Seen on high, the Judge is always the highest during the last months of the year as if judging all the past transgressions that have happened during the year. It is said that to do a deed of ill under the gaze of the Judge is to condemn your soul to an unspeakable life after death as a servant to his cause. He is viewed many ways, but his most common image is that of a sightless man holding a large gavel placed on top of a staff. It is said he uses this gavel to claim the condemned to their fate, or to clear a soul of guilt or blame. Go to Comment
The Tree of Life
The branches of the Tree of Life spread throughout the stars as the loving hands of a mothers embrace. It is the only tree in the winter that does not loose its foliage and is commonly looked at to see when winter will leave and spring will return. Large in its size, the tree of Life sits the highest among the other constellations, never moving only rotating around the others watching each to see it is in their place. Those born under the sign of the Tree of Life are blessed with a long life and a healthy virtue. Go to Comment
The Ugly Sister
Cast down from her family for being different the Ugly Sister haunts the winter months with her crooked stare. Her mistreatment at the hands of her family caused her to be vengeful and filled with hate. Her cold heart helps fuel the winter snows year after year. Those born under her sign are usually uncaring of others feelings and emotionless. Go to Comment
Majestic and graceful, the Falcon is one of the many who fights with the Ugly Sister to bring the world out of her cold wintered clutches. It is swift and flowing, bringing in the smells and sights of spring on fluttered wings. Those born under the sign of the Falcon tend to be outgoing and free willed letting little get their spirits down. Go to Comment
The mythical creation of the Unicorn dates back to the early days of the gods when Xukthalis watched over the world below with his insatiable intrest. When he turned into the moon due to his unmoving vigil, he shed tears. They fell to the earth and became the beauty of the unicorn. Now, in respect the unicorn constellation preceeds the moon in its never ending arch across the sky, pulling it around the world so that Xukthalis, the moon, can view the world in all its magnificence.
Unicorns can usually only be seen during the full moon. This could be due to the myth of them being a creation of the tears of Xukthalis. More information can be found here 1417 about Xukthalis.Go to Comment
Silent and quick, the Rogue stalks the night sky with a purpose that few understand. Seen in the night sky as an oval mask of darkness, the Rogue is seen during the colder months of the year sitting low in the sky, hiding from his prey. It is often thought that the Rogue tries to steal the warmth and glory of spring every year. When the winter chills refuse to fade and winter holds on tighter, spring fails to fall. It is thought he keeps the stolen spring in his pocket to warm his cold heart.
The theory of Groundhogs day is common with this myth.Go to Comment
Always seen in the sky right before and after a blood moon, the Murderer is said to be responsible for the killing of the gods. On the days when the gods fell and were lost to the ages, the Murderer bathed in the fountain of blood which turned the moon red. Once a year for a week the moon bleeds red and the Murderer rises in the eastern sky to relive his moment of triumph over the divine. Go to Comment
Roaming aimlessly through the night sky, the star cluster known as the Errant Knight has no set period in which it falls. Some say he is a ghost in the sky, wandering forever searching for the adventure he never had in life, the soul of a restless knight that was captured by the dreams of the gods and forever lost in the void of night. Some say that he is seen during times of festivities and grand adventure, often soldiers pray to the Errant Knight during times before battles to hope he arrives to relieve them of some of their burden. Go to Comment
Always seen together with the Mad Bear, the Scorpion constellation follows behind his arch enemy viciously and forever. In ages no long past and forgotten the Bear came across the Scorpion and not knowing tried to eat him. The scorpion was angered by the insolence the Bear and hunted him. For centuries the Scorpion stung at the haunches of the Bear turning his mind and sickening his body until his mind shattered. The Mad Bear is a result of the unending torture from the devious and relentless Scorpion. This constellation is usually looked on by murders and assassins for its longevity and cunning. Go to Comment
The Mad Bear
Not always mad, the Mad Bear was a once warm and welcome sight during the ending of winter as he was one of the sure signs that the cold was ending and sprint was near. The then Bear would frolic about the night skies during the spring and summer catching star fish in its paws. Then his existence changed when it came across a new creature, the Scorpion. Not knowing who or what it was the Bear tried to eat it as it had the star fish all these centuries. The punishment he received at the stinger of the malicious Scorpion changed the Bear. The sickness that seeped into his body affected his mind and he was forever changed to the Mad Bear. When he is first seen in the sky he is now seen as the coming of the rock storms of early spring, no longer caring that they fall to the world below.
The star fish it speaks about are early descriptions of comets and or meteor showers.Go to Comment
Long has the Boar been free to roam the skies from the Huntress but it was not always so. The Huntress stalked the Boar for centuries, never able to capture the elusive creature. She would leave it be for a few decades and hunt other prey, but would always come back to the one true animal she could never claim. The meeting with the Crusader was a boon to the Boar who led the Crusader and the Huntress to their fateful meeting. Since then the Boar has been restful, not having to evade the forever determined Huntress. He knows that one day she may take up chase again but not until the Crusader falls to her spear. The Boar is seen mid year in the eastern sky and is often called upon for fertility of women as he comes out during mating season for most wild animals. Go to Comment
Interesting enough, the constellation of the wolf is seen all year round unlike some of the other minor constellations. But its purpose and meaning is two fold. During the warmer months of the year, in the spring and summer times, he is seen as a noble guide and friend, allowing travelers to follow his nightly trails without fear and by keeping the predators at bay. In the colder and later months however, he changes. He tires of bending down and subjugating himself to the whim and desires of others. Travelers know not to follow him in the winter months as he will always lead them to their doom or peril often times coming down to the unwary and taking them in the night. During certain times of the year when the Wolf constellation is prevalent in the sky packs of unusually large animals, mostly wolves and other feral animals, gather to attack the unsuspecting. As if telling the mortals to leave the winter months to the Wolf and the wild animals and to stay indoors. Go to Comment
Thanks for the votes for the Golden Sub guys. This wasn't the one i had hoped to see up here but the fact that it is my first one makes me happy regardless and I'm glad that it has some helpful use for someone here at the site.
I don't think only Gms can help with this. True players who view this can see what to expect and how to project their characters into the next level of role-playing I think. This should help both I'm thinking. Go to Comment