Sentii

Sentii

Location

SpaceThe Outcropping

Location Information

TerrainClimatePoints of Interest
Small Plateaus, SavannahSemi Arid to Dry BinaryUnknown


Musical rendering from the “Outcropping EP”

Overview

The most striking feature of Sentii is what it lacks—tall rock structures like most of The Outcropping has. Instead, Sentii sports large areas with slight rolling hills that give way to partial plateaus. These “partial plateaus” are often flat or with a slight angle up from the flat or hilled areas, and fall to other flat or hilled areas after a steep cliff, like those seen in the image above. The Xiruen who manage to live in Sentii are those who can make their homes in these near-vertical cliff faces, which are the only cover from the oppressive heat, occasional torrential rain, or other threats Sentii offers to its inhabitants.
Like other local groups in The Outcropping, at its most inhabitable Sentii is a Binary climate. Some harsher areas of the group have little-to no rainfall and are thus categorized as Semi Arid, where the little available moisture is sought after by flora and fauna alike. In the Dry Binary regions, the Planet-Stars undergo half a year of warm temperatures in the “cold” part of the year, and a half-year of scorching heat that can give rise to rainfall. After it gets hot enough to evaporate any moisture in the soils and grasses across the flatlands, a near-daily cycle begins of the moisture evaporating to meet the colder air of the upper-atmosphere before falling back down onto parched land. During this half of the year, what little moisture that can be absorbed in the ground and by plants is done during the darker portion of the day before evaporating as the light of Astran comes over the horizon, then falling back down into standing puddles by the time of last light. This phenomenon creates small and ever-changing lakes across the local group, to which both plants and animals are well adapted.

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