The Delsaurian system is named after the only inhabitable planet within the small cluster of planetary bodies, Delsauria. All of the other planets in the Delsauria system travel too close to the systems sun, Edasaur, for safe colonization.
The barren expanses of Delsauria may not be as appealing to most as the other planets within the Nepleslian Empire. Nearly the whole of Delsaruia’s surface is nothing but vast oceans of sand and rock formations, what little natural vegetation and water formations present before colonization used up during the colonizing process. Never the less, Delsauria plays its part in the weave of the Nepleslian tapestry, despite the harsh climates of the planet.
Despite the unforgiving setting, the citizens of Delsauria have etched out a simple, fulfilling life on the planet. In the first years of Delsauria’s colonization efforts, the planet was mainly used as a massive shipyard, with most of the industry and commercial efforts focused entirely on the growing expanses of space travel. As the years went by and the population grew, a more varied set of business ventures appeared, but the mainstay of Delsauria has been and will always be their specialty in aeronautical construction.
Most of the original Delsaurians, a race of lizard-like humanoids, still reside on the planet mixed in with the rest of the Nepleslian citizenry. They rarely leave Delsauria, however, as they are dependent on the extreme climate of the desert heat.
The climates for the entire planet range are, not surprisingly, very hot all year around.
Every 345 days (or a Delsaurian year cycle) on the cusp of the 6th season, the planet comes in close contact with one of its moons (Morasett) which, for the better part of the year, stays very close to the Delsaurian star, Kapaset. Kapaset, a volcanic moon, is ringed with a black blasted-glass debris field which is thrown into the atmosphere through heavy volcanic activity. Upon this yearly cycle part of the debris field is pulled into Delsauria's gravity well and is rained down onto the planets surface for roughly two days.
This weather event is broadcasted well in advance to the population of Delsauria due to it extreme danger. While the debris from Morasett is never larger than an egg, the shards are usually sharp and plentiful, as they rarely burn up in the atmospheric fall due to their harded, fire-blasted nature. While most buildings are built to withstand this 'glass hail', travel outside during the downpour is strictly prohibited. After the initial downpour, the black glass is gathered up and shot into the star Kapaset, as it is still very hazardous to walk or drive over and a general nuisance to gardeners.
Ancient Delsaurians, before the Nepleslian contact, believed that this yearly event was the work of the fire god. According to folklore and legend, Pushnagatt, the Blackened Crawler, has a notorious hatred for Delsaurian-kind for their wrongful enslavement of the element of fire. Every year around the 6th season (known as the Pushnagatt Sequencial), Pushnagatt builds enough fury to rain his divine vengeance (known as Glassagow upon the worlds' surface.
Originally the capital city of the original Delsaurian race, this expanse of desert-huts and clay buildings was razed when the original Nepleslian took the planet. Very few of the original Delsaurian landmarks were left standing during the reconstruction and colonization that took place in the new Nepleslian-dominated capital city, being quickly replaced with new Nepleslian architecture and technology.
As a result, Juhana became the capital city of the Nepleslian Star Empire’s Delsaurian colonization effort, both for it’s size and strategic land position, the entire city residing on a massive elevated plateau. Out of a measure of respect for the Delsaurians who were integrated into the Nepleslian Star Empire, the lizard-people were allowed to retain small amounts of their own culture while living on the planet, including their own rights to architecture and artistic style. In matters of technology, however, the original Delsaurians were more than happy to receive the benefits of higher-tier Nepleslian technology.
The second-largest area on Delsauria is the spaceport city of Maharombi. Built and integrated into a massive cliff side as well the area around the base of the cliff, Maharombi acts as a major spaceport and commercial area. The aeronautics facilities in Maharombi dwarf even the capital city, Juhana, in number and size. Most of the residential areas in Maharombi are quiet expensive and usually closed to the lower class citizens of the nation, as the relatively popular nature of Maharombi and its surrounding areas greatly adds to the price of land.
In YE 36, a bounty hunter group from the ISS Iron Ferret focused its efforts in the city, targeting one, if not the, biggest criminal gangs in the planet, succesfully bringing it low after a brutal battle to raid their headquarters, then subsequently selling the intel acquired within to the NPF and IPG.
Perhaps the largest commercial attraction of Delsauria is the infamous Maharombi Duneway, one of the most popular and most dangerous airbike racing circuit courses in the sport. airbike enthusiasts from around the universe flock to the Maharombi Duneway to witness the races that take place there.
The race itself follows a massive expanse of open desert that spans around the planet itself. These areas of the planet were left alone during terraforming events due to the high concentration of volcanic activity beneath the surface, as well as the general uselessness of the area itself. The duneway is riddled wide, open sand oceans, cavern systems and rocky valleys. More natural sets of hazards include the volcanoes around the raceway itself, as well as the constant possibility of flesh-rending sandstorms and the local Delsaurian fauna.
Surface Gravity: 1.1 G
Length of Day: 35 hours
Length of Year (estimated): 345 days