Catching a Starfall can change your life, or bring it to an untimely end.
From a distance, the Arcus appears to be a solid ring around the planet Lyra, but in truth it’s a gathering of countless pieces of crystalized magic born in the cosmos. When parts of the Arcus break free of its gravitational pull, they come shooting down to Lyra’s surface – this is known as a Starfall.
Most Starfalls burn up in the atmosphere before ever reaching Lyra, but those that do make it, even the smallest ones, are incredibly valuable. This is because the majority of Starfalls are made of pure Lumite, the most powerful natural source of magic on Lyra. A quality Starfall is capable of powering an entire Airship…or destroying a small city.
The immense value of Starfalls gave birth to Starfall Hunting. With the right gear, an Airship captain can set sail and catch a fortune. But while catching a Starfall is hard and dangerous work, it’s holding onto it that often proves fatal.