Galactic Geography
Satellite Galaxies

Satellite Galaxies

The Ambrosia Galaxy has seven satellite galaxies in orbit around it. They are as followed:

The Dryas Galaxy from outside its borders.

Dryas Galaxy

The Dryas Galaxy is the closest satellite galaxy to the Ambrosia Galaxy. Only containing around fifteen billion stars, the Dryas Galaxy contains around a fraction of the amount of sapient species that exist within its parent galaxy.

It orbits in very close proximity to, located at a distance of one hundred and twenty thousand light-years, making it dominate a large portion of Ambrosia's galactic "sky." Its orbit has slowly degraded overtime, as it has slowly but surely began to orbit itself towards Ambrosia. This will eventually reach its apotheoses and collide with its parent galaxy, theorized to take place around 5,000,000 CE.

It housed several empires within its borders during its history, however the largest would be the "Dryas Collective," a late Type III civilization that united all of the intelligent species who lived in Dryas at the time and laid claim to all within the galaxy's respective borders.

During Ambrosia's mid Etymology-Era, the aforementioned civilization embroiled itself in an intergalactic war with the era's namesake, in a conflict known as the "Dryas Galactic War," ultimately losing the war against them and causing the Dryas Collective to be subsumed into the Etymology, making the latter empire span across multiple galaxies.

The Elysium Galaxy from outside its borders.

Currently, the Dryas Galaxy's rule is shared amongst four intragalactic civilizations, collectively referred to as the: "Dryas Fragments."

Elysium Galaxy

The Elysium Galaxy is the largest satellite galaxy of the Ambrosia Galaxy, almost being perfectly half the size of Ambrosia in diameter, volume, and star count.

It orbits Ambrosia at a distance of around one million light-years, above the galaxy's "Elysium Arm," and due to its large size, it appears in a large portion of Ambrosia's galactic "sky."

The Aeschylus Galaxy from outside its borders,

Aeschylus Galaxy

The Aeschylus Galaxy is the third satellite galaxy of Ambrosia. Serving as the third largest satellite galaxy of Ambrosia, it orbits away from its parent galaxy at a distance of around one million five hundred thousand light-years away from it, being easily visible from within Ambrosia.

Famously, the Aeschylus Galaxy in the ancient past once brushed across its parent galaxy, causing a large portion of its respective matter to become disturbed. This event would create the Ambrosia Galaxy's "Aeschylus Arm," while its namesake itself had it own structure distributed, turning the formal spiral galaxy into an unbarred one.

The Fantasma Galaxy from outside its borders.

Fantasma Galaxy

The Fantasma Galaxy is the fourth and second largest satellite galaxy to the Ambrosia Galaxy, orbiting it at a distance of around two million light-years, above the galaxy's "Fantasma Arm."

Due to its large size, the Fantasma Galaxy is easily visible from within Ambrosia itself, even appearing larger then the closer Aeschylus Galaxy.

The Megalith Galaxy from outside its borders.

Megalith Galaxy

The Megalith Galaxy is the fifth satellite galaxy of Ambrosia and the only non-spiral satellite galaxy of it, being a small, Irregular cloud galaxy. Only containing around five hundred million stars, one would be able to count the amount of sapient species that call the small galaxy home in a manner of minutes.

Due to both its distance and small size, the Megalith Galaxy, while visible, only takes up a minuscule portion of Ambrosia's galactic "sky."

Famously, a signal originating from within the Megalith Galaxy was broadcasted all across Ambrosia, appearing every broadcast network across the entire Ambrosia Galaxy. The messaged read as: "Let us become one," and was constantly repeated throughout the whole of the galaxy for an entire standard year. It remains unknown to any intragalactic entity of Ambrosia as to who or what may have sent this message as it has yet to manifest again.

The Nekros Galaxy from outside its borders.

Nekros Galaxy

The Nekros Galaxy is the sixth satellite galaxy of the Ambrosia Galaxy. It is a small, barred spiral that takes a ghostly grey and white hue. It orbits Ambrosia at a distance of around two million, one hundred thousand light-years away from it, and due to this, and its fairly small size and diameter, appears very small from within Ambrosia itself.

Most famously, the Nekros Galaxy is completely devoid of any known sapient life, as the "Nekrodian Thavmaphage," a powerful and all encompassing bacterial life form with the ability to cause the rapid decay of cells destroyed all signs of life that once existed there in 2,890,000,980 BCE, which would later find itself in the Ambrosia Galaxy, but thankfully the Etymology would manage to eradicate it before it could do the same there.

Life has remained completely exterminated within the Nekros galaxy, including sapient life, has there have been none known to exist there, even though more then enough time has occurred for it to arise. Even the former Etymology member species that existed within the galaxy have mysteriously vanished, even though they were unaffected by the famous Red Galaxy Event that destroyed the aforementioned civilization in Ambrosia.

The Voyager Galaxy from outside its borders.

Voyager Galaxy

The Voyager Galaxy is both the smallest, and farthest satellite galaxy of the Ambrosia Galaxy. Orbiting at a distance of two million, two hundred thousand light-years away from Ambrosia, and only containing around ten million stars, it is very difficult to see from within Ambrosia proper, requiring the use of telescopes to see it in any kind of detail.

It holds many traits exclusive to itself, the first most notable being that is inhabited by a group, species or entity which is powerful enough to slingshot the respective galaxy across the Local Universe, nicknamed the: "Observers" due to their nature of simply observing life. While the second is that it is an artificially barred spiral galaxy, as it would otherwise be too small to form one.

It arrived in orbit around Ambrosia in the year 2,000 CE, as many intragalactic civilizations of Ambrosia have documented its arrival within the Thavma Assemblage, and it has remained in orbit around the aforementioned galaxy ever since.

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