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The Sun, often referred to simply by its official name, Sol, is the primary star of the Solar System. Its climate can best be described as "mild at best".


While The Sun does not have any cities per se, it does have several sunspots which are cooler, and easy to build settlements on.

Get In[edit]

Space Shuttle[edit]

This is the primary method of getting to The Sun. Tickets are expensive (around $150000 USD), but worth it.

Giant Cannon[edit]

If you fire yourself at the right angle from a giant cannon on Earth, it may be possible to reach the sun without spending large amounts of money on a space shuttle ticket. Warm clothing is advised for the journey, but upon arrival cooler apparel should be worn.


It is believed that the fab 56 occasionally makes night trips to the sun on full moons, but this has not been backed up by reliable evidence. However, it is still unknown where the bus goes after it makes its final trip to Newcastle on a night.

Eat and Drink[edit]

Since The Sun is, in fact, a giant burning ball of gas, restaurants and cafés are scarce. However, the Sol Hotel does have its own dedicated burger bar, in which the burgers are first cooked by simply leaving them on the surface of the sun for a few nanoseconds, before placing them in a frozen bun. Water is extremely valuable and expensive on The Sun, and the fact that it only lasts for several seconds before evaporating means that you have to pay up to $600 USD for a a glass, and drink it immediately.

Stay Safe[edit]

Travel Warning WARNING: The Sun is very hot. Make sure to wear suncream at all times. Never look directly at the sun, in fact if you are staying there, you must keep your head angled directly upwards at all times. Stays of more than 2 and a half minutes on the sun are strongly advised against, as the lethal levels of radiation can cause cancer of the heart, liver, kidney, breast, brain, lungs and can also cause serious psychological damage to those unprepared.

Make sure you carry a healthy amount of sunscreen (20 or 30 litres is usually the accepted amount) and apply an extra layer every four seconds.

Keep your Geiger Counter switched on at all times. If a solar flare warning is broadcast, evacuate the sun immediately.