How about a race of Stirge-men as well? Or is that too Mystaran?
Hadn't thought of that (and I don't think beast-men are particularly Mystaran) - in fact, how about Space
-Strige-men who fly between worlds, feeding on hapless villagers, inattentive crew, etc?
Ok, lets start filling in details: First build our sphere...SJR1 Lost Ships
p.62 sidebar gives us a brief description of Redeyes:
'distinctive landmark' 'huge crystal sphere' 'dominated by a pair of very large, deep red fire worlds'
I'll start with a proposed radius of 7.224 billion miles (72 days travel shell to centre) much bigger than Krynnspace, but noticably smaller than Greyspace.The Suns
Two very large red suns, perhaps spaced to look like eyes.
Well, I think I originally had them spaced a bit too far apart - space them about 3 billion miles apart, and make them both about 300 million miles in diameter (well
into Size class J, but OTOH, only one-twelth the size of Antares) I think I might be stretching the meaning of 'very large' a bit.
In old elven records, one is called Naurelen, the other Gorgaelen.
These suns are cooler than most fire bodys, (Naurelen is noticably hotter) but are still pretty hot. Orbiting close to each sun are numerous ancient artificial bodies (Size A) which show a notable similarity in architecture and construction to Space Leviathans (Lost Ships
p.62). As the majority orbit within the thermal zones of the suns, they have been largely unexplored. The more accessable ones tend to get utilised as bases, and have been much modified over the years.
Now I fire up the spelljammer system maker for each sun:Worlds of Naurelen1st Planet:
Size E (9436 miles) Earth Sphere, Orbit distance 202 million miles, period 304 days, orbits counterclockwise.
1 moon: Size E (5547 miles) Earth Cluster, Orbit distance 150,000 miles, period 24 days, orbits clockwiseCould be a double world, where one component broke up?)2nd Planet:
Size G (74,300 miles) Air Sphere, Orbit distance 312 million miles, period 478 days, orbits counterclockwise, ring of water/ice3rd Planet:
Size C (922 miles) Water Flat, Orbit distance 370 million miles, period 401 days, orbits counterclockwise, has earth ring4th Planet:
Size F (25,800 miles) Air Sphere, Orbit distance 1,186 million miles, period 1815 days, orbits counterclockwise, has earth ringWorlds of Gorgaelen1st Planet:
Size A (1 mile) Earth Belt, orbit distance 167 million miles, period 213 days, orbits clockwise, colder than normal2nd Planet:
Size G (95,500 miles) Water Belt, orbit distance 189 million miles, period 265 days, orbits clockwise3rd Planet:
Size G (73,300 miles) Earth Flat, orbit distance 289 million miles, period 423 days, orbits clockwise, colder than normal4th Planet:
Size G (42,000 miles) Air flat, orbit distance 321 million miles, period 487 days, orbits clockwise, ring of water/ice5th Planet
Size G (75,900 miles) Earth sphere, orbit distance 383 million miles, period 99 days, orbits clockwise, colder than normal.zoom!6th Planet:
Size I (2,630,000 miles) Air sphere, orbit distance 1,594 million miles, peroid 1,653 days, orbits clockwise, hotter than normal
1st moon: Size F (29,400 miles) water flat, orbit distance 34.19 million miles, period 22 days, orbits counterclockwise, has fire ring
2nd moon: Size C (294 miles) fire flat, orbit distance 44.71 million miles, period 18 days, orbits counterclockwise, colder than normal
3rd moon: Size F (21,100 miles) amorphous fire, orbit distance 47.34 million miles, fixed
4th moon: Size E (6970 miles) Earth sphere, orbit distance 52.6 million miles, period 31 days, orbits randomly, has fire ring
5th moon: Size D (1,200 miles) water cluster, orbit distance 55.23 million miles, period 27 days, orbits clockwise, hotter than normalHmm... looking at the orbits, I think that Gorgaelen stole this planet from Naurelen sometime in the distant past.Idea, maybe this world orbits both, in a figure-of eight?The Outer Worlds
These orbit the centre of the sphere.Outer planet 1:
Size G (67,200 miles) Air belt, orbit distance 3.15 billion miles, period 4,134 days, orbits clockwise, ring of earthA broad belt of air clouds, threaded on a much thinner belts of earth rocksOuter planet 2:
Size D (1,154 miles) Earth Sphere, orbit distance 3.612 billion miles, period 5,327 days, orbits clockwiseOther details
The entire sphere is wreathed in faint nebulosity, dimly illumiated by the twin red suns. A frequent optical illusion is that the nebulosity takes on the appearance of a cowled head or skull with two glowing red eyes.
There are frequent unmapped debris fields, usually the detritus of ancient (or not so ancient) battles.Ok, I've now got a bunch of worlds to name & populate, and I need to figure out what the stars are - any ideas?