Nullen

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Nullen is a distant, quiet, and unremarkable world that lies at the edge of the galaxy.

Background[edit | edit source]

The shell of a giant structure rises like a shadow out of the past. The ruin is approximately 1.5 km long and more than 3,500 ft. high. It's highly likely to have been either a vessel or simply a stationary structure that floated in perhaps the air or even outer space.

Based on the surrounding terrain, the object may have crashed many years ago. Its interior is set up so that gravity always goes towards the outside. The interior is also covered in plazas, buildings, and streets while the exterior shell itself is honeycombed with small, winding tube-like corridors that lead to cramped chambers. The ruined structure was scavenged by unknown forces, but useful material for numenera hunters are still present for those who look hard enough.

However, much of the shell as well the interior structures hold a pale orange slime mold that can react to movement. Once it senses any, it begins to expand quickly and can entangle a single human and suffocate them if they happen to fail a speed and might roll respectively. They can also escape by standing still for five rounds. Two or more creatures moving within immediate distance of each other can set the slime off and cause it to grow large enough and seal off the whole doorway, corridor, street, etc. Disintegration us the best way to clear out the slime mold.

The shell of the structure lies along the edge of a sea with water that is deadly to humans. The air is deadly to breathe too and those doing so suffer 1 point of damage per round. A Breath Recycler, Environsuit, or anything similar are required for this world. However, most of the planet's climate is tropical in temperature and precipitation, with the poles being predictably cold.

If one views the structure from the inside, they would notice that it was damaged amidst a great war that took place among the stars thousands of years ago. A period when the Suhlacil attempted to wipe out all other life across the galaxies.

No intelligent life exist on Nullen, nor on its large, only moon, though the moon is also more friendly to earth-like lifeforms. It's speculated that another, perhaps undisturbed structure exists upon its surface.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cook, Monte, et al. “Other Worlds.” Into the Night, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 136. Numenera. ISBN 978-1-939979-40-7