Niven, the Plutonian Homeworld...
Niven is approximately one-and-a-half times larger than the Earth and orbits a yellow sun that is fifty light-years from Earth's solar system. According to the Green Sentinel Corps, Niven is in space sector 2813 while Earth is in space sector 2814.
The terrain of Niven is bright and vivid in some places, but dark and dreary in others, featuring such landmarks as the Scarlet Jungle, the Gold Volcano and the Jewel Mountains. The Scarlet Jungle in particular contains many strange beasts and plants, such as a species of giant mole that can eat through metal. If any of Earth's wildlife were to be transported to Niven, many would thrive there, but some of them would not.
Niven has two polar ice caps very much like Earth and is slightly tilted on it's axis thanks to a devastating asteroid impact that occurred thousands of years ago in Niven's past. The weather system is also very similar to Earth with a spring, summer, fall and winter. Each season lasting approximately three months. A day on Niven is the same as Earth, roughly consisting of a 24 hour period. A month is slightly different, consisting of 30 days each for 12 months and not a day more or a day less. That means that Niven orbits it's native star in approximately 360 days each year.
Niven has rivers, lakes and vast seas but no oceans. All of it's continents are connected and even the ones that are separated by large seas have at least one land bridge connecting it to the next continent. Grand Canyons, like on Earth, are all over the planet Niven in various shapes and sizes. Niven has two moons, one on each side of the planet and both have been colonized by the Plutonians. Both moons are half the size of the Earth.
Niven is in a planetary system that has 11 other planets (for a total of 12) and most of them have been colonized by the Plutonians. Niven is the third planet from the sun and is the seat of the Plutonian empire. The current population of Niven is 1 Billion. When the other planets of the solar system and the conquered worlds are taken into account, then the Plutonian population is around 2 Billion.
- Plutonians (Human-like in appearance).
- Argo City (Capital)
- Many other cities exist, much like Earth, which will be expanded upon later.
- Badlands (a vast unexplored wilderness)
- Bokos (Also known as the Isle of Thieves).
- Fire Falls
- Fort Rozin (This is a military command center located in Argo City).
- Gold Volcano
- Jewel Mountains
- Plain of Wanan (This desolate region exists outside of Argo City and south of Fire Falls)
- Scarlet Jungle
- Acid-dwelling crocodile-like creature
- Butterfly Fish
- Crystal Birds
- Courtship Birds
- Flame Dragon
- Metal-Eating Mole
- Non-Breathing Beast
- Shoggoth (DCAU)
- Tripodal Curosiananium
- Winged Cat
- Tantho Flez
- Hantha trees
- Illusion-Trap Plant
- Oregus Plant
- Scarlet Jungle
- Singing Flowers
- Wedding Bell Bush
Places of Interest...
Fire Falls: The Fire Falls are a chain of lava falls located on Niven. Magma wells up through a fissure and streams down a cliff with crystal formations that glow as a result of the intense heat from the magma.
The Fire Falls are located near Argo City and the Scarlet Jungle. The Falls are home to various dangerous species like the venomous Fish-Snakes and various species of giant birds of prey that inhabit the area.
Plutonian legends maintain that the Falls were created when the legendary hero known as Kal the Great cried tears of flame for one hundred nights after being tricked into imprisoning Cythonna, although some scientists attributed the phenomenon to fluids secreted by Blood Bloom plants growing on the Falls' crystal walls.
Lurvan: This is the largest continent found on the planet, Niven. Niven's capital, Argo City, is located on Lurvan. Many of the outlying regions of the continent and city-states were devastated during the Civil War. The year the war ended, the great architect known as Gammus petitioned the Plutonian Science Council to rebuild the city as well as the surrounding territory. Within a year, construction was completed and Argo City was rebuilt and repaired.
