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Carcosa
Carcosa
Planet View
Orbital Distance 3 AU
Orbital Period 5.3 Earth Years
Keplerian Ratio 0.961
Radius 7,484 km
Day Length 40 Earth Hours
Atm. Pressure 3.4 atm
Surface Temp 67 °C
Surface Gravity 1.1 g
Mass 1.503 Earth Masses
Satellites N/A

Location: Milky WayNimbus ClusterAgaiou System First planet

Prerequisite: Priority: The Citadel II (Mass Effect 3)

Description Edit

Carcosa was thought to be a naturally occurring hothouse planet until an asari expedition discovered palatial ruins on its barren surface. Likely the seat of an ancient city, the crumbling edifice dates back more than 2.7 million years. The only intact chamber appears to be a throne room, overlooking a large depression believed to have once been an enormous lake.

There is evidence that the people of Carcosa polluted their planet until it became uninhabitable, triggering a runaway greenhouse effect and spoiling the planet's fresh water supply. Research into the planet's long history will have to wait—asari scientists evacuated when word of the Reaper attack reached the system, leaving behind data drones to explain their findings to anyone who survives.

Missions Edit

Search and Rescue Edit

Main article: Search and Rescue
  • Artifact: Library of Asha

Trivia Edit

  • Carcosa is based on the world described in the play The King in Yellow described in Robert W. Chambers's collection of short stories titled the same. In the play, it is the city that is named Carcosa. The palace of the King in Yellow overlooks the Lake of Hali. The only significant difference is that Chambers's Carcosa is supposed to orbit Aldebaran.

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