- 1 Major Moons
- 2 Harmony (formerly)
- 3 Hearth
- 4 Viridi Greater
- 5 Viridi Lesser
- 6 Haven's Ring
- 7 Dwarf Moons
- 8 Rings of Harmony
Harmony was the original first and largest major moon of Haven, as it formed from the majority of the debris created during an ancient impact event between Haven and another Hopeian planet. Harmony itself was a large O-Class world, with a global salt-water ocean extending across its entire surface, though unlike Haven, it did not hold any native life. It was an object of great religious reverence for the native Havenites, viewing the moon as the heavenly realm where the gods of the oceans resided. Most famously, Harmony would be destroyed by Haven's gravity as the moon encroached towards, forming the planet's ring system: "The Rings of Harmony," and without it showering the planet with with precocious water, its unlikely Haven would have become the nexus for life it is today, making the moon a very important symbol to those who reside on Haven. As a result, Harmony stands as the ultimate example of how the end of one thing can mean the beginning of another, as without it, Haven would remain as the barren desert world it once was, with the rings themselves being named after the world responsible for their creation.
It was an object of extreme spiritual importance to the inhabitants of its parent planet, the Havenites, worshiping the moon as a realm of the heavenly dead, endlessly sailing the glimmering blue seas. And once the Havenites were able, they would colonize Harmony, covering almost every inch of the moon with massive floating cities in both the lunar waters, and its bright blue atmosphere. And once the Havenites were annexed into the Etymology, the moon's population would increase immensely, as many aquatic member species found the world quite habitable.
Though it would suffer the same fate that befell all worlds in the Etymology's domain, it would be relatively untouched by the Red Galaxy Event, as the C.Y.R.E.X was more focusing on Haven and its sister-moon Hearth. So while all settlements and their occupants on Harmony were destroyed, the moon's glittering oceans remained as they had from the beginning. However after inching ever so closer to the planet's Roche limit, thanks to gravitational influence by its sister-moon, Harmony would face its end, being torn apart and formed the Rings of Harmony.Most famously, Harmony would be destroyed by Haven's gravity as the moon encroached towards, forming the planet's ring system: "The Rings of Harmony," and without it showering the planet with with precocious water, its unlikely Haven would have become the nexus for life it is today, making the moon a very important symbol to those who reside on Haven.
Harmony: Basic Description
As the moon was an O-Class world, its surface comprised of a singular global ocean that stretched across the entire length of the moon's diameter, leaving little to no notable geological features. This ocean extended the depth of Harmony, all the way down to the moon's core, which in turn was covered by a thick layer of water ice several kilometres deep.
The climate of Harmony, like its parent planet, was extremely temperate, with an average lunar temperature of around sixteen degrees Celsius. Its atmosphere was primarily made up of oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and water, allowing Havenites to naturally inhabit the world. Its average wind speeds were also fairly fast, traveling at around twenty-eight kilometres an hour, creating massive tides across the whole of the ocean moon, making it almost impossible for any sea-fairing vessel to try to traverse the treacherous waters. Along with the wind speeds, the moon also experienced large cloud coverage, often concealing the whole of the moon. As well, massive rainstorms would pour from the heavens, increasing the depth of the ocean each time.
Like all worlds under the Havenite Republic's control, the overall culture of Harmony was centered around both the worship of the heavenly winds, as well as their extreme xenophobic nature towards other species. Along with this, they would also share the idealistic nature of cooperation that the Havenite government had, attempting to provide support to all Havenites in need. After all worlds under the Havenite Republic's domain were annexed into the Etymology, the overall culture of her worlds would remain mostly untouched, and Harmony would fall under this category as well, though the interpersonal xenophobia of the Havenites living on Harmony needed to be toned down as more then just Havenite would inhabit the surface of the moon.
At the apotheosis of Harmony's history, it had an unfathomably massive population of around fifty trillion individuals, with most being Havenites that inhabited the many floating colonies that were located both on sea and air. However, many Etymology-member species that inhabited salt water oceans would find Harmony to be very habitable, and they would propagate all across the moon.
Harmony's history begins in 4,209,673,732 BCE, when an ancient planet of the Hope System came within the gravitational influence to that of fellow Hopeian planet, Haven, which would cause the former to be launched towards the latter and collided with Haven, destroying the planet and leaving large debris fields in orbit around Haven. The aforementioned debris would begin to clump together under their own respective gravity, ultimately forming two spheres that were placed in orbit around Haven. These would come to be known henceforth as Hearth and Harmony.
