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    Astrologian Cards

    Just out curiosity, I've read about Tarot, but am unsure of what these Astrologian Cards pertain to.

    Does anyone have any background as to where these cards come from (mythology, etc.) and as to what each card means?

    Thanks in advance :]
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    During the quests they mention them as Arcana, which is the classification used in Tarot for the two major sets of cards. So definitely influences from Tarot, but the cards in the game, as mentioned in the Astro questline, are based on the constellations of Eorzea. I've only got 3 of them so far, but I can list them so far.

    Bole is the Trunk of the World Tree and represents the First of the Seven Heavens, the Heaven of Earth. It was planted by the Matron (Nophica) and is Nurtured by the Keeper (Althyk) and it is the source from which all life is said to have sprung.
    Balance is Azeyma and represents the Second Heaven, the Heaven of Fire. It is made prosperous by the Traders (Nald and Thal), but is kept in equilibrium by the Warden (Azeyma).
    Spire is a great iron tower of spinning gears and taut springs, and represents the Third Heaven, the Heaven of Levin. The Spire was constructed by the Builder (Byrgot) and is constantly under attack by the Destroyer (Rhalgr), but his levin bolts only serve to power the tower.
    Arrow is Llymlaen and represents the Fourth Heaven, the Heaven of Wind. It was created atop a lofty peak b the Wanderer, Oschon, who was guided by the Navigator, Llymlaen, just as the wind off of the Navigator's seas guides the Arrow fast and true.
    Ewer is the Scholar's Vessel and represents the Fifth Heaven, the Heaven of Water. The Scholar's Vessel pours forth a mighty river that flows across the Fifth Heaven. The river contains all knowledge held in the past, present, and future, and contains the aether spun from Nymeia's loom, which is the aether that makes up magick. The Ewer points one toward truth.
    Spear is Halone and represents the Sixth Heaven, the Heaven of Ice. It is the Heaven the Fury resides in within her palace that she carved with her spear from ice formed from moonbeams gathered by the Lover, Menphina.
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    Last edited by WyrahFhurrst; 07-02-2015 at 11:43 AM.

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    The cards and their effects are actually listed under an AST's Job Abilities. Default opening for PC is 'P', then go to the Job, and scroll to the bottom. Hovering over them lets you know what they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WyrahFhurrst View Post
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    Thank you so much Wyrah! That was very informative ^_^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parawill View Post
    Thank you so much Wyrah! That was very informative ^_^
    No problem! Once I get a bit further in and they give me the lore on the other three cards, I'll let you know what they represent!
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    I'll post the last three when I have them, but here's the constellation that the cards represent!

    Bole, the Heaven of Earth, represented by the World Tree

    Balance, the Heaven of Fire, represented by Azeyma

    Spire, the Heaven of Levin, represented by the Tower of Byrgot

    Arrow, the Heaven of Wind, represented by Llymlaen

    Ewer, the Heaven of Water, represented by a pot of water (haven't gotten there yet, sorry)

    Spear, the Heaven of Ice (or Rhyme, not sure), represented by Halone herself
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    This reminds me....doesn't the Spire constellation remind anyone else of the Crystal Tower and Dalamud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zohar_Lahar View Post
    This reminds me....doesn't the Spire constellation remind anyone else of the Crystal Tower and Dalamud?
    It kind of does, but wasn't there another tower in FFIII that would be struck by lightning to power it, or was that another FF game?
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    Edited my previous post on the lore of the constellations to include the other three. I actually really enjoyed the AST 30-50 quests and all the lore they gave us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysteltain View Post
    It kind of does, but wasn't there another tower in FFIII that would be struck by lightning to power it, or was that another FF game?
    Djose Temple in FFX?
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