Shattered Planets

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Overview[edit]

The majority of content in this datacore was adapted by Rhavas from The Seyllin Report and his own travels (the Interstellar Privateer Shattered Planets Datacore). Both of these primary sources contain significant additional information regarding connected and related issues, as well as analysis and speculation relative to causes and other influences. Readers are strongly encouraged to review those sources of primary material as well as the Arek'Jaalan research projects to better understand the full picture.
The findings below reflect only the knowledge prior to the events of December YC 116 and the discovery of Thera and the shattered wormholes.

The nine known shattered planets are simultaneously one of the best-known stories and yet deepest mysteries in New Eden. These destroyed worlds are testament to the massive destructive power that caused what is now known as The Seyllin Incident, a disaster that focused huge amounts of solar plasma, heat and radiation directly into the first planet of nine O1 (now A0) Blue class stars, burning and boiling them away into space. On Seyllin I alone, nearly 500 million people perished.

This datacore is an attempt to catalog the shattered worlds and what is known about each. There are still many mysteries to be resolved around the causes and impacts of the Seyllin Incident, many of which are being directly investigated by the Arek'Jaalan Initiative and its Project Tesseract. Capsuleers are encouraged to contact and work with Arek'Jaalan if interested in pursuing and assisting with these efforts.

What is a Shattered Planet?[edit]

In the context of the datacore included here, the term "Shattered Planet" refers specifically to the nine known non-Jovian decimated planets, seven in k-space and two in w-space. These worlds have been, in effect, boiled away to almost nothing, turned molten as a whole, and are uninhabitable by humanity. Four other worlds that are somewhat more controversial are herein referred to as "Associated Worlds" and are covered at the end of this datacore.

CONCORD Definition[edit]

Template:Quote The CONCORD statement is an old one, from just after the Seyllin Incident (see below). It highlights a key item - namely that the worlds "in the New Eden cluster" - that is to say non-Jovian k-space - are Seyllin-Incident-related. The others, particularly the wormhole worlds, may or may not be related.

Factual Details[edit]

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Comparison view of the nine proven shattered planets. Interstellar Privateer - Shattered Planets Datacore

There are nine known, reachable shattered planets:

The shattered planets all have the following key things in common:

  • A0 Blue Stars: The systems are all centered around an A0-Blue class star. This is also true of all of the "Associated Worlds". These stars have some properties, currently under investigation by Arek'Jaalan Project Tesseract, that make them a key component of everything that has happened. The stars were very large, very hot O1 class prior to the event, but the event itself reduced these stars to an A0 class. O1 stars are known to often devolve to Wolf-Rayet stars under some conditions; this appears to have been short-circuited in the case of the nine systems.
  • Planet I: The shattered planets are all first in their system, closest to the star. This is also true of all but one of the "Associated Worlds".
  • Decimated Mass & Density: The planets had significant volumes of rock become so superheated that the interiors of the planets boiled away into space. A great deal of material was also violently ejected from these planets, a portion of which can be seen orbiting above each of them in an asteroid-belt-like ring. While the worlds still appear spherical, the measurements available suggest that the remaining planet is composed largely of pumice formed when the anomaly turned the planet into a rapidly-boiling mass – leaving a hardened structure of “air bubbles” much like a sponge - a simple shell of air pockets and blasted charcoal. This means that the planets have dramatically low mass and escape velocity for their size. The escape velocities for the majority of the shattered planets are almost unbelievably low given their size. To put this in context:
    • These planets are in general a bit smaller than the average terrestrial world, 4150-8250 Km in radius.
    • The mass on the shattered worlds is so gutted that the escape velocity on 5 of 9 of these worlds is so low that a ship designed for a typical temperate world in-atmosphere flight can achieve escape velocity.
    • On a typical terrestrial world fit for human habitation, to use the Gallente grade-school jumping analogy, a person can jump half a meter, or roughly eight meters on the average moon. The gravity on a shattered planet is the equivalent of a large asteroid, where you could jump 45 meters, or the height of a 14-15 story building.
  • The biggest statistical commonalities across the 9 shattered worlds are:
    • Orbit Radius (7 of 9 are between 0.556 and 0.581 AU)
    • Surface Temperature (5 of 9 are between 530 and 600 Kelvin).
    • Average Size: On average they are small-to-midsize planets (avg 5,564 Km radius), with the exception of the two extremes of 2,860 (T-IPZB I) and 8,250 (3HQC-6 I).

