Glanadi is a cold ice planet, the only planet of the red dwarf Glajidon in the Providence Neutral Zone in the Flower Galaxy. It is under the monitoring of the Celestial Biosphere Research and Protection Department, a mysterious but well-meaning research organization, whose drones are under directive to find any planet supplying multicellular life.

The CBRPD's drones, while exploring the vast cave systems, have found apparently abandoned cities deep beneath the ice. Dating of material shows that these cities were originally created in the Providence Union Era, over 1.5 billion years ago, and that this planet was one of the first colonized by the Union. However, the city seems to have been abandoned many years before the Fall, which spared it from destruction. however, before they left, they accidentally left behind some bacteria, which has evolved over the years into advanced and complex life.

The unique pristineness of the Providence artifacts make this planet a gold mine for information about this little-known civilization.

Overview

Glanadi is rather small compared to its field of similar worlds, having very little gravitational pull. It has no moon, nor water, yet it's underglacial biomes manage to ensure development of lifeforms. It's small axial tilt ensures no seasons, yet it doesn't have sufficient surface biomes to benefit from anything like that.

Glanadi's star is one of the closest stars to The Heart of Providence to still have planets, which means that the evolution of its native life is sped up significantly by mutations introduced by the radiation from the black hole's jets.

Glanadi atmosphere has 91.9% of CO2; 7.76 % or Ar and 0.295 % of H2S. The trace gases are, from the most common to the least common: Kr, C3H8 and Xe.

Civilization

Glanadi is home to a strange wormlike species which seems to be developing tools, and the civilizations of the Flower Galaxy have sent many small drones beneath the ice shell to study them and attempt to learn how they communicate. However, the drones' sound detectors have failed to detect any form of communication, although the worms seem to emit light patterns, and this is hypothesized to be their communication method.

Life

Glanadi's lifeforms are not as sluggish as one may conclude. They can be very fast and can skillfully dash and maneuver through the differently sized tunnels and rooms. Meanwhile the immobile organisms don't linger behind - the seeds may have forms that allow them to be discarded quite far and some plants will even trap some of the animals that fly into them. Due to the very low gravitational pull, lots of creatures will rather "swim" through the tunnels, however some still manage to scuttle as if they were walking due to having a kind of an exoskeleton to them.

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