Planet of the Apes Setting

Pierre Boulle
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Soror

Soror is an Earth-like planet located around the star of Betelgeuse along with several other satellite planets. Soror is very similar to Earth, with a similar atmosphere, drinkable water, and plants and species remarkably similar to Earth’s – such as forms of deer and bananas. Soror is also home to a race of wild human beings, and a master race of monkeys comprising gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans. The name of Soror comes from “sorority”, making Soror a sister planet to Earth. Soror was once ruled by man, but due to laziness and a loss of humanity, simians came to rule while men became mindless beasts. The simians have reworked Soror in the image of the men who have come before them, driving cars and airplanes, sowing crops, and building cities with tall buildings, parks, and museums. It is ruled by a governing council of primates, as well as...

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