The world of Arche – Celestial bodies

Since the apparition of the first intelligent beings in the facets of the world, their eyes looked up and they marvelled at the sky and at what they saw in it.

The main celestial body is the Sun. It gives light and heat, and emits the Energy that baths the world and keeps it dynamic. The Sun moves through the firmament following a complex pattern. At a given time, the Sun is lighting one, two or three facets of the world. In an illuminated facet the day is the same in all its surface. In a facet not illuminated there is no solar light at all.

The next celestial bodies in order of importance are the four moons of the world. Over each facet there is a moon made mainly of the main element of the facet. Moons circle over their facets in a fixed cycle, which is the basis for many calendars.

Ignis’ moon is a big fire ball which keeps Ignis always illuminated, but when the Sun is set and there is only the moon light, it is weaker and orange.

Noah’s moon is a big ball of earth and stone. At night, depending of its position and the position of the Sun, it might reflect part of the light over the facet.

Aquo’s moon is a big ball of freshwater. A continuous rain falls from it over Aquo, following its movement over the facet. Similar to Noah’s moon, it can reflect Sun’s light, but the light it reflects varies in color and, many times, creates a rainbow pattern all over the facet, be it night or day.

Bris’ moon can only be clearly seen by day. It is a concentration of gases and air which produces a distortion effect when seen with enough light.

The rest of the celestial bodies can only be seen by night, when the Sun is unable to hide the bright of uncountable stars and of the Wanderers, lights similar to stars that move regularly through the sky.

Thanks to telescopes, it was possible to check that Wanderers are bodies much nearer than stars. They seem to be other worlds, with other shapes.

As the world rotates over its four axis, stars and Wanderers can be seen from all facets at some time, and are one of the few elements shared by cultures from all facets.