Planet: Port Bren
Moons: 1 – Ablenides; 1 debris field, former moon.
Climate: Desert world
Most know the unremarkable world of Point Bren, home to the bothersome shatrat group lead by Cror Sendalven, but few know its history. A few Zeenarchs have discovered random clues but getting close to Point Bren to piece them together has proven difficult. One sentient has pieced enough together to assume that it was not always a barren wasteland that we see today.
Evidence can be found in caves and hidden underground ruins that there once was a thriving primitive culture living on the world now called Point Bren. Rest assured, the original denizens saw their home world as much more than just a “point” on some star map. They were the center of the universe, according to their religions. And inheritors of the great River of the Gods. One certain clear nights, one could see the bands of strange colored gases and matter that made up the ‘Zone and they saw that as their destiny.
What they did not know is that it would their undoing.
Somehow, despite the light years between the system and the ‘Zone, a very strange planetary and lunar alignment channeled deadly Shatterzone-like radiation through the gas giant Quintelus onto the planet. It did not kill the population but poisoned the planet for all flora and fauna. The planet slowly died out over a single generation. This was called the Tears of the Gods incident.
The inhabitants of the planet now known as Point Bren were however saved by some unknown benevolent ancient alien, transporting enough of their species over to the sister world, now known as Silva. These ancient aliens genetically modified the new colony stock to survive on the colder and thin-aired world. Combined with the harsh flora and fauna of the planet, the end result developed into the modern day Silvans.
The benevolent aliens also destroyed the second moon to prevent it happening again. Although, the damage was done, they feared the effects on the system as a whole if it happened again.