Description

Maea is a main sequence M-class star, located far inside the Flower Galaxy in the Cnara System. It is currently the most populous star of the Cnara-Frealee Federation, a nation which resides in this system and the Frealee System, among others. There are numerous colonial outposts and stations around the star and on its planetary bodies, including asteroids and moons. Maea has five planets in its influence.

History

Maea formed around 3.2 billion years ago in a long-since-dissipated nebula. For a few million years after it formed, it had a large disk around it, which formed many protoplanets, including Pyre and Carlea. However, most of the protoplanets collided with each other, fell into the sun, or got ejected from the system, which left only five bodies to remain in its midst.

Out of all the worlds in the system, only Carlea and Azelis (one of the major moons of Sarelle) had all the essential ingredients to initiate the development and evolution of life within the water oceans. While Azelis' life could only stay within its subglacial oceans, Carlea's lifeforms migrated onto land relatively rapidly. The life on Carlea soon evolved to intelligence and founded the Cnara-Frealee Federation with their neighbors in the Frealee System.

Projected future

In roughly 1.5 trillion years, Maea will begin leaving the main sequence and turn into a blue dwarf. As it increases in luminosity, it will heat up Carlea. Eventually without intelligent intervention, its oceans will evaporate and all life on its surface will die. As it nears the end of its life, it will approach the luminosity of Sol, and have a surface temperature much higher. However, this warmth in the outer system will not last long. Maea will collapse into a white dwarf, its habitable zone shrinking beneath the orbit of Selfar. It will slowly cool as the stars die around it, until it is fully thermalized and floats through the endless night. Eventually. Maea and its children will be forgotten by the last living creatures, huddled around the central black holes of the galaxies until the end of time. Until then, the sands of time will continue to wear away at Maea, keeping it as a valuable bastion for its worlds for eons to come.

Planets

Pyre

Pyre is the first and hottest planet of Maea. It is unique in that it has strange silicon-based life living in its lava oceans, and is therefore one of the most well-studied planets in the system.

Pyre is the third largest planet around the star, being slightly larger than Carlea, and has no moons.

Selfar

Selfar is the second planet around Maea, and has a very thick atmosphere and strange oceans made mainly of molten sulfur, an uncommon occurrence in the relatively heavy-metal-deprived Flower Core.

Miriel

Miriel is the second largest planet in the Cnara System, and is roughly 3 Jupiter masses. Miriel has one rather boring moon, Farassa, and a thin ring system.

Carlea

Carlea is the main habitable planet in the Cnara System, and is home to one of the major species in the Cnara-Frealee Federation, the Carleans. Carlea has a relatively thick atmosphere, which allows for a unique large flying intelligent species.

Sarelle

Sarelle is the third largest and coldest planet in the Cnara System. It is a large saturn-sized gas giant, and has two moons, one of which has a vast, life-filled undersea ocean.

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