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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2010, 04:13:07 pm »
Thanks guys! :D
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2010, 05:07:48 pm »
I really like this. :D
Could you elaborate a bit on their anatomy?

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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2010, 05:33:53 pm »
Civilization, Part IV: Arms Race to the Stars
Part II

On the 17th year of the war, scientists of the Prime Collective observed a comet. This comet fascinated them; it was incredible! Very few Chara'ai devoted themselves to the study of astronomy, typically confining themselves to their minds; creating the heavens in a model of many equations. They wanted to know; what was this thing? How was it there? Why? Where? So many questions, so little answers! One entity had an idea; a rocket. If we send a rocket up there, we can study that comet, we can find out its secrets! The rocket was quickly prepared; all it was was a simple rocket with a small optical sensor attached. When the rocket reached the upper atmosphere, what was seen was incredible! Their planet, it was so beautiful! And the comet! It looked incredible! How could we have missed such beauties before now?

When the rocket came down, it burned in the atmosphere, a brilliant fireball streaking through the atmosphere. So much could be realized in reality!

The Autonomous saw something entirely different, however. They saw the creation of a weapon, an orbital device capable of striking down on any location on the planet. They saw a threat. A threat to their power, a threat to their land, a threat to their life. They sought to act upon this, and they soon began an aeronautics program of their own. They would soon rule the skies as well as the land, and none would stop them! So, in the 18th year of the war, the first Autonomous rocket was launched, reaching the low stratosphere.

By this time, multiple Prime rockets had been launched, the most recent being Explorer 14, a satellite built to spend two weeks in orbit capturing images of the landscape. What pictures they were! The beautiful shots revealed previously unseen landscapes on the planet, and showed several Autonomous military sites. These were merely looked upon as smudges on the beauty of the world, nothing more. But on the amazing 3rd week of orbiting, Explorer 14 saw something disturbing, a small orb flying below; a permanent orbital satellite launched by the Coalition. How would this happen? Once again, they were showed up by the Autonomous, and the final frontier wasn't big enough for the two of them (at least that's what the Coalition thought).

In the latter half of the 18th year, a great mission was proposed by leading members of the Prime Collective; Launch a rocket to the nearer of Chara Alpha XII's two moons, orbit and study the land, land on a suitable spot, and return safely back to the planet's surface.

On year 20, the plan was realized. A rocket holding multiple equipment modules for monitoring and maneuvering, 4 crew members, "and a whole lotta spirit", launched off the planet. For three days, the Prime waited for the news, and on the 4th day of transit, news and a video feed broadcasted across the Prime Collective territory showed the incredible feat of ingenuity and engineering. For two weeks, feeds from the ship documented the amazing trip of these intrepid individuals as they explored the moon's surface, and as the began the trip home. But as they began descent, something went wrong. They would not land in the ocean as anticipated by flight planners in Prime mission control. Instead, they would land on a plain, on the border of Autonomous territory. The Autonomous intercepted them, claiming the ship as their own and apprehending the explorers as prisoners of war. Rather than boost the morale of the Autonomous people, they became appalled. This ship had no weapons, it was not meant for war! You apprehend these peaceful explorers on accusation of malicious intent toward the interests of the Autonomous Collective, but they do nothing but peaceful exploration!

The outrage created by this turned the tide of the war. In days, collapse in the Autonomous Collective, and negotiations from the Prime Collective, reintegrated the two collectives into the Prime Collective of Individual Entities, essentaily a federation of states from the Autonomous and Prime sides.

And this is how it remains to this day, a collection of peaceful, individual entities striving toward knowledge of their world, and the universe it resides in.
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2010, 05:35:41 pm »
GAH! CLAAAAAAAARRRRRKE!

Anyway, it's rather hard to elaborate of their anatomy, since they, really, are just crystals. Essentially they're like Wexxians; they have no specific anatomy, only that they're silicon based. And in this case, crystal in form.

Basically, they're crystalline robots.
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2010, 05:40:17 pm »
I love the "whole lotta spirit," and I'm glad to see the two Collectives join together.
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2010, 05:41:28 pm »
I'm glad too, and I'm glad you like them :)
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2010, 05:55:25 pm »
GAH! CLAAAAAAAARRRRRKE!
Did I post before you had finished? I'll remove the post if you want.

