|“||Welcome to Skyring.||”|
|— Hope Diyoza [src]|
A planet, nicknamed Skyring by Hope Diyoza, is a habitable planet with a visible ring in its sky. It was one of the destinations of Eligius III mission. It has an atmosphere similar to Earth, and the Anomaly presence on this planet is detected underwater and is too deep to swim to without protective gear. The time dilation on Skyring is high. Seconds on Sanctum equals months on Skyring while a day can equal centuries. This is due to the planet being farther out from a black hole in relation to the other mission planets. The planet is also known as Beta by the Eligius III teams and Penance by the Disciples.
Skyring is primarily used as a prison planet by the Disciples to send their law-breaking members as punishment.
Becca and the Eligius III mission teams already know that planet Beta (Skyring) is much far away from a common black hole than the other mission target planets causing time dilation. Becca Franko predicted correctly that the time on Skyring would run faster due greater distance from the black hole compared to the 4 other destination planets as a result. Due to this effect Russell Lightbourne preferred Alpha, fearing that Beta was too far out from the black hole in relation to the other mission worlds.
However, Mission Team Beta's transport ship crashed on the planet, killing all but Doctor Colin Benson and preventing any attempts to colonize the world. Alone on Beta, Colin studied the Temporal Anomaly and the Anomaly Stone, eventually figuring out the code to open the bridge to Bardo. Colin subsequently died on the planet. At some point, a Disciple visited the planet and died under unknown circumstances and was buried in the ground in front of Colin's cabin.
After entering the Anomaly on Sanctum, Charmaine Diyoza and Octavia Blake ended up on Beta. Octavia was trapped on the planet for ten years before managing to return to Sanctum through the Anomaly while Diyoza's daughter Hope spent twenty years there. When she was three, Hope named the planet Skyring after the ring in the planet's sky. After Octavia sent a message in a bottle through the Anomaly in the hopes of reaching her brother, it instead reached Bardo and alerted the Disciples to the presence of the family on Skyring. The Disciples came in force to the planet and abducted Octavia and Diyoza while Hope was hidden by Octavia.
Skyring is actually a prison world for the Disciples where they would send law-breakers for five years before coming back for them if they survived. A few months after the capture of Octavia and Diyoza, one Disciple prisoner, Dev, arrived at that point and trained Hope. Due to the time dilation from the black hole, it would be far less time on Bardo than on Skyring.
Throughout the Series
In The Blood of Sanctum, after the Sanctumites revolt, Russell Lightbourne decides to take the Primes to Beta on Eligius IV despite not knowing if the planet is inhabitable. Russell suggests that the Primes will simply continue on to the next Eligius III world if that's the case until they find an inhabitable planet. The Primes prepare to mind wipe Wonkru and start a twenty year journey to Planet Beta, but are foiled by Clarke Griffin before they can leave.
The Jellyfish on Skyring are edible sea creatures. They are used for food and their powder is used for gardening and starting a campfire. According to Hope Diyoza, cooked jellyfish were her mother's specialty. The powder can also be used as something of an explosive as a small bag of it being hit with a flaming arrow caused enough of an explosion to temporarily stun five Disciples.
Paint Berries are plants used to make paint, but eating it can make a person sick.
Herc-a-lees Roses are flowers native to Skyring.
- Gabriel Santiago†
- Hope Diyoza
- Mission Team Beta†
- Various Disciple prisoners†
- Charmaine Diyoza†
- Octavia Blake
It was built by the sole survivor of Mission Team Beta, Colin Benson. Using radio frequencies he found an Anomaly Stone and decided to build an outpost on top of it. He was living there at least until he activated the Bridge for the first time. It is located in a relatively close distance to the lake, where the actual source of the anomaly is located.
Charmaine Diyoza had been living there alone for 3 months before Octavia joined her. For 10 years Hope had been growing up here with them before arrival of the Disciples. Another 10 years she spent there alone.
Before Hope was born on this planet, the cabin was used as a shelter for various prisoners, sent there from Bardo.
This very deep body of water is where the source of Skyring's Temporal Anomaly is located.
|Red Sun Rising||Absent|
|The Children of Gabriel||Absent|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Absent|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Absent|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Absent|
|What You Take With You||Absent|
|Ashes to Ashes||Absent|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Mentioned|
|From the Ashes||Absent|
|Welcome to Bardo||Appears|
|The Queen's Gambit||Mentioned|
|A Little Sacrifice||Mentioned|
|A Sort of Homecoming||Absent|
|The Dying of the Light||Absent|
|The Last War||Absent|
Notes and Trivia
- Becca states that Skyring was further out from the black hole than the other planets, explaining why time would run faster on Skyring.
- Skyring is located a twenty year journey away from Sanctum according to Russell Lightbourne on Eligius IV's damaged engines.
- Skyring is far closer to Sanctum than Earth.
- In "Hesperides," one of the planets in the Anomaly system is shown to have a planetary ring similar to the solar system's outer planets such as Saturn. This is presumably Skyring.
- Hope Diyoza has spent the longest of anyone on Skyring, around 25 years. She spent 10 years with Octavia Blake and Charmaine Diyoza, 10 years with Dev and 5 years with Gabriel Santiago, Echo and Orlando.