Empire Under Siege
Astrology and astronomy are sometimes used in the Empire. You would likely need a dedicate of Ouam to plumb the true depths of meaning behind the mysteries of the heavens.
The Three Perennials
The Three Perennials are three regions of the night sky surrounding the celestial pole. They are visible all year round from any part of the Empire.
The Three Perennials are The Crimson Forbiddance, The Heavenly Palace, and The Heavenly Market. The Heavenly Palace lies in the middle of the sky, surrounded by the Crimson Forbiddance to the south and east, and The Heavenly Market to the north and west. The Three Perennials are separated by “walls” of asterisms.
The symbol associated with each asterism of The Three Perennials is the Golden Dragon of the Center.
The Twenty Four Penates
The Twenty Four Penates occupy the zodiacal band, and represent the movement of the moons in lunar months rather than the sun in a solar year. Each penate lasts roughly five days, which works out to three cycles of 120 days each year, each cycle with one moon “in ascent”.
|White Leviathan of the East||1. Horn|
|Blue Bear of the North||1. Dipper|
|Black Lion of the West||1. Legs|
|Green Condor of the South||1. Well|