They say that when a star dies, another is born. Different realities with different laws of physics affect that principle in different ways.
When our planet reached the end of its lifespan and it could no longer sustain life in any form, it collapsed on itself and then exploded outwards. The few fragments that remained on the outer rim of it’s solar system began to absorb the essences of the similar elements surrounding them, and they began to drift back into orbits around the remaining sun. Over the passage of a few years, various fragments began to form individual atmospheres. The different land masses were isolated according to their elements.
There began to form lands endowed with the element of fire that gravitated closest to the sun. Some of these fragments and chunks formed into lands rich in water just a bit further out than the lands of fire. A bit further out from those, where some of the solar system’s main planets were before the supernova; remained great chaos. The steel that remained from the various satellites began to draw together into land masses saturated with iron, now known as the Iron lands. The static charge that was produced from their magnetic movements and collisions gave birth to the current Galvanic lands. Further out from that chaos, as chunks of our once great planet still moved in very loose and conflicting orbits causing a stronger gravitational field to form, various lands began to form with their individual trapped winds that ranged from extremely violent to pleasant and calm. But still out furthest of all, some fragments began to freeze from the lack of warmth from the central sun and were painted with ice.
The races that once inhabited the many planets in the solar system, that escaped the supernova, began to turn back to their old system. Upon returning they found not many planets but one giant planet almost completely formed together. The planet (Elementary), appeared as many large groups of land being drawn together by some unseen force, but not yet a completely connected globe. As the returning races began to orbit the planet in their ships, they found that it was divided into six distinct regions. Each having its own element. Each region appeared to be divided by normal fertile lands.
This is where our story begins…
The returning races were both amazed and relieved at the prospect of a new, habitable, home world. Their search was over. Their joy was quickly interrupted by the realization that there was a small group of ships racing toward the planet. Everyone seeing this began to do the same, understanding that those who arrive first would have first choice of the land.
The first group to pass through the atmosphere found no resistance and were pleasantly surprised to find strange new seeds in their inventories which were not previously there. Those that followed were stopped dead in their tracks upon seeing one of the ships separating the two groups, explode from the sudden appearance of some form of protective shield.
They were then greeted by a faceless voice…
“Welcome home travelers. Many things have changed since your departure, and they will not return to the way they were! The destruction of your planet destroyed very nearly the entire solar system. This cannot happen again.”
Meanwhile, as the first group of ships fly by over the land inside the atmosphere: the announcement over the comm system continues as if narrating their voyage. “The Frozen lands are cold and frigid always. The ground is forever covered in ice. But when potted and seeded with the appropriate seeds they yield luscious, thorny, tentacled plants that grow into rather dangerous bushes. When using the tree seeds of this land, an icy spruce tree is produced.”
Back on the ships of the second group, everyone is confused concerning the seeds and began to question openly “what seeds?” The faceless voice quickly answered as if hearing them directly, “the desired seeds will be made available to you all for purchase very soon.” The faceless voice continued to describe the various lands and their foliage. “After the Frozen lands, begin the Zephyr lands. The very land channels the wind and imbues the plants of the same element with the necessary nutrition to grow. The trees require a massive pot to help balance their enormous heights and their thick trunks. The petals of the flowers are scattered about by the winds in all directions.
Following the Zephyr lands of air are the Lava lands of fire. Lava oozes from the very pores of the ground in this region. The constant heat never allows the ground to cool and solidify but on the same token the land stays just cool enough for the lava to not maintain a completely liquid form. The land is covered in something like a thick, molten paste.”
Meanwhile back on one of the ships from the first group the captain continues to document in the ship’s log, “the lava appears to climb the very trunks of the trees causing their bushy, leafy canopies to burst into flames. The leaves of the flowers, with their bright reddish orange hue, seem to almost wither from the heat yet they seem to never fully dry up. The petals of the flower share the same color as the leaves, yet they appear to have more life in them as they surround the firm pasty molten core.”
The faceless voice continued on describing the lands: “The Galvanic lands are probably the most dangerous region here. The land itself flows with raw electricity, which crawls up and down both the large droopy trees and the lush flowers. The electricity climbs the dark trunks of the trees and discharges through the leaves. The flower are equally dangerous for the same reason, but they give an indication of their electric charge before they discharge.
The Iron lands follow those of electricity. The ground is basically iron and near impossible to dig. The trees are pure steel and never put forth leaves but the branches grow endlessly in-spite of the lack of leaves. The flowers grow in clusters of four, but beware when examining them as their petals are razor sharp. You’ll bleed before you feel the pain of the cut.
Last but not least, are the Wet lands of water. Water flows copiously in these lands, depending on the time of year. The plants are well adapted to the excess water though. The trees filter and purify all types of water through their roots. The flowers are quite unique as they draw water from the ground, filter it, and present it for a drink in their cup-like petals.”
Back onboard the ships waiting outside the barrier, the voice of the faceless one ceased and there was silence from everyone anticipating more information from their new travel guide. After the passing of a few minutes, he began to speak again. “As I’m sure you can see, each of these regions is separated by the common lands (those lands that remain the most similar to that of your home world). They are basic in that they possess no strange element. They are normal in every way except in the insects that they spawn and send roaming over the face of the whole planet. Their elemental neutrality makes it possible for each of the elemental lands to be near each other without any conflict. They allow for the different seasons to pass over the whole planet without being neutralized by a conflicting region.”
“Unlike your home world previously which had only four seasons, this planet now possesses six. But they are completely random and emanate from Zone 0 throughout the whole of the planet. During the rain season it rains nearly everyday. The same heat that keeps the rain liquid maintains a thick and heavy level of humidity. During the windy season, there is much wind. Some days the winds are calm and warm. Other days they are fierce and strong, bringing nearly freezing temperatures. During the icing season, everything freezes and becomes covered with a thick layer of ice that renews itself daily. The very precipitations stings of small ice pellets. The industrial season hardens and solidifies all due to the extreme pressure. There is no wind, only the dense, heavy pressure of the heat and humidity from the moisture evaporating from the ground. The great pressure and humidity cause iron particles to release into the air adding to the weight and oppression of the thick, humid atmosphere. The lightening season carries light but vibrating winds which charge the residue of iron essence in the air to cause lightening bolts to strike from anywhere at anytime. There is a constant static charge in the air during this season. It causes all hair to stand on end, and all things that move give off some form of static shock just from the friction in the air. Lastly is the burning season. Everything burns during this time except those things of the same element. If not for the fire, it burns for the dehydration because of the extreme heat. There is a slight breeze during this season that both spreads and ignites fires all over the planet.”
“The group that is inside the shield currently will begin the resettlement process. They will be hereafter referred to as the Holders. The group that is currently outside of the shield will be known as the Occupants. The Holders will be instructed in how to cultivate and prepare the planet for the final resettlement. This process will take some time. While this is happening, the Occupants will prepare themselves onboard their ships outside of the shield,” the voice continued. “Aside from marking and separating the various lands for resettlement, there will be the establishment of a new economy. That will be explained to you all at a later date. After which the planet will be open to all,” the voice stopped, to give everyone time to digest what was said.