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Neetha is a human colony in the Triangulum galaxy.

Also known as RS 1229-340-6-77076-433 3 in 0.9.7.4 release candidate 2.

Nitha

A warm oceanic world with sea creatures swimming within the salt water oceans. Andromeda is the most dominant feature of the night sky, as seen to the right.

Overview

A warm O-Class planet located 12 thousand light years away from the galactic core of the Triangulum galaxy, Neetha is home to diverse ecosystems and biospheres of lifeforms, many taking on surprisingly similar forms. 

The planet has a thick nitrogen and oxygen atmosphere with a pressure of 0.73 ATM and a greenhouse effect of 3.7 degrees celsius. It has about 68.6% Nitrogen, 16.7% Oxygen, 14.6% Carbon Dioxide with a trace amount of other gasses.

In 10037 CE, the Confederacy of Humanity discovered the ocean world as part of a mission to find potential colony worlds within the Triangulum galaxy. Until they stumbled upon the oceanic planet, they were around one hundred light years within the range of the planet. They ejected four probes towards the planet and began studying the atmosphere, magnetic field and the ocean. 

Colonisation was intitiated in 10094 after two fleets of colonisers arrived in orbit. The process took a further ten years to complete. During the colonisation, biologists began naming the various species of animals in the ocean. They eventually collected data of almost 2 million species.

Climate

The climate is driven mostly by the global temperatures, which is between 62 celsius and 75 celsius. The temperature difference is caused by the eccentric orbit the planet follows around it's sun. The four closest moons cause a tide to rise by about 50 cm to 2 metres. The planet literally has no axial tilt, resulting in calm and predictable weather patterns.

The wind is always blowing in the same direction due to the rotation period of 3.4 days. This constant prevailing wind direction has affected several species, such as many of them using strong skin in case of flying debris is carried by the wind during storms.

Water Spouts

Water spouts commonly form over the global ocean. They grow into sizes larger than those found on Earth, usually 130 metres in diameter with a staggering height of 1.5 kilometres. They have wind speeds of around 160 mph, rarely surpassing 170 mph. Anything caught within the water spout is most likely thrown into the atmosphere and falls into the ocean.

Life

The planet is home to multicellular creatures with an extra-terrestrial origin. They quickly evolved within only 2 bilion years. The first species to evolve were tiny fish about 10 inches long but these soon evolved into larger, predatoral shark-like creatures. The largest of all creatures on the planet is the Hydonan.

Marine

CalopidusA shark with a row of teeth, sharp enough to break several bones in a single bite. It has a length of 4.5 meters, with a tail propelling it to a maximum speed of 40 mph. An average Calopidus can survive in the ocean for 70 years.

ArapidanLarge enough to swallow a human in one bite, the Arapidan is an extremely large whale about 55 metres in diameter with a mouth 2 metres in length. Arapidans can live for about 140 years.

MilipidaAn sea-bouncing fish and bird, the Milipida is 4 inches long with an average speed of 60 mph, even faster than the Calopidus. The Milipida has a wing span of 4 cm and regularly bounces across the sea looking for floating dead insects. They can live for around 5 years.

Relipna - An extremely long whale-like creature, it has a length of 25 metres. One of the slowest creatures in the ocean, it only moves between 6 mph and 10 mph, with small outbursts of 12.5 mph.

Tilapsus - A creature that feeds off dead bodies that float on the ocean surface. The speed of the Tilapsus is around 3 mph, while an outburst speeds them up to 9 mph. They can live for around 100 years.

Aerial

Dexadran - A large bird with a wing span of 60 cm and a total length of 2 metres. They mostly hunt the Milipida at night, due to their infra-red sight which is most effective at night. They can live, on average, for about 75 years.

Uniran - A bite strong enough to kill a human instantly, the large bird has a wing span of 1.25 metres and a body length of 3 metres long. Occasionally, they will dive beneath the ocean surface and hunt for small fish for a minimum of 20 minutes then exiting the water to breathe oxygen again. They will live for around 80 years.

Moons

The relatively calm oceanic world is orbited by seven moons, all of them are asteroids. The closest takes about 7 hours and 25 minutes to orbit, while the furthest moon takes 21.2 days to complete one full orbit. These asteroids seemed to have influenced the evolution of life on the planet. Animals follow the moonlights to guide them across the planet as all of them move in the same direction.

The moons on highly elliptical orbits further out are believed to be captured asteroids, caught by the overwhelming gravitational pull of the ocean planet.

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