The Jewel Mountains: This is a mountain range located on the continent of Lurvan on the planet Niven. It is situated North-northwest of the capital city of Argo and is bordered by the Cogo Sea to the North and the Scarlet Jungle & Fire Falls to the South. The mountains were formed by the fossilized remains of large prehistoric birds millions of years ago.
Urrika: This is one of two major continents found on the planet, Niven; the other is Lurvan. The region was originally discovered by the great explorer, Vallus. When the Civil War broke out, the allied nations of Urrika waged what was commonly referred to as the Last War against the city-states of Lurvan. Due to the efforts of military commander, General Piruss and Plutonian scientist, Jessur, the war eventually ended and members of the newly established Plutonian Science Council made peace with the nations of Urrika.
Argo City, the Capital of Niven...
Argo City is the largest and the most technologically advanced city on Niven, encompassing an area as large as New York and Los Angeles combined. It's gleaming silver towers reach up to the sky, towering above everything else. Niven's famous Red Tower is one of Argo's great architectural landmarks and is the home of Empress Nairah. It is her palace and stronghold. Transportation is done either by one's own power of flight, running on foot or by hovercraft technology. The monetary system is Universal Credits, or UC for short, and is the currency used on Niven as well as all it's colonies and conquered world's. Gold, Silver and Diamonds can also be used as currency.
The technology level of Niven is at least 300 years ahead of anything on Earth. Basically, if one can imagine it then the Plutonians likely have some version of it on their planet. Food replicators, holographic video games where players take personal involvement, holographic movies where the players are the star instead of actors, sports unlike anything on Earth and many other such wonders.
: I left this kind of vague. That is because I left plenty of room for others to expand upon this if they wish. I'll even make my own expansions as well. When you make an expansion, I'll include it here if there's room and with credit to you for providing it.
Over 300 years ago, the Plutonians had developed scientific advancements far beyond those of present-day Earth and had discovered a way to conquer many diseases as well as live longer lives. The Plutonians made use of their advanced sciences to create a world where scientific inventions and research influence much of daily life. Robots and computers are used for many tasks on Niven, even for determining what career paths young Plutonians will take as they grow up. Scientific and technological research are highly valued on Niven, with the ruling body of the planet named the "Science Council".
For most of the past 300 years, the Plutonians enjoyed an idyllic, happy existence in an Arcadian paradise until every thing changed. Nearly a century ago, Plutonian society was tipping toward decadence and eventually political strife resulted from the debate as to whether or not the Plutonian Empire should expand it's borders beyond it's solar system. Eventually this disagreement led to open, and violent, conflict as the first Civil War broke out on Niven.
The Civil War came to a head when the Science Council was slaughtered and then replaced by a new Science Council that answered to a self proclaimed Empress. Empress Nairah successfully took over the Plutonian military and put an end to the Civil War. The rebuilding process had scarcely even begun before the Empress ordered the expansion of her Empire by conquering worlds outside of Niven's solar system. Decades of conquest have resulted in 12 conquered planetary systems to date, which the Empress rules with an iron fist. Rumors are whispered that her next target might be Earth since she now knows of Superion's existence with the suspicion he's not a mutant but one of her own race.
Most Plutonians have purple skin, but some have blue skin and skin color that looks human but that is all. No other skill color is possible. They look like humans too, aside from the skin color. Plutonians are superior both intellectually and physically to natives of Earth (further, Niven has much heavier gravity, making them all stronger as well, their muscles having evolved/adapted to the greater resistance gravity has on them). They live under the rulership of a scientific elite who answers to the Empress.
The average lifespan of a Plutonian is 900 years with the oldest known Plutonian living to 969 years old. The effects of old age do not begin until a Plutonian reaches 700 years old, along with a very gradual decline in their physical strength, speed, durability and overall power that will continue until the day they die. Middle age typically starts at around 450 years of age with grey hair appearing when they reach their 700th birthday, give or take a decade. Most Plutonians look 200 years younger than they actually are. In human terms, that would be the equivalent of a 60 year old looking like they are only 40 years old. Adulthood typically begins at the age of 100 years old, but a Plutonian physically resembles an adult by 20 Earth years.
