Properly, the award’s name is the Ki-Kerap Memorial Prize for Advancement of the Science and Art of Cosmological Thaumaturgy, but since its inception it has been known simply as the Ki-Kerap Star. Without fail for the last four centuries, the Ki-Kerap Star has been awarded on the summer solstice of the first year of each new decade; it is the highest honor the magisterial community can bestow upon its membership. Though formally given by the Bishop-Errant of Oathsland, the Warpless Circle (in their capacity as speakers for all will-workers) recommends an honoree, and Bishop-Errant has never been known to dispute the Circle’s recommendation.
Past recipients include Hel-Morrid the Clockworker (1461, for the discovery of Untime), Ki-Rathart (1381, for the construction of the Aquatic Prison), Terrible Burning of Chaff (1111, for its innumerable contributions to the art), and many more. While most Ki-Kerap Star winners are Undying giant Diamond Isle nationals, some particularly talented individuals have broken that mold. Terrible Burning of Chaff, one of the most venerable and respected of the Warpless Circle, is of course a mojh.
Its most recent recipient, Ol-Rasta the Silver Marquise, received her Star on the four hundredth anniversary of the award’s inception, honoring her for her refinement of the related arts of Domination and Soul-Tethering. This auspicious occasion celebrated by sacrifices (human, verrik, and faen) to the Dark, as well as a thirty-day moratorium on spiritwracking honored throughout the Diamond Isle, the Empire of Perfection, and their client states.
Ki-Kerap’s great-greataunt, the eccentric Undying Ki-Narton, has unsuccessfully petitioned the Uneven Circle eleven times, seeking to change the name of the award. “He’d spit in your face if he could,” she told the assembled Circle on the occasion of the three hundredth anniversary of the Ki-Kerap Star. “He died hating you, and you grind his memory to dust.”
SEE ALSO: Hel-Morrid the Clockworker, Ol-Rasta the Silver Marquise, the Warpless Circle