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Moonology Manuscript

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A recently re-discovered odd treatise

Moonology Manuscript

This ancient document was discovered by Baron Ogus Loresco inside familial crypts, beneath the estates of his expired rival the Countess Crubidonde.

The ancient script and diagrams describe a world with five distinct moons in the sky above, and a dying, anemic sun, the color of drying blood, pulsing weakly like a failing heart.

The manuscript focuses on the moons; naming depicting, and describing each one’s virtues and mysteries in turn, and rambling semi-coherently on the mythological aspects of the five orbs, in an unknown language, a language that would take linguist-sages months if not years to truly understand.

Amarmeela Mother-of-Moons, Amar-Kais, Amar-Vais, Amar-Oonar, Amar-Tarmeena

The riddle inside the manuscript is difficult at best to decipher, but those who are wise and those who are dogged can learn the secret within. When the Five Moons are aligned a particular way, that is to say, when Vais and Kais “cling” nearer to their mother Amarmeela who glows blood-red with motherly love, when Oonar the Gray sulks far away into the night sky, jealous of his mother’s love for his siblings, appearing as merely a dull pearl, when Tarmeena the Golden hovers dangerously close to the earth and smiles with lust and greed for the earth’s splendors, so shall the mysterious “Gate of Five Moons” open to even the uninitiated, and they may thus enter within. Of course, this is all “explained” in a convoluted, esoteric way with maddeningly obtuse text, and bizarre, non-Euclidean charts.


 



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Scrasamax
September 22, 2012, 11:29
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Rather than celestial constellations, there are sigils and glyphs that the five moons form, each moon forming a point or specific position within the symbol.
Murometz
September 22, 2012, 12:34
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Strolen
September 23, 2012, 2:45
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Link it to the books thread or freetext for extra usefulness?
MysticMoon
September 23, 2012, 10:32
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Hmm, I can't quite put my finger on it but there's just something about this stub that makes me really like it.


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