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Drake's Dozen
 

Revolution is coming


Industrial, magical, political; the dual-moon planet of Neyush is on the precipice of change.

People of many different species, reeling from the effects of the Great War almost two centuries ago, are accelerating into a new age, fueled by innovative discoveries and forgotten secrets. The event that ended the war and decimated an entire people is referred to as The Blink.

No-one knows how or why it happened, though many have theories.

Little fish, big pond


The Blink also brought change to the Dozen.

Empty metaphysical Spheres of existence, or the homes of unknowable, ancient gods? Opportunities for life-enhancing magitech, or eldritch traps waiting to ensnare the curious? Aspects of reality as normal as time and gravity, or complex creations of the Drake herself?

Whatever the Dozen truly are, something is different now. Something changed with the Blink. Something is coming to Neyush.

Are the secrets behind the Dozen the key to saving it, or the catalyst for its doom?


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The 13th Rotation

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Speedy Giant

From the perspective of Neyush, the enormous Kitsat crosses the sun thirteen times every year. The 13th Rotation marks the end of another year, and most tilken calendars have a space for tracking the 13 rotations that is visible on every page.

Many people posit that the fact that it crosses the sun 13 times exactly each year is proof of the veracity of the Dozen as a religion.

Just keep spinning

In tilken mythology, Kitsat is a trickster figure who was punished by the Drake and trapped in an endless loop to help tilkens measure the years. The absence of Kitsat from one of these crossings heralds the apocalypse in an event known as the Missing Shadow.

Celebrate good times

Throughout the year, families gather in prayer to the Drake, thanking Her for Her continued gift of light and life upon the world, while also praying that She keep Kitsat contained.

On the night of the 13th Rotation, there are huge street parties. People gather in the streets and watch the sky in expectation, having worked together on feasts and big community events in preparation. As soon as Kitsat is witnessed moving in front of the sun, feasts and music and dancing start up.

Now you see me

Some of the more conservative observers of this tradition spend thirteen minutes with a blindfold over their eyes from the moment they first see Kitsat. One minute for each god, spent in prayer and contemplation. This practice has grown much less common over time, however.


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