The World Of Khoras - Physical World

The Twin Suns

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The most important and noticeable characteristic of this system is its binary star. This pair, a blue dwarf and a yellow giant, orbit each other at close range completing a cycle every 28 days. The blue dwarf is called Drellis, the yellow giant is Karrym. Because the two stars orbit each other 12 times faster than the planet orbits them, the planet sees an apparent shift in stellar positions every 7 days. Every week (7 days) the two suns move a quarter turn in their endless dance. The month of the common calendar used by most races is based on one complete cycle of the stellar orbit pattern. Each month begins and ends with the two stars in perfect balance. Each month sees the exact same pattern - balanced, karrym dominant, balanced, drellis dominant, balanced.

The two stars glide through this pattern each month, constantly eclipsing each other. Tendrils from Karrym’s gaseous envelope are pulled away from that stellar giant and drawn into the Drellis in what looks like a continual stream of energy between the two. However, except during an eclipse or with visual aid, this ribbon of energy is usually impossible to see from Khoras.


Karrym is a yellow giant. It is surrounded by a thick gaseous envelope of electrically charged plasma and metallic particles. Karrym’s mass blocks the dark essence in the light of Drellis (see below) when it fully eclipses the blue dwarf. When the two stars are passing each other and share the sky, the gaseous envelope around Karrym partially shields Khoras from the dark essence.


Drellis is a blue dwarf star. It is much smaller than Karrym, but due to its extremely high density, it has an almost equal mass and gravitational pull. It fiery white-blue surface also burns much hotter than Karrym and emits a great deal more energy and radiation.


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