"I expected nothing but eternal darkness for an infinite distance when I first entered the interdimensional rift that manifested in front of me. What I never imagined to observe was a vibrant universe brimming with oddities and life in every twist and turn. To my luck, this is the paradise that the Palioxis Starfield turned out to be." - Elrysia Brezmir, the first Human to venture within the Palioxis Starfield.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Chevrau Galaxy
- 3 Native Phenomena
- 3.1 Stellar Phenomena
- 3.2 Nebulous Phenomena
- 4 Native Resources
- 5 Anomalies
- 6 Life
- 7 Civilizations
- 8 Astrography
- 9 History
- 10 Gallery
The Palioxis Starfield, also referred as Great Polystratus, and cataloged as plane C-54, is a massive and majestic alternate plane of existence made up of a nebulous starfield that spans a million light years. Entering the Palioxis Starfield has long been a feat that has been thought impossible. An interdimensional rift appears as a result of complex subatomic alternation of Demonic and Phantom energy, and all matter that enters that rift is instantly manifested to the Great Polystratus, more specifically into a thousand light-year wide region called The Gathering. Humanity has been ruthlessly seizing control of any part of space near The Gathering since their first colonization efforts in the Great Polystratus nearly five thousand years ago. As a result, they possess complete authority over The Gathering, which acts as the Anthrovian Cosmos' nucleus.
Palioxis Starfield's genuine magnificence can only be appreciated by those who live within. The Palioxis Starfield spans a million light years and contains many trillions of stars, most of which are still a wonder to many. Many nebulae fill the vast gaps of stars in the Palioxis Starfield, covering the expanse of the plane. So much that there has never been another location with such a large number of nebulae in such close proximity. These nebulae are very much smaller than regular nebulae, and oftentimes just cover one or two systems. This indicates that essentially every system or two has its own unique stellar sky. Strangely, a singular galactic structure a hundred thousand light-years in size exists in a void twice as large. This galaxy has been named the Chevrau Galaxy by many civilizations.
While many phenomenon are identical to those seen in realspace, the Palioxis Starfield contains an inexhaustible amount of unique phenomena. Viir and Quaal stars are among the most common, with the former being emerald-colored and the latter being violet-colored stars. The Palixos Starfield's most noticeable peculiarity is its unusual looping. When one reaches the end of the Palioxis Starfield, they are transferred to the opposite side of the plane, resulting in an eternal loop, known as the Eternia's Anomaly. The Primordial Singularity is the Palioxis Starfield's beating heart, an infinitely dense entity of Miriandynus Energy and Phantom Matter that powers and sustains the entire plane, as the Palioxis Starifield could not exist in any shape or form without it. The Singularity is heavily linked to some of the most prominent anomalies in the plane, such as the Allian's Anomaly, Eternia's Anomaly, and many more.
Main article: Chevrau Galaxy
The Chevrau Galaxy is a fairly average-sized barred spiral galaxy found within the outskirts of the Palioxis Starfield, in a region known as the Chevrau Supervoid. The Chevrau Galaxy spans 105,000 light-years in diameter and contains 200–400 billion stars. It may contain at least as many planets, or likely even more. The stars in the innermost 10,000 light-years form a bulge and one or more bars that radiate from the bulge. The galactic center of Chevrau is an intense radio source known as Apotheosis, a supermassive black hole.
The Chevrau Galaxy was split into two sides in the distant past, known as the Klani and Theasin. Theasin would be devoid of sentient lifeforms, while the Klani would be similar in terms of lifeforms to a typical galaxy like the Via Sagittaria. In total, the Chevrau Galaxy features four key galactic civilizations, along with the many others which range in size from ten to a thousand star systems. These vast nations are ruled by six sapient species which have survived the great filter.
During the plane's primordial formation epoch, the galaxy of Chevrau was broken apart from the rest of the plane. The true extent of this barrier is unclear, but it emits a substantial number of magical energy and is impenetrable in any fashion, including with superluminal drives. Kiltanenom, as the barrier is named, effectively confines the Chevrau's species to only a limited region of the Palioxis Starfield.
