I did this picture almost two years ago, but it still holds up quite well in terms of what is considered to be “canon” in the Azure Wheel universe.
Kalgea (pronounced either Kal-Gay-Ah or Kel-Gee-Yah… I’ve been known to say it both ways) is a rainforest planet known for its exotic birds and mile high trees. While nothing overly important in my storylines happens here, it is still probably one of my favorite planets in the Azure Wheel universe and I’ve probably put more work into developing it then any other planets, including Ultimare.
The best way to describe Kalgea would be to combine Felucia and Old Republic Kashyyyk, both from the Star Wars universe. The central rainforests contain trees that can grow up to 1.3 miles tall and are overlooked by stunning mountain ranges. The north-east portions of the planet contains mushroom forests with giant fungus that are both translucent and bioluminecent.
What is illustrated here is a spikecrest sersol, the smallest of the sersols, a species of lizard with folds of skin that allow them to glide in the trees. Spikecrests can be found in the lower canopies and floors of the rainforests.
Also illustrated here is roughly what the Kalgean rainforest floors look like. They are a dark place, no sunlight can reach them. However, they are dimly lit by some of the indigenous plants.
I know I should be working on other things, but I’m just so excited to start working on Kalgea. I’ll probably work on it in bits and pieces along side my other planets and characters. I’ve already done a lot of the work on the planetary map for it… just need to fill in the names. I hope to have that up by the weekend.