Chalice – Cleidhe
Ship – Loingeas
Horn – Adharcach
Exile – Fògair
Axe – Tuagh
Rose tree – Craobh-ròs
Knife – Scian
Dreamer – Aislingiche
Compass – Iùlag
Raven – Fitheach
Hunting dog – Cù-seilge
Mountain – Beinn
Pole star: Reul-eighre
Its constellation: Mirror – Sgàthan
Holly: This is the night sky over Ceannis, with the Ceannic names of some major stars and constellations. We use them for navigation (especially at sea), and to mark time. Our year is divided into twelve months, named for twelve of the constellations.
Also, magic! Star-based magic is a hard kind to master — but one of the most rewarding after you put in the effort! Any questions?
Thorn: I have one . . . why do we have to wear shirts with our signs on them for this discussion?
Holly: It’s an important directive from the stars! Now put on these headbands and paint yourselves grey.
RT @ErinPtah: Leif & Thorn: Constellations of Ceannis https://t.co/n7ARTeBLZ8
Is Thorn’s knightly order named after the constellation Chalice?
It is indeed!
Yay! I hope we get to find out more about what that symbolizes.
sighs heavily/ Is there no escaping refs to “that thing”? (not a homestruck fan)…
What’s ‘that thing’? I don’t follow homestruck.
The last panel is a reference to a group of characters in Homestuck who have gray skin and yellow horns and wear t-shirts with astrological symbols.
I think the stars are jerks if they make them were funny clothes and paint themselves.
To be fair, the Homestuck trolls are jerks, except for Tavros and Feferi. (That’s why we call it trolling.)
So this world has a Homestuck equivalent? What’s that like? (Aside from not having all the references to magic being fake.)
Well, there are different things that are fantastical and imaginary from this world’s perspective. Like “airplanes” and “rabbits.”
…I still haven’t worked out the details of their “brightly-colored stupidly-complex new-media series about teenagers with superpowers that all the kids are into”. Eventually we’ll have a Holly-centric storyline, so I’ll have to fill that in…if only to know what accessories the hip teen furries are wearing in Ceannis these days.
Homestuck is mainstream in Ceannis? And furries are hip? What a world!
…the colors are farther apart than the signs…
I’m too homestuck for this.
I here homestuck
*runs in two years late with grubsauce* Oh man, what a difference a couple of years makes. I haven’t seen a Homestuck joke in *months*. Delightful.
* sighs *
Of course. There is no escape from Homestuck.
(In all seriousness, loving the worldbuilding. Obviously a lot of thought and love went into this. I wonder which star sign I would be if I were born in this world!)
Took me a few seconds, but I get the reference!