Cervan (1)

Homeworld of the Cervantes. Discovered in 9998 by humanity in the Drake Galaxy.


A tidally locked warm E-Class world orbiting a Class-L dwarf star, this world (RS 0-6-229376-1349-912-8-10208722-96 in 9.7.4 beta patch 5), part of a brown dwarf and white dwarf binary system, has a diameter of 8937.6 km and a gravity of 0.7 G. With a small semimajor axis of only 0.08 AU it has an orbital period of 32.3 days.

The world has two moons. The planet is 5.5 billion years old.


Cervan has an atmospheric pressure of 1.4 ATM and a mean temperature of 62 °C. As it is a tidally locked world, the planet has no day or night, creating two distinct zones. One zone is the sunward side which is warmer.

As is customary with most tidally locked worlds a massive storm slowly spirals near where the sun is the highest in the sky. The other side is completely covered in ice and is constantly dark.

There is much more land than water and the two largest sources of water are almost constantly in the path of the superstorm. There are some small seas near where the planetary ice sheet forms.

The superstorm is partially responsible for keeping the atmosphere on the night side from subliming as it blows the warm air all over the planet.


Cervan (2)

Map of Cervan

The plant life on Cervan, due to its being underneath a redder star, has evolved to be able to live off of the reduced radiation its parent sun gives off, making them darker than terrestrial plants. The animals have never had to evolve the need to hibernate as the year is just over a terrestrial month in length.

There is more abundant life on the day side but the life on the night side is much more resilient to colder temperatures and the dark. Most night side life is bioluminescent.

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