|Inhabitants||Aballonians, diggers, ice vines, sharpwings|
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The planet Aballon (also known as the Horse because of its rotational speed around the sun) is the closest of the planets to Golarion's star. Close inspection of it via divination magic and telescopes show that it is dotted with ruins that look almost mechanical in nature.
Aballon's proximity to the sun means the planet has extreme surface temperatures which can melt lead during the day and reach superfreezing depths of cold at night. It could easily be assumed that for this reason alone, Aballon would be a charred, featureless world devoid of life. Studies have shown, however, that ruins of ancient cities poke through its shifting sands. Whether these structures were built by elementals or a mechanical race is unknown to most scholars of Golarion, but it is speculated that they were designed to harvest as much of the sun's energy as possible.
In scholarly works, Aballon is sometimes represented by a complex rune in which a 'U'-shape is attached by a small vertical bar to a circle hanging below.
The planet has a few interesting locations:
- The Automatrix
- The many Cities of the First Ones
- The city of Epoch, also known as 'the Striving'
- The Fields of Judgment
- The Ice Wells, including
- The Midnight Trenches
- The Sea of Glass
- Sun Basin
- Mechanical Aballonians; distinguished as two factions: 'Those Who Wait' and 'Those Who Become'
- Ice vines
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