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Planet: Antmuel II
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If any planet could accurately be described as purgatory, it would be Antmuel II. A tiny planet barely the size of a large moon, Antmuel II orbits the system’s star at a distance of one hundred ten million kilometres. Only the lack of an atmosphere to keep in heat allows any kind of habitation at all to be constructed on the surface of the planet, and the domed cities here are some of the most heavily shielded and thermally insulated to be found anywhere in the galaxy.

Antmuel II is tidally locked with the system’s sun, meaning the same side of the planet always faces the sun. The side facing Antmuel is a nightmare of blazing pits and crevasses filled with molten rock. The average temperature on this side of the planet is an astounding nine hundred standard degrees, while on the dark side, where the planet’s population are concentrated, the average temperature is a balmy two hundred degrees. Solar winds constantly scour the face of the planet facing the sun, meaning even vehicular travel is extremely unsafe.

Given the hellish conditions of the planet’s surface, it was historically used as a prison world for some of the system’s most undesirable individuals. Security measures in these prisons were almost non-existent, as an escape from the sealed buildings would result in almost immediate and agonising death. The discovery a century ago of rare and extremely valuable crystals and minerals below the surface of the planet led to a change in the thinking of the system’s government, however, and the dark side of Antmuel II now boasts a small but thriving community of miners and support infrastructure. Most of these miners rotate in for three-month-long shifts, then a month away from the planet, then three months back on again. It is a hard, dangerous life, and domes have been known to fail under the extreme stress, resulting in the extermination of all the city’s inhabitants. However, the lure of underground treasure continues to lure individuals and corporations from all over the system. Exploratory tunnels have even begun to be delved into the bedrock of the sun-side of the planet, although these are as yet in their very early stages.

Location
Details
  • Type: Hot/no Atmosphere
  • Size: 2x2
Governance
Population
  • Total: 1,196,300 inhabitants
  • Hireable Population: 1,000
  • Civilization: 31.3000%
Combat Settings
  • Ground Combat: PvE
  • Bandits & Creatures: Hostile