Pelus

Known to the original humans as Rho Cassiopeiae, and to the Gaijin as Verna 1178B. Below is an artist’s impression of the star, from before humans discovered The Ring.
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Most of the information we have about Pelus is based on technological measurements that we do not have access to. For example, we are told that it is classed as a Yellow Hypergiant star (which is never explained), and that it has a radius close to three times that of Earth’s orbit (a planet we have never visited).

However, there are a few things that we can gather from the databases of species gone by which are useful here.

History

Pelus has not always been such a large star. Originally, it was very small – it was only due to the advanced detection methods employed by the Criteks that they were able to spot it as a potential candidate for Reset Events. Some scholars think that by now, the Gaijin must also have access to this technology.

In any case, over billions of years Pelus has ballooned from a very small star to the object we see today. Scholars of previous races are certain of the date it will explode, which is expected to wipe us out, marking it down to the year.

Place in the Galaxy

As far as we can tell, Pelus is enormous for a star. A size comparison has been found amongst the data on the subterranean computer systems – in the following image Pelus would appear in part 6, whereas most stars that support life appear in part 3 or 4.
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Apparently, stars such as Pelus are very rare in the galaxy and nearly never support life. We theorise that this is why we appear to be the only ones in the galaxy with access to magic – it must somehow be related to the star. Pelor has confirmed that the gods only have power close to stars as additional evidence for this theory.

Pelus

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