, along with his followers, would shortly thereafter, form 'The True Path' This was a new, monotheistic religion formed from Rasp'kutan's experience in the Orb. All followers of Monyu, from thenceforth, viewed this new 'religion', as a cult and would exile any who would follow it. Rasputin was a voice that Rasp'kutan had heard countlessly throughout the Orb.
        • "...I heard these voices, voices chanting the name of 'Rasputin, whoever that might've been...I soon found out who it was. This, Rasputin was a figure of black ash and bloody red. He had no face, yet he spoke as though he were a chorus of voices all round me. He called me by name, and spoke to me of his great work which I shall not utter here to not incur his great and glorious wrath. He held a weapon aloft in his arms, from which the blade was stuck into the shiny ground below me. He lifted the weapon from the ground and held it out aloft to me as a gift to me. I took it generously, and he told me that from this weapon, the one I hold now in my hands, would be a tool from which he would speak to me...and that all of my descendants would bear his presence with them, always and forever. I declare to you, this day, that Rakou was killed by this Rasputin...Rasputin is the true God of all of us. Rakou was a false god, from which Rasputin gratefully silenced for his misdoings and misdeeds that have led us astray. Today, I call all of you unto the service of Rasputin...the one true ruler of us all..." This is an excerpt from Rasp'kutan's speech to his followers, right after he had left the Orb. Days later, Rasp'kutan would crown himself as, 'The Speaker of Rasputin,' he would adorn the armor that had been gifted to him by this, 'Rasputin.' His followers would then take weapons from aboard the Orb and leave with them. Afterwords, him and his followers would then retreat into the desert, some of his followers spread about the land...filling the ears of those who would listen of Rasputin. Years later, The 'Speaker' as he now called himself, Rasp'kutan would conquer many lands of the native humans and of the native Golaitha's...naming his empire, 'Rasputin.'
    • Glass Waste's - [X]
        • ​The Glass Wastes is what happened to a small stretch(8%) of the global encompassing desert. After centuries and centuries of the constant lightning storms, this part of the desert became most affected by the six-month stretch of constant lightning storms. The sand became super-heated after being struck by sand, resulting in large and abnormal glass spirals and crystals to jut upwards from the ground in an extremely abnormal and almost supernatural way. With this, parts of sand dunes became transformed into large and strange 'monuments' of glass. This area is referenced as a 'Holy Region,' by the practitioners of Monyu'yui. It is seen as the place where Rakou had never finished creation before he left the mortal realm and joined the Nether Realm. However, to those practitioners of 'The True Path,' this place is seen as the battlefield from which Rasputin and Rakou fought one another, from which Rasputin had killed the 'false god' which was Rakou in a glorious battle before he was forced to leave the mortal wound due to grievous wounds he had received in doing battle with Rakou.
    • The Red City - [X]
        • The Red City became the home and dwelling place of the followers of the 'True Path' religion after they fled from Rakou's Orb or Rasputin's Gift. The city was discovered by Rasp'kutan, who claimed to have been guided by Rasputin himself through visions to find this ancient city. The city it's self is of unknown origin, though it is assumed that the Rakatan created this city, though with rudimentary materials from the native environment. Despite the city looking of native origin, the inside is far from it. The interior is filled with numerous amounts of advanced technology and equipment, all of which the Goliath's had never seen before. With this, their was also an object of unknown origin and use. Whatever use the cube provides, none know if it...or those who did, are no longer alive.

POPULATION

 

  • Native Species:
    • Sentient Species:
      • Possibly Rakatan (Infinite Empire Era, various artifacts and structures, possibly confirmed)
      • Goliath's
      • Humans
    • Fauna: (* means rare)
      • Elephants
      • Rhinos
      • Gazelle
      • Lions
      • Zebras
      • *Bull Rancor
      • *Krayt Dragon
      • Giraffes
      • Jackals
      • Camel
      • *Sand Dragon
      • Sand Bat
      • Sand Flea
      • Sand Fly
      • Tripion
      • Scorpion Rat
      • Crocodiles
      • *Sand Burrower
      • Tasmanian Devil
      • Venomous Snakes
      • Giant Centipede
  • Immigrated Species:
    • Sentient Species:
      • Hutts
      • Zabraks​
      • Tortugans
      • Twi'leks
      • Other Alien Species
    • Fauna:
      • Dewback
  • Population: Moderately Populated, Five Billion
  • Demographics: 
    • Goliath's and Native Humans - 95%
    • Immigrated Aliens - 5%
  • Primary Languages: 
    • Bakc'tu - Written and Spoken (Most of the Native Sentient's
    • Galactic Standard Basic (Immigrated Sentient's and a few Native Sentient's)
  • Culture:
    • The daily life of Cyclops is similar to that of a more bronze age society, at least for most people. People will typically go hunting and gathering some time during the day, while others attend gladiatorial battles, chariot races, or just go exploring through the nearby landscape. Life on Cyclops is, well...it's quite simple in all honestly. Not much happens on Cyclops, at least, for most people. The people who follow 'The True Path' however, are usually in a constant struggle for survival. Some followers of this religion are located in regions where Monyu'yui practitioners, and they either face constant harassment or are exiled...and then attacked in most cases by those who practice Monyu'yui.
    • On a religious basis, those who practice Monyu'yui pray five times a day, twice in the morning, once in midday, and twice in the evening. Along with this, they offer sacrifices to their numerous God's above. Twice a week, they hold eight hour ceremonies to their god's above in worship of each them, an hour for each. For the followers of the True Path, they offer up sacrifices to Rasputin through animal and incense offerings along with the shedding of enemy blood of the field of battle. Rasputin, although a 'fair' God, is one of battle. It is said he blesses all who fight under his banner. and from this, the followers of Rasputin gain their strength. They offer monthly offerings to Rasputin. The followers of Rasputin also sacrifice at least one follower of the Monyu'yui religion per year, offering up his blood as sacrifice and his body to be a gift for Rasputin. For this ceremony, they capture a healthy and strong Goliath and then sacrifice said healthy Goliath, after all, Rasputin deserves the best his followers have to offer.
  • Major Religions:
    • Monyu'yui, polytheistic religion
      • 85% of Goliath's practice this religion
      • 10% of Human's practice this religion
    • The True Path, monotheistic religion
      • 15% of Goliath's practice this religion
      • 25% of Human's practice this religion
    • ​The Sun is Key, monotheistic religion
      • ​65% of Human's practice this religion

