Every Star Tells a Story
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Do you see those three lights off in the distance? If you stare off long enough, you'll realize they aren't stars, because sometimes, rarely, they blink. That's because they're actually planets. Each has a beam— a tower of light— which we believe is used for communications. We've never been there, of course, but it's easy to tell. Anyways, I say this because they're the Wayfinder Constellation, er, Triangle is actually the correct word. That's beside the point though. Their shape is easy to find, being a right triangle and all, so they play a key role in astronavigation.

Right below 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, after all. 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 her, and it, into a black hole. A brave and 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.

The next is a bit hard to see. It's two stars, pressed right above the hypotenuse of the Wayfinder triangle. Known simply as Beam, it symbolizes 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 it's an easy bit of false info to dismiss.

Mask is a constellation on the left of the Wayfinder Triangle. It's very easy to find— being the shape of a mask and all— so astrologers were considering having it be the staple for astronavigation, but the Wayfinder Triangle won because it's much brighter. Mask's story is a humorous one. It's been said that the first of our kind to enter space was wearing an old tribal mask. It was cursed, but he thought it blessed. The space explorer was drifting quietly in the stars, and he just took in how pretty it all was, but couldn't see fully from his mask. So he took it off, and… well, you know what an exploded head looks like, hmm? Mask symbolizes the mask in that story. It 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.

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