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Estrom’Ir (Es-traum-ear) Lore

Among the heavens sits a planet that orbits a pair of stars in a constant fight for power – a circumbinary planet named Estrom’Ir. While the two divas of the sky, Tenar and Erathim, fight for dominance, neither giving way to the other, Estrom’Ir wanders an oval pattern around them that accelerates as it passes from the strength of one star to the next and slows down as it begins to pull away from the other; the transition from one to the other called the “Solar Transition.” She thrives within the habitable zone that exists within the stars’ orbits, providing enough energy and warmth for life but not so much as to cause gases to rise from the crust and destroy the atmosphere.

As with all things created by the Gods, Estrom’Ir’s exact position was decided for some unclear future purpose. The unique orbit, with minor shifts in gravity, combined with the magical essence of the planet itself, provide some anomalies that create a gorgeous environment. Throughout the lush forest landscape and vast plains and oceans, Estrom’Ir also contains some floating landscapes that seem to defy gravity. Some of the creatures further away from the equator, where gravity is nearly unaffected by the shift in planetary dominance, have evolved a bit differently with longer limbs and thicker bone structures.

The most remarkable aspect of Estrom’Ir, however, is the torn moon that is believed to have been a part of the planet. Science has determined that when Estrom’Ir had first been pulled between the two stars, when the orbit she now holds was being carved into the universe, that the northernmost portion of the planet was ripped from her core. It is believed that that portion of the planet was immediately flooded by the oceans of Estrom’Ir, exposing more land mass, and is now entirely covered in ice and never shifts towards either star, resulting in a permanent frozen glacier that ever so slightly sheds a few feet of ice twice a year during the Solar Transition.