Colors by Ian Sokoliwski.

Notes: I’m sure it’s clear in context, but “Phylos” is the Xylosian word for the planet we call Earth. (Mars is “Cyclos.”) One of these days, we’ll have to draw up a chart of the Solar System as the Xylosians knew it.  And yes, the Xylosians – or at least the people of Empyr – have the capacity for space travel.

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– Chris