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'''Alpha''', also called '''Sanctum''', is a moon sharing atmospheric similarities to Earth. It is located in the [[wikipedia:Goldilocks zone|Goldilocks zone]] of a binary star system, meaning it is in the habitable zone and has two suns. It was colonized by a [[Mission Team Alpha|team]] from [[Earth]] made up of four families, the [[Primes]]. Using [[Mind Drive]]s, they continued their rule here for over two centuries.
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'''Alpha''', also called '''Sanctum''', is a moon sharing atmospheric similarities to Earth. It is located in the [[wikipedia:Goldilocks zone|Goldilocks zone]] of a binary star system, meaning it is in the habitable zone and has two suns. It is the closest world to Earth and probably the most like it. It was colonized by a [[Mission Team Alpha|team]] from [[Earth]] made up of four families, the [[Primes]] and another [[Gabriel Santiago|individual]]. Using [[Mind Drive]]s, they continued their rule here for over two centuries. Like the other mission planets, it is within close proximity to a black hole.
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
The atmosphere is similar to [[Earth]]'s, containing 77% nitrogen, 22% oxygen, 0.5% of argon, 0.2% of carbon dioxide, and small amounts of a new, unidentified element. Due to having two suns, it was believed that the moon's surface has higher radiation levels than pre-[[Nuclear Apocalypse|apocalypse]] Earth. To counteract that, [[Eligius Corporation]] used the [[Nightblood#Nightblood (Serum)|Nightblood serum]] on the members of ''[[Eligius III]]'' going to the moon. However, Nightblood was later discovered to be unnecessary for the survivors of the [[Battle for Eden]], since the radiation levels are revealed to be good.
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The atmosphere is similar to [[Earth]]'s, containing 77% nitrogen, 22% oxygen, 0.5% of argon, 0.2% of carbon dioxide, and small amounts of a new, unidentified element. Due to having two suns, it was believed that the moon's surface has higher radiation levels than pre-[[Nuclear Apocalypse|apocalypse]] Earth. To counteract that, the [[Eligius Corporation]] used the [[Nightblood#Nightblood (Serum)|Nightblood serum]] on the members of ''[[Eligius III]]'' going to the moon. However, Nightblood was later discovered to be unnecessary for the survivors of the [[Battle for Eden]], since the radiation levels are revealed to be good.
   
==Celestial Events==
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== History ==
===Red Sun Eclipse===
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In [[Timeline|2045]], ''[[Eligius III]]'' arrived to this moon. The [[Eligius Corporation]] was looking for a source to tap for oil, since [[Earth]]'s oil reserves had run dry. The crew had undergone the blood alterations from [[Becca Franco]]'s [[Nightblood#Nightblood (Serum)|Nightblood serum]], in case the radiation levels were too high. According to ''[[Eligius IV]]'s'' records, if they ever reported back, it was after [[Nuclear Apocalypse|Apocalypse One]], when no one could have received the call. The true results of their arrival remain unknown. Its later suggested by [[Gabriel Santiago]] that the choice of Sanctum as a destination was not a coincidence with the [[Temporal Anomaly]] on both it and [[Skyring]], also known as Planet Beta.
The moon undergoes a celestial event in which the two suns eclipse, triggering the release of a psychosis-inducing toxin from the plants. During the eclipse, sonic anomalies are sometimes caused by molecular vibrations in the air and trees. When exposed to the toxin, all fauna are affected and goaded into violence. Those killed after the eclipse is over are consumed by the plants and trees.
 
   
===Temporal Flare===
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Centuries later, [[Monty Green]], after 30 years of research, cracked the code-locking on the ''Eligius III'' files while on ''Eligius IV'', and set the mothership's coordinates to travel to the new planet (not yet identified as a moon). The ship's journey lasted 75 years. Upon arrival, Monty and [[Harper McIntyre]]’s son [[Jordan Green]] woke from cryosleep as his father intended. He went on to follow his father's instructions and woke [[Clarke Griffin]] and [[Bellamy Blake]]. He shows them his father's video files, explaining their life on the mothership, the destroyed status of Earth, and the new world they could call home.
A temporal flare seems to be a green light source in the sky shoots out other green flares that burn and destroy anything they touch.
 
   
In "[[The Gospel of Josephine]]", [[Xavier]] notices a Temporal Flare going on. He tosses [[Diyoza]] the rope and tells her and [[Octavia]] to get out and run. Diyoza gets out, but she realizes that Octavia has no time. She tells her she will return. Octavia submerges herself in the quicksand like stuff and survives the Temporal Flare. Diyoza manages to dig Octavia out and they run after Xavier.
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== Celestial Events ==
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=== Red Sun Eclipse ===
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[[File:601_Red_Sun_Eclipse_cropped.png|thumb]]
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The moon undergoes a celestial event in which the two suns eclipse, triggering the release of a psychosis-inducing toxin from the plants. During the eclipse, sonic anomalies are sometimes caused by molecular vibrations in the air and trees. When exposed to the toxin, all fauna are affected and goaded into violence. Those killed after the eclipse is over are consumed by the plants and trees. This celestial event and the toxin itself are known as the '''Red Sun'''. According to [[Gabriel Santiago]], [[Josephine Lightbourne]] theorized that these events are why higher lifeforms never evolved on the moon.
   
