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10.2.2 CELEST, RESURGENCE OF THE LIGHT

Out of the ashes of the fallen Holy Celestine Empire, which saw the 
destruction of the imperial capital on the Isle of Celest, survivors fled 
as far from the Tainted area as possible, relocating to the western side 
of the Inner Sea. There, the Celestines and Aquamancers consecrated a new 
Pool of Stars, once again establishing a connection to the Light, and thus 
arose New Celest to challenge the darkness. Paladins were re-established 
as the Holy Warriors of the Light, charged with protecting the fledgling 
city. However, the peoples of the Basin of Life did not flock to New 
Celest as they did to Celestine Empire of old. Wrongly or rightly, they 
blamed the Empire for the Taint and the name of 'Celest' still held bitter 
memories. Nevertheless, New Celest struggled and survived, yearning for 
the days of old and hoping to see the return of the Empire's former glory 
when all the Basin of Life was united under the Light.

The nexus of power in New Celest is the Pool of Stars, located in the 
center of the city's hub. It simultaneously exists on the elemental plane 
of water and the cosmic plane of Celestia.