"Curse of the Ice Queen."
There were great discussions and arguments across the land blaming the engineers for their mistake. New plans were discussed to change the planet's orbit, but many were afraid that a new mistake would bring the two planets into collision and a final disaster.
The superstitious ones said that it was a curse of the Ice Queen from the legends of ancient times and others said. . .
But what does it matter what they said? The dislodged planet came and stayed and because it was there the days and nights on Gronicus grew colder and it was always dark. The ice and snows came and more snow came and the people were forced to dig into the ground and build their cities beneath the earth. And for a hundred years it was like this.

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