The creation of Triton:
The world I would create would be called Triton. Which is located in the
Poseidon System. Triton as seen through the eyes of its inhabitants seen
as a beautiful paradise in space. Some might even say it was the pearl of the
galaxy. Shinning brightly in the black of space against the back drop of
endless stars. The people of Triton felt very protected and secure on their
world as they went about their daily lives never giving any thought that
one day their world would be no more. Their world had given them all the
necessities such as food, water and shelter the things they needed to live out
a peaceful and quiet life with each other.
For now the people and the planet were one. One using the soil to plant
ropes and the other rewarding their efforts with a good crops. As for building
cities and homes the land was fertile and the foundations were very sturdy.
As for storms the people never really had to worry about facing severe
thunderstorms or hurricanes because the temperature was always
moderate and never gave any indication of creating devastating storms. The
only real threat would come from below the planet. From inside its inner
core which remained in a dormant but constantly moving state far below the
surface of the planet. For now the resources harvested from this core
helped to power the homes and business on the surface of the planet. It
helped to keep the balance of power on an even keel. As for the people
they trusted those in charge to do the right thing and to keep the power
flowing as long as possible.
As for crimes being committed there were very little petty crimes such
as purses being stolen, wallets being picked and watches being grabbed
committed but nothing major such as murder, or rape. Most crimes were
looked upon as being petty and committed by people trying to better their
lives on the expense of others. As for education it was thought that Triton
possessed the best education department in the galaxy. It had the best
education facilities such as colleges and universities and it was also
thought that it graduated the brightest students on the entire planet.
Students who would go out and find their calling by joining the colonial star
fleet academy and become commanders and captains of their own ships.
Or pilots and captains of their own squadrons one day on a starship. These
were the dreams of the young on the planet to one day leave and make their
names famous out beyond the stars. As for Triton itself it kept to its orbit
around its huge yellow sun never wavering and always in constant rotation.
The destruction of Triton:
As preciously mentioned Triton was for the most part a jewel in space the
perfect world for its people to live. However the biggest threat did not come
from above in the case of an invasion from an alien threat but from the very
core of their own planet. It was said that one day the planet would bury itself
in fire and ash. That it would one day fold in on itself and leave nothing but
flat and barren land where great cities once stood. The real threat of Tritons
destruction came from its mining industry. Which proceeded to dig deeper
into the planets core. Until one day it would wake a sleeping giant to destroy
the only world they knew as home.
Wanting to breach the very core of the planet and harvest its power the
government would continue to mine using explosives to open up fissures
that would give them access to the core itself. This began to cause tremors
in the planet and on the surface. Oceans rose to gigantic waves, bridges
swayed and moved from side to side, buildings shook from side to side,
the ground rose and opened and fell with each tremor. Houses
began to shake as people were moved from side to side as the tremors
moved them. For the first time in their lives the people of Triton felt fear
as their world began to fall apart. Fires began to rise up all over the city it
was sheer terror for the people who had never had to face such a horror
before now. They were completely caught off guard with this catastrophe.
Realizing that their world was in danger of being destroyed by fire and ash
from a huge eruption from a sleeping volcano and feeling that they had no
choice but to flee their planet the inhabitants climbed aboard ships the
government had in reserve and headed for an outer planet. One they hoped
would accept and welcome them as visitors. As the ships left the planet
the inhabitants could only look back to the world they knew as home and
watch it burn and fold in on itself as the ash from the volcano covered the
planet leaving only a dark and smoldering world.