One of the major planets within the Thulcandran Federation.
ClimateThere is more land than water but that doesn't mean the planet is barren. Large tropical forests spread across the planet. Due to the larger gravity the life forms on Hyperion have evolved to be more resistant to the gravity.
Because the moon can only be seen from one half of the planet nocturnal life forms have evolved to be distinct from each other. One benefits from the light of the moon while the other survives on pure darkness.
Discovered in 3192 the planet soon became one of the more famous of the Federation’s planets as there was evidence of Hyperion being home to a Late Type-II Civilization that formed in 800000 BCE. The monolith on Woake may have been placed there by the now extinct natives of Hyperion.
Sci-fi loving humans settled this world as well as its moon and began to make a civilization on Hyperion.
Like most planets in the Federation, many different cultures have spread up across the planet and Hyperion has become one the major hubs for trade of different types of foods, cultures etc. Each city is a sprawling metropolis. They are highly advanced technologically.
The planetary population is 23 billion.