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Re: History

Thu 12 Oct 2017, 12:16

You guys should see the fansite for his other big creation - Svavelvinter (Sulphur Winter)...
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Re: History

Thu 12 Oct 2017, 12:28

What I would like are festivals and I'm leaning towards something using the Wiccan calendar as a base since it's built on the year's phases.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicca#Wheel_of_the_Year
Perhaps eight ”months” between these would be nice?
I actually got clearance for this from the league right away. So what we're looking at is a year divided in eight phases with festivals at the transitions. We have the four ordinary seasons with midsummer in the middle of summer (duh). The phases will probably be named: Springrise, Springwane, Summerrise, Summerwane etc., easy to remember but still with a certain odd flavour. To avoid petty stuff like ”leap years” and the like, the church leaders simply decide when festivals will take place each year. This results in the festivals sometimes being celebrated at different days since they can't agree and don't even listen to each other. I'll be back with the detail and names of the festivals.
How does that sound?
 
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Re: History

Thu 12 Oct 2017, 13:19

What I would like are festivals and I'm leaning towards something using the Wiccan calendar as a base since it's built on the year's phases.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicca#Wheel_of_the_Year
Perhaps eight ”months” between these would be nice?
I actually got clearance for this from the league right away. So what we're looking at is a year divided in eight phases with festivals at the transitions. We have the four ordinary seasons with midsummer in the middle of summer (duh). The phases will probably be named: Springrise, Springwane, Summerrise, Summerwane etc., easy to remember but still with a certain odd flavour. To avoid petty stuff like ”leap years” and the like, the church leaders simply decide when festivals will take place each year. This results in the festivals sometimes being celebrated at different days since they can't agree and don't even listen to each other. I'll be back with the detail and names of the festivals.
How does that sound?
That sounds great - and should make it in the books :)
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Re: History

Thu 12 Oct 2017, 13:34

What I would like are festivals and I'm leaning towards something using the Wiccan calendar as a base since it's built on the year's phases.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicca#Wheel_of_the_Year
Perhaps eight ”months” between these would be nice?
I actually got clearance for this from the league right away. So what we're looking at is a year divided in eight phases with festivals at the transitions. We have the four ordinary seasons with midsummer in the middle of summer (duh). The phases will probably be named: Springrise, Springwane, Summerrise, Summerwane etc., easy to remember but still with a certain odd flavour. To avoid petty stuff like ”leap years” and the like, the church leaders simply decide when festivals will take place each year. This results in the festivals sometimes being celebrated at different days since they can't agree and don't even listen to each other. I'll be back with the detail and names of the festivals.
How does that sound?
That sounds great - and should make it in the books :)
Writing it now!
 
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Re: History

Thu 12 Oct 2017, 13:37

Writing it now!
Cool. Are you naming the festivals, the periods between the festivals, or both?
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Re: History

Thu 12 Oct 2017, 14:08

Writing it now!
Cool. Are you naming the festivals, the periods between the festivals, or both?
Festivals yes – I will probably ”nordify” the keltic original ones. Seasons I thought should just be as I said above: Springrise, Springwane etc.
 
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Re: History

Thu 12 Oct 2017, 15:14

Well I can't help myself ;) these are just some thoughts

Midvinter/Midwinter
Imbolc - Solbörd/Solbirth
Vernal Equinox - Vårdag/Springdawn
Beltane - Bränne/Burntide
Midsommar/Midsummer
Lugnasadh - Röte/Rottide
Autumnal Equinox - Skördekväll/Harvest
Samhain - Korpmåne/Raventide
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Re: History

Thu 12 Oct 2017, 15:28

Well I can't help myself ;) these are just some thoughts

Midvinter/Midwinter
Imbolc - Solbörd/Solbirth
Vernal Equinox - Vårdag/Springdawn
Beltane - Bränne/Burntide
Midsommar/Midsummer
Lugnasadh - Röte/Rottide
Autumnal Equinox - Skördekväll/Harvest
Samhain - Korpmåne/Raventide
Especially love Raventide - there has to be a month with Raven in its name! :)
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Re: History

Fri 13 Oct 2017, 16:16

Well I can't help myself ;) these are just some thoughts

Midvinter/Midwinter
Imbolc - Solbörd/Solbirth
Vernal Equinox - Vårdag/Springdawn
Beltane - Bränne/Burntide
Midsommar/Midsummer
Lugnasadh - Röte/Rottide
Autumnal Equinox - Skördekväll/Harvest
Samhain - Korpmåne/Raventide
Nice!

Also I saw somewhere here someone asking about three moons? Well I didn't think I would encounter a need for my degree in a fantasy rpg forum; but yeah 
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Re: History

Fri 13 Oct 2017, 16:36


Also I saw somewhere here someone asking about three moons? Well I didn't think I would encounter a need for my degree in a fantasy rpg forum; but yeah 
planetary scientist here, so if you need any info hit me up haha
Hence the forum handle :) Impressive field of studies ("it's not rocket science..." - well its close enough ; )
These are just fan-speculations (except for whatever Brior posts of course!) I dont think we have any indication on number of moons, so take it all with a freight container -load of salt
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