When it first formed, Harmony would appear much the same as its sister-moon of Hearth, a barren dusty Selena world, devoid of any exciting surface interactions. However, in 3,780,950,215 BCE, several centaurs that had their orbits perpetuated would be launched towards Haven and before being able to be placed in orbit around Haven proper, they would cross within the gravitational field belonging to Harmony, and it would place six large icy comets in orbit around it, making them subsatellites.
And like most subsatellites, their orbit around their parent body would begin to degrade, and ultimately Harmony was unable to keep a hold of them, and in 3,780,940,218 BCE, all six of the miniature moons would begin to plummet towards the surface, crashing on the dusty rock in large impact craters. As this happened, the water ice that made up the subsatellites' composition would melt, and large salt water oceans would begin to fill the moon's rocky surface, as well as creating a thick atmosphere, trapping the heat from the impact.
In 2,489,466,176 BCE, Harmony would become the first extra-planetary colony-world to the Havenites, the native intelligent species of the moon's parent planet of Haven. As they arrived, Harmony appeared the same as the myths and fairy tales told, an endless ocean with massive winds, allowing the Havenites to soar across the sky with ease. As such, Harmony would begin to see further and further colonization, covering the entire moon in massive floating cities moving along with the endless tides. Along with those in the oceans, many colonies would be created in the moon's lapis blue skies as well.
During the conflict waged between the Havenite Republic and the Nagala Empire known as the: "Safe Haven Wars," Harmony was used as a massive manufacturing plant, creating countless warships to be sent out to extra-solar colony worlds. Thus, in 2,488,109,012 BCE, the Nagala would attempt to launch an invasion of Harmony in order to cut the head of the snake and cripple the Havenite's military. However, they underestimated how guarded the moon's surface was, and the small skirmish that took place above the moon's atmosphere would end in the Havenite's favor.
Once both the Havenites and the Nagala were discovered by the Etymology in 2,488,109,000 BCE, Harmony would be selected as one of the worlds to be orbitally bombarded by the aforementioned civilization, causing in the deaths of billions and destroying many of the cities established there. Afterwards, the Havenite Republic was annexed into the Etymology, and countless other Etymology-member species would migrate to Harmony, causing the population to shoot up into the upper trillions.
Like all worlds that fell underneath the Etymology's banner, Harmony and her occupants would suffer the horrors of the Red Galaxy Event perpetrated by the C.Y.R.E.X in 604,000,000 BCE. As it happened several satellite arrays would heat the moon's atmosphere, killing all life on the surface. However since most of the C.Y.R.E.X's efforts in the Hope System were focused on Haven, Harmony's lunar ocean would remain relatively untouched, though the atmosphere would thicken and cause the moon's surface to increase in temperature.
However, Harmony would face its true destruction on 539,070,000 BCE, as its orbit would slowly encroach towards that of Hearth's respective gravitational field. As it happened, Haven's own gravity would stabilize Hearth's orbit, but it would cause Harmony's to fall towards the planet, ultimately entering within Haven's Roche limit and it would begin to slowly be torn apart. While it was torn apart, the moon's water would begin to fall to the barren deserts of Haven and massive salt water oceans would hug the currently empty continents, and the former core of the moon would form a large scarlet ring system which would become to be known as the: "Rings of Harmony."
Before the destruction of Harmony, the second moon from Haven was Hearth. Now serving as the first major moon of the Haven System, Hearth is a small S-Class world with an ancient rocky surface, orbiting Haven at a distance of around thirty thousand, seven hundred and thirty one kilometers from Haven's surface.
Despite its small size however, Hearth has an absolutely massive population of four billion individuals, as the moon has been transformed into a large Ecumenopolis by the Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems. making the moon's uniform geography one massive urban metropolis, under a large artificial atmosphere created from a massive dome surrounding the whole off the moon's diameter.
Viridi Greater was originally the seventh planet of the Hope System, but as the native humans of Haven began to fully colonize the various other worlds of the star system, they would move Viridi Greater in orbit around Haven, turning it into the second respective moon As they did, the icy surface of the former dwarf planet would melt, covering the planet in a global ocean, and as the green-colored ice melted, it formed an oxygen-rich emerald atmosphere, giving the now moon its name. Though it orbits Haven farther away then Hearth, due to its greater size, both it and its companion satellite of Viridi Lesser appear larger in Haven's skies.
It, like its sister-moon of Hearth, holds a fairly large population of around five hundred and eighty million individuals, though unlike other worlds in the Hope System, it is not primarily inhabited by humans. Instead, the many aquatic member species of the Ambrosia Alliance make up the majority of its population, creating massive underwater cities across it respective sea-floor. Those humans and other terrestrial species that do call the moon home live upon massive floating metropolis, sailing along the moon's emerald waters, as well as a few cities floating in its upper atmosphere.
