Predator Planet evolved after a cataclysmic asteroid event. A giant planet in the “Goldilocks Zone” split in two after an asteroid the size of a football field impacted. Two planets formed over time, the massive rocks behaving like liquids in the vastness of space next to two suns. One planet became a paradise of mild omnivores and rich soils for growing a variety of produce. The other planet became a tropical hot zone for dangerous predators. A race of hunter/gatherers evolved alongside the planets. They’ve developed a culture of predation and survival, using Predator Planet as a training ground and its beasts for protein. They protect their home planet viciously. Explore Predator Planet at your own risk.
On a planet with two suns, the weather is best described as hot. A thick gassy atmosphere and strong magnetic poles keeps it nice and humid on Ikthe. Esra might use the term “hellhot”. It’s a sauna. Plant life thrives under these conditions. Below find lots of greenery from Esra’s home on earth. Just imagine sets of sinister red eyes glowing from under the fronds, and man-length tendrils that will drag you to the bole of a tree waiting to digest you alive, and you’ll get the idea.
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.
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.
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.
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.