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Shining Stars and Cruel Curses

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There are several sayings in the world of Stardust Destinies, some with sinister origins.

“May the Stars Shine Upon You.”

This saying is a farewell wish. It means the speaker is wishing the other safe travels and to remain protected.

The stars are spirits of magical beings who passed on through stardust into a different realm beyond. They can come down and guide others. It is said they guide them to protect them or help them discover truths — without revealing what they know, however, for it is up to the living to discover these truths themselves.

However, there was a time, long before recorded history, when a powerful being had so much malice and power, his magic cast a veil upon the sky and the stars were shrouded, unable to help or guide, unable to be seen, and the threat of utter destruction of the lands loomed in the air. It is unknown what happened to this being or how this being was defeated, but since then, anyone who wishes another well and safety, wishes for the stars to guide them, for as long as the stars shine, life and magic are safe.

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The Portal Key Spell

The Portal Key Spell is the spell that allows one with enough knowledge of magic and powerful enough in magic to enter the Portal that lies in the Dragon’s Lair in Darakön. This spell allows the caster to enter even without the explicit permission of the dragons. Rare exceptions exist where the dragons allowed one to enter without the spell.

A Piece From Kaulchèc History

Before recorded history, the Kaulchèc came to the Great Ocean Valley and taught polcs how to utilise their magic in more powerful and practical ways. These Kaulchèc also discovered that if one enters the Portal, one can understand and master magic more powerfully. Upon reemerging from the Portal, one will be more powerful than any other.

To mitigate greed for power, Teloria’s rulers declared that one could only go through the Portal near the end of their life if they were already powerful enough in magic. In this way, that polc would die and become a star and not reemerge. Thus, the people of Teloria came to an agreement with the dragons who guarded the Portal.

However, greed for power overcame Bortah Mittèlor during King Silovah Firlan Mittèlor’s rule, and the king banished his brother and other members of his family from Teloria, in 2260 of Kaulchèc History. Eventually, fearing that greed would overcome him as well, Silovah Firlan left in exile, with many following him, and formed the small kingdom of Firlan Forest.

Over time, Bortah Mittèlor and his followers and new allies from the western islands, founded Morok, now known as Mork, with the goal to one day gain access to the Portal.

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A Dark Force Growing – Appendix 6 — Epic Fantasy Lore & History for Stardust Destinies

At the beginning of Kaulchèc History, as before, the Telorians had kings who ruled and looked after the land. They had no form of election, and the rulers were not chosen by bloodline. A Telorian was chosen to be King if he had great skill, if he was a powerful yet compassionate leader, and if he had a worthy heart. The wizards could look into their souls and determine whether a candidate was worthy or not.

Before being crowned, he would have to prove his worthiness to his people. He could choose to be king or to stay a great knight. There could also be Queens. Those who accepted the crown took good care of Teloria.

When the King or Queen was ready, they would pass on to the Portal, or, before the arrival of the Kaulchèc, they would resign their position to complete their training in wizardry. They could also come to a mutual understanding to let another rule before their time was up. A prince could be the next King if he chose to prove himself, or, if he remained Prince, he became the King’s aide, like in a Senate. The cycle went on for many generations.

Then one day, curiosity and doubt led to greed for power. No one had foreseen this. A polc was born convinced he could change the world. No one had found reason for this or words to describe it. This Telorian had been the first to question their faith. ‘If when in the Portal you become immortal and able to decide when to pass on to the stars, why not gain all the power from it and establish peace and immortality among all the lands?’ he would ask. ‘In this way, Telorians could see the entire world and conquer all the lands to be King over them all, and learn all about the other cultures without study.’

The Telorians had learnt from the Kaulchèc who had discovered the Portal that if one of them went through the Portal and returned in order to have power over all the lands, even if their intentions were good, it would be unfair to the others. The rule was: You pass on there if and when worthy and never return.

This polc grew up and ignored his doubts, but when he got married, he passed on his theories to his many children, putting doubt and curiosity in their minds. Their family name was Mittèlor. Quite a few family lines came from the Mittèlor line. Some understood the rule of the Portal, but others desired the knowledge and power the Portal could give them. One from this family became King Silovah Firlan Mittèlor. He was chosen by the Telorians, and proved himself worthy. Others in his family tried to prove themselves but they all desired the Portal.

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Counting Time & Polken Talk – Appendix 4 & 5 — Epic Fantasy Lore for Stardust Destinies

Counting Time

The Telorians, along with all polcs, have a different way of counting the days than we do. The polc New Year’s Day falls on the shortest day of the year. The longest day of the year is called Half Year’s Day. In between each, when night and day are of equal length, is the Warm Quarter Day and the Cool Quarter Day. The polcs count 365 days each year, like we do, and every fourth year, there is an extra day before Warm Quarter Day (our Spring Equinox). They count four seasons: Spring, Summer, Colouring, and Winter. Spring starts on Warm Quarter Day, Summer on Half Year’s Day, and so forth.

Polcs don’t have months like we do. They have the notion of weeks, though. This may become confusing when keeping track of their birthdays, but if you’re used to counting with the sun, it becomes second nature. Someone’s birthday would be on the oomph day of the umph week of the season, or the oomph of the year. They knew that Warm Quarter Day fell on the 90th day of the year, Half Year’s Day on the 183rd, Cool Quarter Day on the 276th, and New Year’s Day on the first.

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