12.6 THE ASTRAL PLANE
The astral plane was discovered by Emperor Ladantine VII, last ruler of the Holy Celestine Empire. This plane imprisons the greatest of the Soulless Gods, Almighty Kethuru, and is twisted by his presence. The plane itself is a series of floating spheres, each a monstrous horror unto itself, which slowly move in strange orbits, continuously bumping into each other. With Kethuru now firmly imprisoned, it is possible to travel to these astrospheres and safely drain the latent energies there, though this process is not without its hazards - and zealous hunters should be careful not to drain the nodes too low. See also PLANAR TRAVEL.