Heart of the Comet Setting & Symbolism

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Cyanutes

Cyanutes are modified bacteria created by Saul in order to help the colonists survive.

Gunk

This green cometoid life begins clogging ventilation shafts and creates many problems for the crew.

Worms

Purple worms are the second life-form from the comet to threaten the crew.

Gibbons

Saul manages to genetically modify Gibbons and introduces them into the comet's ecosystem.

Otters

Saul manages to genetically modify Otters and introduces them into the comet's ecosystem.

Launchers

These Launchers change the comet's trajectory by firing pellets of iron at extremely high velocities away from the comet.

Lasers

Mostly used for welding, lasers become weapons as the tensions mount between factions.

Viruses

The crew are attacked by over a half-dozen forms of virus from the comet.

Ubers

Ubers are the branch of genetically modified humans who believe themselves to be superior to Orthos.

Orthos

Orthos are regular humans, many of whom distrust...

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