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Palaven
Palaven
Planet View
Type Garden
Orbital Distance 1.15 AU
Orbital Period 1.2 Earth Years
Keplerian Ratio 1.056
Radius 8,990 km
Day Length 28.3 Earth Hours
Atm. Pressure 1.1 atm
Surface Temp 31 °C
Surface Gravity 1.14 g
Mass 2.248 Earth Masses
Satellites Menae, Nanus

Location: Milky WayApien CrestTrebia System Third planet

Homeworld
Species Turian
Capital Cipritine
Population 6.1 billion
Population (Orbital Stations) 350,000
(Pop. estimates are pre-invasion)

Description Edit

"The only thing on this planet that isn't silver are the turians. It's all too clear they're made of steel." These were Alliance hero Jon Grissom's impressions of the turian homeworld Palaven, seen by humans for the first time following the First Contact War. The turians' martial attitude permeates every aspect of Palaven society, from architecture to art to politics. It's no surprise that their homeworld was never occupied by an invading force until now.

The Reapers, aware of their enemy's reputation, brought overwhelming force to Palaven and did not hesitate to bombard cities that resisted -- and all of them resisted. The dust and smoke from pulverized cities is now a breathing hazard across much of the planet. Water and power supplies have all but vanished. Still, the fight here has cost the Reapers dearly.

ALLIANCE TRAVEL ADVISORY: Palaven's weak magnetic field means solar radiation levels are greater than those found on other habitable worlds. Human visitors are advised to wear enviro-suits or other radiation protection when visiting Palaven.

Codex Entry Edit

When the turians were introduced to the galactic community, an asari diplomat poetically described their homeworld, Palaven, as “a silver world of fortresses and fire.” Because Palaven's weak magnetic field is a poor shield from its sun, most of the planet's animal life developed metallic carapaces as defenses against solar radiation. Its photosynthetic life is similarly impressive, shutting down vulnerable metabolic processes during daylight hours and repairing cellular damage at night.

The visible fortifications of Turian cities reflect their martial society, but since joining the galactic community, internal conflicts have become honor-bound affairs with few casualties among noncombatants. These city fortifications have proven no match for the Reapers and their aggressive bombardment of Palaven.


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