Cynos Union Databank

 

 

 

Planet name
PLANET:
Earth
CLASS:
Terrestrial
STAR:
Sol
PERIHELION:
91,402,640 miles
APHELION:
94,509,460 miles
DIAMETER:
7,918 miles
ECOSYSTEM:
Multi-biome
SURFACE G:
1.0 x Earth G
POPULATION:
2 billion
No. MOONS:
1
TERRITORY:
Human
HOURS/DAY:
24
DAYS/YEAR:
365
Overview: Of all the mysteries in the Cynos Union, one of the most persistent is the question of why so many of the founder species’ homeworlds are so very similar to the human homeworld of Earth. Although there are some variations, the homeworlds of the vossarulls (Tessitura) and the sookas (Ceproval), as well as the now destroyed home of the koetaani (Klaz) are or were strikingly similar to Earth. It’s usual at this point to invoke the most well-known phrase in the Cynos (“The Skaperen Did It!”) but the truth is that no-one’s quite sure why all these planets are so similar.

At around 4.5 billion years old, Earth is the oldest homeworld, in a geological sense, within the Cynos Union. Because of this, and despite civilisation having first appeared on other planets (the sookas are known to be one of the oldest civilisations within the Cynos), these other planets have become known as ‘Terrestrial analog’, in honour of Earth’s status as the most geologically ancient planet out of the six founder species’ homeworlds.

Earth is also known to be the point where the walls of reality, between this universe and the parasitic continuum known as the Abyssal, are thinnest. Because of this, Earth was the central battleground in the conflict between the Skaperen (and later the humans and other civilisations of the galaxy) and the entity known as Ragnarok. No-one is sure how reality became so thin here, but it has long been suspected that it was deliberate; it’s possible that this thinning was done by the Skaperen, so that they could trap Ragnarok within the Abyssal. Once opened in this way, Earth became the anchor point where the Abyssal latched onto our universe.