The Viana Cluster is a globular cluster located above the Via Sagittaria's galactic plane.


Overview

Viana is a fairly large globular cluster, consisting of 24,537 stars and being 118 lightyears wide with a huge black hole at the center known as the Centrality. The cluster is fairly unusual as it contains an odd amount of large A,B and O-type stars which is unheard of for a globular cluster. Things only get weirder from here as the Viana Cluster happens to be quite infamous for its anomalous properties as well as strange occurrences ranging from anomalous stars, silicon-based cubes to bizarre signals from the Centrality itself.

Humans first discovered the cluster in 4094 via telescopes, many being captured by its intrinsic beauty. Soon, an exodus was assembled to reach this far off realm which would soon arrive in 4124, the planet soon to be known as Viana Prime was settled. As civilisation grew on Viana Prime, probes were sent out to the neighbouring systems in 4140, finding a wide array of strange and interesting systems and worlds such as Fhrisson, Vogum and Mirana to name a few.

Notable species/races

Pluons of the VNS-1 Pulsar (although not intelligent, their oddness makes them worthy of the list)

Elots of Vogum

Menoxol of Xeto

Xoulets of Xenessos

Vinosians of Vinos (extinct)

Zyvoori of the planet Zyvoori

Orbs (Homeworld unknown)

Feruuta of Hydolin

Kœr of Tyiv

Umblyr of Irendyr

Lifeform-6A159 of Fhrisson

More to come

Strange occurrences

The cluster is well known for many strange and unexplained features.

For example:

Vinos : Nicknamed, "World of the whispering winds", this planet is notable for the strange winds that sound like unintelligible whispers as well as strange humanoid dust formations.

Xygol: A large blue supergiant that has been observed emitting strange magnetic wave patterns. It is orbited by 10 planets and is 2.96 lightyears away from the Viana system, making it appear bright in Viana Prime's night sky.

Mirana: A planet famous for its vast cave systems of luminous crystals known as Ulendines. Some towns and villages were built in these caverns after terraforming was completed.

Talder: A strangely cool, strangely massive red supergiant observed to have two black holes orbiting it. Currently the largest known star in the cluster.

Kleache: A rogue gas giant that once held several worlds with liquid water, although the only source of heat was a moon of it that is at 611 deg Celsius. The enigmatic moons hosted several significant settlements. In 76665 CE, the moons suddenly vanished (along with the colonies) and a set of new, barren moons replaced them.

Dalacarth: A seemingly habitable planet but surrounded by a field of unexplained space-time anomalies.

Timeline

A list of major events in Viana's history.

Pre-common Era:

12 Billion BCE: The Centrality is created from the collapse of a quasi-star.

10 Billion BCE: The cluster starts slowly coming together

8.1 Billion BCE: 98 Navis Caelo forms

7.7 Billion BCE: Vinos forms

6.3 Billion BCE: The Alcaan System forms

4.1 Billion BCE: Kleache forms

3.98 Billion BCE: v Navis Caelo forms (not Nu)

3.5 Billion BCE: The Gesh-Ximban system forms

2.5 Billion BCE: Bacterial life arises on Zyvoori

2.3 Billion BCE: Bacterial life arises on Alcaan 2.

1.23 Billion BCE: The Moxul system forms

1.7 Billion BCE: Serpent Star forms

1.5 Billion BCE: Ryshen forms

1.2 Billion BCE: Bacterial life on Alcaan 2 goes extinct for reasons unknown

1.1 Billion BCE: Alteris forms

1 Billion BCE: Zeta Colubris forms

880 Million BCE: Beta Colubris forms

850 Million BCE: Iota1 Navis Caelo forms

815 Million BCE: Delta Colubris forms

660 Million BCE: Almus and by extension, Oliwei forms

610 Million BCE: Iota2 Navis Caelo forms

557 Million BCE: The Viana System forms

344 Million BCE: Riyosh forms

155 Million BCE: Korena forms

139 Million BCE: Xi Navis Caelo forms

21 Million BCE: VQS-1 forms

19 Million BCE: Lambda Navis Caelo forms

15 Million BCE: Tau Navis Caelo forms

11.5 Million BCE: 62 Navis Caelo forms

9.2 Million BCE: Beta Navis Caelo forms

7 Million BCE: Talder (Alpha Navis Caelo AA) forms.

6.3 Million BCE: A devastating event occurs on Vinos, destroying all its inhabitants and leaving the planet a desolate wasteland.

5.28 Million BCE: Phi Navis Caelo forms

4.05 Million BCE: Gamma Navis Caelo forms

3.9 Million BCE: The Menoxol gain intelligence and start rebuilding the civilisation of their extinct creators.

3 Million BCE: The Zyvoori evolve

2.2 Million BCE: Alpha Navis Caelo A goes GRB.

1.74 Million BCE: K'redzoiya forms

1.6 Million BCE: The VX-3 system forms

815000 BCE: Alpha Navis Caelo B goes GRB.

Common Era:

2647 CE: The Zyvoori send their first satellite into orbit.

3015 CE: The Zyvoori construct bases on their planet's moon.

3047 CE: A base is established on Fidani by the Zyvoori

4124 CE: Humans discover and start to colonize Viana Prime.

4140 CE: Fhrisson is discovered.

4147: Vianapolis has finished construction

4150 CE: Mirana is discovered.

4156 CE: Mirana's atmosphere is changed to be breathable and colonies are soon built.

4164 CE: Construction of Crystalia begins.

4165 CE: Due to a large-scale mission, life, previously unknown, is discovered on several worlds in Viana, notably Fhrisson.

4190 CE: A specimen of 6A159 is collected from Fhrisson.

4214 CE: Crystalia is completed.

4279 CE: Tropitani is discovered

4285 CE: Tropitani is colonised

4291: Murren is discovered

4300: Murren is colonised

6195 CE: The Hyperstore is constructed on Viana 5's moon.

6551 CE: Several orbital habitats are established across the Riyosh system by Humans.

76665 CE: Kleache's habitable moons vanish, and a new set of moons replaced them.

91124 CE: This happens again.

This is nowhere near finished yet, bare with me please

Future Events:

872000 CE: K'redzoiya finishes forming.

1577500 CE: Talder collapses into a black hole through an un-nova, due to its low metallicity, making its star system a triple black hole system.

1.4 million CE: Xygol is expected to go supernova, which will be damaging for all life bearing worlds and inhabited systems in the area.

146 Million CE: The next star formation rush is expected to happen.

540 million CE: By this time, most of the cluster will be shrouded in a large nebula, made up from the many large stars that would’ve gone supernova by this time.

819 Million CE: 98 Navis Caelo dies and becomes a DA type white dwarf.

950 Billion CE: The cluster finally separates.

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