== History ==
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In "[[What You Take With You]]," Gabriel uses red sun toxin to help Octavia remember her time in the anomaly. According to Gabriel, he and [[Russell Lightbourne]] once used the toxin in a similar manner to determine if any of the host's mind survived after the implantation of a [[Mind Drive]]. The answer was no, but in doing so, they unlocked parts of their own minds, things they'd hidden from themselves, answers about what their greater purpose was. In "[[Ashes to Ashes]]," Gabriel explains to [[Clarke]] and [[Bellamy]] that the toxin is everywhere: in every leaf on every tree, in the soil and the rocks. Over time, the Primes had found other ways to harness its power. [[Simone]] weaponized it as part of her Adjustment Protocol while Gabriel focused on developing an anti-toxin.
In [[Timeline|2045]], [[Eligius III]] arrived to this moon. The [[Eligius Corporation]] was looking for a source to tap for oil, since [[Earth]]'s oil reserves had run dry. The crew had underwent the blood alterations from [[Becca Franco]]'s [[Nightblood#Nightblood (Serum)|Nightblood serum]], in case the radiation levels were too high. According to [[Eligius IV]]'s records, if they ever reported back, it was after [[Nuclear Apocalypse|Apocalypse One]], when no one could have received the call. The true results of their arrival remain unknown.
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=== Temporal Flare ===
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{{main|Temporal Anomaly#Temporal Flare|l1=Temporal Flare}}
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[[File:605_Temporal_flare.png|thumb]]
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A temporal flare seems to be a green light source in the sky that shoots out other green flares that burn, destroy, or "petrify" anything they touch.
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In "[[The Gospel of Josephine]]", [[Gabriel]] (posing as Xavier) notices a Temporal Flare nearby. He tosses [[Diyoza]] a rope and tells her and [[Octavia]] to get out and run. Diyoza gets out, but she realizes that Octavia has no time. She tells her she will return. Octavia submerges herself in the quicksand-like substance and survives the Temporal Flare with only damage to a hand that was left exposed. Diyoza manages to dig Octavia out and they run after Gabriel/Xavier.
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=== Temporal Anomaly ===
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{{main|Temporal Anomaly}}
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[[File:The_Anomaly_613.png|thumb|The Anomaly as seen from space.]]
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The Temporal Anomaly, often shorten to the Anomaly, is the source of the temporal flares. It was originally thought that [[Gabriel Santiago]] went through this Anomaly. The Anomaly has also sent messages to Diyoza, Octavia, and [[Gabriel Santiago]] himself.
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In "[[The Old Man and the Anomaly]]", it is revealed that the radio signals get absorbed by the Anomaly and retranslates in [[#The Verge|The Verge]], where it's possible to pick them up here in endless, repeating waves. It is also revealed that the Anomaly does the same as the Red Sun and that the Anomaly has similar effects on plants, only it's "constant and weirder". The Anomaly gets into people's minds, causing them to hear things and hallucinate, sometimes their darkest fear, their deepest desire, and both at once.
   
Centuries later, [[Monty Green]], after 30 years of research, cracked the code-locking on the Eligius III files while on Eligius IV, and set the mothership's coordinates to travel to the new planet (not yet identified as a moon). The ship's journey lasted 75 years. Upon arrival, Monty and [[Harper McIntyre]]’s son [[Jordan Green]] woke from cryosleep as his father intended. He went on to follow his father's instructions and woke [[Clarke Griffin]] and [[Bellamy Blake]]. He shows them his father's video files, explaining their life on the mothership, the destroyed status of Earth, and the new world they could call home.
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In "[[The Blood of Sanctum]]", it is revealed that the Anomaly is controlled by a mysterious, ancient artifact of an alien origin, known as the [[Anomaly Stone]]. In "[[From the Ashes]]," the Anomaly is closed by Bellamy's kidnappers from [[Bardo]], presumably in an effort to prevent pursuit. In "[[The Garden]]," the Anomaly is revealed to lead to [[Skyring]] which was Planet Beta and then from there to Bardo.
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==Lifeforms==
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== Lifeforms ==
 
Native lifeforms are largely floral in nature. Nearly all existing faunal creatures were classified by [[Josephine Lightbourne]] in four evolutionary branches: Insect, rodent, reptile, and the less easy to identify, coined "Guaiwu" ("freaks" in Mandarin).
 
Native lifeforms are largely floral in nature. Nearly all existing faunal creatures were classified by [[Josephine Lightbourne]] in four evolutionary branches: Insect, rodent, reptile, and the less easy to identify, coined "Guaiwu" ("freaks" in Mandarin).
   
===Bugs===
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=== Bugs ===
 
[[File:S6Titles_Bug.png|thumb|A bug]]
 
[[File:S6Titles_Bug.png|thumb|A bug]]
 
In "[[Sanctum (episode)|Sanctum]]", [[Jackson]] can be seen with a native bug contained in a jar. Soon after, a swarm of the bugs attacks and chases the exploration team through the radiation shield, into a settlement.
 
