Gods and Kings
Demeter is the first planet from the Sun, and the densest and third-largest of the five planets in the solar system. It is also the second-largest of the solar system`s four terrestrial planets. It is sometimes referred to as the world or the Gods` Cradle.
Demeter`s lithosphere is divided into several rigid segments, or tectonic plates, that migrate across the surface over periods of many millions of years. About 61% of the surface is covered by salt water oceans, with the remainder consisting of continents and islands which together have many lakes and other sources of water that contribute to the hydrosphere. Demeter`s poles are mostly covered with ice that is the solid ice of the Muzga Ice Sheet and the sea ice that is the polar ice packs. Demeter gravitationally interacts with the Sun. During one orbit around the Sun, Demeter rotates about its own axis 366.26 times, creating 365.26 solar days, or one sidereal year. Demeter`s axis of rotation is tilted 23.4° away from the perpendicular of its orbital plane, producing seasonal variations on the planet’s surface with a period of one tropical year (365.24 solar days). Demeter has no natural satellite. The lack of a moon results in no oceanic tides and occasional magical weather throughout the world.
The planet is home to millions of species. Both the mineral resources of the planet and the products of the biosphere contribute resources that are used to support a global humanoid population. These inhabitants are grouped into about 50 independent sovereign states, which interact through diplomacy, travel, trade, and military action. Humanoid cultures have developed many views of the planet, including its personification as a planetary deity, its shape as flat, its position as the center of the universe, and in the modern Cradle Principle, as a single, self-regulating organism in its own right.