The Physical Realm is the realm of existence in the cosmere that contains what is perceivable to the physical senses. Of the three Realms, it is the most readily understood, as it behaves in much the same way as our universe does.
This article lists all the known celestial bodies in the cosmere as they appear in the Physical Realm, including planets, stars and moons.
- 1 The Selish System
- 2 The Scadrian System
- 3 The Taldain System
- 4 The Threnodite System
- 5 The Drominad System
- 6 The Rosharan System
- 7 Other Planets
- 8 Stars and Constellations
- 9 Notes
The Selish System
- Main article: Selish System
The Selish System orbits a yellow star named Mashe. There are five planets in this system: two within the habitable zone, then two gas giants named Ky and Ralen, and finally an unnamed dwarf planet.
Donne is the closest planet to the sun. While it is in a habitable region, it is barren and suffers from terrible dust storms.
- Main article: Sel
The second planet from the sun, Sel was an Earth-like Shardworld inhabited by humans and artificially created beings called Seons and Skaze. The planet was the location of Elantris. Sel was dominated by the Fjordell Empire, with Arelon and Teod being the only remaining free nations. All these nations (except Teod which is located on a continent to the north) were situated on the continent of Opelon (named Sycla by the Fjordell Empire).
Sel has a single moon named Oem.
The Scadrian System
- Main article: Scadrian System
The Scadrian System has a yellow sun. It has five planets: Scadrial within the system's habitable zone; two gas giants, named Aagal Nod and Aagal Uch; and finally two unnamed dwarf planets.
- Main article: Scadrial
The Taldain System
- Main article: Taldain System
The Taldain System is a binary system. The two stars in it are a weak white dwarf star surrounded by a particulate ring and a blue-white supergiant.
- Main article: Taldain
Taldain is a tidally locked planet. It is the only planet in this system.
The Threnodite System
- Main article: Threnodite System
This planetary system has four planets. The habitable zone has three planets named Monody, Elegy, and Threnody. Elegy has a single moon named Coronach. Beyond the habitable zone is a single gas giant named Purity.
- Main article: Threnody
Threnody, the third planet in the Threnodite system, is the minor Shardworld that contains the Forests of Hell. It is the setting for the story Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell. It has many features that are similar to Earth, including forests, mountains and oceans. Silver seems to be a fairly common resource on the planet, but because of its importance to survival, it is still finite and valuable. It has no moon.
The Drominad System
- Main article: Drominad System
The Drominad System has seven planets. There are four planets in the habitable zone, three of which have developed human societies. An asteroid belt lies just beyond these planets. Then there are three gas giants. All these planets are named for their position from the sun (First of the Sun, Second of the Sun, etc.).
First of the Sun
- Main article: First of the Sun
First of the Sun is a minor shardworld consisting mainly of an large ocean and island systems[Citation needed]
First of the Sun has a single moon named First of the First.
The Rosharan System
- Main article: Rosharan System
Greater Roshar is a planetary system containing thirteen planets. Some have life, sentient and not, others are barren. There are three planets in the habitable region and ten gas giants. The gas giants are named after Vorin numerals.
- Main article: Ashyn
Ashyn is a minor shardworld that has sentient life. It is the first planet from the system's sun.
- Main article: Roshar
Roshar is the second planet from the Rosharan system's sun. It has a gravity of 0.7, a year 500 days long, with each year being 1.1 earth years. The planet consists of one large super continent.
Roshar has three moons. The first moon is Salas. It is violet, and is the smallest moon. The middle moon is Nomon, which is a bright, pale blue. And the final moon is Mishim, which is small and green.
- Main article: Braize
Braize is the third planet from the sun. Odium settled on Braize, although he is still affecting Roshar. Braize is unlikely to get its own books, but scenes from The Stormlight Archive will be set on Braize.[Citation needed]
- Main article: Yolen
- Main article: Vax
- Main article: Nalthis
A single moon orbits the planet.
Stars and Constellations
The Starbelt is an unusually bright patch of stars in the sky of Threnody. It is useful for navigation in the Forests of Hell during the night; the light usually filtered through the trees fairly well.
- The Emperor's Soul - Day 12
- Does the Physical Realm of the Cosmere have more or less the same structure as our own?
— Theoryland - 2012-09#
- The planets are in a small star cluster
— 17th Shard forums - 2015-07-02#
- Arcanum Unbounded - The Selish System
- Arcanum Unbounded - The Scadrian System
- Arcanum Unbounded - The Taldain System
- Arcanum Unbounded - The Threnodite System
- Arcanum Unbounded - The Drominad System
- Arcanum Unbounded - The Rosharan System
- Q&A at Spokane Barnes & Noble
— 17th Shard forums - 2013-08-09#
- Yes—one is The Silence Divine, a world like ours where you gain magic by diseases
— Theoryland - 2009-11-07#
- This is a world that does not currently have a shard.
— Theoryland - Mar 22nd, 2014#
- Did Ashyn ever have a shard?
— Theoryland - Mar 12th, 2015#
- Were the original sixteen shardholders all human?
— Theoryland - 2014-3-21#
- Where did humanity originate?
— Theoryland - 2012-09#
- Were all the original sixteen Shardholders from Yolen?
— Theoryland - 2014-03-21#
- Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell
- Hero of Ages Q&A
— Arcanum - 2008-04-25#
- /r/books AMA
— Arcanum - 2016-11-29#
- The Way of Kings chapter 2
- Words of Radiance chapter 31
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