The Peat Sisters

It bothered me a little that while the oldest and the youngest sisters are called Neena and Nonna, the middle one was given a structurally different name—Noriella. Seems odd for the parents to name their kids inconsistently.

So… Neenaeve (always wanted to steal this name), Noriella, Nonnalen. Makes much more sense. Neena and Nonna gals just prefer their short names over the longer ones.

On the Time Measurement System

So far the time measurement system goes like this:

Lunar calendar (Moon/Norphelail)

1 Week = 7 Days

1 Month = 4 Weeks = 28 Days (full phase of Norphelail, new moon to new moon)

1 Year = 13 Months = 52 Weeks = 364 Days (I added one extra month—in comparison to the familiar Earth calendar—just to keep the length of the year close to ours and to keep character ages relate-able).

Oh!!! Better yet: in the ancient times there were 14 months (to keep things round and balanced), but some mythical creature stole one… could be Zurbahnian or Kuomoqo folk tale… (that, actually, plays to the theory that Artifacts are, indeed, an alien tech, left on the planet after the crash of the interstellar vessel, which created the Flats, and altered the planet’s orbit, speeding it up… aside from the fact, that no fauna would survive the catastrophe of that magnitude, and all the life forms would have to re-evolve from scratch. Yes, it’s a Darwinist fantasy. Or it could be just a tale. :-) )

Day consists of 24 hours, 12-hour count resets at halfnight and halfday:

A(fter)H(alf)N(ight) P(ast)H(alf)D(ay), e.g. 10 AHN, 4 PHD

Days of the week:

Moonday, Rainday, Winday, Earthday, Fireday, Starday, Sunday

Month of the year (so far):

Sacrifice, Ice, Flight, Melt, Seed, Water, Grow, Harvest, Keep, Feast, Rains, Snow, Frost (many need work, but the story is set during the month of Feast, that one is all right, I think).

Western Countries adopted the year count since the Sacrifice, but got the date wrong.

The story is set in the Year 1000, near the end of the First Millennium.

Should I play more with this, to make it strang-er? Call the weeks “spans” or something, just to de-familiarize the world a bit? Months could be “moons”, etc.

More Things to Draw

The Crests, curse it!

Stormhold (I am tempted to make the Eagle two-headed to symbolize something I am not yet sure of—the equaity of male and female heirs, perhaps—but it might be too Russian…), Stormhold City Watch (Eagle on top of a shield), Boarland, Foxvale… lots of stuff, and in the style I have not yet explored…

The Red Trident (I kinda tried, but it needs more work. Everything needs more work, hex it…)

Zurbah (the lions on top of the map are clip art, they should go…)