Viridi Lesser, as it name implies, originally served as a moon of Viridi Greater during its independent history, forming a dual-planet system with it. And much alike its companion, Viridi Lesser would be taken from its original orbital position to become a moon of Haven, and as it did, it too would have its icy surface melting, forming an endless global ocean and a green, albeit more placid colored atmosphere.
However, though considered a moon of Haven, Viridi Lesser in fact orbits its lager sibling, technically making it a moon of Viridi Greater, or as better known a: "Companion satellite." Like its two sister-moons, Viridi Lesser has a fairly large population, though it holds the lowest population count of any of the major moons, with a population of around three hundred million individuals. This population live on the countless large cities across its global ocean, along with a few in above its jade clouds.
"I spend all day and night outside on my deck, looking at planet Haven and her beautiful rings dance across our ringed-skies. I watch as her sister, Hearth, darts across my view with massive cities lighting up across its ancient rocky surface. And when I look at this wondrous dance, I think to myself of how far our people have come."-
Haven's Ring: Overview
Haven's Ring, while technically orbiting the closest to Haven out of all satellites around the planet, is officially considered to be the fourth major moon of Haven due to it being an artificial satellite. It is an average sized ring-world molded directly after the planet it orbits, with its overall geography and climate being a mirror image of it.
It has one of the highest population of any of the moons of Haven, with a massive population of around five billion individuals, due to the ring being able to host them. Across its artificial continents are countless massive cities, small idyllic villages, as well as massive floating colonies across its oceans, on the sea floor, and across its artificial skies.
Haven's Ring, while not being very large, holds a large population of around five billion people due to it being completely hospitable to humans without the need of any kind of protective structure(s) or suit(s). It is most famously known as the first ringworld produced by the Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems, as it would soon after become a very common trend, with each species having their own respective ringworld, as well as creating several others. It's used as a sort of "checkpoint station" to those looking to enter within either Haven or Hearth as any extra planetary travelers need to be vetted by the respective check point stations aligned all across the ringworld as both Haven and Hearth serve as some of the most important worlds under the intragalatic civilization's dominion. It was constructed using material from the Hope Asteroid Belt in orbit around the star Hope, almost using all collective materiel of its respective member bodies.
Haven's Ring history would begin with a proposal to create a ringworld in the Hope System after recent trends of ringworlds being created across the Via Sagittaria Galaxy, in 29,250 CE, with construction beginning only two standard months later. During its construction, many lifeforms native to planet Haven would be place within the many artificial continents already put it place across the ringworld's oceans. It would be completed in 30,000 CE, and would quickly become the popular tourist and vacation destination for many Hope System inhabitants, as well as other systems in the Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems, and it would also become one of the most populated bodies in the star system, with its population rising to fifteen billion only a hundred standard years later.
Haven's Ring: Basic Description
Across the ring is an artificial surface made up of massive oceans with several continents crisscrossing around them. Hundreds of islands, isles, and archipelagos are dotted in between the continents as well. In total the ring has three continents, with each of them being various human language words for " Haven ". They are as followed: Haivana, Refugio, and Havîn respectively.
Haviana is the largest of the ringworld's continents and as such, it has the most dynamic and varied landscape of them all. Across the majority of the continent's landscape is a large, extremely flat grassy plain battered by winds created by artificial generators. Around the sides of the continent facing the ocean are large flat beach lands, with massive forests in a complete encircling line around them. It houses five large cities, and around seventeen smaller towns and villages. The notable large cities are: Hamen, Bandari, Przystań, Sebaka, and Oase. Also named after human words for: "Haven", a trend that would become universal across all cities that make their home on the ringworld. These large cities have massive populations numbering in the billions, while the smaller towns and village's population vary as widely as their sizes do. Its overall population is around ten billion people, with the majority of which being human, however many of the other sister-races of the Ambrosia Alliance make their home there as well. The same would be true across all landmasses on the ring.
Refugio is the second largest continent of the respective ringworld. Its landscape is a mix of large forests, and flatter landscapes of plains, fertile farmland, and grass-covered plateaus. The most notable landscape feature of Refugio would be a large canyon known as: " Ubezhishche ". It is also the most fauna filled of the continents, with it being host to many different animals imported from Haven during the ringworld's construction. It has three large cities on its surface, named: Athvarf, Āśraẏasthala, and Dhāma respectively. These cities are very large, with even larger populations of billions. Smaller towns and villages are dotted in between these cities as well. The overall population of the continent is around four billion.
