The Green Lantern Corps Podcast


Oa

Posted in green lantern corps by mrread7 on January 4, 2008

We finally move to Oa, homeworld to the Guardians of the Universe and the Green lantern Corps. There is a whole lot to cover with Oa, so I put together more than the basics.

The Planet OA


Oa’s history is not clear; according to some stories, the Guardians originated in a planet called Maltus and then moved to Oa as a convenient base of operations. Other stories had the Oans living in there from the beginning. Oa appears to be mainly a desert-like, lifeless planet. The main feature is the Guardian’s city, which includes, among other things, the Main Power Battery that is charged by the Guardians with their own unique green energy, which the Battery then broadcasts to the personal Power Batteries of all the Green Lanterns. At one time, Oa was host to several cities stolen from various worlds (including one from Earth) along with their unwilling inhabitants. This “mosaic” of cities was created by an insane Guardian who was left behind when the others left the universe for a time. Although he was defeated by the Green Lanterns, when the Guardians returned, they decided to keep the cities on Oa as an experiment in multicultural cohabitation. This decision was against many of the inhabitants’ wishes to be returned to their home worlds, and was looked upon unfavorably by many Green Lanterns (but respected). The Green Lantern John Stewart was assigned to keep peace in the composite city. The cities were eventually returned to their original places. Oa was eventually left uninhabited after the Green Lantern Hal Jordan, under the influence of the evil entity Parallax, killed all but one of the Guardians and most of the Corps. Later it was destroyed in a battle between the still-insane Jordan and his successor, Kyle Rayner.The planet was reformed sometime later by Jordan’s old friend and associate Tom Kalmaku. The Central Power Battery was then recharged and the Guardians resurrected shortly therafter by Kyle Rayner after he spent some time as the near-omnipotent “Ion”. After attacks by Superboy-Prime and the Spider Guild, the Guardians refortified OA by creating a planetwide armour and defensive system to prevent successful attacks against them. The full capability of the new systems are still unknown.

Central Battery

The main power for the Green Lantern Corps, the Central Battery houses all known will power from the Guardians and of the Universe itself.

Guardian Citadel


Originally located in the center of the planet, the Guardian’s Citadel is now housed behind a large door that is only open on a time delay from a Green Lantern Honor Guard. The Guardians see no one unless a request is made and only then on their approval will someone be seen by the Guardians of the Universe.

Lantern Sector House

Some sectors are so large they requir Lantern Sector House, which are large space station for incoming and outgoing Green Lantern Corps members passing through the sector of space.

Cities

The Planet of OA contains dozens of cities where Green Lantern Corps members and their guests stay and live. The cities are divided into Corps member housing, cafe, science labs, med bays and so forth.

Café

Being a Green Lantern is tough work hence OA contains a café. The place is able to replicate anytype of food from all 3600 Sectors of space and employees some of the best cooks in the Universe who are low level Green Lanterns.

Meeting Hall

The primary room for all Green Lanterns, the Meeting Hall is where daily training and orders are assigned to Green Lanterns. It is also used for private meetings for the Honor Guard.

Marsh Pit

The main fighting ground on OA, the Marsh Pit is a slimy pool used to train Green Lanterns at hand to hand combat with no rings allowed.

Sectors


When the Guardians of the Universe first came into existance they divided the known Universe into 3600 Sectors. Each sector was assigned one Green Lantern to patrol and protect it. Now two Lanterns serve and protect their known sectors.

Green Lantern Corps Crypt

Located deep within the planet of OA, the Green Lantern Corps Crypt is a vast tribute to the Green Lanterns that have been lost over the years. The crypts are maintain by Morro and his dragons.

Science Cells


OA houses a large jail area on the darker area of the planet. The cells are designed to hold any type of prisoner dpending on their powers or threat level. They are constantly kept on guard by automated sentry robots and wardered by the Green Lantern Voz.

I will go more into Oa at a later day including the Book of Oa itself. In the mean time, have a good weekend.

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