So the new forum logo got me thinking, about quite a few things. First of all, it’s a bit different from the traveler’s discs we’ve seen, but similar enough to know that they’re related. Second, the symbolism seems to revolve around the guilds, specifically, how the guilds relate to each other and to the world at large.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the constellations. There are six, which leads me to deduce that there is one for each house. Problem is, I have only been able to positively identify one of them, Cassiopeia (fourth from the left). Any help identifying the constellations would be great, if you feel like jumping in on a mini “puzzle” while we’re waiting for the next fragment.
Also, the guilds seem to be placed around the wheel in their positions non-randomly, as @VictorianFlorist noted in loose thread theater. Weatherwatch and Ebenguard are not only in the east-west positions, but are two guilds that are the most balanced. The wheel is separated into day and night, the sun above the moon below. Any speculation or insight into the placement of the houses on the wheel is most welcome, as well as how the constellations relate to them.
I have a mini theory running as well that these all relate the the compass points and how they are symbolically represented in magic (with a c, or ck if you’re so inclined). Traditionally East is air, dawn, spring. South is fire, summer, high noon. West is water, sunset, autumn. North is earth, midnight, winter. Now bear in mind that this is based in the desert religions (mostly kabbalah) and there are other interpretations ( I’ve felt for a long time that north should logically be air and east should be earth, but whatever.) Point is, there are natural correlations. The placement of the guilds on the wheel are: East-Ebengard, SE-Thornmouth, SW-Balimora, West-Weatherwatch, NW-Gossmere, And NW-Flinerforge.
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I started working on the discs and their constellations and moon phases a while back, but it got dropped for more pressing concerns, but now it looks like it may be relevant again, so any help would be wonderful. If you want to jump in, feel free.