Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
The sun and moon each rise from the Wyld in the east and descend into it in the west. All other celestial bodies revolve around a cosmic axis centered upon Mount Meru and the Pole of Earth. This aetheric vortex supports the orbits of government-owned and corporate satellites, such as telecommunications satellites, orbital telescopes and a few primitive space stations. The aetheric winds offer turbulent resistance to spacecraft—including a manned mission to Mars that’s currently underway.
Despite the raksha which infest the lunar surface, the International League has sponsored a lunar outpost—BAARA—as humanity’s first foothold above Creation. Though still under construction, the iron-walled moonbase’s nuclear generator and Wyld observatory are online, and its first railgun for launching lunar ore to Earth should be ready by decade’s end.