|Semi-Major Axis||95.148 au|
|Eccentricity||.004 584 700|
|Hours in a Day||26.42 hours|
|Average Orbital Speed||.058 km/s|
|Semi-Major Axis||95.148 au|
|Equatorial Radius||14 653.3 km|
|Mass||8.96 × 10²⁴ kg|
|Mean Density||5.443 g/cm³|
|Gravity||9.6804 897 m/s²|
|Minimum Surface Temperature||181 K // -92°C // -133°F|
|Average Surface Temperature||265 K // -8°C // 18°F|
|Maximum Surface Temperature||338 K // 67°C // 152°F|
The southern hemisphere has the most stable climate because of the few continents spread across it. The seas are more stable, which allows for the climate to be more regulated. This part of the world is cold and barren, much like a tundra. Specialized tundra swamps and bogs can be found on both Egivelyn and Alluum, a biome unique to the southern hemisphere.
The equator is the warmest part of the planet, and consists of northern Alluum, northern Egivelyn, Lexelle, Copun and Anbri. The relatively-stable southern climate clashes with the eccentric northern climate, causing heavy rains and high fluctuations in temperature. It is typically warm by day and cold by night, much like a desert.The northern hemisphere has the most erratic weather. The countries around the Sea of Ghosts -- Anbri, Kaimo, Seville, Zann and Lexelle -- experience a sort of doldrum affect with their weather. The water there is sheltered from the rest of the oceans, and does not circulate much unless a large storm passes into the sea. Those countries in the Ocean of Ice have no such luck; their weather is wildly erratic, causing special biomes to form. The Tatian forest is one of these specialized biomes, characterized by high precipitation and wildly fluctuating temperatures.
Most of these landmasses are mountainous and created by convergent plate boundaries. Others were created by volcanic activity, such as Copun, Lexelle and Egivelyn, who are believed to have moved across a volcanic hotspot and have been created over millions of years.Prehistoric maps carved into caves and rocks by dragons and other intelligent life across the planet depict a very different Alksheist. Archaeologists and geologists believe that the oldest of these maps is the Groisand Island Map, which depicts a single large landmass. What is puzzling is that the large landmass takes up most of the surface of the planet in the Groisand Map. As the maps progress over millions of years, the landmasses break and separate, but the ocean remains to be as little of the surface. A map dating to the middle of the Modern Era depicts an Alksheist with almost 85% land. After a mysterious event referred to as only Shali's Coming in ME 7521, the maps drawn were almost identical to the maps drawn today.
List of Countries
Acu is a black moon spider webbed in ice and craters. It is rarely seen in the sky, except as a dark black disk. It orbits slowly, since it is so large, and is currently able to be seen above the skies of Zann. It makes a full rotation of Alksheist every 129 years, and is regarded as a bad omen when seen in the skies above Alluum.Tiput is the smallest moon, and is similar in both appearance and size to Earth's own moon. It orbits every thirty-two days, and goes through waning and waxing cycles. It is the closest of the moons and has the most effect on the planet's tides.
The Solar System
Alksheist's solar neighborhood is composed of eleven planets. Alksheist itself is the fifth in the line of planets. Its orbit can be compared to the size of Jupiter's orbit, concerning the planet's distance from its sun. It is at the outer edge of the sun's habitable zone, the distance from the sun that will support liquid water.
The four planets in front of Alksheist are: Sonerth, a small terrestrial planet that orbits dangerously close to the surface of Bellatrix; Eberon, an Earth-sized terrestrial planet with seven small moons, orbits in a very erratic pattern around Bellatrix, but is usually counted as the second planet sequentially; Zheio, a Pluto-sized orange gaseous planet with several moons, orbits very close to Eberon -- it is very possible they can collide; Ahlo, a large, white gas giant with large rings, orbits just on the edge of the habitable zone. A thin debris field orbits between Ahlo and Alksheist, effectively cutting the habitable zone in half.
Beyond Alksheist are: Ynstra is a terrestrial planet twice the size of Alksheist and its orbit is very far away from Alksheist's -- almost like Earth to Jupiter; Esahie, a large blue gas giant with many moons, orbits very close to Ynstra; Niva, a small terrestrial planet, orbits far away from Ynstra; and, lastly, is Wulah, a very large green gas giant with large rings and moons the size of Niva and Sonerth orbiting it. Wulah is so large that it effects Bellatrix's wobbling and elongates orbits of the planets in the solar system. It is very, very far from the edge of the solar system and is in a very large, loose circular orbit.