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Stars are one of the most important objects in the Yonderverse due to their power in supporting massive amounts of life. Stars are only found in Aavar's River, along massive leylines that distribute magic and energy. These supermassive luminous balls of plasma produce their own gravity, tethering other celestial objects in its orbit.

Anatomy of a Star

Eggy Placeholder by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

A star, simply put, is a ball of hot gases, plasma, and souls. Creating the gravity of a star is a frozen ball of souls in the very core. Typically, the number of souls in a star's core directly corresponds to its size and the strength of its gravity. More souls in the core tends to result in a larger, heavier star.

Surrounding this core are gases and plasma - mostly hydrogen, some helium, and small amounts of other elements. Reactions between these elements produces stardust, a valuable material with many variants. The superheated gases have electrons removed, forming plasma. Plasma makes up the majority of a star.

Star Life Cycle

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Stellar Classification

Did you know? There are roughly 3.9x1058 stars in Aavar's River, with an average of 6 planets in each System!

The colour of a star depends on several factors, including its temperature and composition.

As the temperature of a star increases, radiated energy increases. Stars emit light across the electromagnetic spectrum, and a hotter star emits light on shorter wavelengths, producing a red colour. Colder stars emit light on longer wavelengths, producing a more blue colour.

The number of souls in a star influences its temperature as well. A soul can alter where light is emitted on the spectrum, so a 32,000K star may not appear blue, if it has an unusual amount of souls.

Class Temperature Colour
X > 100,000 K
P 45,000 K - 100,000 K
O 33,000 - 45,000 K
B 10,000 - 33,000 K
A 7,300 - 10,000 K
F 6,000 - 7,300 K
G 5,300 - 6,000 K
K 3,900 - 5,300 K
M 2,300 - 3,900 K
L 1,600 - 2,300 K
T 1,000 - 1,600 K
Y 500 - 1,000 K

Cultural Significance

Ever since the first sophonts appeared close to Aavar's River, 290 billion years ago, these celestial wonders have been a revered part of culture and life itself. In prehistoric and modern cultures stars are often seen as precious objects or powerful deities.

Planet-side Star by Mochi

Stars often play an important role in religion. Stars, worshipped as deities, are often associated with enlightenment, divinity, and benevolence.

Stars playing a role in culture has become more prevalent in recent years. A famous theatrical play named Joy in Isolation, debuting in the Griez Space Station a thousand years ago, depicts a lone star as a childlike figure seeking friends. It articulates the vastness of space in an urban setting. This play kicked off the role of stars in media and film, popular within the Milky Way.

Stars are all too common in traditional art. There is often a depicted similarity between a star and the mind, and how vast both are and the spaces they inhabit. A star is a simple part of the Yonderverse as a whole, just as the mind has barely been explored and understood.


Despite such extreme temperatures, life thrives within the confines of stars. These organisms are highly adapted to deal with extraordinary climates. Species such as gold gobblers and sunfins survive by drinking rivers of liquid gold in hotter stars. Others survive through their innate connection with various forms of magic, such as pyromancy and stellamancy.

Slaughter of the Suns


A severe threat to stars are sun spiders. These massive arachnids burrow into just one star in their life, laying one egg in the star's core, before collapsing and succumbing to the boiling environments. The baby spider will hatch and spend its entire life consuming the star until it collapses. Energy from the star keeps it alive for however long it takes for the star to be destroyed.

Once the star collapses, the spider enters a dormant state and floats through space until it lands on another star, and the life cycle continues.

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Author's Notes

This article is an entry to Blue Fairy 74's Astralis Challenge!

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Apr 26, 2024 16:03

Ooo I like star spiders! Unsettling.

Apr 26, 2024 16:13 by Mochi

Thank youuu! They creep me ouuut, I can't wait to draw them

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Apr 26, 2024 18:28 by Doug Marshall

This is such a cool article!! Very happy to see stars getting some scientifically-accurate appreciation.   It's really intriguing that stars only form on leylines! Perhaps that's where souls congregate? (I see that's a draft article at the moment - I eagerly await the published form.) I think it's pretty cool that souls are integral to the formation of stars too; that's a great way to connect the physical and metaphysical aspects of the world through more than just living things!   The stellar evolution chart and stellar class table are brilliant additions to the article! I love that trick with the colours! The rainbow stars are the wildest idea, and I love 'em.   Joy in Isolation sounds like a LOVELY play! I'd love to read it someday, or perhaps even see it performed! Who would you cast to star in it? ;P   The ecology of stars is possibly the section I find most fascinating! In a magical universe like Yonderverse, it makes sense that stars are another kind of habitat! I can't wait to learn more about the ecosystems found on and in stars! Not to mention how insanely cool the sun spiders are, holy moly! They invite so many questions! I wonder what is left behind when a sun spider devours a star? Is it just a planetary nebula, the cast-off outer layer? Is it a white dwarf? A black dwarf? Do sun spiders eat the souls at the core? If not, what happens to them? Is there a way to kill a sun spider before it destroys the star? AAAAH! SO many questions!!

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Apr 26, 2024 19:36 by Mochi

aaaaaa thank you so much!! You're a huge inspiration for the sciencey astronomy stuff of my world, to get your approval means the world <3 Leylines are pretty new to my world if I'm honest, I believe this is the first time I've outright mentioned them in an article! But they will play a bigger role in the future, I just need to get the words down haha xD   I actually do want to make an article about Joy in Isolation! It'd be great fun to dive into the cultures of the Yonderverse a thousand or more years ago, when some of the most famous people in space first started exploring beyond their planets.   As cool as sun spiders are, they've certainly done a lot of damage around the place xD I need to revamp their article now that they're getting more mentions in other articles, and I'll hopefully expanded on what you're curious about! <3

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Apr 29, 2024 12:36 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Staaaaaaaaaaaars. I love the mixture of the scientific stuff and also souls.   Star spiders sound terrifying.

Apr 29, 2024 17:30 by Mochi

Thank you! I'm quite proud of how this article turned out <3

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May 7, 2024 15:35

Thank you very much for your participation and congratulations on the silver medal.   I thought the idea of the soul ball was great and fascinating. You covered so many aspects in the article such as the cycle, the fantastic color system, the impact on culture and the danger of spiders and I particularly liked that you described it like a true ecosystem. I finally know how stardust is formed.   If you expand the article, how about adding an excerpt from the play or a short story from “eyewitnesses” to a spider attack?
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May 7, 2024 17:03 by Mochi

Thank you so much! I'm really happy you enjoyed this article, it's very quickly going to become one of the most important articles I've made :D   I'd definitely write some short stories related to the spider attacks! Thank you for the suggestion! <3

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