Celtia is a planet about the
size of your planet Earth, but there are only two main continents, Celtia
Prime & Celtia Minor, surrounded by vast oceans. There is said
to be a large island shrouded in mist & mystery in the middle of the
largest ocean Celtius, but no sailing ship or space ship has ever been
able to find it. Legend has it that this island is the land of the
Immortals, and none may enter there until they have finished their destiny.
Our climate is quite mild
unless you are high up in the great mountains near the top of Celtia Prime.
The land itself is lush and vibrant with great plains of wild wheat, deep
forests with trees uncountable, fertile valleys of emerald green grasses,
sparkling blue lakes & rivers, and animal life abundant and varied.
To me it is paradise.
Surrounding the city are fields
so green they are like an emerald jewel which holds in its center one perfect
pearl. Behind the city rises the tri-peaks of our most holy mountains,
The Shanades. It is said that ancient spirits live in their heights
and watch over our world. In the days of darkness on Celtia, the
peaks of the Shanade's were covered in a gloomy mist. Let us hope
that the mists upon the peaks forever remain in light.
Ships on Celtia are still
tooled by hand with loving care given to every detail. We have long
had the technology to make ships of might and steel, but we prefer to become
one with the sea in graceful sailing crafts.
No two ships are ever made alike, and each ship's sails
is designed to be personal for the ones who sail her. I sailed once
on the amazon ship Ship Adventurous, and it was a glorious experience.
We do have space ship technology, and that is what we use if we simply
must get to the other continent quickly. But I must say, life moves
fairly slowly on Celtia.
The timeless musical sounds of the river mix with
the sweet tones of harps, flutes, fiddles, pipes and bodhran drums.
All along the river people gather to listen to the music and watch the
graceful Swan's float serenely in the long journey to the Sea of Emerous.
It is like being in a most pleasant dream of which you hope the dawn is
long in coming to wake you.
Please continue to the second page of the story
of Celtia. There I will tell you about the River Anri & the Deep
Woods. I will also tell you a bit about the time of great darkness
on Celtia. I hesitate to speak too much on it since it is not quite
assured that the darkness is really gone forever.