Eydafrei is the fourth planet from the star, Aya in the Ejeunor galaxy. It serves as the homeworld for the prosperous Shevin species and is the capital of their interstellar nation, the Shev'ra.

It accommodates 11 moons, all being captured asteroids (the most notable being Tyfrei, Thepus and Rovis). In ancient Shevin languages, Eydafrei roughly means "our world (Eyda = Our, Frei = World).

Physical

Eydafrei is a temperate terrestrial planet with seas of liquid water and defined continents. Its atmosphere is 98.9% Carbon Dioxide with only 0.83 Oxygen, making plant-life grow much larger. Eydafrei also has a day which lasts 15 hours, 12 minutes.

The planet is heavily tilted, with the equatorial regions only actually experiencing day-night cycles whereas the north is in a constant state of daytime and the south being in eternal nightfall. Despite this, native life has developed unique to each of these regions, such the south having bioluminescence among most of its animal and plant life.

Climate

Eydafrei has varying climates an weather thanks to its axil tilt, with temperatures ranging to -26 degrees in the south, -9 degrees in the equatorial regions to 5 degrees on average in the north.

Weather in the north is often calm, with cloudy skies permeating most of it. The higher humidity in the air causes tornadoes and large water spouts to form quite regularly in this region, fortunately, most of the plant life here has evolved large enough to withstand them.

Weather along the equator is often more pleasant although monsoons, cyclones and strong winds are known to occur here during more warmer temperatures. Cyclones tend to be short-lived despite the immense sizes they can reach, thanks to the lower humidity in this area.

In the south region, weather is the most calm, with the only proper form of weather being frequent rainstorms. For the most part, the skies here are usually crystal clear, making it a constant star-soaked night.

Geography

Work in progress

Life

Eydafrei is an absolute haven for life, with flora and fauna covering almost every inch of the planet from the deserts to the oceans. Most life here is carbon based and has existed for around 3.9 billion years with complex life coming into being 2.9 billion years ago. The most notable specimens are listed below.

Fauna

Aegols:

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Aegols are an odd species of parasitic creatures native to the jungle floors of the equator. despite being listed as fauna they are actually a weird mix of being both a plant and an animal at the same time.

Description:

They resemble dull spiked balls, seemingly made for the purposes of defense. Aegols grow to a max height of 60 high and 40 cm long. Aegols are also completely land based. Most Aegols are a black/dark greyish colour, having red spikes protruding from all around their body. They have a tiny mouth which has a straw-like tongue that they use to absorb nutrients from the ground for sustenance.

Behaviour:

Aegols normally sit stationary on the jungle floor, feeding off any nutrients they can find in the soil. Though they don't have eyes, Aegols are able to sense vibrations around them and can determine the direction they are most likely coming from.

Reproduction and lifecycle:

They have an interesting, albeit grim, method of reproduction. First, the sit and wait for something to pass by and once yhey sense the vibration of something wandering close by, they instantly start to roll towards it. If the target is not able to escape in time then they get paralysed as soon as the Aegol's spikes dig into them, injecting a posion to stun said victim.

After the poison is injected, the Aegol injects several spores into the creature's body. Once this is done, the spores will start to grow inside the victim's body, feeing off the target's internal nutrients until it decomposes an the seeds can finally spread into the air, carrying baby Aegols. After floating for some time, a baby Aegol will drop out of the seed and fall to the ground. Baby Aegols usually stay in their landing areas and don't go far until maturity as their tiny size makes it difficult for them to roll for long periods of time.

Ukkas:

Common equatorial variant, kept as pets by Shevins.

Ukkas (pronounced Ooh - kah), are a species of small furry mammals that are commonly kept as pets by Shevins, mainly native to flatland areas at the north and equator.

Description

Ukkas somewhat resemble a small dog mixed with a hamster and a hedgehog, being a small, rotund mammalian creature surrounded by thick fur. They move about on six stubby legs that allow them to scuttle rather rapidly. Like dogs, they come in several breeds/variants. Equatorial Ukkas have brown to light grey fur, fully growing at 40cm. They are the most common variant, being widely domesticated by Shevins.

Ukkas in the north are a dark green colour, and grow slightly larger than than their equatorial counterparts at 65cm. They have sharper teeth due to their more carnivorous nature and slightly smaller eyes to cope with the constant sunlight. Only a few of them have been domesticated and bred by Shevins as their hostile nature makes them tough to domesticate. This has also made them more expensive as well.

Behaviour

Equatorial Ukkas are docile for the most part thanks to their domestication. In their natural habitat they inhbait small burrows in tall grassy flatlands within small familial units. Shevin urbanisation has also driven predators away from these area, allow these Ukkas to thrive peacefully.

Northern ones are much more aggressive and territorial than their smaller cousins and will actively attack anyone who goes near their living area. These Ukkas mainly live inside large Elyomis plants. They actively hunt in packs, feeding on small scuttling critters an even plants when no animals are available.

Reproduction and life cycle

To be continued <3

Flora

Plant life grows a lot larger here thanks to the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere along with the Much like dogs, they come in several breeds. Equatorial variants come in light grey and brown, growing to around 40cm.

North:

Plants in the north grow exceptionally large to withstand the frequent tornadoes that occur in the region, the tallest, Elyomis, growing to a height of 570ft tall, making them the tallest Eydafreian flora. Elyomis have several winding stems leading up to a spherical top. W.I.P

Equator:

Flora along here is slightly smaller than their northern counterparts however they are able to form into much more denser forests and jungles. W.I.P

An Eydafreian jungle along the equator. Note all the colurful flora populating this single area.


South:

As this area is in an constant nightfall, all flora here is bioluminescent, creating a greenish-blue night show amongst the eternal star-soaked night. Tall, luminous green fungi and swirly-trunked trees make this region look like something out of a fairy tale and could be mistaken for a city when viewed from space.

Geography

Eydafrei is covered by a single supercontinent that virtually spans the planet, with the oceans cutting in and forming small seas between. This made migration quite easy for early Shevins.

The skies of Eydafrei are deep blue, with its asteroid moons appearing as dots slowly moving across it.

History

Eydafrei is around 5.9 billion years old. After its formation, it began collecting left over asteroids which still orbit the planet to this day. Unlike most 'terra' worlds, life on Eydafrei was brought to the planet by asteroids containing microorganisms, 3.9 billion years ago. The origin of this asteroid is disputed, but it likely came from somewhere very close to the core.

Complex life evolved around 2 billion years ago and the Shevins evolved around 4 to 5 million years ago, starting out as hunter gatherers before migrating and becoming Eydafrei's dominant species.

Early Eyafrei was a hot and misty world with more violent weather, long before multicellular life evolved.

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