6.1 Astronomy

The skies of Aetolia are full of interesting objects to the astronomically minded.

The moon is in the sky approximately half the time, but not always at night. The moon undergoes phases in a familiar way, and the moon's phase determines when it rises and sets. You can use VIEW MOON command to see whether the moon is visible and what phase it is in.

Aetolia also has a large number of constellations, including twelve major constellations that make up the Mejevsavelnel. While constellations are in the sky at all times of the day, they are visible only at night. Aetolians who have learned into the Apprentice level in Vision will possess the ability to STARGAZE and see which constellations are in the sky. Occasionally, stargazing will reveal more esoteric astronomical objects.                                                   

It should be noted that the following can be done with a telescope:

ANGLE TELESCOPE AT <constellation>
LOOK THROUGH TELESCOPE

Any particular constellation will be in the sky for a certain period of time and then absent for a longer period. Some, but not all, of the constellations are present for exactly one month out of every Aetolian year, so that their appearances coincide with the same Aetolian dates every year.

The stars of Aetolia are powerful, and many of the constellations will affect your body or mind for good or for ill. The constellations might raise every Aetolian's dexterity and/or increase every Aetolian's maximum health (HELP STAT, HELP SCORE). As these effects depend on which constellations are present at any given time, they will change over time as the constellations rise and fall. While these effects are sometimes negative, it is important to note that the stars are fair over time: any negative effect of one constellation is balanced by a corresponding positive effect of another.                                             


Star Name       Positive           Negative
                Effects            Effects
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Aidien              -              Health
Alitheia        Endurance              -
Alysida         Constitution       Dexterity
Artos           Intelligence       Dexterity
Averroes        Mana                   -
Cthalut         Dexterity          Intelligence
Izu-Ari         Constitution       Intelligence
Keyo and Shiri  Willpower              -
Lyrana          Intelligence       Strength
Peripleko           -              Willpower
Sekhtet         Intelligence       Constitution
Shenebre        Dexterity          Strength
Sukula          Strength           Dexterity
Svastusel           -              Endurance
Treyes          Strength           Intelligence
Ulgar           Health                 -
Umbrael             -              Mana
Vayua           Constitution       Strength
Verdantia       Dexterity          Constitution

Please note: Health, Mana, Endurance and Willpower are all a 5% change based a player's maximum value for the respective stat.