Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spiral Map Updates

Hey, look! The Spiral Map updated with Celestia! Hooray!

I take this to mean that they are done tweaking it and will be turning on the test realm either this week, the next, or the week after. Hopefully.

So let's take a deeper look. The world icon shows that, somehow, Celestia is inside a sphere of water. Somehow the gravity of the island keeps the ocean perched in fishbowl form? Regardless, It provides an answer to the question that many were asking: If all the worlds are floating in the sky, how can Celestia be underwater?

Now, the concept art doesn't add anything. It's the same pictures that we have had for some time now. But what really draws my attention is the entry below.

Long ago, the Astral Wizards of Celestia created powerful magic using the energy of the Stars, the Moon, and the Sun. The sorceress Morganthe, a Queen of the Shadow Web, wanted the secrets of the Celestian magic at all costs. The Celestians Refused her, so she raised a Dark Army and sent it against Celestia. After Decades of battle, the Astral Wizards realized their world would fall. They summoned the Storm Titan to defeat Morganthe’s legions and to take their world to a place of safety.

The Storm Titan betrayed the Celestians by Sinking their world beneath the Waves along with Morganthe’s invading forces. Realizing they were Doomed, the Celestians raised mighty Domes to protect some of their treasured city from the waves, though it was too late! They Perished along with Morganthe's invading army. Celestia was lost to the Spiral, its Spiral Door closed forever.

Centuries later, a team of brave explorers from the Spiral Geographic Society, led by Sir Thurston Plunkett, re-discovered Celestia. They landed with an Air-Ship and built Exploratory Undersea Domes to explore Celestia’s ruins. Plunkett and his fellow explorers soon realized that Celestia was now inhabited by a strange new culture... the Crustacean Empire. Unfortunately, the explorers did not come alone to Celestia. Morganthe’s followers, the Shadow Weavers, stand ready to take Celestia’s magic for their Queen.

After receiving the Spiral Geographic Society’s Distress Call, Headmaster Merle Ambrose of the Ravenwood School for Magic seeks any young Wizards brave enough to journey to the undersea world of Celestia and discover the secrets of its Lost Magic.

What will you find there?

What worries me about this description is a single, insignificant article: A Queen of the Shadow Web. If Morganthe is indeed the final boss of Celestia, this certainly implies that someone even worse is waiting in the wings. That does not sound good.

Until next time!

1 comment:

  1. Morganthe isn't the final boss of Celestia. The Umbra Queen is.