It appears that Lorien is somewhat sentient, as Lorien itself is the source of the Garde's powers and the intelligence of the Cêpan, given as thanks for the effort put into fixing the damage (pollution and such) that the Loric had caused.
Lorien is ten times smaller than Earth, putting its circumference around 2 490.15mi (4'008km), compared to Earth's 24,901.55mi (40'075.16km). Another comparison is that the circumference of Lorien is just slightly smaller then the actual distance between Seattle, Washington and Orlando, Florida.
The planet is also the fourth planet from its sun and has two moons.
Mogadore is closer to earth than Lorien.
25,000 years ago, Lorien was in the same situation Earth was now; temperatures were rising, pollutants were clogging the air, and animals were dying off.
Around this time, referred to as the Dark Ages, the planet was at a crossroads between the desire for rapid development and a need to protect that which was natural and life sustaining. This was a time of needless war with many casualties though not a lot is actually known about this period, it is even a mystery to Loriens greatest historians. One known conflict, known as the Secret Wars between Lorien and Mogadore, was covered up to protect the utopian image of modern Lorien.
The Loric, similar to humans now, realized that something had to be done to protect the planet and began to live a harmonious existence with it. At some point after this, the Elders found what is known as the Phoenix Stones and the planet itself gifted some of the population (later to be known as "Garde") with special powers to protect the planet and shapeshifting creatures known as Chimæra began living amongst the Loric. The planet and its inhabitants enjoyed millennia of peace.
However, ten years ago the savage Mogadorians attacked the planet, intending to use the rich resources of the planet to help fix their crumbling planet, Mogadore. After the battle, only a handful of Loric were still alive waiting in orbit. They saw that Lorien was no longer capable of sustaining life, so they set a course to Earth. To this day Lorien is in ruins but waits, dormant, for the Garde's return to revive it.
Before the InvasionEdit
Lorien was described as a very lush and beautiful world, much like what Earth was before humans became dominant. Lorien was covered in trees and plants of all types and forests predominantly covered Lorien's surface, causing the surface to be blue and green. Animals were also very abundant on Lorien, all peacefully coexisting with one another. Lorien is said to be much smaller than Earth.
During the invasionEdit
- Main article: Mogadorian Invasion of Lorien
After the InvasionEdit
After the Attack, Lorien was reduced to a wasteland. The planet, having been stripped of all of its resources by the Mogadorians, has been turned to a monochromatic gray color. Wind no longer even blows on the surface. The planet however is still alive and is hibernating, regaining its strength and awaiting the return of the Garde, especially Number Four as it is believed his Lumen is crucial in its revival.
It is known that the Phoenix Stones belonging to each of the remaing Garde on Earth, with have a part to play in the revival of the planet.
Before the Invasion, Lorien was said to have somewhere near a perfect culture. There was no pollution or war of any kind, the citizens rarely entered conflict with one another and there was a general sense of happiness amongst everyone.
Major city of Lorien
- Main article: Capital City
Spires of ElkinEdit
Said to be the largest structure on Lorien located near the city centre, it can always be seen on the horizon. It is home to one third of city's population and is one of the first locations to be destroyed during the Mogadorian Invasion of Lorien.
A park located in the City Centre, it is the location of a nightclub called Kora which does not have an age restriction because it does not sell ampules (alcoholic drinks). Sandor comes here with Rapp to complete some maintenance on The Grid. After the first wave of Mogadorian fire and the arrival of the ground forces, Sandor collects Nine and on the way back he is attacked on the outskirts of Eilon Park. Luckily he is recused by Devektra.
A minor city two hours away from the Capital. It is near the coast and Sandor's Parents have a chalet where they take regular vacations. It is likely that they died there during the invasion.
The outer territories includes areas outside of the city, there are many Cêpan jobs available here such as farming and many Kabarak colonies. The outer territories are also the location of the airstrip where the nine Garde children and their Cêpan had to meet for them to make their escape.
A suggested home of the Lorien Elders includes deep in the mountains of Feldsmore.
It is also suggested that the Elders could live in a giant glass fortress at the bottom of the Terrax Ocean.