A testament to change (a failure of fate)
Spoke of Apollo's Chariot
Long ago, in the early rise of the Gods, Poseidon was tired of the heat from the Sun always causing the water in his oceans to become clouds. He devised a plan to have 2 of the moons surround the sun so it would not heat his oceans anymore. On the day he planned it, Poseidon tricked Hestia into drugging Apollo so that he would not be able to avoid the Sun getting surrounded by the moons. Unfortunately for Poseidon, the poison he made for Apollo was made from water plants which partially boiled away when Hestia took them to Apollo as he was attaching the horses to his chariot. While Apollo did not notice the moons had been taken from the night sky and placed where he would drive the Sun until he was already in between them, he regained his senses and tried to steer his chariot away. He was able to keep the chains that had been placed between the moons from entangling the Sun, he ran over one of the chains and it caused the wheel of his chariot to crack and one of it’s golden spokes fell to the earth in a pillar of fire. When Apollo had his chariot fixed he left the spot for one spoke empty so that the uneven roll of his chariot would remind him to be more careful when pulling the Sun
Most Apollonians believe that the spoke fell to the ground in the Midlands in a region known as The Targinit Badlands and while many exhibitions have gone looking for it, if any found it they never returned. Most worshiper’s of Apollo know this story, a small sect feels that where the spoke fell should be the grandest temple of Apollo because it is where part of his chariot resides, this sect funds almost all of the expeditions into The Targinit Badlands to search for the spoke. The Spoke is said to have prophet properties, but these are mearly rumors.