In The Gas Fields of The Oblate Star
On our journey towards far Disa'quay, located somewhere in the galactic
core, we stop at a nearby F1 main sequence star with 11 planets, 5 of which
are rocky, mineral bearing planets which can be easily mined. The second
of these small planets, although uninhabitable, proves to have a vast and
rich deposit of minerals we require to rebuilt our Arcolates pinnace and
refurbish some of the Fleet of the Ancients.
The F1 star is very unusual. It has such a high rate of spin, that it completes
one entire rotation in 243 minutes. Because it is rotating so rapidly, it
has become an extremely oblate spheroid, throwing off a tremendous amount
of highly charged hot gas into the planetary plane. The planet we are mining
is only 7 1/2 light minutes from the stellar surface, and has a thin, but
rich atmosphere of hydrogen and related hydrocarbon gasses. Needless to
say, the gaseous atmosphere, being constantly replenished directly from
the star, keeps the surface temperature very high. Fortunately, our exposure
suits can compensate for this environment when ever we find it necessary
to venture out of the Arcolates.
The high tempreatures allow for easy penetration into the planetary mantle
where the heavier metals are held is a semi-viscuous state by the lighter,
but stiffer rocky shelf. We have been able to retrieve enough rare elements
to ensure an un-interrupted journey to Disa'quay at the galactic core.
Our poets have petitioned our astronomers to name this star "Sha,ecyuhe
nil Croso+on" (in our FirstTongue, it is the meme for ExtremeDancer).
The astronomers agreed, and so from here on out it will be marked on our
charts as Sha,ecyuhe.
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