"Nothing says Christmas like a desolate, frozen wasteland."
— Gwen Broadchest
The cosmos is home to manifold wonders ranging from the great Diamond Mines of Saturn to the lush beaches of the Julip resort moon, but it's also home to a whole lot of tumbling rocks. Ibis II is one of these; a frozen lump orbiting the singularly dull world of Ibis in the desolate Mucklebean Nebula. While a mildly-important British trade route passes by some of the quadrene's more interesting hotspots, the Ibis system is spectacularly dull.
The moon's surface is laced with towering spines of ice and covered with the volatile plumes of cryovolcanoes, which freeze once they touch the snow-scudded atmosphere. What little life has struggled to make a go of it in the glacial wastes comes in the form of jagged ice vultures and crystal-blooded snowsnakes that slither through the softer snows of the equator. Here the ice fields give way to vast frosted oceans home to howlfish and snick-snacks who prowl the underside of the ice seeking lichen.
Despite all this, and proving Human endeavour and stupidity tend to go hand-in-hand, a small research outpost was established on the moon to catalogue some of its strange life-forms. Station Gamma suffered catastrophe when a rocket ship crashed into its pre-fabricated structure, exposing the research team to the harsh elements and several opportunistic ice vultures.
Realm: Occupied Outward Realms
Quadrene: Mucklebean Vortex
Type: Natural satellite
Terrain: Glaciers, cryovolcanoes
Snowsnakes, howlfish, ice vultures
Points of interest: Station Gamma
Curse of the Infernal Euphonia