This is an amazing system, in fact a combination of co-orbital systems, including Wolf
629 and the white dwarf VB8 (named after Van Beisbrock in ancient times). The sky provides
a stunning spectacle as six different bodies are visible together. The scene from Landfall has
been made famous by the painting, Six Sisters by Dee Kosmala.
Landfall, the only planet is home to the Second Founding Fathers, a rich group of
individuals who wanted to set up an ideal world. They named their capital Mayflower City
and set up an agricultural community which has grown to enable a major export industry
to flourish. The inhabitants are an insular lot because they do not have any other planets
in their system, and view foreigners with suspicion so a reduced gene pool has resulted
in much inbreeding.
Landfall orbits a brown dwarf named McCarthy, a spectacular sight. It was named
after an ancient astronomer who was not taken seriously when he discovered it. The
inhabitants of Landfall like to think it was the first brown dwarf known to Man but those of
other systems dispute this.
The indigenous life had to be very hardy as it had to withstand the high levels of
radiation from the white dwarf as it cooled and from McCarthy. Thus the very irresponsibly
introduced life from Earth did not cause too much of an ecological problem because most
of it died out.
Entry by Kathy Dickinson