The Western House Rebellion
On a hot day in the middle of 4096 A.C.A., the sky grew dark over the southeastern coast of Man’at. Fire and smoke fell from above and struck the ground, obliterating everything for over three hundred miles. The crater it left behind took in almost as many miles of coastline, killing thousands of people in an instant. Ocean filled the crater, boiling for a week before finally going still.
What fell from the sky on that midsummer day was a fragment of one of the sentient stars. Altamir had been at war with the denizens of the Astral Sea, and had been destroyed. Shattered and scattered, bits of Altamir hurtled in all directions through the Plane Above. The piece of the star that fell to ground on Tjara was Altamir’s heart. From the heart came a new form of life, the Estrellani, who call the heart “The Eternal Mother” and revere it to this day.
Not long after the Estrellani emerged from the sea, the heart began to grow, forming land in the water-filled crater. For the past three hundred years, the island at the center of the Cygnian Sea has remained the same size, and most speculate that it has stopped growing.