The Shattered Planet Ring[edit]

File:Shatterring.jpg
The known shattered planets in k-space form a rough ring around Amarrian space.Interstellar Privateer - Shattered Planets Datacore

It is a common misconception in the capsuleer community that the shattered planets form a ring around the Eve Gate in the New Eden system. Based on the known, proven list of shattered planets, this is not far off in terms of cosmic distances but is still clearly incorrect, as the picture above shows. The true center of this ring is not in a jump-capable location, but is somewhere in the Tash Murkon region. The entirety of the Amarr Empire is encompassed within the ring.

Statistics[edit]

Planet Seyllin 35-RK9 3-HQC6 EAWE-2 SL-YBS T-IPZB Z8-81T J164104 J115422
Planets in System 8 8 8 6 8 11 10 8 6
Density 38.63 g/cm³ 69.51 g/cm³ 3.46 g/cm³ 6.31 g/cm³ 71.47 g/cm³ 76.25 g/cm³ 83.25 g/cm³ 39.04 g/cm³ 7.75 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.047 0.001 0.293 0.020 0.128 0.271 0.068 0.128 0.156
Escape Velocity 0.610 km/s 0.956 km/s 0.363 km/s 0.369 km/s 1.145 km/s 0.591 km/s 1.344 km/s 0.847 km/s 0.399 km/s
Mass 1.20e+22 kg 3.30e+22 kg 8.1e+21 kg 6.4e+21 kg 5.6e+22 kg 7.5e+21 kg 8.4e+22 kg - -
Orbit Period 35.1 days 116.1 days 7.6 days 6.6 days 10.8 days 7.7 days 10.6 days 10.8 days 11.4 days
Orbit Radius 0.558 AU 0.799 AU 0.675 AU 0.560 AU 0.556 AU 0.302 AU 0.581 AU 0.566 AU 0.577 AU
Pressure Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low
Radius 4150 km 4850 km 8250 km 6220 km 5730 km 2860 km 6230 km 5730 km 6060 km
Surface Gravity 0.045 m/s² 0.094 m/s² 0.008 m/s² 0.011 m/s² 0.114 m/s² 0.061 m/s² 0.145 m/s² 0.063 m/s² 0.013 m/s²
Temperature 337.29 K 189.77 K 550.51 K 672.33 K 539.73 K 597.47 K 439.11 K 539.73 K 530.07 K

Historical Context[edit]

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The Seyllin Incident[edit]

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Julianus Soter Moira. CEO and Founder of the Synenose Accord and the Seyllin Conference
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Dr Amira Author of The Seyllin Report
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Rhavas Author of Shattered and Project Tesseract Lead Researcher
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Mark726 Author of Eve Travel

On March 10, YC 111, the blue star of the Seyllin system sent a massive wave of energy and plasma through a magnetic channel, blasting the barren planet Seyllin I to molten shards and opening the wormhole network. Between seven and ten total anomalies were recorded on that day, leaving additional destroyed planets - henceforth known as "shattered planets" - in their wake. On Seyllin I alone, nearly 500 million souls perished as a result of this disaster.

Years later, we know little more about exactly what caused it, though an isotope known as Isogen-5 is suspected to have played a role. We know that the anomalies occurred, but not how they occurred together in seeming synchronization, nor with absolute certainty how many events there were.

To make matters even more concerning, the governments of the Empires, and CONCORD in particular, have been remarkably silent on these matters.

A handful of direct historical reports were produced during the incident. Some of these reports (particularly the supposed CONCORD video) are of uncertain veracity.

The Seyllin Conferences[edit]

On the one-year and two-year anniversaries of the Seyllin Incident, Julianus Soter organized conferences of capsuleers met to discuss the incident and what had been learned in the intervening time.

The Shattered Expeditions and Shattered Planets Datacore[edit]

Around the time of the Second Seyllin Conference, a capsuleer by the name of Rhavas partnered with Boundless Creation to explore a number of things, eventually becoming focused on the shattered planets and the Seyllin Incident, as well as its place in galactic politics. Rhavas chronicled his journeys to all of the known shattered planets outside of Jove space and compiled his findings, as well as suppositions and conjectures, upon their completion.

Additional Sources[edit]

A handful of other explorers have also written significantly on the Seyllin Incident.

