Share
Garden Worlds

Worlds that support complex biosphere and macroscopic life forms

Garden Worlds
Image from Steve Bowers
Several natural Garden Worlds in the Terragen Sphere. Clockwise from top left; Menexenos, Macrystis and Lontis, Trees, Earth, Fuego, Tanhauser and Samael

Also called Macrobial, Macrobiotic or Macrobiological Worlds, these worlds are life-bearing planets with a complex biosphere and macroscopic life forms. Naturally evolved garden worlds are rare; most garden worlds within the Terragen sphere have been engineered by Terragens or xenosophonts. Worlds with primitive unicellular, protobiotic or noncellular life are generally not considered to be garden worlds.

The term 'natural garden world' is sometimes reserved for worlds with biospheres that have evolved without any known interference since the planet's formation, although natural garden worlds which have been minimally altered in the distant past by various xenosophonts are often still included. There are currently 3,560 natural garden worlds within the Terragen Sphere.

List of natural garden worlds

A selection of naturally evolved garden worlds in the Terragen Sphere (chiefly the closest example of each type to Sol). All dates in AT (the After Tranquillity calendar)

Star: System Name Constellation: Distance from Sol (ly) Planet Name Planetary Type Sophonts (if any) Notable Species /Conditions
Sol: Solsys 0 Earth MariTundral AquaGaian Humans Cetacea, Elephants, etc.
HD 47186: Prominences Ophiuchus: 122.3 Trees MariTepidal AquaGaian Pspyder
JD 414155: Senbanya Canis Major: 273 Sentohai AmuAquaGaian Ammonia + water biosphere
YTS 122-18819: Lanwase Leo Minor: 349 Chencue TitanoGaian Home Lamps
JD 281911: Piaget Carina: 398 Duxed Stilbonian AquaGaian Satellite Riyarkunag
JD 10199752: Kawato Cepheus: 419 Won Karana (So Colorful) AquaCytherean Biosphere in supercritical fluid
YTS 878112-661 A/B: Inyanaine/Okerbart Eridanus: 453 Jirayaka Videntian AquaGaian AquaThalassic . Sea Leeks
YTS 771967-07: Berrinche Vulpecula: 485 Fuego Apnean AquaEuropan Lignosagittae
JD 502206-1: Si'swikknii Eridanus: 507 Wiis'ssnii AquaGaian Oceanic life
JD 474939 A/B : Mye/Ayeve Aquila: 519 Mye's Gate TitanoGaian Wetmats
JD 9901079 : Kallawah Orion: 533 Kallahwa Yenah Vesperian AmuAqua- Europan (Satellite) Ammonia + water biosphere
YTS 4090739 -1: Juroduba Capricorn: 557 Pannewa AquaGaian Sunspire
JD 9099833: Sevdago Pyxis: 575 Reshlak Capno Cytherean Venus-like biosphere
JD 2026652: Tayaksekal Sagitta: 590 Zakdakha Vesperian AquaAmuGaian Fobek
JD 400435-530: Minnesang Ara: 641 Tannhauser PetroGaian Walking Mountain
YTS 8785810: Tayatang Cygnus: 743 Tarraraic AquaArean Gotawen's Burrower
YTS 10-99033-1: Daw' Qalil Puppis: 755 Hadiqat Aljalid AzoGaian Nitrogen biosphere
JD 73881012: Yagarton Sagittarius: 858 Mergatross Capno Abyssal CO2 biosphere
JD 7716807: Yechidah Hydra: 882 Ruach Jotunnian Ammo- Neptunian Ruach Toroids
YTS 39249-11: Decesanon Camelopardalis: 944 Tamarinde Capno AquaGaian (Pelagic Thermal) Khowagong
YTS 496619-04: Nudora Monoceros: 1071 Elmo AquaGaian (Marine) Cookie Fiend
YTS 4885002-3825: Ngeedon Telescopium: 1098 Tawattaran AquaGaian (Marine) Thyresta (extinct) post-Thyrestan biota
JD 30302266: Furang'ne Lyra: 1225 Yorobong CapnoAquaGaian CO2/water biosphere
JD 870135: H'tat'sa'thoss Ophiuchus: 1235 Tohul AquaTohulian (Estuarine Thermal) To'ul'hs Skywhale
YTS 702550 -20: Arctar Perseus: 1355 Kalii AquaGaian Deathjungle of Kalii
JD 7399228: Skiinnysti Vela: 1467 Ukando's Brewery DionoEuropan Alchohol-based biosphere
JD 3566-181: Namse Namse Taurus: 1516 Garri Garri AquaAmmo Gaian Ammonia- water biosphere
YTS 9267-9531885: Rayleigh Triangulum: 1732 Blue AquaGaian Panthalassic Bluefysshe