In "[[Sanctum (episode)|Sanctum]]", [[Jackson]] can be seen with a native bug contained in a jar. Soon after, a swarm of the bugs attacks and chases the exploration team through the radiation shield, into a settlement.
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The bugs have hook-like legs and round eyes, like that of a fly. They have a small tail and hidden antennae.
 
The bugs have hook-like legs and round eyes, like that of a fly. They have a small tail and hidden antennae.
   
===Snake (Kepa-She)===
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There are also other types of insects and bugs, too, as they were seen in drawings and books, including the ''Lan Hudie rhopalocera''.<ref>[[:File:605_Lan_Hudie_rhopalocera.png]]</ref> [[Josephine Lightbourne]] had studied many of those different types of insects and bugs. In "[[The Gospel of Josephine]]," Josephine, posing as [[Clarke Griffin]], suggested the use of a bug on [[Marcus Kane]] that could act as an alternative to dialysis. [[Abigail Griffin]] believed it would work, but as [[Eric Jackson]] pointed out, they simply lacked the time they needed to do the whole procedure in.
In "[[The Children of Gabriel]]", there appears to be a hideous snake, "Kepa-She" in Chinese. It can degrade the poison from a body, caused by being exposed to the seaweed during the eclipse.
 
   
===Seaweed===
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The [[Children of Gabriel]] used the paralytic darts that was derived from a beetle that Josephine discovered.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nUz9VS20pA</ref> It can be cured with an antidote.
During Red suns, seaweed can move around ponds or lakes and crawl into someone like a tapeworm. It releases a toxin within the victim practically killing the host. The person can be revived by the Kepa-She snake like [[John Murphy]] was.
 
   
In "[[The Children of Gabriel]]", during the red sun, seaweed crawled into Murphy when Bellamy almost drowned him in the pond in the village. [[Cillian]] lets the Kepa-She bite him reviving Murphy.
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[[Gabriel Santiago]] was seen eating a dead species of bug in the caves.<ref>[[:File:Dead_bug_-_BTS.jpg]]</ref>
   
===Trees and other plants===
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=== Snake (Kepa-She) ===
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[[File:Kepa-She_603.png|thumb]]
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In "[[The Children of Gabriel]]", a hideous snake appears called "Kepa-She" in Chinese. It can degrade the poison from a body, caused by being exposed to the seaweed during the eclipse. The Kepa-She can be used for medical purposes.
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=== Seaweed ===
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During Red suns, seaweed can move around ponds or lakes and crawl into someone like a tapeworm. It releases a toxin within the victim, practically killing them. The person can be revived by the Kepa-She snake like [[John Murphy]] was.
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In "[[The Children of Gabriel]]", during the red sun, seaweed crawled into Murphy when Bellamy almost drowned him in the pond in the village. [[Cillian]] lets the Kepa-She bite Murphy, reviving him.
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=== Trees and other plants ===
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[[File:Alpha's_forest_2.png|thumb]]
 
During the red sun, trees and other types of growth become dangerous as they can release a toxin making people and bugs psychotic. If a victim dies near plants, the plants will "consume" the dead, even if there is no red sun. They can also eat fauna and bugs.
 
During the red sun, trees and other types of growth become dangerous as they can release a toxin making people and bugs psychotic. If a victim dies near plants, the plants will "consume" the dead, even if there is no red sun. They can also eat fauna and bugs.
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The Offering Grove is a place where people give human sacrifices to trees.
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In "[[The Gospel of Josephine]]," [[Abigail Griffin]] suggested using a type of Sanctum leaf as a surgical mesh on [[Marcus Kane]] believing that it, along with a type of Sanctum bug suggested by [[Josephine Lightbourne]] as an alternative to dialysis, could allow her to successfully operate on Kane's wounds from [[Michael Vinson]]. However, [[Eric Jackson]] stated that it wouldn't work as the procedure would take at least 15 hours while Kane had ten minutes at most once removed from his cryopod.
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=== Tree Sap ===
 
=== Tree Sap ===
After a Temporal Flare, the sap in remains of trees becomes "mutated" and can heal wounds when applied on.
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[[File:606_Tree_sap_cure.png|thumb]]
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After a Temporal Flare, the sap in the remains of fossilized trees becomes "mutated". When applied to a skin, it causes a time dilation effect – wounds heal faster, but it causes accelerated aging (caused by exposure to a Temporal Flare) is slowed down. [[Gabriel Santiago]] called the bottled sap, "Time in a Bottle".  
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{{Clear}}
   
 
== Residents ==
 
== Residents ==
 
=== [[Primes]] ===
 
=== [[Primes]] ===
 
{{col|3}}
 
{{col|3}}
* [[Russell Lightbourne]]
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* [[Russell Lightbourne]] {{d}}
* [[Simone Lightbourne]]
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* [[Simone Lightbourne]] {{d}}
* [[Josephine Lightbourne]]
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* [[Josephine Lightbourne]] {{d}}
* [[Priya Desai]]
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* [[Priya Desai]] {{d}}
* [[Ryker|Ryker Desai]]
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* [[Ryker Desai]] {{d}}
* Daniel Lee {{d}}
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* [[Daniel Lee]] {{d}}
 