Havin is the smallest continent of Haven's Ring, and it is positioned in the relative: "middle" of the ring's structure. Its landscape consists of one massive forest filled with imported trees native to planet Haven. As well, it experiences a lot of artificial snow fall thanks to weather generators, leaving the continent-wide forest in a frozen snow land mass. The sole reason for this would simply be that the inhabitants of the continent requested it, as the majority of its occupants moved from cold snowy planets and moons. Due to this, most animal and plant life on this continent were exported from the colder regions of planet Haven, such as the planet's respective ice caps though it is not limited to this. During select holidays, all across the continent people participate in arranging large colorful lights, making it very famous to extra planetary observers from Haven and Hearth, as these lights are easily visible on the two aforementioned neighboring bodies. It has one large city referred to as "Caladh ". However the majority of the continent's populace lives in the many snowy idyllic villages surrounding the city. Havîn has a population of around one billion. Massive snow-covered mountain ranges are spread in a complete line surrounding the circumference of the ring at the edges of the oceans as well.
The climate of Haven's Ring is generated through the use of various artificial climate generators, aligned all across the bottom of the ring. With these, they are allowed to create wind, rain, thunder and lighting, snow, hail, and any other climate or weather patter they wish to use. The general climate used is identical to that of the Sol System planet, Earth, and its parent body, Haven, as humans are the main inhabitants of the ring. It has a temperate average temperature of eleven degrees Celsius, making other species living there who cannot survive Earth or Haven conditions to wear protective suits.
Haven's Ring has a massive population for the ringworld's size, as it not only serves as one of the most habitable bodies in the Hope System, but that it served as a famous novelty of the Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems as it was the first ringworld created by the intergalactic civilization. Most of Haven's Ring's population is human, since the ring is created with humans in mind. However many other types of people that make up the Ambrosia Alliance make their home there, though they only number in the tens of millions compared to the billions of humans there.
The culture of Haven's Ring, unsurprisingly, operates a lot like its sister-worlds of Haven and Hearth's respective cultures do. However the ringworld's culture has a few differences. For starters, the evolution of Haven based life is a major facet of Haven's Ring culture, with a lot of the ringworld's job force being made up of zoologists and the like. Another important facet of Haven's Ring's culture is the protection of Haven and Hearth, as it serves as the first line of defense between them, and extra planetary invaders. As such, many Ambrosia Alliance military bases are located on the ring's surface, with massive navy's of war ships ready to launch to defend the two aforementioned bodies if an attack would be launched by the Ambrosia Alliance's enemies.
All life on Haven's Ring's surface is imported from Haven. This includes most forms of flora and fauna native to the aforementioned planet. They were introduced to the ringworld incrementally throughout its construction, with all Haven based life forms making their home there by its completion in 30,000 CE. The oceans of the ringworld is inhabited by the endless species of fish, and other water based life forms that Haven is famous for as well. Thanks to the subtle differences in the ringworld's gravity and climate, these Haven based life forms are slowly but surely evolving into new forms of life, with them eventually becoming a wholly unique ecosystem to its parent planet.
Anidelia is the first dwarf moon of Haven, and second natural satellite from her. It would form from the small clouds of debris that were not used in the formation of Harmony and Hearth. It is a small rock comprised primarily of iron, silver, and silicate, with a diameter of fifteen kilometers and a surface area of around two thousand three hundred kilometers squared.
It holds the colony of Cuwa, a large underground colony that burrows through the entire volume of the dwarf moon, turning the asteroid into a miniature Ecumenopolis, allowing for a population of around one hundred thousand individuals, much more then the asteroid would be able to support on its actual surface, and many would live within the rock due to the extremely low housing prices. Here, houses, business, and social service buildings are built on top of each other in a spiral pattern, with the populace making use of massive elevators to traverse the colony's respective sections.
Onoei is the second dwarf moon of Haven, and the fifth natural satellite from the planet, and much alike its sister-moon of Anidelia, Onoei would form from a small clouds of debris during the impact event that formed the more impressive moons of the Haven System. It is small asteroid comprised primary of granite, with trace amounts of iron, with a diameter of twelve kilometers, and a surface area of around one thousand two hundred kilometers squared.
Despite its similar size to Andellia, due to the lack of many precious resources, Onoei lacked any major colony, however in 10,413 CE, a select group of humans requested to constructed a small colony on the asteroid, setting up the small colony of: Waltz named after the orbital dance of Haven and her moons. It hasa minuscule population of around nine-hundred individuals, and while this colony doesn't serve any particle purpose, many enjoy the view of Haven and her moons experienced on the dwarf moon's surface, as all the moons can be visible due to the dwarf moon's distance from Haven, making the tiny moon a fairly popular tourist destination.
