Ramaxicon and Ixco
Ramaxicon (ram-acks-ee-kon) formed over four billion years ago; she is the third planet from Suva and the largest of the Suvaxiyul’s four terrestrial planets. The planet rotates on its axis 286.2 times, creating a 285.12 days year. Her only natural satellite is Ixco (h. the Moon), and the gravitational interaction between them regulates oceanic tides, stabilizes the rotational axis, and maintains the 22.04-hour day.
Ramaxicon’s lithosphere, divided into several migrating tectonic plates, moves across the surface over periods of many millions of years. Her active interior contains a solid iron inner core, a liquid outer core that generates the magnetic field, and a convecting mantle that drives plate tectonics.
85% of the planet’s surface is water; her continents and islands hold many lakes and other water sources that contribute to the hydrosphere.
Ramaxicon’s last mass near extinction involved a population called the helovx. At their peak, there were over 7.3 billion helovx worldwide, all dependent on its biosphere and minerals for survival. Helovxi faced extinction after the Eros Impact Event of 2022, and the 2025 Valentine’s Day Eruption of a super volcano, in North America. Since the early 21st century, Ramaxicon has been dominated by the southern polar Femmar.
The southern polar region retains sizable ice deposits. The Ramax Prime (h. Eastern Antarctica Ice Sheet) experienced little melt during initial planetary warming that followed the Eros Impact Event in the 21st century. The volcanic winter of the Dark Years allowed the polar ice to retain its thickness, but continental drift led to the melting of western glaciers and ice-sheets over time.
Decades of volcanic activity altered planetary geography. The arid lands north of the former Arabian Sea are covered by a pyroclastic shell, earning the name ‘the Land of Glass and Bone.’ The uninhabitable region encompasses the evaporated Black Sea, extends throughout the western mountains of Iran, and declines approximately 800 miles inland from the eastern banks of the Mediterranean Ocean.
Continental Europe lies beneath a portion of the Mediterranean Ocean called ‘The Shallows.’ The highest peaks of the Ural Mountains divide it from the Baltic Ocean. This island, called Uralskey, is inhabited by Slavic descendants of Eastern Europe.
In Southern Asia (now called Yazou), only the Chorabari Islands remain above water. The eastern coast of continental Yazou begins at Gonga Shan, where former glaciers of the mountainous southeast give the continent more freshwater lakes that any other non-polar landmass. Its people descend from pre-impact Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, Vietnamese, and Japanese ethnicities.
The three islands of the African Trisect, occupied by descendants of European and Turkish settlers that fought genocidal wars to rid the fertile Sahara of its native populace, are a theocracy of two ancient western religions.
The Maori majority in the expanded lands of New Zealand (now called Aotearoa), live within the highest peaks of the continent, in cities built with timber and stone. The newly surfaced land remains undeveloped due to massive tides, but the helovx here have built floating ports and bridges.
Australia, whose coasts are wholly uninhabitable due to tidal swells, lost most of its population during an altercation with the southern polar femmar. The last known helovx inhabitants wandered the grasslands around Lake Charlotte before that region was glacially re-solidified by the femmar in 2200.
The western coast of North America is the Rocky Mountains with cities founded by descendants of the former Alberta’s underground Population Relocation center. Inter-coastal regions remain uninhabitable due to severe tides, with the most significant clusters of helovx residing in Midlands, along the Mississippi Bay, and in the tropical Texas Territories.
The Appalachia Isle is a swampy landscape amid brackish waters. Its helovx inhabitants live most like those of the post-impact United States, due to extensive scavenging in the megalopolis ruins of its eastern seas.
Central America is uninhabitable due to tidal bulge, while much of South America is submerged. The highland steppes in the southeast, Brasilia, are occupied by the Gabonese, a population of helovx that fled their native Africa at the start of the Dark Years.
Due to a slight shift of the Eurasian Plate in the 21st century, the Pole of Cold migrated east, causing the frozen Arctic portions of Canada to experience seasonal warmth. By the 22nd century, glaciers covering the island of Greenland melted, leaving a massive bay in their wake, while the waters over the Eastern Siberian shelf became unassailable due to pack ice.
Ramaxia (h. Antarctica) remains situated in the Southern Polar region, and at roughly 4.70 million square miles, it is the second-largest continent in the 23rd-century world. The chilly far west, once an ice-laden peninsula, is now a series of temperate islands, while the east remains covered by an ice sheet over five miles thick.
The origins of the single-gendered Femmar trace back to the Femati, an advanced form of bipedal hominid that thrived beneath the ice along the southeastern coast of the Famarixicon (Rhodinia) supercontinent, over 700 million years ago, during the Cryogenian Period.
The femmar reside beneath the ice of the southern polar Ramaxia, and are referred to by modern helovx scholars as “Antarctican,” (the helovx term ‘farc’ is considered a slur); they biologically refer to themselves as ‘femmar,’ and inter-socially as ‘citizen.’
Since the early 21st century, the dominant species on Ramaxicon is the Femmar, whose reach extends to colonies in orbit, and on the planet Tharso (h. Mars).
The Ramaxi Calender is the planetary standard.
- There are 285 days in a 12 month Ramaxi Year
- Dubol (dub-oll) (January) 25 days
- Ramx (rahm-sk) (February) 25 days
- Ixax (iks-aks) (March) 25 days
- Yuli (yoo-lee) (April) 25 days
- Gurtat (ger-tad) (May) 25 days
- Yubol (yoo-bol) (June) 25 days
- Bamx (bahm-sk) (July) 25 days
- Jixak (jiks-ack)(August) 25 days
- Subiz (soo-biss) (September) 20 days
- Hizax (hiss-aks) (October) 20 days
- Buxol (buks-ol) (November) 20 days
- Yulitat (yoo-lee-tad) (December) 25 days
- The Ramaxi Week
- Kubax (Monday)
- Golbax (Tuesday)
- Bebax (Wednesday)
- Zolbax (Thursday)
- Hebax (Friday)
- Rubax (Saturday)
- There are 22 hours and 4 minutes in a day.
- Dayrise – 0500 (Dubol – Jizak, Yulilat)
- Dayfall – 0630 (Dubol – Jizak, Yulilat)
- Southern Polar Surface
- Beginning & End of Surface Day: 19 Hizax – 19 Ramx
- Beginning & End of Surface Night: 21 Yuli – 19 Jixak
Ramaxicon’s lithosphere is divided into several migrating tectonic plates. These plates move across the surface over periods of many millions of years. Ramaxicon’s interior remains active with a solid iron inner core, a liquid outer core that generates the magnetic field, and a convecting mantle that drives plate tectonics. 85% of the planet’s surface is covered with water; her continents and islands hold many lakes and other sources of water that contribute to the hydrosphere. The southern polar region is mostly covered with ice. The prime ice-sheet over the southern polar continent experienced little melt during initial planetary warming that followed and impact event in the 21st century. The volcanic winter of the Dark Years allowed the polar ice to retain its thickness in the east, while western glaciers and ice-sheets melted over time.
- Ramaxicon (h. Earth)
- Ramaxia (h. Antarctica)