* Faye Lee {{d}}
 
* Faye Lee {{d}}
 
* Victor Lee {{d}}
 
* Victor Lee {{d}}
 
* [[Kaylee Lee]] {{d}}
 
* [[Kaylee Lee]] {{d}}
* [[Miranda Mason]]
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* [[Miranda Mason]] {{d}}
 
* Jasmine Mason {{d}}
 
* Jasmine Mason {{d}}
 
* Caleb Mason {{d}}
 
* Caleb Mason {{d}}
 
{{col|end}}
 
{{col|end}}
   
=== Other [[Sanctum Citizens]] ===
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=== [[Sanctum Citizens]] ===
 
{{col|3}}
 
{{col|3}}
* [[Blythe Ann]]
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* [[Sheidheda]]
* Jae
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* [[Blythe Ann Workman]]
* [[Delilah]]
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* [[Jae Workman]]
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* [[Delilah Workman]] {{d}}
 
* [[Rose]] {{d}}
 
* [[Rose]] {{d}}
* [[Jade]]
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* [[Jade]] {{d}}
* Cassius
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* [[Cassius]]
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* [[Sierra]] {{d}}
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* [[Trey]]
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* Gavin {{d}}
 
* Josiah
 
* Josiah
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* Bryson {{d}}
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* Brooke {{d}}
 
* Alejo {{d}}
 
* Alejo {{d}}
 
* Tyman Averi {{d}}
 
* Tyman Averi {{d}}
* Annabel
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* Annabel Averi 
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* Savannah {{d}}
 
* Isaac {{d}}
 
* Isaac {{d}}
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* Miranda's lover{{d}}
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* Tai {{d}}
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* Arabel {{d}}
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* Tory {{d}}
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* Zev
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* Alyssa
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* Tobin {{d}}
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* Cora {{d}}
 
{{Col|end}}
 
{{Col|end}}
   
 
=== [[Children of Gabriel]] ===
 
=== [[Children of Gabriel]] ===
 
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{{col|3}}
* [[Gabriel Santiago]]
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* [[Nelson]]
* [[Xavier]]
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* [[Layla]] {{d}}
* Geo {{d}}
 
 
* [[Tosh]] {{d}}
 
* [[Tosh]] {{d}}
 
* [[Cillian]] {{d}}
 
* [[Cillian]] {{d}}
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* Xavier {{d}}
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* Geo {{d}}
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* Eduardo {{d}}
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* Jericho {{d}}
 
{{Col|end}}
 
{{Col|end}}
   
=== [[Wonkru]] ===
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===[[Wonkru]]===
 
{{Col|3}}
 
{{Col|3}}
 
* [[Clarke Griffin]]
 
* [[Clarke Griffin]]
* [[Bellamy Blake]]
 
 
* [[John Murphy]]
 
* [[John Murphy]]
* [[Echo]]
 
 
* [[Emori]]
 
* [[Emori]]
 
* [[Nathan Miller]]
 
* [[Nathan Miller]]
 
* [[Eric Jackson]]
 
* [[Eric Jackson]]
* [[Miles Shaw]] {{d}}
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* [[Abigail Griffin]] {{d}}
* [[Abigail Griffin]]
 
 
* [[Raven Reyes]]
 
* [[Raven Reyes]]
 
* [[Jordan Green]]
 
* [[Jordan Green]]
 
* [[Madi Griffin]]
 
* [[Madi Griffin]]
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* [[Gaia]]
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* [[Indra]]
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* [[Niylah]]
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* [[James Crockett]] {{d}}
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* [[Miles Shaw]] {{d}}
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* Knight
 
{{Col|end}}
 
{{Col|end}}
   
: '''Exiled'''
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===[[Eligius Corporation#Prisoners|Eligius Prisoners]]===
 
 
{{Col|3}}
 
{{Col|3}}
* [[Octavia Blake]]
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* [[Nikki]]
* [[Charmaine Diyoza]]
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* [[Hatch]] {{d}}
* [[Gaia]]
 
 
{{Col|end}}
 
{{Col|end}}
   
==Locations==
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== Locations ==
=== Sanctum (Settlement) ===
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=== Sanctum (City-State) ===
 
{{Main|Sanctum (city-state)}}
 
{{Main|Sanctum (city-state)}}
 
[[File:Sanctum settlement 6x01.png|thumb|The settlement, also called Sanctum.]]
 
[[File:Sanctum settlement 6x01.png|thumb|The settlement, also called Sanctum.]]
The Sanctum settlement is located within the radiation shield.
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A city-state, also called Sanctum, is a ministate that is located within the radiation shield. It was built to be a sanctuary for human race. The radiation shield protects Sanctum Citizens from intruders and dangerous lifeforms.
 
{{Clear}}
 
{{Clear}}
   
 
=== Ryker's Keep ===
 
=== Ryker's Keep ===
Back in the early days, [[Ryker]] built a temporal place inside the cave system under the settlement. The purpose was to hide there during the Eclipse, so neither citizens or Primes would be exposed to it.
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Ryker's Keep is inside the cave system under the city-state of Sanctum. It is used to hide during the Red Sun Eclipse, so no one would be exposed to the toxins.
   
