To the ancient eye, the night sky was composed of but the stars and moon, and the hazy trail
that the Repense have dubbed the Spilled Wine. But some of these stars refused to stay in
place upon the velvety canvas where they belonged. These wandering stars perplexed ancient
observers. If they are tracked over time, they are found to travel - occasionally turning back -
along an unseen trail that passes through the constellations that comprise the Repense
Zodiac. This line is known as the Ecliptic Plane, and it is this same path that the sun
In ages past, the Repense assigned names to these wandering stars, and dutifully recorded them in their observations. Other cultures about the world have noticed them as well, and have their own names for the Wanderers (also known as the Planets), but the diligence of the Repense is unmatched in the study of the night sky. Hence, their names for the Wanderers are commonly accepted in most scholarly circles throughout Calabria.
Before the advent of the worship of S'allumer in the lands of the Bisclavret - and, by extension, the Repense - the Wanderers were supposed to be heavenly beings in service to the court of the gods. Hence, they traveled through the heavens, doing the bidding of the gods, whereas the gods stayed in their rightful stations.
Due to the advent of the law of cuius regio, cuius religio in the lands of Bisclavret (whereby the religion of the king is the religion of the people) the Repense have changed the nomenclature of their charts to accommodate the new world-view. Whereas the Wanderers were once believed to be mortals that had been granted immortality by the gods, now they are "saints" in the service of the Light, still keeping their original names and roles, despite the slight change in title.
In horoscopes of the Repense, it is very important to know what constellation one is born under. More complex horoscopes also take into account the position and phase of the moon, as well as the positions of the Wanderers at the time of birth. If by chance one of the Wanderers should be passing through the dominant constellation at the time of one's birth, this is seen as having an additional influence upon one's life.
The Five Wanderers
There are five planets that are visible with the naked eye.
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