Every Star Tells a Story
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Do you see those three lights off in the distance? If you stare at them long enough, you'll realize they aren't stars, because sometimes, albeit quite rarely, they blink. We're not quite sure what they are, but some like to say they're the eyes of a great leviathan. There's a lot of more plausible theories, but… well, I'm getting off track. They're the Wayfinder Triangle. Since its shape is easy to find, being a right triangle and all, it plays a key role in astronavigation.

Right below it is a constellation known as Majol's Final Stand. If you squint a bit, it looks a bit like a sword raised to the sky. Mostly inspired by the mythology on this planet, actually. There was a warrior, Majol, and she fought the behemoths littering the starscape. They were blocking sunlight and bringing about a frigid end to many planets, and Majol was the only one who decided to do anything about it. She was able to slay the three Great Ones, but the fourth and final gravely wounded her. So, with her last stand, she launched herself at the beast and propelled both of them into a black hole. A noble sacrifice, hm? The rest of the behemoths were small and practically harmless, so they fled once they saw what one warrior was able to do. We're not sure where they lie anymore. Perhaps one of them is the Wayfinder Triangle?

The next is a bit hard to see. It's two stars, pressed right above the hypotenuse of the Wayfinder Triangle. It symbolizes Beam, the… well, the beam that is currently arcing through our universe. It's been in the sky for hundreds of years by now. Nobody knows how it got there, but it confirms that eventually the universe loops, as we're able to see the same one every thirteen years. It's nearly impossible to see it here, but in the right place and through the right haze of fog, it's visible for a second or two. Some don't think that Beam actually exists, even though there have been reports of even the hardiest ships flying into Beam's path and suddenly exploding. Of course, those statements are the same people who think that all planets are flat, so… do with that what you will.

Mask is a constellation to the left of the Wayfinder Triangle. Mask's story is a humorous one. The first of our kind to enter space was wearing an old tribal mask over his helmet. The explorer was drifting quietly in the stars, and he just took in how pretty it all was, but couldn't see fully because of the mask. So he took it off along with his helmet and… well, you know what an exploded head looks like from those training videos, hmm? Mask used to be a symbol of faith, used to encourage kids to never turn their backs on their god or something like that, but nowadays it's a symbol to never give in to impulsive, stupid decisions.

Did you know someone once landed on our galaxy's Sun? It was a medium-sized ship, and if you stared at the sun, you could just begin to notice it before starting to go blind. People had telescopes pointed at it every hour of the day, and yet, nobody was watching when it left. All that remained was a ring of lights around the Sun— some kind of hologram. It's called Scope, and years later, our planet's very first space exploration program was launched under the same name. The same program that you are now in.

The Scope is a symbol of adventure— that's what I believe, at least. A symbol that shows that we can do anything and go anywhere, even to the surface of the sun.

Every light in our sky tells a story. And soon, maybe one will tell yours as well.

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