Escodrion is the star at the center of the Escodrion System. It is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields. It accounts for most of the total mass of the Escodrion System. Chemically, about three quarters of the Escodrion's mass consists of hydrogen, while the rest is mostly helium. The remainder consists of heavier elements, including oxygen, carbon, neon and iron, among others.
Escodrion formed about 4.7 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a region within a large molecular cloud. Most of the matter gathered in the center, while the rest flattened into an orbiting disk that would become the Escodrion System. The central mass became increasingly hot and dense, eventually initiating thermonuclear fusion in its core. It is thought that almost all other stars form by this process. The equatorial radius of Escodrion is approximately 7.2×105 km. Escodrion's stellar classification, based on spectral class, is G3V, and is informally designated as a yellow dwarf, because its visible radiation is most intense in the yellow-green portion of the spectrum and although its color is white, from the surface of Valeyne it may appear yellow because of atmospheric scattering of blue light. In the spectral class label, G3 indicates its surface temperature of approximately 5,803 K (5,529 °C), and V indicates that Escodrion, like most stars, is a main-sequence star, and thus generates its energy by nuclear fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium.
Name and etymology
"Escodrion" is the anglicised version of the Enterdese word Eskodrion. The etymology of the word Escodrion is the synthesis of Enterdese words: esko (IPA: ['ɛskɔ]) which means "star" and drion (IPA: ['d̪ɹiɔn]) which means "home", hence it means "home-star". Cognates to the Enterdese Eskodrion appear in other Kneian languages including Donerz Eskodrjon, Lesh Eskodrīon, Namivian Aīskodrjōn and Kneian Eskodrýon. The adjectival form is the related word Escodrian. See list of names of Escodrion for other languages.