|a map of Rain World (source)|
pek had long ago adopted the practice of introducing zeptites into the structure of planets, I began imagining how Hemmal could have geological features that had been crafted to resemble parts of Earth. Then, pushing the idea of engineered continents to the extreme, I invented Rain World, a planet with many artificially constructed continents.
For The League of Yrinna, I imagine that the Phari have long modified the geology of worlds located in Alastor Cluster. The impossibly tall mountains of Marune, the single continent Merlank on Trullion and the Katenary Islands on Numenes are all artificial structures. The Triskelion planetary ensemble was assembled by the Phari.
In Part 3 of The League of Yrinna, Glinnes and Duissane arrive on the planet Yrinna. Among the first planets in Alastor Cluster that were settled by humans, Yrinna has an unusual geology. Yrinna is located right in the middle of an asteroid belt and its surface has been shaped by many asteroid impacts. Ancient craters lie below the deep ocean.
The two dozen large land areas of Yrinna are similar to Olympus Mons of Mars. Most of these land areas are the domain of a single clan, among them the Rianle, Ambal and Gensifer clans that are all part of the League of Yrinna (an organization devoted to space piracy).
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