Sky

The Mahidi sky is dominated by the great ball of the Eye of Udus, their sun, which is visibly many times larger than that of Earth but with a dimmer surface roiling in hot yellows and darker, smoldering reds, resulting in a similar overall light level. It’s obviously fiery nature has colored certain legends of Mahid.

Mahid has no moon, but probably did at one point, as both night and day the thin arc of planetary rings can be seen stretching across the sky, which has many names but is most frequently referred to as Urkhema, a term meaning “Greatest Canal” or “Supercanal.” Some religious sects use a unique name for Urkhema, usually one attributing its existence, purpose, or use to their god somehow. Refusing to acknowledge any name but that which their sect uses is a badge of pride among the particularly devout, as denying such a name has come to serve the social purpose of objecting to another’s faith in a way that doesn’t impinge upon their personal honor.

Sky

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