Viir Stars: Overview
The emerald-colored Viir Stars are an uncommon type of giant star Palioxis Starfield, being found in large quantities throughout the entire plane. Viir Stars are most commonly observed in Viir Clusters, which are small pockets of space with a higher-than-average number of Viir Stars, usually a hundred light years in diameter. Viridiyrion clouds, which occur within the Viir Clusters and contribute to the development of Viir Stars, are most likely the cause of these.
Viir Stars: Properties
These stars have from 5,000 to 50,000 times the mass of an average star and surface temperatures between 10,000 and 30,000 K. Viir Stars are unique for their green coloration, which is caused by a moderate amount of viridiyrion in plasma-form within their corona. Viir Stars occasionally experience phases of rapid heat and mass increase, allowing them to double in size and temperature in less than two years. These phenomena usually occur over a ten-year timeframe.
Viir Stars: Planetary Systems
Viir Stars are usually planetless, with only a few exceptions. A possible explanation for this is that the measured temperature of these stars is much higher than normal stars of their mass, which drives away planetary disks. However, no one's entirely sure if Viridyrion stars ever have disks in the first place.
Quaal Stars: Overview
The Quaal Stars are violet-colored supergiant stars that are commonly found in the outer edges of the Palioxis Starfield. For a reason unknown, Quaal Stars are nearly non-existent near the 'center' of the Palioxis Starfield. Quaal Stars are oftentimes used for generating power, as dyson spheres would generate an exceptionally high amount of power when centered on a Quaal Star. This, however comes at a cost, as Quaal Stars would melt the average metals that a dyson sphere is made out of. As a result, dyson spheres around Quaal Stars are oftentimes forged out of the strongest known metals, such as varium.
Quaal Stars: Properties
With a mean temperature five times that of Viir Stars, Quaal Stars are statistically the hottest stellar objects in the Palioxis Starfield. The average mass of Quaal Stars, on the other hand, is typically 10 times that of Viir Stars. Short-lived but strong bursts of solar flares have been recorded being generated by Quaal Stars, which sometimes can extend further than two astronomical units from the star. The unique purple coloration is caused by their exceedingly hot temperature, this phenomena is strangely not possible in realspace, however.
Quaal Stars: Planetary Systems
Quaal Stars do not possess planets of their own, however a few rogue planets might find themselves in orbit around one. The planet would have to be a long way from the Quaal Star, as its extreme heat might evaporate the planet if it were too close. With no documented exceptions, Quaal Stars lack any planetary disks, even during their period of formation.
Eioneus Stars: Overview
Eioneus Stars are a type of small crimson stars similar to red dwarfs in appearance, though contain heavy amounts of asheysten in their composition. This gives them their red color, despite the fact that they should be azure in temperature. Eioneus Stars are most renowned for their planetary systems, which are among the biggest yet discovered surrounding solitary stars. However, many of these worlds are barren ice and rocky worlds.
Eioneus Stars: Properties
The Eineous Stars have significantly greater temperatures than anticipated due to their high asheysten concentration, with an average Eioneus Star reaching temperatures over two times that of an average K-type star. The red tint of an Eioneus Star is due to the presence of asheysten in their composition, as Eioneus Stars would be blue in coloration without it. Aside from that, Eioneus Stars are the same size as red dwarfs, to which they are related. Eioneous Stars have greater mass than even the largest G-type stars, which is most likely due to the massive quantities of asheysten.
Eioneus Stars: Planetary Systems
Eioneus Stars can hold some of the most extensive planetary systems encircling them, with an average Eioneus Star having ten to fifteen worlds in totality. Eighteen worlds are the most that an Eioneus Star has ever been known to orbit. These planets, on the other hand, are generally desolate worlds made of water-ice and rock.