The Ladies' Deep Space Astrogation Auxiliary was the first known documentation of visits to all of the k-space shattered planets; however, they appear to have closed down operations and that document is no longer available so far as Project Tesseract has been able to determine.

Mark726 of Eve Travel has also chronicled and analyzed these worlds as part of his grand exploration and charting of New Eden's unusual landmarks:

Black Claw has visited SL-YBS.

Poetic Stanziel has visited T-IPZB.

Arek'Jaalan and Project Tesseract[edit]

On July 7, YC 113 Hilen Tukoss, then of Zainou Biotech, left for the Minmatar Republic to start the Arek'Jaalan Initiative. Tukoss declared understanding of the Sleepers and wormhole space as his primary scientific objective for the Initiative.

Naturally, this announcement drew those already interested and invested in these pursuits, including Julianus Soter, Mark726 and Rhavas, all of whom took research positions in the Arek'Jaalan Multidisciplinary Division.

Rhavas announced Project Tesseract specifically for the purpose of compiling data and getting sound scientific answers to the numerous mysteries surrounding the Seyllin Incident, A0-class blue stars, and Isogen-5. As these results are uncovered, they will be posted here and on the project page.

K-Space Shattered Planets[edit]

Seyllin I[edit]

System Seyllin
Constellation Thoulde
Region Essence
Sovereignty Gallente Federation
System Status Low Security
Planets in System 8
Density 38.63 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.047
Escape Velocity 0.61 km/s
Mass 1.20e+22 kg
Orbit Period 35.1 days
Orbit Radius 0.558 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 4150 km
Surface Gravity 0.045 m/s²
Temperature 337.29 K
Seyllin I was infamously immortalized in the moment when nearly 500 million perished in radioactive flame, most trapped beneath the surface as it boiled away.

The wormholes all capsuleers are familiar with first appeared on the day of the Seyllin Incident, a likely side effect of that horrific event. Because of this well-known event, Seyllin is far and away the best-documented of the shattered planets, as noted above.

Seyllin is also the only shattered world in low security space - the rest are all in null security or wormhole space.

35-RK9 I[edit]

System 35-RK9
Constellation MK7-AO
Region Syndicate
Sovereignty Intaki Syndicate
System Status Null Security
Planets in System 8
Density 69.51 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.001
Escape Velocity 0.956 km/s
Mass 3.30E+22 kg
Orbit Period 116.1 days
Orbit Radius 0.799 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 4850 km
Surface Gravity 0.094 m/s²
Temperature 189.77 K
On the day of the Seyllin Incident, 35-RK9 I officially reported only an electromagnetic pulse that knocked out an Intaki station and nearly resulted in its destruction.

3HQC-6 I[edit]

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The destruction of 3HQC-6 ICONCORD Video
System 3HQC-6
Constellation Sword
Region Outer Ring
Sovereignty Outer Ring Excavations
System Status Null Security
Planets in System 8
Density 3.46 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.293
Escape Velocity 0.363 km/s
Mass 8.1e+21 kg
Orbit Period 7.6 days
Orbit Radius 0.675 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 8250 km
Surface Gravity 0.008 m/s²
Temperature 550.51 K
3HQC-6 I was one of the first worlds to report significant large-scale destruction. ORE lost contact with their colony early on during the Seyllin Incident and later confirmed that they had lost their mining colony and station there to a massive radioactive burst.

EAWE-2 I[edit]

System EAWE-2
Constellation SB3-IH
Region Stain
Sovereignty Sansha's Nation
System Status Null Security
Planets in System 6
Density 6.31 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.02
Escape Velocity 0.369 km/s
Mass 6.4e+21 kg
Orbit Period 6.6 days
Orbit Radius 0.56 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 6220 km
Surface Gravity 0.011 m/s²
Temperature 672.33 K
Sansha's Nation has been silent regarding anything that they lost in the destruction of EAWE-2, which is only a few jumps away from the Sansha headquarters system of 37S-KO.

SL-YBS I[edit]

System SL-YBS
Constellation V-4QJC
Region Great Wildlands
Sovereignty Thukker Tribe
System Status Null Security
Planets in System 8
Density 71.47 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.128
Escape Velocity 1.145 km/s
Mass 5.6e+22 kg
Orbit Period 10.8 days
Orbit Radius 0.556 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 5730 km
Surface Gravity 0.114 m/s²
Temperature 539.73 K
The Thukker Tribe reported a caravan missing in this system on the day of the Seyllin Incident, and requested Minmatar Republic assistance in searching for it. They eventually concluded that the caravan was destroyed along with the planet in this event.