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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2010, 06:02:22 pm »
No, it's fine :P
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2010, 07:16:59 pm »
Man, I love the irony of that story! :D

I love how even though they hated each other's crystalline guts, they didn't stoop as low as humans did during their cold war. :)

I love these guys. :)

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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2010, 07:48:57 pm »
Chara Alpha System


Above: The Chara Alpha system as observed by Voyager 11, a long-distance interstellar probe, early in its mission

Section I: Star System

System Name: Chara Alpha

System Class: Cataclysmic Variable

Primary Star: Chara Alpha Majoris
   Radius: 2.75 Solar Radii
   Mass: 4.57 Solar Masses
   Temperature: 20,250 K
   Luminosity Class: III
   Spectral Type: M
   Absolute Magnitude: -1
Secondary Star: Chara Alpha Minoris
      Parent: Chara Alpha
   Radius: .075 Solar Radii
   Mass: 1.37 Solar Masses
   Temperature: 6,452 K
   Luminosity Class: VII
   Spectral Type: F
   Absolute Magnitude: +12

Section II: Planets

Satellite Name: Chara Alpha I
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Minoris
   Length of Year (approximate): 59
   Axial Tilt: 65
   Mean Distance from Parent: 4,672,010 km
   Average Terrain Features: None (Sea of lava)
   Composition Materials: Silicon (90%), Iron (8%), Quartz (1%) other compounds (1%)
   Atmospheric Composition: Ash (70%), Various carbon compounds (90%), other compounds (10%)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 600C (Night), 790C (day)
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): 100 Psi
   Mean Liquid Cover: 0%


Satellite Name: Chara Alpha II
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Majoris
   Length of Year (approximate): 109
   Axial Tilt: 14
   Mean Distance from Parent: 44,809,225 km
   Average Terrain Features: Silicate lake beds, lava seas, ash dunes
   Composition Materials: Silicon (75%), Iron (10%), Zirconium (5%), Quartz (8%) other compounds (2%)
   Atmospheric Composition: Ash (78%), Various carbon compounds (10%), Oxygen (8%), Nitrogen (2%), other compounds (2%)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 78C (Night), 102C (day)
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): 80 Psi
   Mean Liquid Cover: 0%

Satellite Name: Chara Alpha III
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Majoris
   Length of Year (approximate): 129
   Axial Tilt: 82
   Mean Distance from Parent: 67,354,746 km
   Average Terrain Features: Silicate lake beds, expansive lava pits
   Composition Materials: Silicon (75%), Iron (10%), Zirconium (5%), Quartz (8%) other compounds (2%)
   Atmospheric Composition: Ash (65%), Various carbon compounds (25%), Oxygen (5%), Nitrogen (3%), other compounds (2%)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 50C (Night), 94.5C (day)
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): 57 Psi
   Mean Liquid Cover: .01%

Satellite Name: Chara Alpha IV
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Majoris
   Length of Year (approximate): 156
   Axial Tilt: 0
   Mean Distance from Parent: 78,236,583 km
   Average Terrain Features: Iron lake beds, lava pits
   Composition Materials: Silicon (20%), Iron (10%), Zirconium (10%), Quartz (50%) other compounds (5%)
   Atmospheric Composition: Ash (50%), Various carbon compounds (30%), Oxygen (10%), Nitrogen (6%), other compounds (4%)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 5C (Night), 45C (day)
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): 7 Psi
   Mean Liquid Cover: 1.1%


Satellite Name: Chara Alpha V
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Majoris
      Child Body: Chara Alpha V B
   Length of Year (approximate): 189
   Axial Tilt: 2
   Mean Distance from Parent: 82,255,359 km
   Average Terrain Features: Small craters, silicate sand dunes
   Composition Materials: Silicon (40%), Iron (30%), Zirconium (10%), Quartz (10%), Ash (5%) other compounds (5%)
   Atmospheric Composition: Oxygen (25%), Nitrogen (55%), Various carbon compounds (30%), other compounds (8%)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 8C (Night), 20C (day)
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): 10.5 Psi
   Mean Liquid Cover: 30%

Satellite Name: Chara Alpha VI
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Majoris
      Partner Body: Chara Alpha VII
   Length of Year (approximate): 202
   Axial Tilt: 10
   Mean Distance from Parent: 87,356,563 km
   Average Terrain Features: Heavily Cratered, large meteor fragments
   Composition Materials: Iron (46%), Silicon (30%), Zirconium (29%), other compounds (5%)
   Atmospheric Composition: Oxygen (25%), Nitrogen (55%), other compounds (20%)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 2C (Night), 87C (day)
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): .7 Psi
   Mean Liquid Cover: 10% (Ice patches scattered about)


