Zodiac

Ophiuchus

DATES
Nov 30 – Dec 10
HOUSE
13
WORD FOR GUARDIAN
Master

THE CONSTELLATION

According to legend, the Serpent Bearer constellation had two planets—one covered in fiery molten lava and the other consisting of a large swamp. Ophiuchans built their short-lived civilization on the marshy world, where they slept in huts and spent most of their time exploring the wilderness and developing remedies for ailments, which they exported to all the Houses.

The People, Personality

House Ophiuchus represented Unity. Its people were spirited, magnetic, impulsive, clever, flamboyant, and at times jealous, power-hungry, and temperamental. At their hearts, they were healers who hoped to one day rid the Zodiac of every ill—disease, violence, etc—and bring everyone closer together.

Ophiuchans had a natural affinity for snakes, and there was a special species of serpent, the Zawinder, with whom their House’s Zodai developed a psychic connection. Each Zodai would capture and adopt his own Zawinder, which they would then use to spread messages to others in the swamp.

The People, Physically

House Ophiuchus had the greatest diversity in the Zodiac—people’s skin, hair, and eye color spanned the full range of the spectrum. Yet, upon entering their teens, Ophiuchans developed scaly skin that would protect them from various creatures’ bites and the natural elements.

The Government

The people on House Ophiuchus lived in tribes and enjoyed a barter economy, where they traded goods and services. The only figurehead was the Guardian, and he was so consumed with his quest to cure human mortality that he barely interacted with the people.

The Guardian

Master Ophiuchus—An Original Guardian who betrayed the other Houses in his quest for immortality and subsequently suffered in exile while his world fell to darkness and decay.

Ophiuchus