Thulcandra (RS 8409-1353-6-169846-697 in 9.7.4.) is remarkably Earthlike with a diameter of 11343.6 km and a gravity of 0.95 G. With a semimajor axis of 1.2 AU from its sunlike star, the planet’s year is about 1.2 years long. Thulcandra has 9 moons, two of which are S-Class worlds. It has a day length of 15 hours and 47 minutes
The system is slightly younger than Earth’s own at 4 billion years old. The planet is 1581.7 light-years from Earth and is located close to the Orion Nebula, Horsehead Nebula, Bernard’s Look and Messier 78.
With an axial tilt of only 12° and 57’, the seasons on Thulcandra are more mild than they are on Earth. The planet is slightly cooler than Earth with a planetary mean temperature of about 9.5 °C.
The original atmospheric pressure was low at about 0.35 but after a few years of terraforming the planet had an earthlike atmosphere.
The lifeforms on Thulcandra seem to be edible to humans save for a few poisonous plants and animals. There does not appear to be any type of humanlike intelligent species on the planet safe for the small feline sized creatures known to the inhabitants as kzinti. They have felinoid characteristics, four legs, tail and a face that has remarkably feline features, plus they can purr and meow. It is unknown how kzinti came to be so feline in appearance.
Discovered in 3150 by a group of science fiction enthusiasts, this planet seemed like a remarkable world for many people who enjoyed science fiction to settle and create the cultures based off of their favorite scifi book, tv series, holoseries etc. The choice was made mostly due to the alien night sky which had many nebulae in the sky.
In 3152 a large group of scientists, engineers etc arrived in large ships that resembled their favorite scifi ships and began to build up the atmosphere of Thulcandra after extensive tests on the native lifeforms to make sure that the increase of pressure wouldn’t harm them. A few had to be relocated to higher ground but they took to their new homes eagerly.
When the terraforming was completed in 3160 the colonists began to spread across the main continents and built settlements and cities that would closely resemble their favorite cities. Large utopian cities based on science fiction stories were built on Hyperion as well as its two S-Class moons.
Over the next few decades, cities were constructed all over the system and soon the Thulcandran civilization began to terraform and colonize other nearby worlds to fit the conditions of other famous science fiction stories. They soon formed the small Thulcandran Federation in 3200, a loose grouping of worlds that mimicked many of the interstellar civilizations found in science fiction.
They stayed within the confines of the nebulae surrounding them, and have even welcomed a couple of alien civilizations into their small interstellar coalition.
As human technology advanced the people of these worlds began to create near exact replicas of famous ships such as the USS Enterprise, Death Star, Serenity, and many more. Some humans even used genetic manipulation to become the aliens of science fiction.
Today the nebulae are filled with worlds based off of ancient scifi as well as unique ships and stations. Some have even been known to call it the “Nerd Sector.”
The culture of Thulcandra is vastly disperse and unique. Each city could be considered a country in and of itself. They are self-governing and only submit to Confederacy rules when absolutely necessary.
The difference between cities is astonishing. One could appear to look like a section of Coruscant while another could appear to be from the Hyperion or Foundation series.
All in all, this planet has one of the most unique human cultures throughout the galaxy. The current population is approximately 19 billion.