Updated: Sep 7
In my youth I loved reading about how things worked and were built. I loved my books about volcanoes. When I had the opportunity to study some in my college days I was excited.
I know what you're thinking volcanoes are dangerous and I would agree with you on that point. However, volcanoes can also be beautiful.
Without volcanoes Earth might have been stuck in an ice age. Without volcanoes some of the rocks that decorate our kitchens would not exist. Without volcanoes some of our precious minerals would never have existed. Without volcanoes the ground would not be replenished with vital minerals for food.
The next time you pass by a volcano remember where there is destruction, beauty can exist. Always remember to have proper respect for them, because we do not know the day or hour they will activate their destructive power.
Through all this, my study of volcanoes inspired me to create a world that was beautifully destructive. That is how I came up with the planet of Desdemona.
Desdemona is the furthest terrestrial planet from two suns.
It’s red surface is like our own sister planet we call Mars. The only difference is that there is free flowing water and plant life on Desdemona (but not much).
The Obsidian Castle is made of the smooth glass-like black rock.
Desdemona does not sit naturally within the circumstellar habitable zone of the Six Systems. It was terraformed by the descendants of the Progenitors that specialized in fire and heat.
While their powers are divergent, Desdemona and Rhyolite descended from the same Ancient progenitors.
Desdemona has the most volcanos of the Six Systems.
Like volcanoes on Earth, Desdemona has beauty and destruction. The people of Desdemona are passionate about the arts. Where most people see only destruction, they see beauty.
The Desdemonan's are a hearty race. They can withstand high temperatures that humans would never be able to stand. The "fire race" of the Ancients can manipulate the molecules to cause a chemical fire reaction. The heat from their powers can be so intense they can melt rock. The Desdemonan's use their powers to melt rock to power their ships.
If you were to ever meet this powerful race, I wouldn't anger them in any way.
Desdemonan Characters featured in The Progenitor Chronicles
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