Arist is the third and largest of Platon‘s moons. Unlike its sister satellites, this cold moon possesses a breathable atmosphere-although at a pressure of only one-third of a standard atmosphere, it’s not especially hospitable. Arist’s frosty temperature represents another obstacle to human settlement. In fact, non-domed settlements can only exist along the moon’s equator, where temperatures average -41°C.
Both weren and independent human colonies exist on Arist; they endure the extremes of cold in order to preserve their absolute freedom. For the weren, who fled the harsh servitude of VoidCorp, it’s an opportunity to live together, sharing their culture as it exists on Kurg, without surrendering the advances of Gravity Age technology. For their human neighbors, Arist represents a chance at a new life. Some of these colonists are buccaneers and other miscreants who put aside their reckless lives in order to settle down. Others became lost during the time between the destruction of Silver Bell and the return of the stellar nations. This heterogeneous collection of humanity shares only one of two traits: the tenacity to make a new life on Arist, or the inability to leave the moon itself.