Planet Tal (惑星タル wakuséi taru) is the host of the New Age setting in the Vilous universe.
This article describe about overviews of all natural things that happen on the planet Tal. Biomes, life forms, geography, etc. About every civilizations that are cultivated by people, please head to an articles of Tal's cultures and technologies.
Important note: Informations come earlier on the japanese pages. There's actually some delay when it comes to english updates.
As a result, we are recruiting people who know correct Japanese and English to make translation work go faster.
Important note 2: Name is a possibility it will change to "planet Vilous". It mean that Vilous returns to planet similarly Old Age, and Tal becomes extinct. But, that hasn't been decided yet.
Well Known Regions and Features
- ColVilous Lake: The greatest salt lake on Tal. Tal's only body of water large enough to be classified as a sea.
- Gold Ring: The greatest city on Tal, built by Agudners and Southern Sergals.
- Kef: Desert with a meaning called "nothing" or "blind alley" or "unlimited". The desert at the upper left is also Kef.
- Lyvank Mountains: An alpine region containing rare Eltus-Plants and source of salts.
- Nevrea: Birthplace of Nevreans. Very mountainous, collectively called "Nev Mountains".
- Magoe-th-eta: The forest of Talyxian Biomes. Danger zone.
- Magoe forest: The deep, uncharted wilderness of Talyxian Biomes. Very danger zone.
- Sailzane: The greatest desert zone of Tal.
- Thekan: The grassy plains or woods that corresponded to Talyxian Biomes. Comparatively safety zone.
- Shigu Clan: General Rain and her clan's land, and kingdom of Northern Sergals.
- Reono Clan: Reono's land. The commerce group and autonomous district where Agudners and Eastern Sergals mainly occupy.
- Eltus-Plants: The green plants that have chlorophyl such as earth's. They corresponded to Eltus Biomes in Tal's biology. They are very few in number and exist only where salt water is found.
- Talyxian-Plants: The plants that corresponded to Talyxian Biomes in Tal's biology. Most of the plants, such as those in forests, on Tal are Talyxian-Plants. They are usually very strange unlike earth's, and don't have chlorophyll. Also most of them move like an animal. Depending on the kind they can be a danger to Eltus lifeforms.
Tal's atmosphere is thin, and the gravitation is small. The temperature difference between day and night is relatively large, and there are many dry climates. In contrast, in Talyxian Biomes, the humidity is high and the temperature tends to be constant.
CreaturesEltus and Talyxians. Those two group are totally different from each other in everything almost. Primary sapient species that Tal hosts are the three race from Eltus species - Sergals, Agudners, and Nevreans.
Tal's most of wildlife consists of Talyxian species creatures and a host of unclassified or undocumented species, such as a fish, insects, worms, mollusks, and plants inhabiting everywhere from urban or suburban areas to virgin forest and deep wilderness. Those creatures are native to Tal and generally classified as "Primitive creatures", and recognize as "alien biomes" from Eltus races. An outlook on the scene of Tal that be composed with those alien biomes is considerably different from Earth. Strange Talyxian biome plants without chlorophyll occupy most of the planet Tal, demonstrating its unusual characteristics. There are animals on Tal that are peculiarly different as well from Earth's animals although they may share the same name.
There's also a few creatures that belong to Eltus species, such as animals and plants. But those Eltus biome creatures are very few and minority group in comparison with Talyxian biome creatures.
Geography and Living space
There is a great deal of land, as Tal is larger than Earth. However, the ColVilous salt lake is the only "coastal" land on the planet, there are no other seas. The ColVilous Salt Lake and surrounding regions are said to be the homeland of Sergals in the myth of Vilous.
Gold Ring exists as the greatest city in Tal. Roughly crescent shaped, it partially surrounds the coast of the ColVilous Salt Lake. As construction of urban areas continues, Gold Ring gradually encircles the ColVilous Salt Lake further, and is expected to eventually encircle the entire sea (becoming a "gold ring" around the lake).
All sentient races are treated equally in the city. Furthermore, the words "person", "people", and "human" don't mean "human on Earth", but more generally refer to any of the sapient species.
Many Talyxian-rooters do not mingle regularly with the societies of the Eltus races, but those who do often take jobs in medicine or research. Because most other Talyxians have very different physical bodies, mixing with society is very difficult for them.
Modernization occurred most rapidly in areas where southern Sergals and Agudners coexisted (including Gold Ring). Many areas in the middle east and the east host modern civilization, but most of the north and west host only primitive or tribal civilizations.
PedologyTalyxian biomes also have many freshwater lakes.
Salt is an uncommon substance on the surface of Tal, found only in ColVilous salt lake, underground in the Sailzane desert, and in Lyvank Mountains. Salt is a daily necessity for Eltus species, who use it to make medicine, cook, and defend against attack from Talyxian wildlife, who cannot metabolize salt and are thus generally repelled by it.
ColVilous Salt Lake's water is very saline, and there is a high concentration of other minerals in the water and the soil of the Sailzane desert region. Eltus people can use this water as drinking water by diluting or filtering it. Because Eltus plants prefer salt unlike Talyxian biome, green plants are actively cultivated in coastal places.
There are some small salt lakes in each region but they do not usually last long after discovery, as pollution from salt mining will quickly render them unusable, and vulnerable to takeover by the encroaching Talyxian biome. The overtaken lake can be restored with diligence and great effort, but without that, the composition of the soil changes as time passes, and eventually Eltus plants can no longer grow there. The soil in Eltus biomes and Talyxian ones is radically different, which makes it very unusual for the two environments to coexist. Furthermore, if they border each other, the Talyxian biome will erode away at the Eltus, so Eltus biomes are fragile and must be fiercely protected.
PlantsTalyxian plants, which are indigenous to Tal, and Eltus plants, which are not. It can be difficult to classify native Talyxian organisms as plants or animals because most native plantlife is capable of locomotion or even active predation, but it is easy to differentiate between Talyxian and Eltus plants because Eltus plants are immobile, grow best in salt water, have chlorophyll, and are generally shades of green (earning them their common nickname, "green plants").
Undisturbed Talyxian ecosystems, such as virgin forests and unexplored wilderness, are almost exclusively composed of native plants and some primitive creatures. In settled areas, there may exist pockets of Eltus plants. Much of Tal is unsettled, and the Eltus biome is comparatively very small.
The plants which cannot move are often considered beautiful in appearance and are popular for decoration. Many such plants are cultivated in a similar manner as airplants, and are commonly hung on eaves in the city. Plants are also selectively grown and bred for desirable colors and shapes.
There are many kinds of the material and the microbe of the pathogen in Tal. Also ill system is different from Eltus and Talyxians.
In Eltus's ill, "Magoe Cold (マゴイ風邪)" exists. But Elust races have strong immunity generally.
In Talyxian's ill, "Deovi (デヨビ)" that is things like an athlete's foot exists, it is appears on The comics series of Vilous daily life in Gold Ring.
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