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Rodocer from afar. Note the extremely large flares.
GalaxyTriangulum Galaxy
Spectral typeM7 Ia
Age40 Ma
Mass8.1 Solar Masses
Radius9.4 AU (2000 Solar Radii)
PlanetsLovar (Tartarus), Belerofis (Agar)

Rodocer, also known as Gemnar, or CelWP M9 is a red supergiant. It is a host of two planets, Lovar and Belerofis.

History[edit | edit source]

The Rodocer system formed around 40 million years ago, as a large B2 V star. Although current observations are not able to determine this, the high metallicity of the star suggests that Rodocer once had an extensive planetary system. However, as Rodocer left the main sequence, it swallowed most of the planets, leaving only the outer two planets, which were drastically changed. Lovar underwent atmosphere loss, and Belerofis' moons were heated, one of them, Ronar, gaining molten aluminum oceans. The extreme heat led to rapid evolution and adaptation for the creatures there, leading to them gaining sapience before their environment became uninhabitable to them. The sophonts attempted to make contact with the nearby Acra system, however an unusually large 427-second wormhole event was discovered with the other side leading to the Cracca system. They have since found good relations with the native Proxans after establishing interstellar communications, and are sharing technology and plan to starlift Rodocer down to a more manageable size, even if the chances of saving Rodocer are slim. If the starlifting plan fails, the star will most likely undergo a supernova, sterilizing all life near it.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Rodocer is a hyperinflated star, being over 9.4 AU across; it has vast flares, which lead to Rodocer being quite active. As a result of its sheer size, Rodocer is quite cool, at around 2,600 K. The sophonts on Ronar have put a shield in front of them to counteract this until a better solution can be found.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Rodocer's flares are actually FTL due to a coding error.