Who Are the ASTRALS?
At the center of the Andromeda galaxy there lurks two super massive black holes. Balanced between these galactic titans is a crystal planet named Ieró Xífos that has been constructed from the most powerful forces in the known universe. According to ancient legend left by a race of omnipotent beings known as Primes, Ieró Xífos is the gem of a mighty sword that prevents the black holes from colliding and in doing so maintains order throughout the Galaxy.
The surface of Ieró Xífos is considered the most breathtaking spectacle in Andromeda. Crystalline towers and formations refract an ever-shifting light that emanates from the center of the planet. Emerald colored shards and Topaz monoliths collide with molten rivers that resemble liquid opal. At all times the rings of the planet which take the form of a perpetually moving Mobius strip can be seen streaking through the sky.
From Ieró Xífos’ surface grow great cities and monuments which are very much the pure embodiment of all sacred geometry. It is in these cities that once every 100 years the citizens, warriors, sons and daughters of the galaxy assemble and offer themselves through sacrifice and battle to the planet Ieró Xífos.
It is the belief of all of the races from every vector of the galaxy that guided by the Primes, Ieró Xífos maintains order throughout Andromeda. Every hundred years, the Primes come home to Iero Xifos and the entire Galaxy gathers to offer the finest of their generation to feed the planet and maintain order. Or so they believe.
These brave civilizations are the Astrals and this is their story.