Bursts of ether
Some of these flashes have been said to look like ethereal eyes, fiery explosions of vibrant dust and the underside of strange mushroomcaps. Though hard to see in populated areas, these burst of colour are sometimes visible from the surface of errack with a rudimentary telescope in isolated, remote areas. As dangerous as these remote locations can be, it's not unheard of for daring young-adults to take the risk to witness such a beautiful display.
Discovery of a star
Finally, the clearest, though still low-fidelity, images arrived. Clearly showing the five, giant petal-like extremeties and a dark core. Only, something was wrong with these final images too. The extremeties... they've moved, ever so slightly, but moved nontheless. Shortly after the final images came through, the satelite went offline and a signal from it was never received again.
It is with great sorrow that I must inform the world, of something that carries a great burden upon hearing. However, this is one of few moments in history where ignorance is no longer bliss. Our reality has changed. For centuries we thought we understood our place in the universe, our home and it's borders.
Today, you will learn that we do not, infact, understand anything at all [...]
A prison made of starsOnce an unknown factor to the denizens of Errack and the Degel System, seven of the eights stars in the sky that they were all so familiar with, are giant space stations. Stations that project an inky-black almost opaque curtain around the Degel system. Stations designed to keep anything and everything within from leaving. Nothing comes in, nothing goes out. These stations are positioned such that if you where to draw a straight line from each station to the next, connecting them to eachother, you would draw a pentagonal dipyramid. A super-structure of seven parts, seven stations for seven Zeniths - the wardens of this prison.
DesignEach cavea station is formed around a large central ring gate. This ring gate then has five massive arms reaching outwards in different directions, the five arms thus forming a star pentagon.
The biomimicry of these giant stations emulate blooming flowers with five petals - something that is not an uncommon sight on Errack...