Cosmic Storms: Overview
Cosmic Storms: Hazards
Abundance of Life
The Palioxis Starfield is separated into thousands or even millions of interstellar civilizations, some of which possess only a handful of star systems, whereas others have risen to the top and govern billions of stars. The Singulararitia, which rules the entirety of The Singularity and its surrounding locations, is statistically the largest individual nation in terms of territory. The Kha'dor Imperium, which is four times smaller than Singularitia but has 10 times the population, is the most populous. Palioxis Starfield's political landscape is far too diverse to be classified as either 'peaceful' or 'raging with conflict,' as each part of space has its own distinct political landscape.
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Over thirteen billion years ago, the Palioxis Starfield formed at the same time as the rest of the universe. Initially it was nothing more than an eternally empty void. To populate it with matter and energy, it only required the tiniest source of power. Two billion years later, an incredibly huge energetic burst known as the Photonic Boom occurred. This large-scale event flooded the entire plane with various forms of energy as well as material. Starting from extraordinarily high density and temperature, space extended, the plane cooled, and the fundamental elements formed. Gravity gradually drew matter together to form the first stars.
Over time, the first planets began to form in the protoplanetary disks of some of the first ever stars. Some planets were too minor and became satellites orbiting larger, more massive planets, while others were driven out of their systems altogether by the most massive of planets. Many stars erupted in spectacular supernovae, resulting in the vivid nebulae that still scatter the Palioxis Starfield's celestial horizons. New stars would arise as a result of these nebulae, and the process would cycle indefinitely.
First Appearance of Life
Life, being a constant in the universe, and having abilities of extreme adaptation to survive on nearly every environment scattered about the universe, started evolving from simple organic compounds all across the many planets and moons. The very first life in Palioxis Starfield, and the entire universe itself was purely microbial, being tremendously small in size. Most of these lifeforms would be genetically able to replicate themselves into two individuals. Each time when replicated, the individual would have tiny changes, which caused evolution to begin all across the entire universe. Smaller lifeforms would evolve into bigger ones, which each time when reproduced started getting more complex.
This life would evolve into more and more intelligent organisms, until the mostly dead at the time Palioxis Starfield saw the rise of it's first sapient species. Dubbed the Antecedents, this species was born before any other, during a chaotic era when Palioxis Starfield was littered with supernovae, high-radiation environments and space debris crashing on many worlds. So little is known about the Antecedent species, that it is theoretically impossible to determine the world the species was native to, their culture, technology, appearance and much more. Only the most basic of knowledge has been unlocked, as nearly no knowledge from that era has survived for such a long time.
Blessing of Halycon
Nearly three billion years ago, the Palioxis Starfield was nothing more than an empty wasteland, scattered with rare life across it's systems. Sapience was even rarer, though it existed in many forms. In a short span of time, which was likely a thousand years, an exceedingly anomalous even struck the Palioxis Starfield. This anomaly is the result of extensive expansion into an unknown alternative plane by the an unspecified species.
This fascinating anomaly was likely a large interdimensional rift that released a large amount of halycon into the Palioxis Starfield. Halycon is an unique element native to the aforementioned unknown plane, and has some of the most unique effects known to scientists. To begin with, the infusion of halycon with any matter from the Palioxis Starfield would generate various unique elements. An example of this is clantine, which is nearly identical to carbon, but would be way more widespread in a few ways. Clantine would never make up the composition of a celestial body, but it would make any life incredibly resistant to it's native environment, creating many lifeforms that are perfectly able to withstand their native environments, thriving and flourishing in them.
Nearly anywhere where clantine happened to be concentrated in, life began. Originally, all of these organisms were simple single-celled organisms. In most cases, these single-celled organisms advanced into far more complex lifeforms, giving birth to ecosystems such as seen on Athena. In another billion of years, around sixty five percent of all planets, moons and other such celestial objects in Palioxis Starfield had completely unique and complex ecosystems, thriving and flourishing in nearly every environment on their homeworld.