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This article is about the planet Sirrion, if you are looking for the god of the same name see Canon:Sirrion.
Sirrion (also spelt Sirion) is the first planet orbiting the Sun in the crystal sphere called Krynnspace. It is an inert fire body that is cool enough for a thick crust of basalt to form on its surface. The planet Sirrion is named after the god Sirrion, and the god is rumoured to live at the centre of the planet.
Land Features of Sirrion
The surface of Sirrion is cool enough for large chunks of basalt to solidify and form floating islands. These islands of basalt look like icebergs floating in a boiling sea of magma. Some are as large as continents, but others are as small as 30 yards across. The islands float across the globe, crashing into each other and sinking below the surface.
The only land features, on Sirrion, that are permanent are at the north pole and south pole. The shores of the continents at the poles is continually bombarded by basalt islands. Occasionally a large floating island crashes into one of the continents and joins it for a while, but these islands eventually get knocked free by another island.
The polar continents are cooler than the rest of the planet and have different weather systems. They are covered by a thick layer of fog or mist that rises between 20 and 80 feet above the ground. The vapor makes it virtually impossible for sunlight to reach the ground. However, in the evening the ghostly haze seems to thin out and pinpoints of starlight can be seen through the gloom.
The northern pole of Sirrion is a continent approximately 1,300 miles in diameter. The continent, is more stable than the southern continent. It has one active volcano and that volcano has not erupted for more than a decade.
The southern pole of Sirrion is a continent approximately 2,000 miles in diameter. The continent is less stable than the northern continent. It has a mountain range with more than a dozen active volcanos in it. There is usually at least one volcanic erruption per day.
The southern continent is home to fire minions, plasmen and other creatures from the Elemental Plane of Fire. The plasmen of Sirrion are a secretive race and most of the efreet and azer on the planet are unaware of their existence.
The Boiling Sea
The basalt islands floating on Sirrion's boiling sea have little life upon them. These islands are far too hot for spacefarers to visit without magical protection.
Azar and efreet sometimes take up temporary residence on these islands, and ownership of the largest and longest lasting islands is seen as a status symbol. Fire minions, plasmen and other creatures from the Elemental Plane of Fire are also found on islands in the boiling sea. Many of the island dwellers migrate to the poles in seasons when the molten seas disrupt the islands.
|Celestial Bodies of Krynnspace|
|The Sun (Primary) | Sirrion | Reorx | Krynn | Chislev | Zivilyn | Nehzmyth (or Shinare) | Stellar Islands|
|Additional Astronomicals of Krynnspace|
|Clouds of Freezing Vapor | The Black Clouds|
|Constellations of Krynnspace|
|Branchala | Chemosh | Gilean | Habbakuk | Hiddukel | Kiri-Jolith | Majere | Mishakal | Morgion | Paladine | Sargonnas | Takhisis | Zeboim|
- Sean Everette, Chris Pierson, Cam Banks, Trampas Whiteman (2005). Holy Orders of the Stars. Sovereign Press. ISBN 1-931567-15-8. p. 97.
- Jeff Grubb (1989). AD&D Adventures in Space. TSR. ISBN 0-88038-762-9. Concordance of Arcane Space, Krynnspace sidebar. p. 74
- Jean Rabe (1993). Krynnspace. TSR. ISBN 1-56076-560-7. Sirion. pp. 11-15.
- Jeff Grubb (1989). AD&D Adventures in Space. TSR. ISBN 0-88038-762-9. Lorebook of the Void, Known Spheres. p. 87.
- There is an article about Sirion (Planet) at the Lexicon of Dragonlance Nexus.
- Krynnspace at Beyond the Moons (the official Spelljammer website)