When Esra Found the Caves

Inhabited by gigantic spider-like carnivores, the caves are overrated. Unless you’re hiding from a hunter that looks like an apex predator out of a movie franchise. Then the caves are slightly more appealing. If Esra can get rid of the current, uh, inhabitants, she’ll be fine. Maybe better than fine.

The Predators on Ikthe

They’re everywhere and yet impossible to capture on film. Here are suggestions of what the dangerous predators on Ikthe might look like. The scabika, the deadly rokhura, the creatures that make up the lion’s share of the protein that the Theraxl race needs to thrive, are just a couple of prehistoric-like reptiles reminiscent of Earth’s ancient dinosaurs. The predators on Predator Planet are out to kill or be killed. Darwin would have loved a jaunt on this strange planet…if he had lived to study it. Humans have a twenty to thirty percent chance survival rate here. Esra Weaver probably won’t make it a week.

The Nightmares of Predator Planet

From her crash landing to present day, Esra Weaver must fight for her survival. There are no existing photographs of the predators she faces on an almost hourly basis. Use your imagination and these renderings from Storyblock to craft what her daily commute must look like. Good luck, Esra. We don’t have a lot of hope for you, but we’re cheering you on, anyway.

Predator Planet, or Ikthe

Ikthe, the predator planet, is nearest the dual suns of the sister planets. A thick atmosphere results in a hot and humid climate on most of the planet’s surface. Luscious greenery overtakes most of the land area. With an impenetrable rain forest canopy, the vegetation beneath festers and rots, creating a rich environment for microbes and scavenging predators. Yet there is an alien beauty to the variety of life that grows unchecked here. No civilization chooses to live here, therefore it is unsullied by pollution or constructs.

Ecosystem Variety on the Predator Planet

Esra has just barely scratched the surface of her foray onto the Predator Planet. She wants to get off, but in the meantime, she can’t help but explore and discover the pristine wilderness unsullied by human hands. The crackle of a stick behind her, the boot print on the cave floor, the streak of a jet trail overhead…maybe Predator Planet isn’t completely untouched after all.

Esra is equipped with the IGMC Explorer X8 suit when she lands on the uninhabited Predator Planet.
Photo by Jonas Verstuyft on Unsplash