Location: The Eastern Side of the Galaxy
Main lifeforms: The Damogran Frond Crested Eagle

Damogranian Pom-Pom Squid

Status: Uneventful
Appearances: The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (book), Primary Phase

Damogran is a planet that is approximately 2,500 light years from Earth on the fashionable Eastern Side of the Galaxy. However, it is hot, remote and almost entirely unheard of. This made it an optimal location for the secretive construction of the Heart of Gold. For the most part, Damogran is an extremely inconveniently arranged planet. It consists of nothing but middling to large desert islands separated by very pretty but annoyingly wide stretches of ocean. This makes the use of an ion drive delta boat a practical necessity.

There is a spaceport on Easter Island. Its name is pure meaningless coincidence, as "easter" simply means "small, flat and light-brown" in Galacticspeke. The Heart of Gold was located on the Island of France, whose name is another such unintended, insignificant coincidence. It is interesting to note that the construction of the Heart of Gold caused a number of such meaningless coincidences across the planet. France is about 20 miles long, 5 miles across at the middle, sandy and crescent-shaped. Its inner coastline consists mostly of steep cliffs. From the top of them, the land slopes slowly down 5 miles to the opposite shore. These two islands are part of the only archipelago of any useful size on the whole planet.

Damogran is home to the Damogran Frond Crested Eagle, which is known to make nests largely out of papier-mâché, from which it is virtually impossible for any of the hatchlings to break out. Like many species throughout the Galaxy, the Damogran Frond Crested Eagle had heard of the notion of survival of the species, but wanted no truck with it.

Damogran is also home to the Damogranian pom-pom squid, an animal highly skilled in massage.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. From the introduction to the book And Another Thing....