JD 20021991: Lenxoc-Acxace Vela: 1824 Xenxac AquaDionoGaian (Marine Thermal) Xenxac windgliders
JD 5560221: Norton Vulpecula: 1954 Orwell AquaGaian (Marine Tepidal) Headfangs
YTS -660100-44911-2: Kampel Sudd Lyra: 2019 Calinder's World AquaGaian (Marine Tepidal) Stiltwalkers
YTS 32050-2-331-1: Savastus Camelopardalis: 2050 Macrystis Videntian AquaGaian Papercutters
YTS-5456111-003: Nico Gemini: 2107 Paula AquaGaian (Lacustrine) Paulans Joltweed
YTS- 241934611: Banchua-Wonomo Scorpio: 2116 Kambora! Vesperian CapnoCytherean CO2 biosphere
Rho Bentharis: Ha'um'te Scutum: 2286 S'sol-a AquaGaian (Pelagic) Hov's'sa (extinct) Aquatic civilisation
YTS-209101 -01001-2: Bay'rsa Sagittarius: 2406 Ystrad AmmoJovian Ring System Conchsquid
JD 4436-022:Gaotocho Monoceros: 2486 Nemonon CapnoGaian (Pelagic Thermal) CO2 biosphere
JD 574863405: Ha'o'kass'so Serpens: 2561 T'hos'shoss BrimoGaian Sulfur biosphere
ACAF 7319-19063879: Huycau -Sitr'achra Camelopardalis: 2611 Samael AmunGaian (Lacustrine) Samaelians Three-tailed scourge
JD 21009541: Re-Oss Qoc Delphinius: 2637 Nui Spiridonia AmunGaian (Estuarine Thermal) Rollerox
YTS- 687140983: Ketisek Cassiopeia: 2816 Fortunella TitanoGaian Methane biosphere
M67-1-684: Nattiga Cancer: 2939 Koelher GaianXeric Archtrees
M67-1-439: Bouvea Cancer: 2944 Ferraro AquaEuropan Spicularians
JD 11094479: Sharp Point Norma: 2971 New Poseidon AquaGaian (Pelagic) Macroamoeboids
YTS-11315-10014: Huma Circinus: 3084 Simurgh Superterrene AquaGaian (Estuarine) Pentapods
JD 47887479: Word of Konto Sagittarius: 3144 Ratay's Vision TitanoGaian (Lacustrine Tundral) Methane biosphere
JD 9802-8: Sevikli Perseus: 3210 Oshiq AquaGaian (Marine Thermal) Undercow
YTS 1499-0101-4: Socrates 471 Auriga: 3372 Menexenos AquaGaian (Marine Thermal) Menexenes Worldtrees
YTS 955673 7889 00: Anaximander Carina: 3667 Kammerer AquaGaian (Marine) Festuca Sophonce Joker Leafants
JD 19101-11-8: Demonia Aquila: 3699 Iridule AquaGaian (Pelagic Thermal) Pipers Crownfish
JD 6630205-1: Shataten Taurus: 3701 Remagar AquaGaian (Estuarine Glacial) Snowghosts
G Ilnaris: Bevokda Lupus: 3795 MuvonVie TitanoGaian HIE565MZE (extinct) Methane-breathing civilisation
ACAF 4359902: Almighty Troublemaker Carina: 3950 Big Building MariTepidal AquaGaian Cthonids Mud-otters (extinct)
Lambda Aedes: Madus Perseus: 4370 Socius DionoAquaGaian (Estuarine Thermal) Dyglufsare Liminal biota
YTS-4450100-499-221: Shili Cepheus: 4911 Yanqiu Vesperian AquaGaian (Pelagic Tundral) Eyegloes
JD 205688910: Surdindo Camelopardalis: 5642 Lhagharia AquaTohulian (Marine Tepidal) HIE072CZE (extinct)
Wet greenhouse biosphere
JD 89190012: Napin Carina: 5842 Hyrai AquaGaian (Estuarine Tundral) Hyraian (extinct) Temperate water biosphere
YTS 110-120-0805: Masao Sagittarius: 6292 Shona FormaTohulian Black Teardrops
Alpha Jupkai: Iahi Decha Carina: 6459 Iahi Daon FortoAquaGaian (Marine Tundral)
Iahi Daon (extinct) Nitrous oxide biosphere
ACAF 546-220910: Ndiangu Mme Anwu Scorpius: 7816 Uwa Mmanu Superterrene PetroGaian (Marine) Xenacutidont diabolicus
ACAF 7356-15412488: Tsin'gakh Mensa: 165000 Tsi'wadzj AquaGaian (Marine) Pas'utu'ril Gliding Crab


List of xeno-engineered garden worlds

Many worlds were transformed into garden worlds long ago by xenosophont agencies. In the Terragen Sphere, such 'xenoformed' worlds are somewhat more commonplace than naturally-evolved garden worlds, but they can usually be distinguished by examination of the fossil record and by molecular and genetic analysis. Many of these worlds are related to each other, the relation of which can be found by tracing back the lineage, dating the biosphere, and simulating each star's trajectory to see if they all converge at one point. There are 4,881 xenoformed garden worlds within the Terragen Sphere.

