The stars offer few long-term navigation solutions for travelers, by foot or by ship—each new star that appears in the West will vanish permanently below the Eastern horizon in a matter of months. A record of these ‘dead’ stars is kept on an ever-thickening scroll in the observatory at Nulspire, though study has yet to reveal any significant pattern.

A more reliable method of finding one’s way by night involves cross-referencing the current sky against the debris of the moon, whose fragments orbit like clockwork, and offer a stable reference point by which to navigate.