aka Beta Corvi IV - Slylandro Homeworld
1 satellite (a)
Source is the name the Slylandro have for their homeworld, the fourth planet in the Beta Corvi star system. It is the only known Gas Giant that has evolved life on it. Many species live on Source and one has even gained sentience: the Slylandro.
The Slylandro divide Source into three distinct regions: their world, the Depths, and Void. Their world consists of the 500 kilometer band of atmosphere where the Slylandro can survive with ease. Beneath their world lies the Depths where conditions become increasingly dark and hostile the deeper one goes. Traversing into the Depths leaves long-lasting tissue scars on or even ruptures the Slylandro's gas bags. Any large scale constructions of tools or weapons are eventually dragged into the Depths by their own weight. Void lies above their world. Slylandro become giddy and behave inappropriately in the rarefied atmosphere of Void.
Source's rotation period is also the basis the Slylandro timekeeping system. Since the Slylandro lack any form of physical technology, this method of keeping time has persisted throughout the history of their race.
The principle unit of time in this system is the Drahn, equivalent to four million rotations of their home planet. A Drahn is sub-divided into two thousand Drahnasa. For even smaller periods of time, the Slylandro simply use the rotations of their homeworld as a unit of time. The following is an approximate conversion factors between Slylandro and Human units of time:1
- 1 rotation = 14.2 earth hours ≈ 0.592 earth days
- 1 Dranhasa ≈ 1180 earth days ≈ 3.24 earth years
- 1 Drahn ≈ 2370000 earth days ≈ 6480 earth years
In discussions with the Slylandro, they consistently make reference to events using these units of time. When converted to conventional units of time, the timing of these events corresponds fairly well with known historical findings