Eye of Gith The Eye

CategoryMarvels
Locationvaries
OwnerHar'kish Empire
BuiltDawn Era

The Eye of Gith is an enormous rocky earthmote roughly five miles in diameter. In the Creation War, The Eyes, seven of them, were used as holy floating fortresses, riding the Astral Sea to support the Covenant war effort.

The Eye known today as the Eye of Gith, was used by the Covenant general Phalgas. Its primary weapon, was a tube of glass that went from one side of the five mile diameter rock all the way through to the other side. This was designed to function like a magnifying glass of gargantuan proportions. Phalgas's soldiers used this tube to concentrate the rays of Merioss and Juniger down upon their enemies. In the Creation War it saw much action against the primordials and their chaos archons. Over time, the reflective mirrors lost their potency and The Eye became more of a troop carrier than a weapon. For an as yet unknown reason, in the Demon Spawn War it was abandoned to the Astral Sea, lost there until the First Epoch.

In 899, an astral skiff holding Har'kish explorers found this lost battle station. It took several years to pierce the defenses of the place, its puzzle doors and sliding chambers, and ancient guardians.

Hundreds were lost, and even more maimed and wounded. When we could, slaves were sent forth to spring traps and take the blow of hazards or foes. If not here, these githzerai and illithid would eventually die as cannon-fodder.

It was all rushed, with the higher-ups hoping to find some weapon to turn against Suellk's brain-hungry armies or Lady Hunger's blood suckers.

- T'chi, worker overseer's personal journal - "Fitting End"

In 919, Har'kish lab coats figured out how to power up the Eye of Gith and safely navigate it through the Astral Sea. Another decade followed before they figured out how to safely open a spatial rift. With both of these learned, a Har'kish army was stationed at Rib'git and in forts and camps. They then went on raids, extorting some with the mere presence of the Eye of Gith floating above their dwellings, and against others they made war. The Eye of Gith turned what was then a petty empire, into a very dangerous one.

The Eye of Gith has many structures on its surface and many more beneath. One of these is a building-size device that can open a spatial rift, allowing the Eye of Gith to leave the Astral Sea for one of Nawirrûs's systems. At the core of the rock is the navigation and engine room. The engine, said to be a sentient being, moves the Eye of Gith through the Astral Sea. This movement is many time over the speed of someone mentally moving themselves through the Astral Sea. Another important feature is a god-forged artillery piece, the Har'kish named the Hand of Gith.

Once a rocky and desolate place, the Har'kish have went to great effort, terraforming it with magic, and procuring unusual fauna and lifeforms across dozens of worlds. This "greening" made the Eye of Gith a place that could sustain many thousands, yet not enough for today's population. With 50,000 souls aboard, half of their food and water requirements come from the empire's land holdings scattered across a half-dozen worlds.

The Eye of Gith has two primary civilization centers, one is the citadel Rib'git protecting the installation's super weapon. The second citadel is on the opposite side of the rock, five miles away. It is named Tritium-Psyche. This installation serves as the empire's science and research city, a place where great schools of psionic study outnumber those dedicated to the mage's craft.

Statistics
TraitNotes
Diameter5 miles
LocomotionCore Tanks
Movement20 MPH on worlds, SR: 3 in space
Gravity Well2000 yards
Gravity.75
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