 
=== Offering Grove ===
 
=== Offering Grove ===
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{{Clear}}
 
{{Clear}}
   
==Appearances ==
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=== Research Outposts ===
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At least fourteen outposts were built by the colonists or their descendants for research.
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They also built numerous observation blinds to study the native species of the moon in their natural habitat.
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=== The Verge ===
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[[File:6x08_TheVerge.png|thumb|The Verge]]
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'''The Verge''' is a location near the the Anomaly. It was once one of Sanctum's research outposts. It is currently used by [[Gabriel Santiago]] as a home and study.
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Due to the Verge's proximity to the Anomaly (which sucks up all radio signals on the moon), radio signals can be picked up there in endless, repeating waves.
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=== C.O.G. Territory ===
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[[File:609_COG_territory.png|thumb|The cave systems, where the Children of Gabriel live.]]
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The ''Children of Gabriel Territory'' is home to a militant faction of rebels, known as the [[Children of Gabriel]]. They live in caves and other locations.
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{{Clear}}
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== Appearances ==
 
{{Appearances-S5
 
{{Appearances-S5
 
|Damocles (Part 2) = Appears
 
|Damocles (Part 2) = Appears
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|Memento Mori = Appears
 
|Memento Mori = Appears
 
|Nevermind = Appears
 
|Nevermind = Appears
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|The Old Man and the Anomaly = Appears
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|What You Take With You = Appears
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|Matryoshka = Appears
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|Ashes to Ashes = Appears
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|Adjustment Protocol = Appears
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|The Blood of Sanctum = Appears
 
}}
 
}}
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{{Appearances-S7
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|From the Ashes = Appears
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|The Garden = Mentioned
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|False Gods = Appears
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|Hesperides = Appears
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|Welcome to Bardo = Appears
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}}
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== Notes and Trivia ==
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* Before finding out that Alpha is a moon, it is erroneously referred to as "Planet Alpha".<ref>https://twitter.com/cwthe100/status/1123014237276790784</ref>
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* Jason Rothenberg stated that aliens will be introduced on this world.<ref name=ign1808008>https://sea.ign.com/m/the-100/139706/feature/the-100-season-5-finale-ending-explained-creator-jason-rothe</ref>
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* [[Season Six]] is set on this world.<ref name=ign1808008/>
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* Rothenberg said that we would learn more about ''[[Eligius III]]'' and when it came to this world.<ref>https://ew.com/tv/2018/08/07/the-100-season-5-finale-postmortem-new-planet-monty/</ref>
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* This particular place in "Goldilocks Zone" refers to the world being far enough away from its sun to contain liquid, but still close enough to sustain life.
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* In "[[Damocles (Part 2)]]," Monty states that ''Eligius III'' came to this world to tap for oil as the Earth's supply was exhausted. This was completely omitted subsequently with the recap at the beginning of "[[Sanctum (episode)|Sanctum]]" simply stating that ''Eligius III'' went looking for another planet. Instead, the mission to Alpha and the other four worlds is described solely as a colony mission.
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* Sanctum is the Latin root of "Sanctuary".
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* According to Bellamy, Alpha is the closest of the five ''[[Eligius III]]'' worlds to Earth and probably the most like it which is why Monty chose Alpha out of the five.
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* Alpha is located twenty years journey away from [[Skyring|Planet Beta]] on ''[[Eligius IV]]'s'' damaged engines making Beta far closer to Alpha than [[Earth]] is.
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* Alpha is within close proximity to a black hole. Due to being closer than Beta, time runs slower on Alpha compared to Beta.
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
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6x01 Alpha with an unknown aurora.png
 
6x01 Alpha with an unknown aurora.png
 
Season 6 Title Sequence with Eligius IV and Alpha.png
 
Season 6 Title Sequence with Eligius IV and Alpha.png
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609 Eligius IV and Alpha.png
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613 Alpha moon.png
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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Alpha's forest.png
 
Alpha's forest.png
 
Alpha's forest 3.png
 
Alpha's forest 3.png
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604 Two Suns.jpg
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601 Nighttime on Alpha.jpg
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610 landscape with the Red Sun Eclipse.jpg
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The Old Man and the Anomaly - Landscape.jpg|Sanctum's landscape
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604 Sanctum landscape.jpg|Sanctum's landscape
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Ashes to Ashes - forest.png|Forest
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606 cave on alpha 1.png|Cave
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606 cave on alpha.png|Cave
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608_the_Anomaly_glowing_in_the_forest.png
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What You Take With You-landscape.png
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Sanctum - landscape.png
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Sanctum - landscape 1.png
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Sanctum - landscape 2.png
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Sanctum - landscape 3.png|The planet is seen from the distance.
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Sanctum - landscape 4.png
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603 Alpha's neighbors.jpg|Alpha's neighbors are seen from the distance.
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Sanctum - landscape 5.png
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613 the anomaly skyline 1.png|[[Temporal Anomaly|The Anomaly]] is seen from the distance.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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605 studies about Lan Hudie rhopalocera.png
 
