What is Celestia?
If you type in the word "Celestia" over on the Wizard101 Central forums you will get a complex web of 18 pages worth of threads to pour through. In the end, any real proof on this new world of the spiral is that two quests have mentioned a place known as "celestia."
One quest is from Shellus Gruffheart who states, "I was supposed to find a bloodstone ring for a lady in Celestia, but the ghosts have it!" The other quest is from Mr. Rowley in Hyde Park who states, "My gold watch! It's a verifiable antique from Celestia."
There has been a lot of speculation as to what this new world might be or might look like. As Luke Darkblood commented on my previous blog post, "Celestia: the biggest debate of wizard101 just behind Wild Bolt in PvP." I would have to agree. :-) And I'd add that it's inspired many to dream of what it will be like as well.
What do I think? I think a world based on the name "celestia" will look celestial: of the sky or of the heavens. (It is missing only one "L" at the end there after all.)
What are my predictions for Celestia? I predict 5 more levels of progression, I predict the introduction of one to three new school(s) of magic (astral magic being the most cited), and I predict Malistaire or Malistaire's ghost will be on the prowl there. Since rings and watches are mentioned in both quests about celestia, I predict there will be an emphasis on tinkering or engineering (crafting will take on a new importance there). If celestia is based in the sky, I predict it will be cold based. If celestia is based in the heavens, I predict it will be storm based. Since Mr. Rowley says, "antique," I'm predicting Celestia is an old world that has ancient beginnings and that it started to form before the world broke apart and that it is the farthest world out in the spiral. I also predict that it will be the home of the great raven, who is the sister of Bartleby, that she landed there at the farthest point of the spiral after spinning it with her magic and Bartleby's roots. I predict that the armor sets will all look similar to the current top PvP gear, but there will be many more fashion choices.
And that's about all the guesses I can give you. When Celestia finally comes out, I'm excited to see how close or far off my predictions are. :-) No one really knows and Kingsisle is famously tight-lipped about information. However, when it does comes out, BOOM! Wizard101 will come alive with excitement, and you will want to be there when it does.