This Orb is an out-of-the way planet in a sci-fi setting where some form(s) of FTL are possible. Several waves of sapient explorers, refugees, conquers, & colonists have settled there.
The following are my objectives for this Orb.
- While humans can live on it unaided, it is not as hospitable as Earth.
- This Orb is not conducive to global communication and rule.
- The oceans are completely separated by land, so it's impossible to sail round this Orb.
- Mountains, rivers, currents & coast make it generally less convenient to cross a continent.
- There is one location that is geographically destined to be the crossroads of the whole planet.
- Some factors prevent the inhabitants from rebuilding a spacefaring civilization.
I'd recommend that aspiring world-builders jot down the traits that they want their new planet to have. This will make it easier to navigate through the myriad possibilities in the following steps.