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wardude69 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
let me guess..... terraformed Venus, about 3 to 10 bar atmosphere left.... still a lot of CO2.... and the trees are keeping themselves aloft with bubbles of O2 N2 mix kept in their leaves.
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful scenery!
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Oooh pretty world.
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NewMilky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Пупусь!
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Ialwayswantsleep Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
So cool.
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Cool.
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victor659 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
realmente , coisa de outro mundo
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Worlds at a Glance: Clarion
Population: Approx. 115 million (per 2455 census data)
Designation: M-Class Planet, habitable by most species w/minimal acclimation required.
Representation Status: Member-Colony; full representational rights in Federation Senate
Current Representative: Planetary Governor Rebecca Tarquin (Human)
Galactic Sector: Arradis Sector

Clarion is a planet of lush forests, serene rivers, and hazy green sunrises. Often called "The Garden of the Federation", it has achieved fame across the galaxy as one of the Earth Federation's premier tourist stops. Colonized in 2423, it quickly became an agricultural hub and major trade center. Strict development laws have kept the vibrant environments of the planet in pristine condition, and much of Clarion's industry is conducted off-planet, via a network of orbital factories, refineries, and ports known locally as "The Yard". In fact, Clarion has the sixth highest concentration of space-based industry of all Federation colonies.

Among Clarion's ecological wonders are the famed "Zeppelin Tress", pictured here. These remarkable plants have no true "trunk" to speak of, rather they have a tangle of fibrous roots that act as anchors to the ground, holding a membrane of semi-hollow wood filled with natural deposits of helium covered in wide, smooth leaves. On windy days, the Zeppelin Trees can be seen bobbing and weaving in the breeze like giant balloons, tethered to the ground by their natural, life giving "mooring lines". Some eloquent observers have called it "The Dance of the Forests".

The population is heavily concentrated in the planetary capital city, New Baghdad. A cosmopolitan city of 80 million, New Baghdad rests in terraced outcroppings built on Mount Cerberus--the largest mountain on the planet--and nestled in the surrounding valleys. Dominated by trade ports, mega-aquaducts, and housing towers, the whole of the city pulses with life, vigor, and riches of all kinds. New Baghdad also holds the distinction of having one of the most diverse populations in its sector: humans rub shoulders with aliens of all stripes every day, and it isn't an uncommon sight to see a squid-like Jho'tell, tentacles wavering as it floats above the street, eagerly chittering to a gaggle of Human children as the entourage head for the nearest VR Arcade.

Clarion is one of the Crown Jewels of the Arradis Sector, and this reputation will likely be held for years to come.


--Taken from "Earth Federation: A Traveler's Guide", 3rd edition. Published in 2460 by Galactic Press, Cerberus City, New Mars.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Wow. Oh ****ing wow.

How long did it took you to think this up and write it all done?! Really, I'm impressed!
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Well, this (gorgeous) pic reminded me of "Galactic Encounters" a Sci-Fi book series that I LOVED when I was a kid. The books are written in an in-universe style (history textbooks, travel guides, etc.), and once I remembered the books, I just started writing for the hell of it.

Next thing I knew, I had the lovely wall of text you see above. :D
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Interesting. I am hoping to one day start up a world-building project, set in the MLP FIM setting but in the far future...
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
You have my attention...
Any other details on this little project?
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Still thinking it through, nothing solid yet. High chances it would probably not get off the ground. Plus I would be busy in the next month and a half, so definitely not coming in the foreseeable future...
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Oh... :(
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Wing0Eater Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow love this! Great concept, love the trees and the river. A perfect marriage of a futuristic city and healthy landscape. You have a new subscriber my friend.
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
very cool
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, someone's been having fun with his/her pruning shears.
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weltbild Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Awesome work!
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cobeoe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
corneria fused with the planet from avatar
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Hevfas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   General Artist
neat planet to have floaty plant balls.
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deshune Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Artist
yea its awesome
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Loveless-Yokai Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Just wow! It's so alluring.
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
great
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springheel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Breathtakingly beautiful!
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Wth-Iz-This Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Your artwork has been featured here!!

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Dinhosaur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Haha this is great stuff man.
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bigcman321 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Balloon trees, that's awesome.
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