Discovery and exploration
Caskerobis was discovered in 2083 by astronomer Delilah B. Frankenstein. She named the system after her nephew and esteemed horror story novelist, Caskerobis Franklin Williamson.
Two months later, Frankenstein discovered that Caskerobis was in fact a binary system. Upon further observation, she found the planet which would be called Conson Hole.
In October 2102, an Earth-like planet in the system was discovered by the American space agency called NASA. It was named Liminibus.
Caskerobis fell into obscurity until 2231, when the United Earth Space Agency sent the probe Tiller of Soil to explore NGC 4926B for habitable worlds. On 10 May 2231, Tiller of Soil landed on Liminibus, a temperate terra with biota analogous to plant life on Earth. The EUSA determined from the collected evidence that Liminibus was suitable for human habitation. A crew of twenty cosmonauts led by Captain Srirasmi Derfkins set foot on the uncharted planet on 8 July 2339. They spent a year studying the ecosystem and geology of the Liminibus. Unfortunately on the ascent home, all but Captain Derfkins perished in a tragic accident where the crew's Malcolm-class Intergalactic Leaper suffered an engine failure midway into the atmosphere, sending the spacecraft and all the cosmonauts on board spiraling into the ground. The horrific crash that followed resulted in the instant deaths of 15 of the cosmonauts, with the last 4 deaths occurring later due to injuries. Captain Derfkins, alive and unscathed by the crash, sent a distress signal and was rescued after being stranded for six months. This incident was largely downplayed by the EUSA and the United Earth government, as major failures of other manned space missions had led to widespread public skepticism of the EUSA's competence. To appease the disgruntled masses, the EUSA fired Chief Casper Dominoes, who was in charge of all space missions to NGC 4926B. To this day the crash and Captain Derfkins have been the subjects of numerous conspiracy theories. Some believe that the United Earth government had sabotaged the spacecraft because they wanted Captain Derfkins dead because of her Luna-separatist leanings, while others speculate that it was some supernatural being trying to keep humanity from colonizing outside the Sol System. Nevertheless, the first colonists arrived on Liminibus on 30 January 2398, who erected a monument in the honor of the 19 killed cosmonauts. Read this article's section for more
Caskerobis A, also known as Rungvus, is a white main sequence star. It is roughly 331.91 million years old.
Rongvus has a diameter of 2.3 solar radii. It is orbited by 3 planets: Conson Hole, Snoho, and the human colonized Liminibus. Closest to Romna are the dwarf planets Addaco Blume and Robinstone.
The first object in Rungvus's planetary system is Addaco Blume, a hot and rocky dwarf planet. It was named after the third Gubernator of Europa, Minh Desmond Blume.
Second in the Rungvus system is the dwarf planet Robinstone, considered to be the sister of Addaco Blume. It was named after Dr. Janice Robinstone, the daughter of the founder of the EUSA.
Snoho is third in Rungvus's orbit. It is the sixth largest object in Caskerobis, with a radius of 37191.98 miles (59854.69 km). It has three major moons: a desert world called Devestin Ashe and two selenic objects called Grace and Normus.
Fourth in Rungvus's orbit is Luminibus, which has been inhabited by humans since 2398. Read more here.
The fifth and last planet in the Rungvus system is Conson Hole, the biggest non-astral object in Caskerobis. It was named after the US state of Wisconsin.
Caskerobis B, known as Romna, is a yellow dwarf star. Romna is half the size of Rongvus at 1.15 solar radii. Like its sister star, it is also 331.91 million years old. There are 5 planets that orbit Rongvus: Postslaft, Orangethorpe, Low Dull, Meaxion Snober, and Incrediabulus. A dwarf planet, Prearian Exomia, occupies the closest orbit to Rongvus.
Prearian Exomia is the first object in Romna's orbit. It is a very hot, relatively small, terrestrial planet much like Sol's Mercury.Postslaft is a hot gas giant and the second object in Rungvus's planetary system. It is orbited by 12 dwarf moons. Postslaft is made up of 90% hydrogen, 9% helium, and 1% of other gases. While having a radius 4.5 times longer than Earth's, it is the smallest gas giant in the Caskerobis System. Orangethorpe, the third object in Romna's orbit, is a warm desert planet that is half the size of Earth. It has a thin atmosphere composed mostly of acetylene, sulfur dioxide, and ethylene, and carbon dioxide. Orangethorpe has no natural satellites.
Low Dull, fourth in Romna's orbit, is a cool hydrogen and helium gas giant with a set of planetary rings. The appearance of Low dull is much like that of Snoho's. It is the fourth largest object in the Caskerobis System, with a radius of 45904.49 miles (73876.12 km). Low Dull has two moons, Jovial and Bolobe, along with several dwarf moons.
Meaxion Snober is the fifth object in Romna's orbit. It is a cool desert world with a thick carbon dioxide atmosphere. Directly orbiting Meaxion Snober are the moons Manuvice and Wisa. Manuvice has an average temperature of 51 F (10.5 C), and is the host of a small independent research lab.
The farthest object in Romna's direct orbit is the cool gas giant Incrediabulus. Incrediabulus has the most natural satellites out of all the planets in the Caskerobis System, with 9 major moons and 70 minor ones. Incrediabulus is also made of mainly hydrogen and helium. It is slightly larger and more massive than Jupiter