The biomes on Hurston make a welcome change from the stark environments of its moons. The coastal biome has become a firm favourite.
HDMS Stanhope & Oparei
HDMS Stanhope & HDMS Oparei have savanna biomes. The trip from Stanhope to Oparei took a little less than 30 minutes to complete in an Aurora, so circumnavigating Hurston would take around 4 hours as a rough estimate.
On Hurston the atmosphere is 100km deep so for most locations further than 200km, it would probably be quicker to go into orbit and hyperdrive to a marked location rather than go overland.
Stanhope has a savanna biome with cacti and a wide range of interesting and attractive plant life that must have taken a long time to create and they appear to have been made with a lot of care.
A short hop from Stanhope is an Island which has a different feel and specialised coastal plants which are well worth visiting. The range of colour and textures on the rocks and pebbles is a treat to see if you are into geology.
My personal favourite is this damp rubbery plant that resembles seaweed. Its very nicely sculpted and the mix of live and dead tissue with the textures is for me at least a rather beautiful piece of work.
Oparei has an mix of trees and shrubs that are more suitable for the countryside location and these certainly make a bit of light relief from the rock landscapes that are more prevalent.
(Note: HDSF-Zacharias has a similar structure)
HDMS Ishmael is an interesting underground facility set upon a hill on Hurston surrounded by vegetation and trees. I foolishly climbed up onto the structure and got stuck in the pipework for about 20 minutes.
The entrance is damaged and suggests that the facility has been abandoned, but once you get below you will find working machinery and other intriguing things.
- Satellite Wreck on Hurston
- The Central Business District
- Starting at Lorville, Hurston
- From Leavsden to the Business District
- Lorville on Hurston
- From Leavsden to Teasa Spaceport
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