|Alternate Names||Chipuscor I|
|Planet Type||Cube World|
|Weather Class||Class 2|
|Tectonics Class||Class 2|
|Wildlife||Armored Lilisaur, Downrater, Flounderbug, Kangatucasaurus, Pink Sea Anemone, Setatert, Shiny Lugia, Sporophilia, Wartster|
|Vegetation||Appledash, Ascheldimpf, Brodus, Cressynthe, Cuppulus, Gerspenge, Loppolip, Lumpp, Mumps|
|Strategic Value||Nasturr'Exilami: Very high (homeworld)|
Galaxy Proper: Very low
Galactic Outlaws: Moderate
"Virier" is the name of the primary creation deity of the local Nasturr'Exilami, inspired by early prehistoric encounters with the planet's creators, the Sculptors.
Virier is the only known planet to orbit the star Chipuscor. It is unknown if this is because it is a created planet, or if a disaster earlier in Chipuscor's lifespan eliminated the other worlds that may have once orbited the star.
The surface of Virier consists mostly of long continent-sized peninsulas spanning across the planet to form its six "sides", with large, mostly circular bodies of water covering most of the rest of the world. One side of the world holds the planet's solitary supercontinent, Nasturria.
Atmosphere and ClimateEdit
The atmosphere and climate of Virier are comparable to Earth, with storms happening frequently across the globe but never in great enough quantities to leave the planet to be considered particularly dangerous to explore.
Virier does not possess any moons.
The planet has nine major cities, located across its six 'sides': Barporadis, Bridjanian, Corosse, Esane, Hopia, Kegeria, Nascon, Octon, and Taman, each of which is currently at war with the others.
Virier is known for its red spice reserves, which are used in flavoring certain foods and can be used as defense against would-be attacks by utilizing it as an eye irritant. Because of this and the local sapients only having reached their civilization era, the planet is considered by the galactic whole to be a worthless, backwater world beyond its strange physical nature.
|Nasturr'Exilami||The local sapients, the Nasturr'Exilami are an intimidating creature to look upon. The majority of their species worship the Sculptors, whom had a hand in creating their world and who associated with the creatures during their stone age, leading to cave paintings of the beings that led to their belief in a creation deity known as Virier.
They are a civilized race but have yet to reach the space era, leaving them to be left alone by the remaining local galactic travelers in the area -- the Nrrlak, the Gort, and the Asteromorph Gods. Some on the Galactic Council worry that they may one day rise to become an interstellar threat, but others chastise them on "judging a book by its cover too early into its penning".
|Lilisaur||Lilisaurs are a metamorphosing organism.
The first stage (Larval Stage, known as the Feathered Lilisaur) of the multi-stage metamorphosis undertaken by this creature is largely herbivorous; this creature spends its time running along the ground.
In the second stage (Pupal Stage, known as the Armored Lilisaur), the Lilisaur forms a hard-spiked shell around its body as it undergoes further transformation. Unlike most pupal stages, basic movement and sight are possible though rarely used.
The third stage (Juvenile Stage, known as the Winged Lilisaur) of the multi-stage metamorphosis undertaken by this creature sees major changes to the creature's body and behavior. Now more aggressive as well as omnivorous, it takes to the sky to hunt for prey.
The fourth stage (Pupal 2 Stage, known as the Horned Lilisaur) sees the body undergo the most drastic changes. Including the growth of another pair of legs, and wings. The spikes on its back protect its changing body, and the feathers makes it seem larger to its predators.
|Downrater||Downraters are considered to be a local pest species on the planet, aggressive by their very nature and not above killing and consuming anything they see the opportunity to get at.|
|Flounderbug||Flounderbugs are a primitive species of insectoid that is currently transitioning between a fully-aquatic life and a terrestrial one. Although no longer particularly amphibious, they still must remain in wet areas to avoid drying out and desiccating.|
|Kangatucasaurus||The Kangatucasaurus is a strange species whose ancestors' origins were not understood until recently. The Kangatucasaurus is a herbivorous, bipedal creature which actually originates from the Space Locust colony ship that ultimately ended up on the planet Pteis.
The creature is a heavily-modified genetic hybrid, combining a kangaroo, toucan, and a stegosaurus, all species from the planet Earth. Although the reasoning behind this hybridization has been lost to time, what is known is that the Space Locust colony ship was discovered by the Grox and their Draconian slave-thralls, who severely damaged the colony vessel above Virier, where evidence suggests they may have been planning talks with the Sculptors that existed around the planet at the time. Instead, several levels of live cargo bays were damaged and while sealing off the bulkheads with energy shielding, a number of specimens were lost onto the planet. Although most of these were destroyed from the fall, several survived, including both the Kangatucasaurus and the Shiny Lugia.
It is possible that the Kangatucasaurus was modified by the Sculptors as a sign of good faith towards the Space Locust colony.
|Pink Sea Anemone||A species that resides low on the planetary food web. It serves as a common meal to Downraters, Flounderbugs, and juvenile Shiny Lugias, among numerous other predators.
Unlike the similar-appearing organisms found on Earth, the Pink Sea Anemones of Virier are terrestrial, herbivorous creatures. They are r-strategists, and each can produce up to a million eggs per breeding season.
|Setatert||A large species of herbivorous, land-dwelling creature found on the planet. The males use their golden scales to reflect sunlight into the eyes of the females. Once blinded, she will accept the male.|
|Shiny Lugia||Shiny Lugia (the "Diving Pokémon") are an accidentally-imported species left on the world by a seriously damaged Space Locust colony ship that happened to be carrying the creatures at the time. Although the species originally found on the ship were regular Lugias, over time the "shiny" colorations have taken dominance in this particular environment.
Lugia are amphibious birds and are able to hold their breath for extended periods of time. In fact, they often quietly spend their time deep at the bottom of the sea, even in deep-sea trenches, though they are most often to emerge during stormy nights. Their wing muscles are intensely strong, and are said to be able to knock apart regular wooden houses; whether this is actually true or not has not been scientifically tested, however.
They are the planet's apex predator.
|Sporophilia||Named after the fruit flies that they resemble, these massive maggot-like grubs are one of the low species on the planetary food web, alongside Pink Sea Anemones.|
|Wartster||Wartsters are moderately-sized herbivores that live in social packs and root around for tubers and fruits. They defend themselves from predators with two pairs of large, sharp tusks used for goring foes and a set of pincers on their forelegs.|
The planet Virier is one of thousands of worlds that players can visit across the Amalgam Galaxy. A few minor missions occur on its surface, where due to the existence of the local sapients having yet to reach space themselves, the missions are played out as stealth missions, preventing you from interfering with the species. These missions include tasks that include locating a space pirate who has hidden on the world, confirming the planet's origins as a Sculptor world, and scanning samples of its lifeforms.
Although the planet's low priority causes it to not actually be visited in Long Story, its name can be found on a computer aboard a vessel that lists known civilized worlds that have yet to reach space (a list that also includes the game's protagonists' homeworld, Diakatan).