The Planet Rona


Last updated February 5th, 2012

A long time ago (around 1995) I thought up my own imaginary planet complete with it's own sentient race. Later it evolved into a complete universe with other races and planets all functiuoning together. Others have turned their imaginary worlds into various works of fiction like Tolkein, Lucas and other film and print media. I have attempted to put my own idea into the form of a novel which has taken years to get rolling but is now picking up steam. I estimate it will be complete by the end of this calendar year since it is about 80% complete at current. I am updating these pages partly as an excersize in worldbuilding for the book, as well as cleaningup information that has become outdated and not matching my vision.

But originally, the easiest and fastest thing was to make it into a website, which began as an internet class project back during my undergraduate years at Purdue university. I took what was then only in my mind and put it into it's first truly concrete form.

I have also made the Pharlan race into a modification for the PC game, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Click here to see screenshots from the mod and to download. Note that I was unable to make the mod perfectly match pharlans though after learning how to model I was able to come very close to a proper representation. Rona itself has also been included in a persistent world for Neverwinter Nights called Higher Ground. The appearance of both pharlans and the ronan wildlife is less accurate than I would like since it was strongly constrained by the nature of an online world. However plenty of pharlan culture and history can be found within the items and creature descriptions. Pharlans also appear there are a playable race.
In any case welcome to Rona this is a world where where the wild and technology interact without friction.

Rona is an interesting planet not too dissimilar from Earth in many ways, though considerably larger in overall area. The sentient life form on this planet is Pharlans which are a race of somewhat bird-like people (I say bird-LIKE) but they are NOT bird human hybrids or anything of the sort. I've also made up some interesting animals to populate this world. Field Guide to other life forms on Rona Read about this world I have created and open your mind to new possibilities.


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