A terrestrial planet orbiting a K-class orange dwarf star, known to the native Thyrons as Barmedas. Bemuge is the second planet from Barmedas, and has a radius of 8,000 kilometers, making it larger than Earth. Bemuge hosts one moon, Hiring, which is the size of Ceres. Due to the vast discrepancy in size, tides on Bemuge are far less intense than those on Earth.
A year on Bemuge is about three-fourths the length of an Earth year (approx. 274 Earth days), with 20-hour days (meaning about 328 total).
Bemuge is in the inner areas of the habitable zone around Barmedas, and has only a mild axial tilt. These characteristics led to Bemuge being a mostly warm, humid world. Bemuge also has high oxygen levels, although these often lead to destructive fires.
Bemuge has four continents, all near one another.
Karlas: The continent to the north, Karlas represents many factors of the past deciding the present day. To the south and the east is a region of intense geologic activity, due to colliding with its sister continent, Arlus. An archipelago of volcanic islands exists within the Kiskosun Gulf, while the mountainous areas created by the tectonic collision are rich in metals. This, and the resulting river valleys, created an environment ideal for civilization to advance and flourish. The name of this land is Yrlistes.
Arlus: The central continent that meets with the eastern regions of Karlas. Arlus boasts Bemuge’s largest desert, the Eoteres desert, caused by the Noteres mountains blocking rain-bearing winds. The first Thyron civilizations arose there, around the great Pasteres River.
Danum: The southwestern continent. It is far less mountainous than the other three continents, allowing almost all of it to be covered in jungles and swamps. The discovery of animals closely related to Thyrons supports the theory that Danum was once connected to the southern regions of Arlus.
Zonarch: Zonarch is the most distant continent, located to the east. Its geography is almost poetic; northern, east-blowing winds are slowed by Karlas and Arlus, leading to stifled water intake, and an arid climate past the rain-blocking mountains. In turn, it slows west-blowing equatorial winds, contributing to the Eoteres desert’s existence. Were it not for this relationship, Thyron civilization may have never emerged.