Built for War
Astereth as a Whole
Astereth Is a vast, seemingly endless world consisting of thirteen major kingdoms.
Astereth is believed to have been completely covered in water thousands of years ago, making it virtually one large ocean. For this reason the greatest of philosophers believe that the first inhabitants of the great land were primarily sea dwellers that were “transformed” when they touched the land.
In the year 318 B.G.R. The gods and other high powers were to believed to have lowered the mass amounts of water, thus “revealing” the thirteen major continents and other islands, big and small. Skeptics and some philosophers debate this argument claiming the exact opposite. Many of these “non-believers” feel that the land merely raised whether by severe erosion or other natural causes. Some even debate and strongly stand behind the concept that the land simply absorbed the water.
To some, in fact many this “great revealing” is considered to be the greatest gift bestowed upon Astereth by the gods. In fact many of the current races early ancestors were said to have been given the ability to walk and breathe on land during these times, thus giving birth to the greatest and strongest of civilizations that prosper in fruition to this day.
A great many of the races on Astereth use this great belief and event as a way to keep track of the passing years. Each year is noted by a series of numbers followed by 3 letters whether they be A.G.R. or B.G.R. which are easily translated to after the great revealing or before the great revealing. Sages and scholars have many beliefs as to how the world came to be in general and a complicated and intricate time line has been scripted taking note of these prehistoric occurrences.
Astereth is believed to be spherical and has 1 sun named Solori (so-lore-eye). There are also four moons that can be seen surrounding Astereth. The largest is called Lunis (loo-niss), the next largest is Polenexa (puhl-necks-zah). The next largest and oddly enough the brightest is Simloris (sim-lore-iss). The last and smallest of the 4 great moons is called Viloness (vil-on-ess).
Each moon is believed to revolve on its own seperate axis around Astereth, Lunis and Viloness being the only two that revolve in a counter-clockwise direction. For this great and phenomenal reason every 176 years the four moons pass each other at the same time thus forming a spectacular pattern in the sky which can only be described as an s covered by two immensely bright circles. This extremely rare event is known as the Night of Exalted Dawn, mainly because of how incredibly bright the sky is with all four moons in conjunction.