Nul II as it appears on the Ark Starmap
Nul II is the second planet from the sun of the unclaimed Nul system. Large and dense, it is composed mostly of iron, and is thought to be the former core of a super-Earth that lost its mantle. While there is no water to be found, there are many lakes on the planet, including straw-colored lakes of iron carbonyl. In 2599, Behesht Mines accidentally started a fire in one of their most active mines, and was unable to contain it. As the fire spread, the company was forced to suspend operations. Fed by flammable gasses and liquid volatiles, the fire continues to burn, and has opened smoky cracks in the landscape.