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Moons over high passes by asanee04

Twin moons shining over the High Passes, as imagined by asanee04.

The Twin Moons of Innworld are more than just astronomical curiousities.

Appearance Edit

The twin moons may appear light blue and pale yellow,[1] and at other times they appear pale blue and yellowish-green.[2]

They are regularly referred to as the twin moons.

They wax and wane in different intervals,[3] which are apparently used as a way of timekeeping for Innworlders,[4] and every farmer knows how the Innworld's lunar cycle works. The event that both moons are full simultaneously may happen every odd month or so.[5]

The blue moon seems to take much much longer for its cycle, as "the blue moon" occurs only very rarely.[6]

Mystical effects Edit

Full moons influence the Raskghar: On average, there are six days and nights each month when they become more intelligent and sapient than during the rest of the time. If not only one moon is full but both of them (which happens more rarely),[7] that effect increases. Clear sight of the moons isn't necessary for that effect: cloudy weather or daytime doesn't impede the Raskghar.[8] If they eat a Gnolls' heart, they remain intelligent independently from the lunar cycle.[9]

Full moons can also have importance for [Witch] rituals and their great workings, as this is the time of the height of their strengths.[10]

Alchemists can only use moon dew when one moon is waxing.[11]

To Frost Faeries, the moon cycle also has some significance.[12]

Moon expeditions Edit

Flos can't say he heard of mages who endeavored walking on the twin moons,[13] indicating that the knowledge of Elves and Gnomes both having walked on them is limited. Teriarch knows of that event.[14]

Further References Edit

  • By the United Nations[15]
  • Moonlight as light source at night[16]
  • Offhand mentions with only a single moon present[17]
  • Offhand mentions as twin moons[18]
  • In proverbs: so. moving the moons,[19] obvious as the moon[20]

References Edit

  1. Chapter 1.02
  2. Chapter 5.34
  3. Chapter 5.35 H
  4. Chapter 6.07 D
  5. Compare Chapter 5.38: The first twin full moon mentioned in the story explicitly; with Chapter 6.34 E: six days to the next full twin moons on "day 52". Four days later, in Chapter 6.40 E, the twin moons were still not significant in any way. According to Chapter 6.43 E, 2 days after that twin full moon: one moon was waxing, one moon was waning.
  6. Chapter 6.21 D, Chapter 6.49
  7. Chapter 6.34 E
  8. Chapter 5.38
  9. Chapter 5.44
  10. Chapter 6.45 E, Chapter 6.46 E
  11. Chapter 2.12
  12. Chapter 3.04
  13. Interlude - King Edition
  14. Chapter 2.39
  15. Chapter 6.06 D
  16. Chapter 1.43, Chapter 1.44, Chapter 6.04 D
  17. Chapter 2.35, Chapter 3.19 T, Chapter 5.31 G, Chapter 5.58
  18. Chapter 2.31, Chapter 6.02
  19. Chapter 6.61 L
  20. Chapter 3.14
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