Netherop

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Netherop
Astrographical

System:

Ephyra system[1]

Physical

Atmosphere:

Greenhouse gases[1]

Surface temperature:

Dangerously hot[2][3]

Societal

Species:

Unidentified race (Extinct)[1][3]

Government:

  • Uninhabited[1][3]
  • Unidentified civilization (Formerly)[1][3]
 

Netherop, identified by the Covenant as Neska, is a greenhouse planet located within the Polona sector's Ephyra system.[1][4] Netherop was once home to a civilization of intelligent beings, but has been uninhabited for centuries.[3]

History[edit]

Many centuries ago, Netherop was home to an intelligent civilization.[1][3] This civilization ended, however, due to the great increases in temperature that resulted from greenhouse gases.[1][3] In the twenty-sixth century, it was known to the Unified Earth Government before the Covenant finally visited the planet in very early 2526 and glassed part of it.[5] On March 5 of that year, a single Covenant frigate, the Radiant Arrow, was holding position in orbit around the planet until it was boarded by three teams of Spartan-IIs, forcing the ship's self-destruction at the hands of its shipmaster.[6]

Topography[edit]

Netherop appears to be covered in a pall of dingy brown clouds, many of which rapidly expand in various swirls.[1][2] Netherop's atmosphere produces a thick corona and its mesosphere creates a pearl-colored haze.[2]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 1
  2. ^ a b c Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 2
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Troy Denning on Twitter #1 [1]
  4. ^ Troy Denning on Twitter #2 [2]
  5. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 9
  6. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, Chapter 3