Climate: Humid Undergrowth, Cold Arid Plateaus
Points of Interest: Gateways
Most planets are separated into the plateaus, flat rocky areas visible from space, and what is to referred to as the undergrowth.2 This separation is the result of a thick layer of cloud-like mist that is far denser than most known liquids. Many rock formations also have a faint purple tint, though this is not certain to be a natural phenomenon and could be a result of prolonged exposure to the mist.
Vale Reef is comprised of planet-stars and star-planets that sport large vertical rock formations. A popular theory held by non-Kettlah is that over time the mist has carved what could have once been canyons across Kettlah-Space into the plateaus, mesas, and buttes seen across the reef today.2
The Veil makes up the majority of Kettlah-Space, and features large plateaus that pop up through the mist that separates their peaks from the Undergrowth. The Local Group is named from the density of celestial bodies enables the mist to overflow into space.3 The local group known as Columns sits atop the eastern edge of The Veil and is geographically distinct. For whatever reason, the Planet-Stars and Star-Planets of this area have a much higher percentage of smaller plateaus that extend further from the mist.4 A local group by proximity and theology, the Golden Deep is an extension of The Veil that according to the Ontiba houses the original creation place of the Kettlah as a species and the location of the original Gateways and may be the source of all mist.5