Gazetteer

Planetary Information & Weather:

Ghoraja Juun circles a single yellow-orange sun and is approximately 1.25 times the size of our own Earth. It is orbited by a single moon (Tomival). Gravity is roughly the same as our own Earth's. Weather patterns are very similar to Earth's, though Ghoraja Juun has a slightly warmer over all climate.

Moon:

Ghoraja Juun's moon, Tomival, is approximately 1.5 times the size of out own moon. It has no known atmosphere and is covered in rough, mountainous terrain. Tomival has similar phases to those of our own moon, 30 day cycles. Like Earth's moon Tomival is typically silvery-white in color. Though during the seasonal "festival" days it takes on unique colors (Winter: Blue-White, Spring: Green, Summer: Gold, Autumn: Red-Orange), this unique coloration lasts for the duration of the night of the festival.

Continents:

Ghoraja Juun once had four known continents (Ashtalarea, Calathas, Istria, and Maldraug), during the cataclysmic fallout of the Gods Fall Wars Ashtalarea was shattered into numerous islands, archipelagos and demi/sub-continents. There is speculation among scholars that two other continents may exist but no solid proof has been obtained. Any expeditions to verify the existence of these continents have either failed to return or yield any positive results.

Nations, Empires & City-States:

Detailed information about various nations, etc. that exist on Ghoraja Juun

Calendars:

The current Ghoraja Juun/Berothian calendar year (devised by Berothian scholars after the end of the Gods Fall Wars) lasts 364 days; it is comprised of twelve 30-day months and four lunar 'festival' days. These lunar 'festivals' occurs every three months. Each calendar month is comprised of 5 six-day weeks. Years are noted consecutively and suffixed by either 'BG' (before Gods Fall) or 'AG' (after Gods Fall).

Earth
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Berothian
Of the Dragon
Of the Bear
Of the Lion
Of the Ram
Of the Wolf
Of the Tiger
Of the Rat
Of the Raven
Of the Eagle
Of the Serpent
Of the Bull
Of the Bat
Opakan
Snowtide
Frostmelt
Stormrage
Birdcall
Greengrowth
Highgrass
Suntide
???
Highharvest
Leafturn
Leaffall
Firstfrost
Season
Winter
Winter
Spring
Spring
Spring
Summer
Summer
Summer
Autumn/Fall
Autumn/Fall
Autumn/Fall
Winter
Weekdays
Sunday
Moonday
Airday
Waterday
Earthday
Fireday

Magic:

Magic is a powerful force on Ghoraja Juun. The entire planet is surrounded by numerous magical flows known collectively as the Cynoeth (pron. Sin-ath). The cynoeth is laced around the planet in ever shifting bands, like an intricate mesh. Any non-priest utilizing magic, taps into the cynoeth in order to cast spells. There are certain locations on Ghoraja Juun where several of the cynoeth bands converge. These areas are known as Cynoethstans. The most well known cynoethstan is located within/beneath the Tower Illuminate (located outside of Videssos). Since the end of the Gods Fall Wars there have been those who have sought out ways to corrupt the cynoeth. This can result in catastrophic consequences; magic can surge wildly out of control, areas can suddenly become 'magically dead' (and the reverse), or in many cases spell effects become distorted. To combat this, Phoerryk sanctioned the Knights of the Illuminate Order, who along with his normal clergy police the use of the cynoeth and punish those who seek to upset its delicate balance.

  • Lunar Cynoeth: Tomival is known to have its own cynoeth. Mages have yet to determine a way to tap into this source, and it is unknown what effect this would have on the Ghoraja Juun's cynoeth.
  • Clerical Magic: The magic of divine spell casters is derived directly from their deity. The gods/goddesses of the Ythrak-Nyn are connected to the cynoeth as well as being vast reservoirs of magical power; however, these 'reservoirs' contents rise and fall with the level of worship/number of worshippers a deity has. It is possible for a deity to completely cut off access to their respective reservoirs, but all of them realize what a dangerous act this could be.

Cosmology:

The deities of Ghoraja Juun all make their home on a demi-plane called Ythrak Lakdanaan (Domain of the Exalted). Other planes that exist in the Ghoraja Juun cosmology are the Astral, Ethereal, Positive & Negative Material, Elemental Planes (Air, Earth, Fire Water), Para-Elemental Planes, and the Plane of Shadow.

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