605 studies about Lan Hudie rhopalocera.png
 
Dead bug - BTS.jpg|BTS - dead bug
 
Dead bug - BTS.jpg|BTS - dead bug
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606 Trees and plants in Offering Grove.png
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606 Tree sap heals wounds.png|This tree sap can heal wounds.
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Ashes to Ashes - Octavia grabbing alien mushrooms.jpg|Octavia grabbing mushrooms
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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|-|Other locations=
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<gallery type="slideshow" widths="500" position="center">
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609_COG_caves.png|Children of Gabriel's cave
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The_Verge_-_Ashes_to_Ashes.png|The Verge
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613_-_The_Verge.png|The Verge
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609_COG_caves_1.png|Children of Gabriel's cave
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609_COG_caves_2.png|Children of Gabriel's cave
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609_Inside_the_Verge_tent.png|The Verge tent
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611_Inside_the_Verge_tent.png|The Verge tent
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602 Research tent 1.png|Outpost tent
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602 Research tent.png|Outpost tent
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S6Titles MapOfSanctum1.png
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S6Titles MapOfSanctum2.png
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605 Sanctum map.png
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605 Sanctum map part.png
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Map 606.png
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</gallery>
 
</tabber></center>
 
</tabber></center>
== Notes and Trivia ==
 
* Before finding out that Alpha is a moon, it is erroneously referred to as "Planet Alpha".<ref>https://twitter.com/cwthe100/status/1123014237276790784</ref>
 
* Jason Rothenberg stated that aliens will be introduced on this world.<ref name=ign1808008>https://sea.ign.com/m/the-100/139706/feature/the-100-season-5-finale-ending-explained-creator-jason-rothe</ref>
 
* [[Season Six]] is set on this world.<ref name=ign1808008/>
 
* Rothenberg said that we will learn more about ''[[Eligius III]]'' and when it came to this world.<ref>https://ew.com/tv/2018/08/07/the-100-season-5-finale-postmortem-new-planet-monty/</ref>
 
* This particular place in "Goldilocks Zone" refers to the world being far enough away from its sun to contain liquid, but still close enough to sustain life.
 
* It was confirmed that new character, [[Russell]] lives on this world.<ref>https://ew.com/tv/2018/09/21/the-100-jr-bourne-season-6/</ref>
 
* Sanctum is the Latin root of "Sanctuary".
 
   
 
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This article is about the moon Alpha. You may be looking for the settlement within the shield.

Alpha, also called Sanctum, is a moon sharing atmospheric similarities to Earth. It is located in the Goldilocks zone of a binary star system, meaning it is in the habitable zone and has two suns. It is the closest world to Earth and probably the most like it. It was colonized by a team from Earth made up of four families, the Primes and another individual. Using Mind Drives, they continued their rule here for over two centuries. Like the other mission planets, it is within close proximity to a black hole.

Overview

The atmosphere is similar to Earth's, containing 77% nitrogen, 22% oxygen, 0.5% of argon, 0.2% of carbon dioxide, and small amounts of a new, unidentified element. Due to having two suns, it was believed that the moon's surface has higher radiation levels than pre-apocalypse Earth. To counteract that, the Eligius Corporation used the Nightblood serum on the members of Eligius III going to the moon. However, Nightblood was later discovered to be unnecessary for the survivors of the Battle for Eden, since the radiation levels are revealed to be good.

History

In 2045, Eligius III arrived to this moon. The Eligius Corporation was looking for a source to tap for oil, since Earth's oil reserves had run dry. The crew had undergone the blood alterations from Becca Franco's Nightblood serum, in case the radiation levels were too high. According to Eligius IV's records, if they ever reported back, it was after Apocalypse One, when no one could have received the call. The true results of their arrival remain unknown. Its later suggested by Gabriel Santiago that the choice of Sanctum as a destination was not a coincidence with the Temporal Anomaly on both it and Skyring, also known as Planet Beta.

Centuries later, Monty Green, after 30 years of research, cracked the code-locking on the Eligius III files while on Eligius IV, and set the mothership's coordinates to travel to the new planet (not yet identified as a moon). The ship's journey lasted 75 years. Upon arrival, Monty and Harper McIntyre’s son Jordan Green woke from cryosleep as his father intended. He went on to follow his father's instructions and woke Clarke Griffin and Bellamy Blake. He shows them his father's video files, explaining their life on the mothership, the destroyed status of Earth, and the new world they could call home.

Celestial Events

Red Sun Eclipse

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The moon undergoes a celestial event in which the two suns eclipse, triggering the release of a psychosis-inducing toxin from the plants. During the eclipse, sonic anomalies are sometimes caused by molecular vibrations in the air and trees. When exposed to the toxin, all fauna are affected and goaded into violence. Those killed after the eclipse is over are consumed by the plants and trees. This celestial event and the toxin itself are known as the Red Sun. According to Gabriel Santiago, Josephine Lightbourne theorized that these events are why higher lifeforms never evolved on the moon.

