Erving System[edit | edit source]The Erving system was named after the astronomer Aleck Erving who discovered its star. The star has also adopted the name Erving. Erving has four planetary bodies orbiting it all in a anti-clockwise direction. Erving the star is a Class G star. The age of the star is approximately 4.1 billion years old.
Erving-1 is a small rocky planet made of mostly heavier elements such as iron leading to a bright red colour harsher than Mercury's tint. It sits around 50.21 million km away from its star. It sits tidally locked leading to half of its planet as molten rock and the other a frozen waste. The federal research has deemed the planet insignificant.
Erving-2, also known as Scarvis, orbits Erving from 152.11 million km away. It bears two moons Erving-2-1 (Trisk) and Erving-2-2 (Langt).
Erving-3 and Erving-4 are both gas giants that orbit around 768.5 million km and 1.433 billion km away respectively. Both have been deemed insignificant by Federal Research.
Scarvis[edit | edit source]
Astronomy & Physical Aspects[edit | edit source]
Lying within the goldilocks zone, Scarvis is the closest planet to the sun, within the Erving system. Not close enough to prohibit life, but close enough to cause noticeable damage to the planets atmosphere. This damage however has not stopped life from forming in the visage of flora and fauna, leading to the planet being an excellent location for human colonisation. On top of all this in the grand scale the planet is fairly new (Standing at no more than 1.2 billion years compared to the 4.6 billion years of Earth) evidenced by its fairly active volcanic and plate activity. Scarvis is larger than Earth, having a diameter of 15,273 kilometres, compared to the 12,742 kilometers diameter of Earth.
Scarvis also bares two moons “Trisk” and “Langt” which both orbit the planet but on two different axis. Trisk rotates around the crater and Langt rotates approximately pole to pole. Other than this there are two stations that rotate around Scarvis; A military station capable of ship repairs and defence and a research station capable of many kinds of research but best fitted to galaxy scanning.
Economy[edit | edit source]
Trade[edit | edit source]
Scarvis due to being a relatively new colony had begun an export of food. This was mainly because of the food shortages throughout the system even though the planet was more fitted to export Titanium (A major resource within shipbuilding and repairs, primarily for the hull). The planet still has more than enough food for its populace, however, in the grand scheme of the Federation it was a minor producer, only producing an excess to feed another small colony or fleet.
Businesses[edit | edit source]
Scarvis was the home of many corporations. They either had industrial facilities or commercial/administrative office towers on the planet.
Culture[edit | edit source]
People[edit | edit source]
Many of the original settlers hailed from Scandinavia, particularly Norway, which is reflected in some of the names of locations on the planet. Many of the planet's inhabitants also spoke Norweigan as their first language. Despite Scarvis' harsh nature, some settlers chose to live in small communities of homesteads, referred to as "gård,” in the wilderness instead of the major cities. Rounded and enclosed, they were comfortable but practical, shuttered against Scarvis' forceful climate and bunkered into hillsides. It also related their independent nature; powered by wind turbines and hydroelectric plants, they were off the grid and self-sustaining.
Whilst this goes for the minority there were a majority that lived in some of the few cities. These cities were not bland to say but were definitely built more for practicality than design. The largest city however usually referred to as the world's capital of Høy was certainly an outlier sporting design over function in an attempt to fuel the tourism attraction of the planet.
Points of Interest[edit | edit source]
Native flora and fauna[edit | edit source]
Scarvis has a thriving ecosystem with various different species. The Highland Mountains contain a diverse range of flora and fauna. There are hundreds of different kinds of trees, plants, and animals including Douglas Firs, Cedars, Wild Blueberry Bushes, Moa, gray wolves (Imported from Earth), Owls (Imported from Earth), Koi and Rats (Accidentally Imported from Earth). All over the planet, various avian species, including natives of Earth can be seen.
Arachnid Presence[edit | edit source]
But perhaps the most troubling is the arachnid presence, situated within one of the deserts, that thankfully has its growth limited due to its landing point (located underneath a hole in the atmosphere).