The hills, a-throng with swarthy pine,
Press up the pale and hollow sky,
And the squat cypresses on high
Reach from the lit horizon-line
They reach, they reach, with gnarlèd hands–
Malignant hags, obscene and dark–
While the red moon, a demons’ ark,
Is borne along the mystic lands.
- This isn't a moon at all but a 20 billion year old battle station from before the big bang!
- There are various moon quakes because the "moon" is actually a giant egg & its about to hatch.
- There are several ancient inter stellar engines scattered across the face of the moon. This moon is actually an ancient generation ship.
- The moon is actually a living biosphere & its growing hungry.
- There are at least 5 different species living within the moon & its hollow
- The moon is an ancient space probe that has settled in this system. Its shut down but if it actives it will tear the system apart
- The moon is actually a prop from an old 4 video television show. They left it here
- The moon is a bacteria & its hungry. Your PCs are lunch
- The moon is the ancient mind of a long dead civilization that is mumbling to itself those who land go mad!
- The moon is an ancient Atlantis rocket base. The ships & weapons are still there!
- The moon is the home to a roving band of space pirates who are setting up a base & will destroy any witnesses
- The moon is the retirement home of a powerful god who will destroy any intruders
- The moon is actually a dimensional hole in space. Make a save versus gravity or be sucked in
- The moon is wandering the space lanes spawning itself when no one is looking. There are now 2 moons orbiting the planet
- The moon is a planetary eater whose surface is actually its shell. This is a 60 hit point creature able to create pseudo pods/mouths to kill & eat all life on the planet below
- The moon is the last home to an advanced dying culture that wishes to pass on its secrets. By erasing the PC's minds & implanting their own.
- The moon is actually an illusion created by a prankster god from another universe. He's collecting space craft & crews guess whose next!
- The moon is the mouth for a strange soul sucking life form & the space craft is next
- The moon surface is made from a dairy product & the planets around are actually its children coming in for a meal.
- The moon is the home of a space brothel of some legendary qualities also features a casino. Have a nice shore leave!