What are the Unmoving Watchers? They seem to be three stars, located in the pattern of a small equilateral triangle. However, unlike the rest of the stars in the night sky, these do not rotate around the North Star, nor do they rise and set. In fact, even during the day, when they are mostly lost to the bright blue of the daytime sky, keen-eyed observers can faintly see them, still sitting there patiently in space, never moving, always watching.
At night, everyone can see them, and they tend to be among the brightest stars in the sky. On clear nights, it is also apparent to most that there is a vaguely different color to each of the stars. The topmost star is a yellowish gold color, not unlike a small version of the sun. The right hand base star is a cooler white/silver, while the left hand base star is a more reddish gold.
|City of Gold|
The first city is called the City of Gold, and it is, in fact, mostly made of Gold, which is why it offers a shining golden facade down on earth. Its inhabitants are angelic beings of radiant light and beauty, and it is from them, in fact, that myths and legends about angels come (in d20 terms, creatures like trumpet archons and devas.) The City of Silver, on the other hand, is a cold place, full of genies and sylphs and other creatures of air. The cities of Gold and Silver have been at war with each other for many, many years. The angels were ordered to attack the genies for some sin by the Voice Which Commands. Their leader, Iblis, refused, and along with many of his sympathetic cronies, was thrown down from the City of Gold, becoming the first and greatest Fallen Angel. The city of Gold is ruled by a council of seven archangels today. Although the entire seven is unknown, the existance of Michael, their warleader, as well as Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel is relatively well established. The City of Silver, on the other hand, is ruled by a genie sultan named Masud Barham Shah.
|Surtr, Sultan of the City of Brass|
Surtr and his court also seem to take the most interest in the affairs of mortals on earth. Perhaps this best explains the descendents of some of his people mingling with mortals and creating the race of the jann.