Star: System Name Constellation: Distance from Sol (ly) Planet Name Planetary Type Sophonts (if any) Notable Species /Conditions
Lambda Aurigae: Helios Auriga: 40.7 New Gaia AquaGaian (Marine) HIE019CZE (extinct) Bubblekite
Chi Herculis: Balthazar Hercules: 51.6 Ridgewell AquaGaian (Lacustrine) HIE019CZE (extinct) Puffer Patch
HD 62549 Monoceros: 161 Xanthippe and Kate VitrioGaian Thiogens (extinct?) Sulfuric acid biosphere
HD 66740: Athos Puppis: 184 Ararat AquaGaian Mysterians (extinct?) Strobilatrees
JD 4409090: Tyrion Puppis: 214 Orobon Vesperian AquaGaian Mysterians (extinct?) Spoontrees
HD 65938: Yuanyin Monoceros: 215 Liushan VitrioGaian Thiogens (extinct?) Sulfuric acid biosphere
JD 9011853: Sesko Cepheus: 525 Natfaire Videntian IgneoGaian Pillars of Impermanence
Enterprise 43: Elemagne Andromeda: 594 Outland ChloroAquaGaian HIE282NPE / Halogenics (extinct) Chlorine-rich biosphere
JD 1833530: Xytos Musca: 766 Tytalus ChloroAquaGaian HIE282NPE / Halogenics (extinct) Chlorine-rich biosphere
YTS 850002-341: Cantor Carina: 2735 Chorus ChloroAquaGaian HIE282NPE / Halogenics (extinct) Now homeworld of the Jade Chime Singers
JD 1330778: Minos Perseus: 3041 Labyrinth AquaArean + AquaCryptian HIE106CZE (extinct) Aurora Crabs
YTS 6709-4410A+B: Cook Norma: 3246 Steelcliff AquaTohulian (Pelagic Thermal) Unknown (extinct?) BGC deep biosphere
Omicron Afri: Latakaia Scorpius: 3528Muuhll> Doreen NeoBiotic ChloroGaian Doreens (extinct) Chlorine biosphere
Tau Felis Minoris: Rangatawa Triangulum Australe: 3712 Boyuduro TitanoGaian HIE236PPE (extinct) Low Temperature biosphere
CEA-346746: Zamdir Cygnus: 3966 Muuhome TitanoGaian (Lacustrine) Muuh Low Temperature biosphere
JD 9384611: Yihgrarung Aquila: 4378 Vianghsin SalifoGaian Metal-salt biosphere
YTS 34990-191: Static Lupus: 4448 Whisper AquaGaian (Lacustrine) unknown Bio-hosted cybercosm
YTS 9477-4102AB:The Lifegivers Gemini: 5656 Limner World Alpha AquaGaian Auld Limners (extinct) Limners
JD 43440611: Enigma Canis Major: 4597 Stanislaw AquaGaian (Lacustrine Tepidal) unknown Botworld mechosystem
JD 14061991: Versekrea Puppis: 5519 Clive's Brain AquaGaian (Estuarine) Cybyota Sophont envome
JD 15506177: Raiaak Puppis: 5610 Seedworld AquaGaian (Marine) Cybyota Jeepers

List of former garden worlds

Garden worlds are fragile. The slightest disturbance can bring the end to the reign of the complex life over their world. Far more numerous than the garden worlds are these former garden worlds, worlds where the biosphere had succumbed to the elements over time. Some suffered natural destructive events such as the brightening of the local star or devastating asteroid impacts. Others were artificially destroyed, whether deliberately or accidentally. Xeno-engineered worlds are often more susceptible to environmental failure; less than optimal candidates often fail over a relatively short amount of time, becoming uninhabitable to complex life, or even losing their entire biospheres altogether. There are at least ten thousand former garden worlds within the Terragen Sphere.

Star: System Name Constellation: Distance from Sol (ly) Planet Name Planetary Type Extinct Sophonts (if any) Notable Extinct Species /Conditions
Delta Pavonis: Aristotle Pavonis: 19.881 Darwin MesoBiotic AquaGaian (Marine Tepidal) Paraeurypterids
HD 117207: Sagrei Centaurus: 106 Mohan MicroBiotic AquaCalidian Meditating Idol Builders Extinct stone-age culture
HIP 40138: Jahannam Puppis: 245 Hutamah PostBiotic Agonian Unnamed species: HIE019CZE Ex-Mysterian world
JD 8819117: Ediaa Bootes: 446 Belawan MicroBiotic IoCytherean Thiogenics Former sulfur biosphere
YTS 116-4389224: Sihhyu Pegasus: 628 Nammjye PostBiotic ChloroTohulian HIE282NPE / Halogenics (extinct) Chlorine World
Chronos 29: Kat-Nar Vulpecula: 2149 Ken-Lar-Jan Now converted into a black hole Da-Har-Ra World now abandoned
YTS 9969-0091-443 Geminorum: 4300 YTS 9969-0091-443b Postgaian Batholithic Civilisation World now abandoned

 
Related Articles
 
Appears in Topics
 
Development Notes
Text by The Astronomer, Steve Bowers 2020
based on original articles by Stephen Innis and M. Alan Kazlev; additional material by Dangerous Safety
Initially published on 05 April 2009.

 
 
>