In "What You Take With You," Gabriel uses red sun toxin to help Octavia remember her time in the anomaly. According to Gabriel, he and Russell Lightbourne once used the toxin in a similar manner to determine if any of the host's mind survived after the implantation of a Mind Drive. The answer was no, but in doing so, they unlocked parts of their own minds, things they'd hidden from themselves, answers about what their greater purpose was. In "Ashes to Ashes," Gabriel explains to Clarke and Bellamy that the toxin is everywhere: in every leaf on every tree, in the soil and the rocks. Over time, the Primes had found other ways to harness its power. Simone weaponized it as part of her Adjustment Protocol while Gabriel focused on developing an anti-toxin.

Temporal Flare

Main article: Temporal Flare
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A temporal flare seems to be a green light source in the sky that shoots out other green flares that burn, destroy, or "petrify" anything they touch.

In "The Gospel of Josephine", Gabriel (posing as Xavier) notices a Temporal Flare nearby. He tosses Diyoza a rope and tells her and Octavia to get out and run. Diyoza gets out, but she realizes that Octavia has no time. She tells her she will return. Octavia submerges herself in the quicksand-like substance and survives the Temporal Flare with only damage to a hand that was left exposed. Diyoza manages to dig Octavia out and they run after Gabriel/Xavier.

Temporal Anomaly

Main article: Temporal Anomaly
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The Anomaly as seen from space.

The Temporal Anomaly, often shorten to the Anomaly, is the source of the temporal flares. It was originally thought that Gabriel Santiago went through this Anomaly. The Anomaly has also sent messages to Diyoza, Octavia, and Gabriel Santiago himself.

In "The Old Man and the Anomaly", it is revealed that the radio signals get absorbed by the Anomaly and retranslates in The Verge, where it's possible to pick them up here in endless, repeating waves. It is also revealed that the Anomaly does the same as the Red Sun and that the Anomaly has similar effects on plants, only it's "constant and weirder". The Anomaly gets into people's minds, causing them to hear things and hallucinate, sometimes their darkest fear, their deepest desire, and both at once.

In "The Blood of Sanctum", it is revealed that the Anomaly is controlled by a mysterious, ancient artifact of an alien origin, known as the Anomaly Stone. In "From the Ashes," the Anomaly is closed by Bellamy's kidnappers from Bardo, presumably in an effort to prevent pursuit. In "The Garden," the Anomaly is revealed to lead to Skyring which was Planet Beta and then from there to Bardo.

Lifeforms

Native lifeforms are largely floral in nature. Nearly all existing faunal creatures were classified by Josephine Lightbourne in four evolutionary branches: Insect, rodent, reptile, and the less easy to identify, coined "Guaiwu" ("freaks" in Mandarin).

Bugs

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A bug

In "Sanctum", Jackson can be seen with a native bug contained in a jar. Soon after, a swarm of the bugs attacks and chases the exploration team through the radiation shield, into a settlement.

The bugs appear to be omnivores, shown to eat both meat and plants, as observed by Jackson. The bugs travel in swarms when hunting. They also appear to be strong, the bug Jackson had trapped repeatedly slamming into the glass without injury. The bugs avoid fire. 

The bugs have hook-like legs and round eyes, like that of a fly. They have a small tail and hidden antennae.

There are also other types of insects and bugs, too, as they were seen in drawings and books, including the Lan Hudie rhopalocera.[1] Josephine Lightbourne had studied many of those different types of insects and bugs. In "The Gospel of Josephine," Josephine, posing as Clarke Griffin, suggested the use of a bug on Marcus Kane that could act as an alternative to dialysis. Abigail Griffin believed it would work, but as Eric Jackson pointed out, they simply lacked the time they needed to do the whole procedure in.

The Children of Gabriel used the paralytic darts that was derived from a beetle that Josephine discovered.[2] It can be cured with an antidote.

Gabriel Santiago was seen eating a dead species of bug in the caves.[3]

Snake (Kepa-She)

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In "The Children of Gabriel", a hideous snake appears called "Kepa-She" in Chinese. It can degrade the poison from a body, caused by being exposed to the seaweed during the eclipse. The Kepa-She can be used for medical purposes.

Seaweed

During Red suns, seaweed can move around ponds or lakes and crawl into someone like a tapeworm. It releases a toxin within the victim, practically killing them. The person can be revived by the Kepa-She snake like John Murphy was.

In "The Children of Gabriel", during the red sun, seaweed crawled into Murphy when Bellamy almost drowned him in the pond in the village. Cillian lets the Kepa-She bite Murphy, reviving him.

Trees and other plants

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During the red sun, trees and other types of growth become dangerous as they can release a toxin making people and bugs psychotic. If a victim dies near plants, the plants will "consume" the dead, even if there is no red sun. They can also eat fauna and bugs. The Offering Grove is a place where people give human sacrifices to trees.

In "The Gospel of Josephine," Abigail Griffin suggested using a type of Sanctum leaf as a surgical mesh on Marcus Kane believing that it, along with a type of Sanctum bug suggested by Josephine Lightbourne as an alternative to dialysis, could allow her to successfully operate on Kane's wounds from Michael Vinson. However, Eric Jackson stated that it wouldn't work as the procedure would take at least 15 hours while Kane had ten minutes at most once removed from his cryopod.

