Purlfa and Belta are the two native satellites of the planet Pseudo. The funny thing is that Pseudo has not two moons but three; the last one is called Ténres. Still, the quoted number of the number of natural satellites of Pseudo is two, not three, because Ténres was made a moon by means of publicity stunt.


A small moon about 1 447 km across, a fair bit smaller than Luna. It supports about 6.58 × 1015 people today, and is the more populated moon, despite it being smaller. It's been laced with a lot of lead to make it denser and heavier, so that air doesn't escape as fast. The lead's buried deep in its cold core, though, so there's no chance of poisoning the soil.

Life first stepped onto the barren rock at 26 037 PDN by Madigon Rise Magio, a fair-built three-man. Since him and about sixteen extra triads of explorations, it laid silent and monitored only from afar until 29 355, when a very small moon-base was built. It became permanent only in 30 050, and grew very slowly. It took until about 48 000 to break past using solid buildings, and another twenty thousand to break the dome habit.

Its small ice deposits have been widely expanded around 198 250 PDN, when comets begin to be redirected to graze Purlfa to get to give it tonnes of water. It helps that the wet Pseudo gives a lot of its water too. The replenishment was complete by 258 966 PDN.


The further of the two, Belta is 2 345 km across. It has a population of 5.44 × 1015 as of today. Like its smaller counterpart, Belta's core is also laced with lead, though because of its larger size it does not need quite as much lead to do so.

People first landed on Belta in the year 29 359 PDN, not much later than the first moon-base was built. The first passage from Purlfa to Belta also marks the first permanent inhabitants of the land, and happened on 24 Rodigey 30 144 PDN*. Rather than the mainly industrious Purlfa, Belta was developed as more of a residential moon. However, that does not mean it is devoid of any industrialization: as Pseudo's gravity is much weaker here, interplanetary journeys often begin here.

Being much bigger than Purlfa also helps its terraformation. It was completely terraformed in 256 404, almost three thousand years earlier than Purlfa!