I do wonder what this actually refers to (all stories refer to somethig mundane or are compelte fabrications.) Is there a actual 'darker, sickly, star' that is in a complet arrangement with it's solar system? (Like say two stars rotate around each other, each with a system of there own, the third star is some light years distant (say 2) and has the inhabited planet around it, and a fourth star is distant/dim and sufficently rare to be the only one in the planet's sky that it is indeed considered a 'bad omen'? (This fits with the 'the skies glow darkly, strange constellations are visible' bits.))
I guess I'm wonder the science behind this entry.
Or maybe it's fabrication and myth.. then why the plot hooks that involve the sun's apperance?
I'm just confused by this entry.. too much myth.. not enough backing it up.
I like the sun. Everyone likes the sun. It'd be a pretty cool centerpiece for any campaign. Or dinner table.
I'm left wondering, though, at the nature of Unthar. He/It is a being of godlike power and sentience, but all of his ambitions? seem to resemble the motivations of a gerbil I used to have: escape my cage, run around for a bit, and then get caught and put back in.
I'm not bothered by it. Gods are supposed to be inscrutible, sometimes. But the sub leaves more room for development, which I am thankful for.
Maybe Unthar actually has the mind of a gerbil? Maybe he's friendly, naive, and just wants to hang out with his siblings? Or maybe he's plotting thier murder (I would like to see the suns fight in the sky, please)?