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Anatomy of the Veto Mortem System is a work in progress. A basilican is actively working on the article and more content will be added on an ongoing basis until complete.

Position of Veto Mortem[]

Veto Mortem orbits the galaxy as if it were a satellite galaxy. It is sufficiently far enough away that the sky from all of the planets is black at night, with the exception of the Basilicus Prime galaxy, which occupies about half of the sky from Javan, the only naturally life-bearing planet in this area of space.

Veto Mortem Position

A diagram explaining the whereabouts of Veto Mortem

Stork Theory[]

The Stork Theory was devised by Hernel Schnow (1596—1677 NJE), a renowned Javanian astronomer during the Javanian Enlightenment (1342—1800 NJE).

The theory states that the Decessus system was once a binary system, with the Veto Mortem star as its partner, and was located near the centre of the galaxy. At this time Veto Mortem was just a few million years old, and most of its planets were molten, or had not yet formed. A nearby nebula tugged on the binary, and thrust Decessus three light years from Veto Mortem. Decessus still had gravitation influence on Veto Mortem, and dragged it with it to the outside of the galaxy, thus explaining the name "Stork Theory". Every time Veto Mortem was another ten percent further from Basilicus, Decessus was another ten light years away from Veto Mortem. Today it is still receding.

Effects of the Distance of from Basilicus[]

One of the effects of the distance from Basilicus is that the only radiation comes from Home Star, and any toying with radioactive materials by the technological societies that inhabit the system. This lack of radiation was perfect for the rising of life on Javan.

...just enough radiation. The light needed for photosynthesis is available, yet harmful rays such as Gamma are absent. It is because of this I think that life arose on a planet with no magnetic field, where it otherwise would never have.

Hernel Schnow


Veto Mortem

A map of the Veto Mortem System. All planets shown have colonies on them, or in the case of the gas giants, their moons.

The planets of the Veto Mortem system, in order from the closest to the star to the furthest, are Heynas, Firion, Javania, Hydras, and Reptol.


A small rocky world and the hottest in the system, Heynas has no known moons. Its liquid surface, is wrapped in a thin atmosphere of Nitrogen. It has a Javanian population of just 500,000.


Two-thirds the size of Javania, Firion has a substantial atmosphere consisting of Ammonia, Hydrogen and trace amounts of Oxygen. The planet is extremely volcanic; although lava seldom remains in liquid form on the surface, eruptions are a common sight. The daytime surface temperature is . Firion has one moon, and a thin belt of asteroids. The Javanian population is about 2 billion on the planet and 1 million on the moon.


The only planet with naturally occurring intelligent life, Javania has one moon and one half-moon, named Merion and Heptus respectively.

The oceans consist of mainly organic materials, which is the sole diet of the Javanians.