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Time and the Stars
« on: March 03, 2004, 10:30:50 PM »
A small volume on astronomy, astrology, and how they relate to the Arcturan Calendar of the Armorican Kingdoms. It is my hope that you find it enlightening.

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Garrten Thentus of Asenero
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Time and the Stars
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2004, 10:57:03 PM »
Above the Earth is the Firmament.
In the Firmament floats the Moons, the White and the Green, and the Eight Stars, as well as the many stars.

The White Moon's face is slowly devoured as the days pass. It takes 32 days for the White Moon to be devoured and restored once more.
The Green Moon is not devoured. It remains whole, and when the White Moon is gone, one can see the Green Moon more totally.

In the Arcturan Calendar, one month (Also called a Divisio or Mense) is one devouring and restoration of the White Moon. There are 13 Divisii in one Arcturan year of 416 days. The Divisii are:

1: Enerius, also called Wintergrip or Icemonth
2: Faebria, also called Iceheart or Chillmonth
3: Malintae, also called Firstmelt or Meltmonth
4: Materinae, also called Youngbloom or Mothermonth
5: Allitae, also called Goodmirth or Feastmonth
6: Circinus, also called Sunsmile or Sunmonth
7: Sirius, also called Dogsun or Flamemonth
8: Lescia, also called Redleaf or Redmonth
9: Renediae, also called Redfall or Fallmonth
10: Baersenentus, also called Nightborn or Shadowmonth
11: Nathia, also called Firstfrost or Frostmonth
12: Urnathia, also called Snowsfall or Snowmonth
13: Maleficius, also called Darkreach or Blackmonth

In addition, there are two days after Maleficius that are known as the Return of Life, a great celebration for the New Year and, also, the end of Maleficius, the Cursed Month.
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Time and the Stars
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2004, 06:11:47 PM »
As there are 32 days in each Divisio, so are there 8 days in each of the four weeks, or Subdivisii, within a Divisio.
The days of the Divisio are:

1. Ento: The day of work. On this day, the start of the Subdivisio, it is customary to work one's hardest.
2. Lento: The day of laughter. On this day, people are advised to keep good humor and laughter in their hearts.
3. Mannento: The day of lovers. On this day, it is customary for lovers to have their trysts.
4. Alaenato: The day of Gods. On this day, one should be always pious and keep the teachings in their hearts.
5. Juvento: The day of rest. On this day, it is customary to be casual, relaxed and accepting. Very generous employers often allow employees to come to work late on Juvento.
6. Vaento: The day of judgement. Trials are always held on Vaento.
7. Thero: The day of family. Those with higher-class occupations do not work on Thero, and it is customary to have time with one's family on this day.
8. Ultimo: The last day. This is another free day for higher-class folk. It is also called the day of endings. Funerals and weddings (During which a wife's connection to her family ends) are customarilly held on this day.
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Constellations
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2004, 09:20:25 PM »
Many of the stars in the Armorican sky can be seen to form patterns, representing figures. Many religions hold the constellations as part of their mythology, and so interpretations differ, but these are the constellatins that are unviersally known.

Nastra the Warrior
This large constellation can be seen during the autumn and early winter. Nastra is a warrior clad in a breastplate and cloak, holding aloft his fist. Scutum, the Shield, a circle of stars with the very bright star Someus in the center, is kept at his knee, and Gladius, the Sword, a cross of bright red-and-blue stars, is at his feet.

The Sisters
Shining in the sky during the summer season, the Sisters are a chain of brilliant purple stars that are also called the Traveler's Friends. The sisters point north to south, and those who are lost can use them to orient themselves.

Aestus the Dragon
During the spring and early summer, Aestus the Dragon, a milky trail of pale stars with the brilliant green star Falx for its eye, swirls across the sky, jaws flung wide to swallow Gondus, the Goose, a form of faint orange and white stars. Caleon, the King, made from blue and white stars with a crown of faint red stars, is reaching to grasp Aestus' tail.

Norron the Eregard
In the late winter and early spring, Norron the Eregard leaps into the sky, swinging his club of violet stars towards Ferax, the Wolf, who's hackled mane is composed of faint, pale stars of gold and blue. Incanus, the Mage, looks on.

The Thermionae
Also called the Chain of Summer or the Golden Stars, The Thermionae are a line of golden stars that point roughly east to west.

Icomos the Hunter
Icomos is a nebula of stars as well as some faint red and orange stars that appear in the late autumn and winter. Adicles, the Arrow, flies from his bow towards Terops, the Monster, who takes the form of a great eye.
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