Urgutu is the third planet of the Ugura System in the Mid Arm of the Ambrosia Galaxy. It is a warm, tidally locked D-Class world. It is home to many species of life, including the Ugnara. Urgutu, roughly translated, means "Mother"
Urgutu is a tidally locked desert world with vast regions of mountainous expanses across its entire surface. This is because the planet's tectonic plates are extremely active, constantly moving and shifting the planet's surface. Because of this extreme shifting, not many craters are on the surface, as they wither and smoothen thanks to this process. The surface of Urgutu has changed significantly throughout its history, from a volcanic hell world in its early life, to a warm desert throughout the majority of its history, to an Ecumenopolis of towering cityscapes.
Its thin atmosphere is entirely comprised of half carbon dioxide, and half oxygen, giving the planet its distinctive orange glow. This atmosphere is extremely tenuous, however the native life does not require vast amounts of its gases in order to breathe.
The planet's day side is a very warm expanse of sand, rock, and limestone. Because of this warmth, smaller organisms have developed there as they do not need complex organ functions to survive. While the planet's night side is a cold expanse of sand and snow. This snow is caused by the atmosphere freezing and landing on the surface. Larger organisms live in this region as they require the extra mass in order to survive. These larger organisms are very hostile to any other life and often attack it on sight.
Now, Urgutu exists within an Ecumenopolis, meaning the entire planet is covered within one large city. Because of this, many of the native lifeforms have died out. However thanks to the Ugnara's intervention, some of these lifeforms have been placed in artificial habitats in order for them to survive. This has also caused the atmosphere to slowly erode away, however artificial means implemented by the Ugnara keep the atmosphere from dissipating.
Urgutu has four dwarf moons in orbit, in order they are: Urgutu-Haka, Urgutu-Hana, Urgutu-Brana, Urgutu-Souana respectively. Each one is named after a body part, or emotion as the ancient Ugnara viewed them as such. "Haka" means heart. "Hana" means love. "Brana" means hands. And "Souana" means breasts.
In Ugnaraian Mythology, Urgutu was both the planet and the mother creator god of life. she was betrothed with Ugura, the parent star and the father creator god of life. The two of them would later birth the Ugnara and all other life on the planet. The Ugnara believed the when a life form died they would join Urgutu and Ugura to be loved by them for all eternity. However this was only if they were loved by their immediate family in life.
Surprisingly, all life on the planet belongs to the Insecta family, all but the Ugnara as they are a primate species. The reason for this is that the primate that would become the Ugnara, out bred all other primate species at the time. Eventually, this ancient primate would become the only life on the planet to be mammalian. Bird and reptile life were unable to develop due to the extreme fluctuating temperature and thin atmosphere. The insects on the surface range in size from ⅛-inch long, to 51 feet long.
Because of the lack of many plant life, the majority of life on the surface has adopted a carnivorous diet. Many species have gone extinct throughout the millions of years Urgutu has had life due to this.
The most dominant life form is the Urgrassa, a thin yellow orange algae like plant life. This algae once covered the entire surface of the planet, leaving it a wet marsh like desert, however once the Ugnara turned the planet into an Ecumenopolis, this plant life would be placed in artificial terrariums. It gathers nourishment from a mixture of sunlight, and feces created by the native insect life. Many of the smaller insects made their homes within them, creating vast networks of tunnels and burrows to lay their eggs.
The Ugnara are by far the most famous life on the surface, as they are the only sentient life to inhabit the planet .The Ugnara's history on the planet is vast, from the discovery of fire, to turning the planet into one large city. Despite being very different to planet Earth, the Ugnara are remarkable like that of the modern human.
The single-cell life on the surface takes the appearance, and characteristics of bacteria and viruses.
When Urgutu first formed in 3,026,000,000 BCE, it had a chaotic, unstable, retrograde orbit around its parent star. Throughout the remainder of the 3,000,000,000 BCEs this orbit would stabilize, tidally locking the planet to Ugura, and becoming the prograde orbit it is today. After its orbit stabilized the planet would begin to cool, forming the vast desert we see today.
Life began to arise on the planet around 2,700,000,000 BCE. Originally, this life was very simple, only being single-cell organisms, but throughout millions of years, this life would continue evolving, becoming more and more complex. Unfortunately for this up and coming complex life, an extinction event on par with that of the ancient Earth species, the dinosaurs, was about to take place.
Around 2,200,000,000 BCE, an asteroid around ninety kilometers would crash into Urgutu's surface, killing 96% of all life inhabiting the planet. The debris caused from this collision would be launched intro orbit, eventually becoming the four dwarf moons now orbiting the planet. After this event, the remaining life continued to evolve into the forms of life we see today.
One life form that began to evolve was the first primate species on the planet around 5,000,000 BCE. This species would evolve into a diverse family of organisms, however over time one these primates would crossbreed at such a rapid pace that it would remain as the only type on the planet. After this, a new evolutionary line was started, ultimately culminating with the creation of the Ugnara, the only intelligent life to ever inhabit Urgutu, around 18,000 BCE.
The Ugnara would have a long and varied history on the planet, from existing in small isolated tribes, to becoming a united species. After the colonization of several star systems, plans were underway to transform their homeworld into an Ecumenopolis, as a sign of their progresses as a species. The construction of this planet wide city began on 10100 CE and completed on 10,265 CE. With this, the planet would be changed forever, looking more like an artificial planet, instead of the natural organic world it is.
During the Ugnara wars, Urgutu would be the location where the final battle would be held on 10,465 CE. This battle was known as the Fall of the Ugnara Kingdom, the conflict left massive sections of the Ecumenpolis in ruin. After the battle, the Ugnara Kingdom would join the Human Alliance of Ambrosia, forming the Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems.