Ties that Bind
Below is everything to know about Tenera and its place in the universe
Tenera is part of a celestial circle known as Zal, named for the bright sun at the center of it. Tenera is the 5^th^ major celestial body in the circle. Before it are Ufrilia, Thov, Esmostea, and Caecury. After it are Huanus, Thao, Juscara, Saehiri, Grara, Shurn, and Glides. These 11 major celestial bodies are part of many cultures astrology traditions, and there are some who believe that it is these other celestial bodies that have sent blessings an curses down upon Tenera.
Tenera has two moons. The greater moon is called Aztreon, the lesser Oltheon. Oltheon travels the sky much closer to Tenera, and so is always visible. It appears white and smooth in the sky. Aztreon can sometimes be partially obscured by Oltheon, but it remains the primary force in the sky. It shines silver blue in the sky. Aztreon is responsible for the regular tides on Teneran seas while Oltheon is responsible for the calculable but nonetheless dangerous tidal waves and flooding that plague the shores of Tenera. Once a year Oltheon’s celetial path brings it into perfect sync with Aztreon, resulting in a phenomenon known as the God’s Eye, named so since the planet eclipses both moons turning Oltheon black and Aztreon a deep purple, their synchronized orbits create the appearance of a great eye in the sky looking down on the world. This is a time of festivities and religious observance throughout Tenera.
There are many constellations visible in the skies of Tenera throughout the year, there are many that are unique to individual cultures, but there are some that are universally known throughout Tenera such as the North Sparrow, by which ships find their way at sea, and the Seven Sisters, a large constellation that many cultures use in their astrology.
The lands of Tenera are divided amongst 17 different recognized nations, and into states in some cases within a particular nations borders.