Tree Sap

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After a Temporal Flare, the sap in the remains of fossilized trees becomes "mutated". When applied to a skin, it causes a time dilation effect – wounds heal faster, but it causes accelerated aging (caused by exposure to a Temporal Flare) is slowed down. Gabriel Santiago called the bottled sap, "Time in a Bottle".  

Residents

Primes

Sanctum Citizens

Children of Gabriel

Wonkru

Eligius Prisoners

Locations

Sanctum (City-State)

Main article: Sanctum (city-state)
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The settlement, also called Sanctum.

A city-state, also called Sanctum, is a ministate that is located within the radiation shield. It was built to be a sanctuary for human race. The radiation shield protects Sanctum Citizens from intruders and dangerous lifeforms.

Ryker's Keep

Ryker's Keep is inside the cave system under the city-state of Sanctum. It is used to hide during the Red Sun Eclipse, so no one would be exposed to the toxins.

Offering Grove

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Offering Grove

The place in the woods near the settlement which serves as a cemetery for the dead Sanctum citizens. According to traditions, the bodies are offered to the trees, so their souls could be in a better place.

Research Outposts

At least fourteen outposts were built by the colonists or their descendants for research.

They also built numerous observation blinds to study the native species of the moon in their natural habitat.

The Verge

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The Verge

The Verge is a location near the the Anomaly. It was once one of Sanctum's research outposts. It is currently used by Gabriel Santiago as a home and study.

Due to the Verge's proximity to the Anomaly (which sucks up all radio signals on the moon), radio signals can be picked up there in endless, repeating waves.

C.O.G. Territory

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The cave systems, where the Children of Gabriel live.

The Children of Gabriel Territory is home to a militant faction of rebels, known as the Children of Gabriel. They live in caves and other locations.

Appearances

Season Five
Episode Appearance Status
EdenAbsent
Red QueenAbsent
Sleeping GiantsAbsent
Pandora's BoxAbsent
Shifting SandsAbsent
Exit WoundsAbsent
Acceptable LossesAbsent
How We Get to PeaceAbsent
Sic Semper TyrannisAbsent
The Warriors WillAbsent
The Dark YearAbsent
Damocles (Part 1)Absent
Damocles (Part 2)Appears
Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
SanctumAppears
Red Sun RisingAppears
The Children of GabrielAppears
The Face Behind the GlassAppears
The Gospel of JosephineAppears
Memento MoriAppears
NevermindAppears
The Old Man and the AnomalyAppears
What You Take With YouAppears
MatryoshkaAppears
Ashes to AshesAppears
Adjustment ProtocolAppears
The Blood of SanctumAppears
Season Seven
Episode Appearance Status
From the AshesAppears
The GardenMentioned
False GodsAppears
HesperidesAppears
Welcome to BardoAppears
NakaraAbsent
The Queen's GambitAbsent
AnacondaTBD
The FlockTBD

Notes and Trivia

  • Before finding out that Alpha is a moon, it is erroneously referred to as "Planet Alpha".[4]
  • Jason Rothenberg stated that aliens will be introduced on this world.[5]
  • Season Six is set on this world.[5]
  • Rothenberg said that we would learn more about Eligius III and when it came to this world.[6]
  • This particular place in "Goldilocks Zone" refers to the world being far enough away from its sun to contain liquid, but still close enough to sustain life.
  • In "Damocles (Part 2)," Monty states that Eligius III came to this world to tap for oil as the Earth's supply was exhausted. This was completely omitted subsequently with the recap at the beginning of "Sanctum" simply stating that Eligius III went looking for another planet. Instead, the mission to Alpha and the other four worlds is described solely as a colony mission.
  • Sanctum is the Latin root of "Sanctuary".
  • According to Bellamy, Alpha is the closest of the five Eligius III worlds to Earth and probably the most like it which is why Monty chose Alpha out of the five.
  • Alpha is located twenty years journey away from Planet Beta on Eligius IV's damaged engines making Beta far closer to Alpha than Earth is.
  • Alpha is within close proximity to a black hole. Due to being closer than Beta, time runs slower on Alpha compared to Beta.

Gallery

  • The moon and the planet it orbits
  • Raven watching Gagarin descent to the moon surface

  • The beautiful scene on the world.
  • The landscape on the world.
  • Alpha's landscape
  • Sanctum's landscape
  • Sanctum's landscape
  • Forest
  • Cave
  • Cave
  • The planet is seen from the distance.
  • Alpha's neighbors are seen from the distance.
  • The Anomaly is seen from the distance.

  • Kepa-She
  • Kepa-She
  • Lifeforms in research studies
  • BTS - dead bug
  • This tree sap can heal wounds.
  • Octavia grabbing mushrooms

  • Children of Gabriel's cave
  • The Verge
  • The Verge
  • Children of Gabriel's cave
  • Children of Gabriel's cave
  • The Verge tent
  • The Verge tent
  • Outpost tent
  • Outpost tent

References

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