Ariuk is the third dwarf moon of Haven, and the first irregular satellite of Haven. Unlike Anidellia and Onoei, Ariuk did not form from the collision event that formed Haven's original. Instead, Ariuk would be captured from the Hope Asteroid Belt by Haven's own gravity, placing the small asteroid in orbit around two hundred and twenty-six thousand, six hundred and eighty-seven kilometers away from the planet. It has the most unique appearance of any of the four dwarf moons in orbit around Haven as it was not formed from the same material, it is a sun-bleached grey rock of jagged sharp dust, with very few precocious resources, save for small deposits of silver.
Its capture seems to have be observed by the Havenites, as the small moon holds many Havenite ruins across its dead rocky surface, remarkably well preserved, thanks to the thick dust on Ariuk's surface. Thanks to the moon's small surface already being over inhabited by ruins, no major human colony has been established on the dwarf moon, however small research outposts have been constructed to research the many ruins, along with a few observatories, due to the moon's optimal position in the Hope System.
Usiu is the fourth dwarf moon, and the final and furthest satellite of planet Haven. Like Ariuk before it, Usiu did not originally form from any event in Haven's history, and instead, was a comet that was unbound to collide with the planet in 10,270 CE. This comet was massive enough as to if it had made impact with Haven, all life currently existing on the planet would be destroyed, but thanks to human intervention, it would be placed in orbit around Haven, turning it into the planet's eighth respective satellite, it is twenty six kilometers wide, and as a surface area of around three thousand kilometers squared, making it the largest dwarf moon in orbit around Haven.
It holds one large colony, named: "Defiance," as a less-then subtle slight towards the asteroid, it would operate much alike the one on Anidelia, burrowing all across the full volume of the asteroid. Thanks to its size, it holds the largest population of any of the dwarf moons in the Haven System, with a population of around three hundred thousand individuals.
Rings of Harmony
Haven has four rings circling around the planet, named the Rings of Harmony by the original inhabitants. The Rings of Harmony were created when an ancient moon of Haven, nicknamed: "Harmony," entered the planet's roche limit, tearing the moon a part in 600,070,000 BCE, thus forming the rings we see today. The rings themselves are mostly made up of iron rich rock, as Harmony's original core was almost entirely made of iron, this has given each ring a distinctive red coloring.
Countless outposts have been established on various objects within the rings, with some of the largest functioning as miniature colony's, complete with their own respective laws and cultures, however the majority of outposts established are used to assist with things planetside, such as weather patterns and communication.
Each ring that makes up the Rings of Harmony have been given its own respective name, with each being a word for "harmony" in various human languages.
The first and largest ring of Harmony, the Ring Harmonia is a massive thick ring of rock debris that orbits Haven in an encircling line of around fifty thousand kilometers squared. It is the most dense region of the Rings of Harmony, with most objects in the ring only orbiting at an average distance of around one hundred kilometers from each other, but as Haven's gravity keeps the debris in orbit, they do not collide with each other very often, despite their close proximity.
The largest outpost is also located in the Ring of Harmonia: "Crimson Point," located on the largest known piece of debris on the whole of Haven's ring system. Crimson Point functions like your typical colony, holding a population of around twenty five thousand and a surface area of around forty-eight kilometers squared.
The second ring from Haven is the Ring Armonia. It, while holding a shorter diameter then the Ring of Harmonia, is still an impressive ring, spanning a distance of around thirty-eight kilometers squared. The orbital debris within this ring are fairly sparsely placed, with an average distance between them being around one thousand five hundred kilometers. However, the orbital debris that makes up the composition of the ring are the largest and thickest of all the rings, making it appear larger and more bold from space. It also serves as the only other ring to have inhabited outposts, though these are mostly just research stations with only small handfulls of people living on them.
The third respective ring of Haven, the Ring Concordia is the only ring to not have formed from the destruction of the moon Harmony. Instead, many micrometeorite impacts upon debris located in the Ring of Armonia eventually formed a distinctive ring of small and thin dust. As a result, the Ring Concordia is both the thinnest and smallest ring, only consisting of small dust particles around the size of a pebble.
The fourth and final ring, the Ring Garmoniya is the longest of the four rings, spanning an area of around two thousand kilometres squared, as well as having the second most dense population of debris, at an average distance between objects being around two hundred and fifty kilometers squared. Unlike the other rings, the debris of Garmoniya is mostly slate rock, lacking the rich iron its sister rings have in spades, leaving the ring almost invisible next to the blackness of space. Here, the remainder of outposts are located, and much alike the Ring Armonia, these only operate as small research outposts and lack any inhabitants.