T-IPZB I[edit]

System T-IPZB
Constellation D5-S0W
Region Delve
Sovereignty Capsuleer (Variable)
System Status Null Security
Planets in System 11
Density 76.25 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.271
Escape Velocity 0.591 km/s
Mass 7.5e+21 kg
Orbit Period 7.7 days
Orbit Radius 0.302 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 2860 km
Surface Gravity 0.061 m/s²
Temperature 597.47 K
While there is no clear record of events in T-IPZB on the day of the Seyllin Incident, the historical context of T-IPZB is perhaps the most interesting of all of the worlds involved. While hard evidence has been elusive, anecdotal evidence and word of mouth out of the Amarrian Empire suggests that Jamyl Sarum spent a significant amount of her time in exile focused on things happening in this system. The superweapon with which she wiped out the fleet of the Minmatar Elders was rumored to be powered by Isogen-5, much like the Seyllin Incident itself may have been. That Isogen-5, if true, likely came from this system. This theory is given additional credence by the existence of the T-IPZB Graveyard in this system, which is remarkably similar to the Mekhios Graveyard where the Elders were defeated and carries similar Isogen-5 decay byproducts.

A video record from the time of Sarum's resurgence shows footage of the Mekhios Graveyard (0:05-0:23) as well as the battle at Sarum Prime III (Mekhios) (1:29-1:47).

Z8-81T I[edit]

System Z8-81T
Constellation MY-QQI
Region Immensea
Sovereignty Capsuleer (Variable)
System Status Null Security
Planets in System 10
Density 83.25 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.068
Escape Velocity 1.344 km/s
Mass 8.4e+22 kg
Orbit Period 10.6 days
Orbit Radius 0.581 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 6230 km
Surface Gravity 0.145 m/s²
Temperature 439.11 K
Nothing is known about the events of the day of the Seyllin Incident at Z8-81T.

W-Space Shattered Planets[edit]

As noted in CONCORD's description of shattered planets as a class, it is unknown whether these are the result of the Seyllin Incident or some other cataclysmic force. The Seyllin Report speculates that they were, but this remains unproven.

J164104 I[edit]

System J164014
Constellation C119
Region R12
Sovereignty Sleepers
System Status C3 Wormhole
Planets in System 9
Density 39.04 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.128
Escape Velocity 0.847 km/s
Mass 3.1e+22 kg
Orbit Period 10.8 days
Orbit Radius 0.556 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 5730 km
Surface Gravity 0.063 m/s²
Temperature 539.73 K
Specifics around what caused this planet to become shattered are unknown.

J115422 I[edit]

System J115422
Constellation C271
Region R27
Sovereignty Sleepers
System Status C5 Wormhole
Planets in System 7
Density 7.75 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.156
Escape Velocity 0.399 km/s
Mass - kg
Orbit Period 11.4 days
Orbit Radius 0.577 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 6060 km
Surface Gravity 0.013 m/s²
Temperature 530.07 K
Specifics around what caused this planet to become shattered are unknown.

The "Ten Anomaly Controversy"[edit]

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This still shot of the CONCORD video clearly shows ten main sequence events underway during the Seyllin Incident. CONCORD Security Video

As noted above, there are nine proven shattered worlds, only seven of which are in jump gate-enabled systems.

However, there is some reliable evidence that there were ten “main sequence anomalies” (i.e. O1 star collapses) on the day of the Seyllin Incident. This could imply that there should logically be ten shattered planets in k-space (and potentially another ten in w-space). It could also be that there is something unique or different about the planets that survived (e.g. reduction of force over distance or protection from a planetary magnetosphere not present on the others).

The additional three systems in the video are 5-CSE3, Y0-BVN and R79-I7. While often anecdotally reported, the only hard evidence comes from two sources: The Seyllin Report and the leaked video that appears to be a CONCORD disaster control overview, both linked above. If accurate, this changes the shape of the overall layout to less of a ring around the Amarr Empire than a “double wave” of systems. That said, the outliers are for the most part provably without shattered planets and this may be a false lead, whether accidental or otherwise.

