Alina | Friday, April 21, 2023
Last month, we added the Piscean Song set, first of a new farming reward series based on the sun signs of Western astrology: the Zodiac Heroes. Our goal is to have a set matching each of the astrological signs. We'll release new sets to match each of the astrological signs as the year cycles through them.
Talk to Kylokos the Astromancer, in the Arcangrove Observatory tower. Complete her quest to collect Star Shards; in return, she'll gift you pieces of the Aries Castigator set, available until we release the next set in the series.
Complete her quest to choose individual pieces of the Aries set:
As a bonus, find the Astravian Oracle set, now permanently available from Kylokos.
The Astravian Oracle set includes:
Normally, we would have released our Aries-themed set on or shortly after March 21st, when the phase began. But Neihi, the artist overseeing the series, needed to focus on a real-life, critical personal matter. She strove to get the set in on time, but family and health come first (always!) so earlier this month, we added the Prisma Ram Maurader set, imported from OverSoul.
Complete her quest to choose individual pieces of the set:
The Prisma Ram Maurader will go rare when the Zodiac Hero: Cancer set arrives later on this year.
Lore's Astromancers + Western Astrology
On Lore, Astromancers channel their magic through the power of the stars, their movements, and their affinities. They draw in power through the ley lines that surround the planet, then "hook in" to the magic of other planets surrounds ours. To make the most of their power, then, it makes sense that Astromancers on Lore would be adept in the use of both astronomy and astrology*.
Astronomy is the study of the positions, motions, and properties of the stars.
Astrology is the study of how those positions, motions, and properties affect people** and events on Earth (and Lore)
The western zodiac is divided into 12 signs, with each corresponding to a section of the sky in the path of the sun as it moves across the "celestial sphere" over the course of the year. Each section roughly corresponds with a constellation it contains.
A person's sign is determined by the position of the sun in the sky (/ which zodiac section it is in) at the moment of their birth. Because the sun occupies each section of the zodiac for about a month, the signs are also known as sun signs.
|Aquarius||January 20 - February 18|
|Pisces||February 19 - March 20|
|Aries||March 21 - April 19|
|Taurus||April 20 - May 20|
|Gemini||May 21 - June 20|
|Cancer||June 21 - July 22|
|Leo||July 23 - August 22|
|Virgo||August 23 - September 22|
|Libra||September 23 - October 22|
|Scorpio||October 23 - November 21|
|Sagittarius||November 22 - December 21|
|Capricorn||December 22- January 19|
The zodiac has been used, in one form or another, back to the 1st century BC. From the Romans to today, people throughout history have been fascinated by the idea that the stars can guide our destinies, and even influence our personalities.
We want to make sure our team members are always able to stay healthy, address real-life emergencies when they arise, and have the time and focus to create the quality items you ask for. That's why we're moving the Taurus and Gemini sets to next year. That ensures Neihi has ample time to get ahead on the next few sets while being able to take care of all her other responsbilities.
* I knew some of this but WOW, I learned a lot while researching this idea. All the above info on the zodiac is courtesy of Wikipedia.
** It is said a person's sun sign can influence their intelligence, personality, temperament, and character traits.