Satellite Name: Chara Alpha VII
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Majoris
      Partner Body: Chara Alpha VI
      Child Body: 12 Small satellite asteroids.
   Length of Year (approximate): 234
   Axial Tilt: 12
   Mean Distance from Parent: 90,742,356 km
   Average Terrain Features: Heavily Cratered, large meteor fragments
   Composition Materials: Silicon (32%), Zirconium (34%), Iron (30%), other compounds (4%)
   Atmospheric Composition: Oxygen (20%), Nitrogen (70%), other compounds (10%)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 2C (Night), 87C (day)
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): .1 Psi
   Mean Liquid Cover: 10% (Ice patches scattered about)

Satellite Name: Chara Alpha VIII
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Majoris
      Child body: Some 30 small satellite asteroids.
   Length of Year (approximate): 268
   Axial Tilt: 72
   Mean Distance from Parent: 96,309,201 km
   Average Terrain Features: Heavily Cratered, large meteor fragments
   Composition Materials: Silicon (54%), Iron (30%), Carbon (15%), other compounds (1%)
   Atmospheric Composition: Oxygen (40%), Nitrogen (20%), Hydrogen (20%), other compounds (20%)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 5C (Night), 70C (day)
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): 2 Psi
   Mean Liquid Cover: 23% (Large Ice patches represent small seas)

Satellite Name: Chara Alpha IX
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Majoris
      Child body: Some 25 small, unnamed satellite asteroids.
   Length of Year (approximate): 322
   Axial Tilt: 65
   Mean Distance from Parent: 101,247,110 km
   Average Terrain Features: Heavily Cratered, large meteor fragments
   Composition Materials: Iron (60%), Carbon (15%), Silicon (15%), other compounds (10%)
   Atmospheric Composition: Oxygen (45%), Nitrogen (50%), Helium (5%)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 1C (Night), 90C (day)
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): .001 Psi
   Mean Liquid Cover: 22% (Large Ice patches represent small seas)

Satellite Name: Chara Alpha X
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Majoris
   Length of Year (approximate): 721
   Axial Tilt: 65
   Mean Distance from Parent: 129,823,009 km
   Average Terrain Features: Craters, meteor fragments
   Composition Materials: Silicon (60%), Iron (30%), Carbon (5%), other compounds (5%)
   Atmospheric Composition: N/A (No atmosphere)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 0C (Night), 99.99C (day)
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): 0 Psi
   Mean Liquid Cover: 1.9% (Ice patches scattered about)

Satellite Name: Chara Alpha XI
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Majoris
   Length of Year (approximate): 711
   Axial Tilt: 1
   Mean Distance from Parent: 143,457,289 km
   Average Terrain Features: Craters, dust dunes
   Composition Materials: Silicon (30%), Iron (20%), Carbon (20%), other compounds (30%)
   Atmospheric Composition: Nitrogen (20%), Oxygen (15%), Hydrogen (50%), other compounds (25%)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 5C
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): 3 Psi
   Mean Liquid Cover: 1%

Satellite Name: Chara Alpha XII
      Parent body: Chara Alpha Majoris
      Child body: Chara Alpha XII B
      Child Body: Chara Alpha XII C
   Length of Year (approximate): 832
   Axial Tilt: 40
   Mean Distance from Parent: 204,163,211 km
   Average Terrain Features: rolling hills, volcanic vents
   Composition Materials: Silicon (28.5%), Iron (32.3%), Quartz (9.2%), Carbon (20%), other compounds (10%)
   Atmospheric Composition: Sulfur Dioxide (29%), Water Vapor (10%), Nitrogen (7%), Oxygen (21%), Ash (3%), Hydrogen (5%), other compounds (25%)
   Mean Atmospheric Temperature: 25C
   Atmospheric Density (Sea Level): 152 kPa (22 Psi)
   Mean Liquid Cover: 71.9%
« Last Edit: January 02, 2010, 04:47:45 pm by Kitkat »
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2010, 08:23:38 pm »
Damn, that's awesome. You know, the land mass seen looks a bit like southern North America with South America cut off.
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2010, 08:30:25 pm »
I just realized that wwhile you were posting.

That's so wierd! Especially because the base image was a clump of lichen.



That's the planet with the cloud cover removed.

Sorry about the size, I forgot how big it was when I uploaded it.
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2010, 08:34:05 pm »
Looking great! I can't wait for more.
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2010, 08:52:30 pm »
Added a bit to planetary system sheet
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Re: [AC] Chara'ai Crystalline entities
« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2010, 09:22:47 pm »
Same boat as UFO on this one.

You really put quite some detail on the stars themselves. I'll be looking into it once the entry is complete.