July 10, 2004
Aagos, has two moons named after Ylessa and Morhiag. Ylessa is a frozen moon and appears very pale in the sky during the day with a high level of reflection. Morhiag has a thin atmosphere that causes red haze as light passes through it, it has got the nickname of the Dead Moon, because it looks like it's bloodied - and the obvious association with the Queen of the Dead City.
Morhiag's orbit is considerably further out from Ylessa and more elliptical in shape. Luckily for everyone, their orbits are on different planes and never get close enough to interfere with each other. The only exception to this is when Morhiag is at the furthest point from Aagos, Ylessa sometimes moves into direct alignment, causing a small conjunction that results in some aggravated tidal activity (and it's rumoured wolves and many other animals associated with the moons grow much more ferocious during these conjunctions). These small lunar conjunctions happen roughly ever 10 years.
There are two suns, one a large, mid-life star that burns a very bright white-yellow. The other much smaller that orbits the larger star, that burns a pale, much more brilliant blue. The larger, more golden is named after Cymur, and the smaller, though brighter blue star is named after Cymur's twin, Balor. Balor's orbital plane is different to that of Aagos. Balor is never seen in the sky without Cymur, except for an hour or so at dawn and dusk.
Due to the different planes of orbit Balor and Cymur rarely pass over each other, usually when they do it is Balor moving behind Cymur. However occasionally (around every 330 years) Balor passes in front of Cymur, this passage lasts for nearly 3 months, during which the sun almost looks like an eye, peering down at Aagos. Needless to say, the affects of these large solar conjunctions are catastrophic - the planet undergoes chaotic weather changes, the seasons get confused, tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions - your everyday apocalypse.
However, much less frequently, the lunar conjunction is synchronised with the solar conjunctions - this happens around every 999 (+1 every other conjunction) years. The last one changed the face of the planet permanently, and is the reason the super-continent of Idas was broken apart to create the other continents and islands. It is believed these conjunctions are periods in which the Gods who share names with the celestial bodies involved engage in aggressive disagreement. The Gods after whom planets have been named are believed to remain neutral in these arguments, and that explains their lack of presence during the conjunctions.