THE MOUNTAINOUS SKY WORLD OF LUUX
Ganjune is a gas giant, the second planet in the Luux system. Its significance is its connection to Vayu magic, where Vayu Faewarians have historically journeyed on pilgrimages and to take part in initiation trials. All living organisms on the planet live within the “Life Zone”, an exposed, thin layer of breathable atmosphere wherein creatures inhabit oases atop plateaus on tall stony mountains emerging from the planet’s core. Over time, rocky outcrops have ripped loose from the mountains to join a growing multitude of floating islands suspended in magnetic currents.
The vastest plateaus on the mountain tops are covered in open steppe land. Water runs off the hovering islands above like waterfalls and eventually dissipates into clouds that rain on the steppe and feed its rivers and lakes. Herds of grazing creatures migrate across plains, following the movement of abundant water and foliage. The grazers are preyed upon by several avian species that inhabit the rainforests on the Floating Isles. Inevitably, large scale collisions do occur in the “Life Zone”. To survive such brutal lives in their mercurial habitat, the creatures of Ganjune are sturdy and formidable.
Faewarian pilgrimages to Ganjune often involve trials such as recovering precious materials to trade or craft into tools and instruments. Windmaster initiates will travel to Ganjune to complete their training by taming a winged steed from one of the varieties of avians inhabiting rainforests in the Floating Isles. In all instances, Faewarians will visit the Vayu temple to meditate, study the ancient texts and confide in the Vayu monks for counsel.
Ganjune is also renowned for its Yenwa flower that grows on the steppes. The Vayu monks on Ganjune harvest the Yenwa flower to make the nectar drink they call Yenwaté (Yenwa-tay). Yenwaté is a prized refreshment on Faewar due to its invigorating properties and is enjoyed at parties where Faewarians will congregate to share music and stories. Pilgrims will return to Faewar with a haul of Yenwaté to share with friends and family when they return from their travels.