Monday, April 15, 2013
They worship in ziggurats of yellow brick. Inside of these are thousands of tiny, brass plaques. Each of these is a binding ascertained through the study of extinct constellations. On each is written a required offering and its reward. The reward is not described, but a destination given in time and space for its retrieval. An offering might be anything from a copper coin to a life. A reward might be anything from wealth raining from the sky to a quiet voice that answers three questions. The times of granting run from long past to far in the future. It is possible that a visitor exploring the ruins of the Astronomers can still find some of these that are yet to come to pass. But some scholars warn that doubling an offering will break a binding, resulting in chaos, and it's hard to know what those in the past have offered.