Rhavas also claims to have also obtained an unauthorized an letter from a potential CONCORD employee, with an explanation that reconciles this conflict. It states, among other things:

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In other words, the anomalies in those three systems were not actually in those systems, but in unlinked systems nearby. The entirety of this letter can be found in Shattered Part 11: CONCORD's Fine Print.

Project Tesseract intends to investigate the veracity of the ten-anomaly controversy based on systemic evidence and analysis of these data sources.

Associated Worlds[edit]

5-CSE3 I[edit]

System 5-CSE3
Constellation 17K-QM
Region Paragon Soul
Sovereignty Capsuleer (Varies)
System Status Null Security
Planets in System 7
Density 5012.52 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.266
Escape Velocity 10.798 km/s
Mass 5.6e+24 kg
Orbit Period 11.3 days
Orbit Radius 0.576 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 6450 km
Surface Gravity 9.039 m/s²
Temperature 810.21 K
5-CSE3 is the most prominently-featured system in the CONCORD video, impossible to miss. However, while the planet appears very actively erupting, it is not, in fact, a shattered planet.

PE1-R1 VII[edit]

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PE1-R1 VII CONCORD File Photo
System PE1-R1
Constellation 9RW5-Z
Region UUA-F4
Sovereignty Jovian Directorate
System Status Jove Space
Planets in System 11
Density 4178.13 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.032
Escape Velocity 15.820 km/s
Mass 1.9e+25 kg
Orbit Period 433.7 days
Orbit Radius 3.091 AU
Pressure 17.37 kPa
Radius 10350 km
Surface Gravity 12.09 m/s²
Temperature 280.43 K
PE1-R1 VII is perhaps the strangest of the "Associated Worlds". It is a system in Jove space, offically listed in the by the Jovian Directorate as being shattered, yet almost nothing about it - particularly the fact that it is not at the telltale spot in system and has a normal planetary mass - matches any of the other shattered worlds that are reachable. Theories about this world abound - none of which the Jove appear willing to confirm. It is also worthy of note that this system is a perfect set of planets - one of each key standard type. Due to this strange and unverifiable configuration, many suspect that this is not in fact representative of the real system but is instead either a test record, inaccurate, or even hiding something. If it is in fact shattered, its placement in the system raises many questions around whether it was or was not part of the Seyllin Incident and whether it is a match to the wormhole or k-space shattereds or a third type entirely.

R79-I7 I[edit]

File:R79I7Jove.jpg
R79-I7 I Planetary Scanner Capture
System R79-I7
Constellation 6I-Y92
Region A821-A
Sovereignty Jovian Directorate
System Status Jove Space
Planets in System 5
Density 2827.9 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.084
Escape Velocity 4.703 km/s
Mass 6.2e+23 kg
Orbit Period 78.6 days
Orbit Radius 0.649 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 3740 km
Surface Gravity 2.957 m/s²
Temperature 257.65 K
Less is known about R79-I7 than any other system in question relative to the Seyllin Incident. Another in Jove space, it is not even listed as shattered - rather the records list it as a Barren planet. Clear records suggesting that this is the "tenth system" are nonexistent - only the disputable CONCORD video shows the system, and the labeling of it there even is unclear. That said, anecdotal evidence has repeatedly suggested that this system is the one that was affected among the Jovian systems. The Jove have to date been silent on the matter of this system and planet as well.

Y0-BVN I[edit]

System Y0-BVN
Constellation BUG6-X
Region Vale of the Silent
Sovereignty Capsuleer (Varies)
System Status Null Security
Planets in System 9
Density 5089.44 g/cm³
Eccentricity 0.047
Escape Velocity 7.016 km/s
Mass 1.5e+24 kg
Orbit Period 35.1 days
Orbit Radius 0.558 AU
Pressure Very low
Radius 4150 km
Surface Gravity 5.909 m/s²
Temperature 337.29 K
Y0-BVN is the most accessible of the "Associated Worlds", being near the Caldari State's sovereign space. Interestingly, the station in this system was recently known as "Drop Bear Central". Like R79-I7, the evidence for this system's inclusion is thin - the first planet is barren and the spot shown on the disputable CONCORD video is not clearly labeled. It is however strange that, aside from the fact that Y0-BVN I is of normal mass, many of its other statistics are identical to those of Seyllin I.