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EdTheKet

The Night Sky
« on: August 16, 2005, 12:36:00 pm »
Two moons as well as countless stars populate Layonara’s night sky. Many are just that, stars, but others are believed to be more, especially those part of constellations linked to a deity (see the Deity section here for constellations per deity).  
The Moons  
Orn and Ausir are the two moons that circle Layonara, Orn has a white hue, whereas Ausir’s more silvery. At night, at least one of the moons is always in the sky, and only once every couple of centuries does a completely moonless night occur.  
  

The Constellations  
Recently, two constellations not related to any of twenty eight deities of the pantheon have appeared (see Deity section).  
  

The Scorpion  
Believed to have first appeared in the sky in the year 1381, the constellation of the Scorpion is still very dim, and very hard to find. Scholars are still debating of how many stars actually make up this constellation, but that there are quite a few is beyond any doubt. The resemblance with the scorpion symbol of Milara is striking, however.  
Its exact date of appearance is unknown; some say it was there before the appearance of another new constellation, that of the Viper, others say it was later.  
  

The Viper  
The Viper also appeared in the night sky in the year 1381, and quite suddenly at that. One night it wasn’t there, and the other night it was, shining down a cold malevolent light. It looks roughly like the head of a cobra, fangs beared and poised to strike. Rumor has it that a group of adventurers was involved in its rise.  
As of the year 1386, the constellation of the Viper seems to have increased in brightness and it almost looks as if it has taken that brightness from several of the divine constellations, as if sapping their power.  
When it first appeared, many people silently hoped that it would bode well, as well-known adventurers were involved in its rising, now however, people are not so sure anymore.