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Iblis' planet

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Vipers approach the unnamed planet for the first time (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #1).

Iblis' planet[1] is the world where Iblis and his followers had been first exiled, following their being cast out by the Seraphs untold thousands of yahrens prior.

A black hole singularity of Iblis' creation bridges the Colonial's known universe and a separate universe where this planet resides, trapping many hapless denizens for an untold period of time. Surrounding the planet are derelict ships in a thickly-ringed graveyard, its survivors making landfall on the planet only to be hunted down by the Meclons—former Cylons who were also inexorably drawn into the singularity (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #1#3).

Sometime following Baltar's release by Adama after the Battle at Galaxy's Edge, Baltar finds himself whisked away from his exile and stranded upon this planet on the false promise of freedom (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #2) and assumes a leadership role over the shipwrecked survivors, terming them his "congregation" (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #5).

Sheba stands over a precipice, overlooking a massive large impact crater caused by a ship far larger than any known to both Cylons and humans (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #1).

This congregation is fodder for Meclons, who attack and abduct its members for "integration" into the Meclon Empire (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #2 & #3). However, the planet possesses a secret—another husk of a ship that bears the skeletons of Iblis' former pig-faced followers—in a cavern where even the Meclons do not enter, thus making it a sanctuary for the congregation (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #2).

Following a battle that destroys the Ship of Lights—the act itself tearing a hole back into the primary universe—the Seraphs rescue the congregation and transport them to the Fleet. The planet left abandoned by the Fleet and Lucifer's Cylons who have made good their escape, Iblis returns to the planet to resurrect his original followers as Meclons, swearing vengeance against Galactica and those who have shunned him (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #5).

Notes

  • The planet shares many similarities with the red planet that Iblis had been discovered upon previously, including wreckage of a large ship containing his long-dead followers.
  • Given Iblis' powers, it is entirely possible that Iblis' planet and the red planet previously encountered are one-and-the-same, displaced both in space and time, but that link is never definitively confirmed in this comic book series.

References

  1. This is a Battlestar Wiki descriptive term.