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

  • Government: 
    • Tribal Republic - Most of the Planet
    • Theocratic Monarchy - Empire of Rasputin
  • Affiliation: Unaffiliated
  • Wealth: 
    • The relative wealth of Cyclops, is low...at least on a galactic level. To the inhabitants of Cyclops, specifically the natives, they don't see themselves as poor. They see themselves as having everything from which they need to survive, they don't have an excess of credits nor need them. They rely entirely on their surroundings, at least the natives do that is. They get everything they need from their surroundings, and don't see the need to rely on outsider help...well, except for technology. As for how they get this technology...well, they steal it in some cases and in other cases do a mutual trade. Such as eighteen laser guns for five chunks of medium-sized unrefined quadanium. AS for the immigrated sentient's, they are poor by galactic based standards due to the low amount of resourced that they can export from Cyclops.
  • Stability: High
  • Freedom & Oppression: Relaxed and open

MILITARY & TECHNOLOGY

  • Military: 
    • The world of Cyclops is still...basically in the bronze age, with a few technological improvements but not by much. The majority of the military force of Cyclops is scattered about the planet, embroiled in their own issues and skirmishes. The military force is laughable compared to any other planet's military, specifically because they still use metal swords and shields, with a few laser guns mixed in but not much. Though, people, specifically the Goliath's, use elephants and bears
  • Technology: 
    • The technology level of Cyclops is, basically the bronze age. It's far from comparable with the rest of the galaxy. Wherease the rest of the galaxy had hundreds of laser guns and tanks, Cyclops basically had elephant riders, bear riders, and swords and shields and the occasional laser gun.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

  • Cyclops was discovered long ago, though was deemed an unfit world to colonize due to it's natural hostile fauna and it's dangerous, albeit useful native sentient species, the Goliath's. Much of the Goliath's history is shrouded in mystery, while other pieces have been lost to history. The language of the Goliath's, Bakc'tu, was hard for many to decipher, thus resulting in little known about them. What is known about them, however, is that they're big, strong, and far superior to most regular bipedal, human-like species due to their shear size alone. As time progressed, the planet of Cyclops became embroiled in the Clone Wars...at least temporarily. It was just for a few months that the Republic and CIS fought over Cyclops, both sides supported by different clans of the Goliath's. The Republic prevailed in the end, they offered support to the inhabitants of Cyclops and offered technology and medicine to them from which they had never seen before.
  • The Galactic Civil War passed by without much issue. Then their was the gulag plague which killed off a large number of inhabitants on Cyclops, and then their was the Netherworld event. The Netherworld event was seen as a 'sign' by the Goliath's deities that change was coming. Which did come, as explorers came in more frequency to Cyclops along with slavers and corporations, looking to try and wrest control of the world of Cyclops. Though, they hadn't been planning for the electrical storms that happened for six months. During this short, six month time frame, the Goliaths and native humans, who had been at odd with each other for centuries, attacked their enemies in earnest and with speed. From this, they wretched thousands upon thousands of pieces of technology from their enemies, most of which had left.

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Apologies for the delay here, work shifts got switched around on me and I'm still adjusting to the new sleep pattern.

 

This is a really cool submission IMO for a few reasons. Not nearly enough pre-space flight worlds out there, and bronze age development level is an excellent choice. I also really like the dynamic of the two worlds and their elliptical orbits, a nice plausible explanation for why technological progress would remain stunted.

 

I only have a few things I would like you to clarify, and then we can move on. You list Cyclops' stability as High and the level of freedom and oppression is "relaxed and open", and yet there are references throughout of intermittent skirmishing between the armies of what is still a very divided world. At first glance, the Empire of Rasputin doesn't seem like it would be quite so relaxed and open. If you feel these ratings are justified, I would like a little more explanation as to why. What makes Cyclops such a stable place to live, why is it so free, etc.

 

The second thing has to do with your references of the Rakatan Infinite Empire throughout the submission. Referencing the Rakatans or their historical antics is all well and good, but this is really just a reminder that currently Rakatan technology is still banned on Chaos. If Infinite Empire tech were to be used in future RPs based on/around this planet, it might be reported and flagged for re-review. As long as it stays in the background/buried in the past, we're kosher.


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