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Rhyolite - Planet of the Six Systems Behind the Book The Progenitor Chronicles

Behind the book information about the water planet Rhyolite. One of the six planets featured in The Progenitor Chronicles by Sara Wright.

Planet Rhyolite - the purple mineral planet of The Six Systems set before  the stary sky in the background

Behind the Book The Progenitor Chronicles


Background of the Planet Ryolite:

From space, the planet appears purple because of a layer of Argon gas in the upper atmosphere. The planet’s surface is mostly made of granite, basalt, and other types of igneous rocks. Amethyst is found in abundance on the planet’s surface and became the symbol of the planet. If you were to visit this beautiful purple planet, be prepared to wear an oxygen mask. While their Six System cousins can breathe in the low oxygen, high altitude atmosphere, humans couldn’t survive.

Rhyolite is pronounced Rhy-o-lite. This planet came about because of my school days in Earth Science. I found geologic processes fascinating and thought it would cool to dedicate a planet to my love of geology. But don’t get me wrong, I added a great deal of fantasy to the planet and people. That they can walk through walls is based on Relg in The Belgariad. By David Eddings. And of course, their empathic nature is from the Betazoid from Star Trek.



  • It is the fourth planet from the two suns.

  • The planet has perpetual argon gas storms in the upper atmosphere.

  • This planet was the fourth planet to be terraformed.

  • The entire planet is filled with enormous mountains similar to Mount Everest. There are only a few lakes on the surface. Most bodies of water are found beneath the surface.

  • There was a time

  • Their buildings are carved out of rock beneath the ground and others sit on the side of the mountains.

  • Amethyst Palace is located on the highest peak near the southern pole. It is surrounded by several large peaks that stretch out into an elevated valley. The palace is made mostly of amethyst minerals.

  • Rhyolites are offshoots of their Desdemonan cousins.

  • Ryholties can find minerals and reconfigure them which allows them to pass through solid rock.

  • Rhyolite ships are the largest of the Six Systems. They can mine planets without landing on the planet's surface.



  • The Rhyolites are very formal in the way they dress. They enjoy political intrigue and aren't afraid to manipulate situations to their advantage. Some would consider them cold and uncaring, but their formality prevents them from showing their deep emotions.

  • They are empathic and are deeply connected to their passions. For this reason, they are very close to Desdemona. They love art in many forms, but enjoy music played in the depths of their caves.

  • The Rhyolites loosely follow the teachings of the Ancients, but still journey to Xardenora to commune with the sentient Golden Wood trees.

  • Many spend a majority of their times mining the minerals in the depths of their planet or traveling to uninhabited planets to mine for minerals for Texveda's advanced technology.


Rhyolite Characters featured in The Progenitor Chronicles

Queen Sylica

King Tristen (From Desdemona)

Crown Princess Syderite

Queen Krystallos (married King Oren of Xardenora, mother of Princess Xendara)

Prince Muscovite

Lord Goethite


The Progenitor by Sara Wright

Peace was all Xendara desired, but her enemies hunger for her power. Princess Xendara is the heir to the throne, but her life is turned upside-down when a mysterious spaceship attacks. She learns her father had secrets. With his untimely demise, she must uncover them before her enemies remove her from power. In her quest to keep peace within the Six Systems, she discovers a power she didn’t know she had; a power that everyone is looking to exploit. With the help of her childhood friend Darijus, she unlocks long lost memories of her past, only to find his destiny is intertwined with her own. A prophecy guides her choices to the correct timeline. But can she trust a prophecy that foretells the death of a loved one? With the destiny of the Universe on the line, who she chooses to trust will divide a galaxy.

With powers her enemies aim to exploit, will she risk galactic war?


Sara Wright is a science fantasy author who loves to add dash of sweet romance to her books.


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Time Crystal - the prequel short story to The Progenitor Chronciles

Time Crystal by Sara Wright

The Progenitor Chronicles


Time Crystals are forbidden for a reason, but King Oren must use one to save a civilization.

King Oren’s only goal was to be a peaceful caretaker of the galaxy. But when a girl falls through a portal into his courtyard clutching a forbidden Time Crystal, his life changes.

With a cataclysmic event imminent, he must lead a group from his home system to the opposite side of the galaxy. Everyone looks to their seemingly immortal race for aid, but even with their elemental powers, they are far from perfect.

Armed with the Time Crystal, they seek to stop an exploding star from decimating an entire population. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to use the crystal. Even worse, he might die trying.

Will King Oren stop the star from exploding? Or will time unravel?

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