Ruuma is a small world belonging to the Divine Order. It is revealed that the planet was chosen for the storage of the bodies of the Divine Predecessors once the insect essence of His Divine Shadow has been transferred to a new host. The planet is known for its unique geological properties that cause corpses to attain an undead state.
The planet is ruled over by a governor, and presumably would have had a small population to manage the undead corpses. This staff appears to have departed by the time of the televised story, as remarked by the governor's wife bragging that her husband stayed at his post while everyone else fled. The only form of structure apparent on the planet is a small stone castle atop a plateaued island in the middle of what otherwise appears to be an entirely ocean-covered world.
Appearances and HistoryEdit
In Lexx 2.13 "Twilight" the crew of the Lexx visit Ruuma after Stanley Tweedle falls ill, as the current governor Roada makes elaborate claims about the medicinal properties of the world, himself being desperate to leave amidst increasingly dangerous undead assaults. Upon their arrival, Roada, and his family attempt to flee the planet and leave the Lexx crew behind, but are all eaten by Lyekka, except for Roada who has his brain eaten by a part-zombified Xev.
Interestingly, the unique properties of the planet appear to have an effect on Kai, who begins reciting poetry and behaving erratically, casually but intentionally pushing a number of the Divine Shadow zombies from a steep precipice as they fail to respond to his poetic ramblings.
The planet is ultimately destroyed after the crew of the Lexx have fled its surface. Before the Lexx is able to destroy the world at Stanley's request, it is destroyed by Mantrid drones.