The Stars and the Wandering Stars
Éala Éarendel engla beorhtast! Hail Éarendel brightest of angels!
There are seven wandering stars that revolve around our local star Lerluft-Hiffne, named after the Seat of Day and his horse. The name is often shortened to Lerluft, or simply, Lerl. Revolving around Lerl is our world, Val'Vahan, the foundations of which are borne on the back of Yernaud. Val'Vahan is the third world in the series of worlds which move in an elliptical pattern around the star Lerl. The Moon, identified with Nos or Shpl, revolves around our world.
There are stars innumerable in the sky. These stars do not disappear during the day but become invisible as Lerl's light overpowers their meager brightness. These stars are important for navigation and pathfinding, and the most important constellations are listed, below.
The Wandering Stars
In sequential order from the worlds closest to Lerl, named in the Common tongue:
- Hothr: Named for Hod, Seat of Glory. She moves swiftly.
- Chesed: Named for Chesed, Seat of Love. She shines with pink clouds.
- Val'Vahan: Named for Our Lord Vahan, Lord of All. To this world all dramas are bound.
- Carûz: Named for Velziel, Seat of Burning. He is burnished red like fire.
- Chelluin: Named for Chemtmay, Seat of Faith. She glitters with pure whiteness.
- Hellinquë: Named for Hundimar, Seat of the Sky. He is greatest of worlds.
- Mammírë: Named for Lur, Seat of the Sea. He swirls with blue clouds.
- Chafblade: Largest of Constellations and the Bearer of Yōzāyan. Formed like the two-pronged blade of the Nelqorana.
- Ishim: Second Largest of Constellations and Part of the Morwin Constellation. Formed like a long serpent with a curved head.
- Morwin: Third Largest of the Constellations and Part of the Morwin Constellation. Formed like Tevil of Voice with her foot on Ishim's head.
- Remmiris: Twelfth Largest of the Constellations. Formed like the large nail which was used to stake Argod the Strong.
- Armfrie: Thirteenth Largest of the Constellations. Formed like the large and golden ram of the Tahnka Anakh.
- Carn Poli: Eighteenth Largest of the Constellations and Bearer of Wilwica the Bright. Formed like the large hound Hhorg with a stick. Wilwica is the hound's head and is the brightest star in the night sky.
- Anar: Twentieth Largest of the Constellations. Formed like a wide winged butterfly - a sign of divine peace.
- Ríma: Twenty-fourth Largest of the Constellations and Bearer of Zadan. Formed like a sword with its blade pointed downwards - the divine weapon. At the topmost point is Zadan, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
- Fionn's Abāru: Thirtieth Largest of the Constellations and Bearer of Azaggar. Formed like a lyre. At the rightmost arm of the constellation is the Azaggar, a star fixed in the sky like the Yōzāyan but always facing westwards. The Azaggar is often called Fionn's head.
- Khal: Thirty-first Largest of the Constellations. Formed like the great lion of the Imbiri Illum. It is the only constellation which the Altaic look with love upon.
- Yumtam: Thirty-fifth Largest of the Constellations. Formed like two fish tied together with string. These are Binah and Tiferet, and they tied themselves so as to not be thrown away by the thrashing of the World-serpent Ishim.
- Soroz: Thirty-ninth Largest of the Constellations and Bearer of Aldebarann. Formed like the mighty bull Soroz with his long horns. The star Aldebarann is the brightest star during a solar eclipse.
- Impa nen Beth: Fourty-fourth Largest of the Constellations. Meaning the Girdle of Seers. It is a series of three of the brightest stars in the night sky, each named for one of the Seers: Matania, Shpl, and Euilez.