Fourth planet from the Nixor sun. Type II environment, arctic protective gear recommended. One of the largest planets in the Nixor system.
75% covered in ice and with the majority of the rest being one large volcanic belt, Nixor IV, for the most part, remains unexplored other than the standard planetary scans conducted by the Galactic Exploration Division.
Nixor IV possesses an extensive network of caves and underground tunnels believed to have been artificially made. The Institution of Galactic Research believes that these tunnels run against the natural formation of the crust. The truth of the Nixor Caves remains an undiscovered mystery.
The vast volcanic ridge slightly to the east of the vertical meridian contains a large majority of dormant volcanos. However, Mount Torlis, by far the largest and most active volcano on the planet, remains in a constant state of eruption spewing lava down its western face into the great icefields. The thick plumes of smoke from Mount Torlis are visible from orbit.
What wildlife there is on the planet is sparse and far between and the only vegetation is the single massive forest that rises suddenly from the ice fields and continues up into the volcanic mountain ranges. With constant gravitational shifts, and its erratic climate and seasons, Nixor IV is still in a state of constant flux as it reshapes itself. There is no set plan for colonization at this stage as Nixor IV remains a planet in its early stages of development.