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Planet Aberly in system Bonty (MKC008)

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Aberly

"How lucky I am to have Aberley to look at" Ily Too
Bonty's second innermost planet, Aberley continues the trend of the system as a whole in having much wetness. However, as the average temperature of the planet is -2C, much of the water is bound up in the form of ice. In fact, ice covers 70% of the planet's surface giving a dazzling white appearance from most telescopes. Not, however, to the telescope of Ily Too. One of this genius astromomer's first astronomical projects as a boy was to design and build a special telescope which dampened the brightness of Aberley so that details of the surface could be seen. When Too looked through his creation for the first time at the White Planet, he saw nothing less than a cosmic eye staring back. The 10% of Aberley's land not covered by ice or liquid water, was grouped into a roughly circular continent, looking very dark against the ice. Around this crustal 'pupil', a band of starting blue liquid water flowed; its relatively warm current around the equator splitting in two around the landmass to form a stunning iris.
The subject of who, or what, might inhabit Aberley, took up many hours of discussion among the El - a favourite childhood game involved being chased by a hoard of ravenous smelly Abers - but it was not until Ily Too's invention that finding out the truth could really begin.
The truth,as it later turned out, was not so far from the imaginations of El children after all. The single continent had been formed by an enormous hotspot in the planet's molten mantle, which had led not only to its shape, but also its topography - rather like that of an upturned-frisbee rising out of the sea. This geography, although beautiful when viewed from space, was actually quite boring from the planet's surface, apart from right at the coasts, where the kilometer high cliffs did add a certain something to the view.
The featureless mesa on top of these cliffs was therefore a chilly and unprepossessing place, even to those who inhabited it, and the limited space and productivity of the land had led to a rather dour and aggressive race of beings, with an abundance of body hair. Due to the huge updraughts up the Sheercliff raising moist, warm air from the sea and cooling it rapidly at the top, the mesa was also pretty cloudy and wet. The main focus of early Ab society was therefore to keep warm and dry, with an emphasis on stealing from your neighbour if they were perceived as being warmer or drier than you. An early Ab religion was based on the 'Dryland' - a mythical continent across the 'Circlesea' where the sun always shone, and it never rained. The Dryland was heaven, where the Ab went after death, nobody mortal could travel there. In fact, it was forbidden to leave the mesa at all. There were reasonable truths behind this edict - the oxygen content of the atmosphere at sea level was aroung 13% higher than up on the mesa top, making it pretty unpleasant at least, and a severe fire hazard at best. Also the planet's 18 small moons contrived in their own small way to cause fluctuations in sea level which would be quite hard to live with while clinging to a vertical kilometre-high cliff.

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