The Sky


Flameverse's sky features five suns and five moons, though not all are visible at any given day. The celestial bodies orbit around the flat plane that is the world of Flameverse, slipping below the horizon to a place unseen and unexplored. They are also noticably shattered - having been broken apart during an unexplained event called the Sunfall or Sunbreak that exposed their Magninium-rich cores; huge shards of light orbit these cores, shielding those below from their radioactive effects.

Viewing a sun or moon's core directly results in initial simple confusion and dizziness, but quickly develops into sickness, growths, and further physical mutations. As such, it is recommended to only view the sky through a lens or magink photograph of some sort. This is because suns and moons are enormous fonts of Magninium, constantly channeling vast quantities through their cores as part of the greater Magninium cycle.

All the suns and moons are broken save for the sun Alveta and the moon First Moon.

The many suns and moons of Flameverse in their broken state, showing their magic-rich cores within.


The Lover Suns

The Lover Suns continually orbit each other, and have done so for all time - locked in an eternal romantic dance with one another. They are the binary system of Alveta, the unbroken yellow sun, and Gavelta, the broken orange sun. They are a deep-rooted sign of comfort, despite Gavelta being broken, and seeing their visage daily brings great comfort to most denizens of Flameverse.

Alveta is characterized as being cheerful and optimistic, but somewhat reserved and well-mannered. Gavelta is characterized as being more boisterous and energetic than Avelta, but unified in their love for the world and watching over it. Many pray to them, and Ardor worshippers believe the Lovers are Mesechev's favorite creations.

The World Sun

While the Lovers are visible daily, the World Sun is the most common to see after them, appearing roughly twice a week. Known as Kaiota, the green sun represents curiosity, affection, and exploration. Its presence encourages people to visit local parks, take walks in nature, or send flowers to their loved ones.

The Ambition Sun

Lamnicron, the Ambition sun, is the largest in the sky whenever it appears - about thrice a month. Its enormous blue visage is a sign for many to take risks, follow through with oaths, pursue a goal or dream, and make deals. When Lamnicron is visible, it casts a very faint blue tint over the world - unique as Kaiota seemingly does not cast green light... or perhaps is too small to alter the colors of the sky significantly.

The Red Sun, Epsileta

Significantly smaller than the other suns is Epsileta, the Red Sun. It is a harbinger of dread and bad omens, and seen as generally unlucky. Deals or discussions that were slated for a day Epsileta appears are rescheduled, the superstition is so fierce. It only ever appears in the sky with the Lover suns, and never the other two.

Grand Days

A Grand Day occurs when all four main suns are visible in the sky - Alveta, Gavelta, Kaiota, and Lamnicron. They are considered incredibly good omens, and turn into minor days of festivals - work is typically paused for the day and many return home to celebrate with a large feast and party with their intimates. Grand Days occur about once a year and are unpredictable; they generally do not occur around the same timeframe as last year's Grand Day, but predictions end there. Ardor worshippers believe Grand Days are a gift and sign of love from their god of celestials, Mesechev.

Notably, the final sun - Epsileta - is never visible with the other four suns at once, and has no part in Grand Days.


First Moon

One of the moons in the sky, First Moon is the only one left unbroken. It is also the largest of the moons by an impressive margin, and is of a shiny light gray color. Visible pockmarks on its surface lazily shift and twirl into different shapes the longer one looks at it. It is always full, and is a sign of peaceful rest to many.

The Sister Moons

A collective name for the three small, dark blue moons that follow the First Moon across the sky every night. They may be of any state of waxing or waning, but are never new or full. Herald worshippers and other occultists use etheir states as a form of scrying, especially in comparison to one another. They are as follows:

Howina - The first sister-moon, associated with transformation, change, beasts, bones, animals, and blood. Its guardian is Skuld.

Harveta - The second sister-moon, associated with good harvests and bountiful feasts. Its guardian is Wyrd.

Haunelle - The third sister-moon, associated with spirits, ghosts, wraiths, and the dead. Its guardian is Verdandi.

The Ruby Moon

A small, ugly red moon that occasionally appears in place of the Sister Moons, and eerily follows the First Moon across the sky. The entire night turns a dark purple rather than blue, tinted by the Ruby Moon's presence. It is always full, but is seen as an omen of bad luck or a warning, similar to Epsileta. When it is visible, many Herald worshippers believe that a Herald is displeased, and attempt pacifying rituals.

Red Eclipses

A Red Eclipse occurs when Epsileta and the Ruby Moon are visible in the sky at the same time - a rare event, but not totally unheard of. Though more myth than anything else, the threat of a Red Eclipse looms whenever one of the red celestials is visible, especially at dawn or dusk - the times when an Eclipse would occur. If one were to happen, many would lock themselves in their houses and not emerge until the Eclipse has passed.

It is believed that the Sunfall was accompanied by a Red Eclipse, though there is no actual evidence of this in primary sources.

Sunfall / Moonfall

A term that describes the mysterious event in which all but one of the suns and moons both shattered, exposing the rich Magninium cores within. The shards fell onto the ground, irradiating it and inflicting strange visions and mutations - largely on the continent of Moondown and the Boiling Sea. It is believed to be the cause of the growth of the Maiden's Tangle on Moondown, and the source of the Boiling Sea's immense heat.

There are many theories for the Fall, but no accepted explanations. Ardor worshippers believe the break was an injury of sorts to Mesechev, and pray less to him in order to give him room to heal. Fervor worshippers suggest it was caused by Vallha in some fashion.

The stars were unaffected by the Fall; they are small orbs of Magninium that hang in the sky and can be of any color. They orbit the flat plane of Flameverse at night.

It is also sometimes called the "Sunbreak" or "Moonbreak".

The Shards

The sunshards and moonshards are huge pieces of the outer shell of the celestial bodies that fell to earth during the Fall. They are highly radioactive and dangerous to the touch unless one is attuned to their conceptual wavelengths. They also cause vast amounts of behemoths to be born out of the Boiling Sea.

Supposedly, a sliver of the First Moon fell into the Moon's-Sister-Lagoon on the Isle of Shattered Stars, which changed the lagoon to have immense healing properties and bestow powerful magicks on those who drank of it. However, First Moon appears completely unbroken.

In the nation of Iah-Yah, many believe the Shards are to blame for the growth of the Maiden's Tangle when they fell onto western Moondown, and that they are parts of the bodies of their two love-entwined gods. However, in the nation of Sarens, the shards are considered holy conduits of magic and the theocratic government communes with them to receive powers and visions.

The many suns and moons of Flameverse in their unbroken state, appearing alike the earth's celestial bodies.