For a Plutonian female, giving birth is not a painful experience like it is with humans, it is the opposite. The pleasure a Plutonian woman feels when giving birth is like no other feeling in the world. Labor typically lasts for 1 to 6 hours and the pregnancy itself lasting a mere nine weeks. Unfortunately, getting pregnant is difficult even with medication and the high level of technology Plutonian society has to offer. Because of this difficulty, Plutonian women only manage to get pregnant a small handful of times per century. Twins are possible, even triplets, but they are EXTREMELY rare and happen only once every one thousand years.
Marriage between two Plutonians usually (about 98% of the time) consist of a man and a woman. Prior to marriage, a period of 6 months is dedicated to a courtship where one, or both, Plutonians are trying to court the other with a system that is similar to dating on Earth. Sleeping, or having intercourse, with another Plutonian, or a member of another species, before marriage is considered extremely dishonorable and is considered a crime punishable by either 5 years in prison and/or a fine of 50,000 Universal Credits.
Unlike Earth where there is a dominant gender, Plutonians consider both genders as equals and they also share equal rights. Women, however, typically take on the more intellectual roles and leadership while the men usually take the roles of warriors and battlefield commanders.
Plutonians place a high value on honor and the typical Plutonian will usually keep his or her word. Lying, or any act that is considered dishonorable, is generally frowned upon (sometimes severely). Combat is also treated with honor since a Plutonian will not attack a helpless opponent, attack from behind or attack an opponent who is not armed unless the Plutonian is attacked first. If possible, a Plutonian will weaken themselves just to face an opponent on equal footing. This is primarily why the Plutonians have not invaded Earth since Earth is primitive and wouldn't provide much resistance. It would be considered dishonorable if Earth was conquered without being able to put up much of a resistance.
Most Plutonians possess the same powers as Earth's champion who is known as Superion. About 1% of Plutonians are born without any powers and special abilities. 20% of Plutonians are born with only a few powers and abilities. There are very few Plutonians who are overweight or have some form of disability. Those few are considered to be in the 1%. Plutonians share none of the weaknesses that Superion has, however, with the exception of being vulnerable to magic and advanced technology.
1. Open Concept: Feel free to create a Plutonian, a member of it's military, create locations for this planet, create fauna, create plant life, create locations, etc. I have a list of names for the fauna, plant life, etc, so if you want to expand on this stuff, then feel free to do so.
2. Empress Nairah: Even though the Empress is my NPC, please treat the Empress as if she is my character. That means, no auto-hitting, no godmoding, no metagaming and please don't kill her without my permission. If you wish to "try" and kill the Empress, please ask me permission first.
3. Destruction: I will allow MAJOR destruction if you wish to try and invade the planet or come here to cause some damage. Completely destroying the Plutonian space fleet, a Plutonian colony, conquered world, any major city, the planet itself or the Empress's palace requires my permission, however.
4. The Plutonian Empire: The Empire encompasses 12 planetary systems, so coming in and trying to conquer this empire will be very difficult (especially since every Plutonian has super powers). Sell the difficulty that way if you plan on invading. And if you do plan to invade, I'd appreciate a heads up. My permission is not necessary, but I would like a heads up first so that I can prepare to defend.
5. Power Cap: Since this is my concept, I'm imposing a power cap. If you want to play a Plutonian, GREAT! But before you do, please take a look at Superion's profile. If your Plutonian is more powerful than him, then he/she is too powerful. Consider my character, Superion, as the power cap. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
6. Visits: If your character knows about Niven and/or possesses the means to get to the planet, then feel free to visit. Niven is a hub of alien activity, so a number of races can interact here and that includes humans. Just be aware that Niven has a higher gravity than Earth so races like humans will have to find some way to compensate for that.