Giant's Deep (Alpha)
|Location||4th Planet from Sun|
Giant's Deep is a gas-giant-like planet made of increasingly dense fluid layers, with four small islands on the surface. There are tornadoes on the surface of the water. The planet has a rocky core surrounded by very dense fluid.
Description[edit | edit source]
Features[edit | edit source]
The planet is the largest in the solar system and features a gaseous outer shell, which cannot be seen through, however can be flown through with ease. The planet itself has an oceanic surface with tornadoes circling on the top which rotate clockwise (wind effects moving to the left) and, if entered, suck in and lift up the player, their ship, or any floating islands in the path of the tornado, hurling them high up into space before falling back down. However, there is one that sucks you in and pushes you down into the water instead, it rotates counter-clockwise (wind effects moving to the right). Entering this one will push you deep down below the surface beyond the upper barrier of liquid that prevents you from simply flying down yourself, allowing you then from there to explore the dense liquid core of Giant's Deep. It is very dark, and the ship will be slowed to 5 m/s top speed. The inner core includes a giant rock centre, which has no notable features.
There are four islands on the surface of the water. One includes a piece of a satellite, another includes a dreamcatcher gate. One of the other islands includes a Nomai ruin. The remaining island features 8 pine trees, a campfire, and Zen Guy (Alpha).
Flora & Fauna[edit | edit source]
There is one species of enormous jellyfish living in the planet. They are significantly bigger than your ship, but are perfectly harmless (in fact, they don't even have a hit box, meaning you can go through them). These are the only animals present. It is unknown how they feed or reproduce.
Nomai Presence[edit | edit source]
Two of the islands feature Nomai translators. The island with the satellite's translator says the following: "The probe launcher is finally prepared.This outpost awaits the conduit of possibilities, broken, to activate beneath the sands of the twins, distant. With all of Time to search, will we at last locate the Signal, elusive?" The island with the Nomai ruin says the following: "There exists a moon that wanders among planets when it is not being observed. When the moon is observed, it collapses into one position of several. We are aware of four, though we believe there may be a fifth. From the way that the moon that wanders behaves, we believe it is related to what we have come to this place to find; the Signal, ancient."
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Instead of using an anti-clockwise tornado, a player can also slam their ship into Giant's Deep with such incredible speed that they can penetrate through the dense upper layer of liquid that the islands/tornadoes reside on. This can only be done with no less than a minimum flight-speed of 2000m/s, and requires the player to go so far away from the planet to get the running start that the planet will actually un-render entirely. This however can prove fatal and more dangerous than using the counter-clockwise tornado, as there is a small chance the player might actually land on an island instead of the water upon entering Giant's Deep at this speed, and obliterate their ship immediately, ending their session.