KITRAN / RANMORIAN GEOGRAPHY
The known portion of the Planet Kitra consists of the two continents, Ranmor and Platar, with their adjacent island groups.
Moons - 4 moons.. Orbit of 21, 32, 34, 43. days: White Misra, Red Angira, Blue Tinkto, Yellow Bello
80% of the Platar Continent had been conquered by the successive Platar Emperors. The official Language is Platirri, though the subjected nations each strive to keep some form of national identity, it is discouraged by the Empire.
The various kingdoms of Ranmor function independent of each other, but during the Ranmorian Alliance the various nations agreed on a set of standards to be used throughout the Alliance, to establish better trade and political relationships.
TIME - SEASONS - DATES
The planet Kitra revolves around its star in an elliptical and cyclical erratic orbit. The planet is also slightly tilted.
This produces not only seasonal weather changes, but also a ten year cycle of colder and warmer years:
This ten year period is divided into three cold years, two mild years, three hot years, and two mild years. (Known as Winter Years, Spring Years, Summer Years, Autumn Years)
Each year consists of 380 days, each equivalent to approximately 30 Earth hours.
|Late Winter||5 tendays|
|Early Summer||5 tendays|
|Mid Summer||5 tendays|
|Late Summer||5 tendays|
|Early Winter||5 tendays|
|Late Winter||5 tendays|
Days are named accordingly ( with this spelling ) : Firsday, Seconday, Thirday, Fourthday, Fifthday, Sixthday, Eightday, Ninthday, Tenday.
The first day of the New Year is celebrated on the Firsday of the 1st Week of Late Winter.
The current year count started off as year zero when the Alliance Treaty was signed.
Therefore the date would be expressed as:
Firsday, 2nd Tenday, Spring, 360 AA. (360th year After Alliance)
Weights and Measures
Weights and Measures were standardized throughout Ranmor shortly after Alliance.
|muhla||Length of one Muhla bean (approximately 1/2 inch or 1.25cm)|
|maahla||100 muhla (1.25 m)|
|mahkla||1000 maahla (1.25 Km)|
|muhlaweight||Approximately 5 grams|
|Kitrana||Creator Mother Goddess (Planet Kitra)|
|Ranmor||God of Warfare (Northern continent)|
|Platar||Creator Father God (Southern Continent)||Askeela||Sun / Fire God (Sun - Askiila)|
|Dana||Moon Goddess - (The moons themselves are her four daughters, according to the religious myths)|
|Panquin||God of the Sea|
Kaadish and Onla do not follow the worship of the Temples, but the teachings of their Elders.
Common Language - Ranmorian Trade.
ONLASHIA (See specific section on Onlashia )
Languages - High Brasj / Low Brasj
The country of Brasjewa consists of the mainland portion, and the Brasjewan Islands, with the Capital being on King's Island.
The rest of the country is divided into several Duchies, of which Issiglen (The Duke of Issiglen being the 2nd son of the Brasjewan King) is the smallest, with Amery (on the Island of Amery, Capital Clent) being the largest and eldest of the duchies.
Each Duchy is again divided among several Barons.
Brasjewa's main trade is agriculture, being of a mixed nature in fruits, grains and nuts. With limited amount of shengi herds, which are used predominantly for dairy produce. The shengi is a four legged mammal the size of small cattle, but bears a fine wool that is used for weaving of several types of cloth.
On the mainland of Brasjewa several mines produces iron ore and copper and tin, though very little gold.
Languages - Dongaan / Jitir
Two separate countries that had been joined previously under one Queen. Feudal system, Matriarchal Monarchy.
Main export product: Harrah Berry ( fresh and processed, including Wines) - Ohterwise general farming for domestic use. Large fishing industry, Several prominent Merchant Fleets based in the capital, Konti.
Language - Nerish/ Tunlati / Hollene
Gransala is a mountain kingdom, a monarchy with a feudal system in place. Primary economic activities are logging/timber, the breeding of mountain rabbits for both fur and wool, mining of gold, copper and iron, limited gem stone mining. In a smaller amount general farming for domestic use is done in the valleys.
Languages - Kaadish / Hollene
Kingdom, Clan system. Limited domestic use farming. Massive herds of rongi ( Similar to a buffalo/bison, but slightly larger. Rongi cannot be domesticated, but can be herded. The Kaadish clans are all nomadic, and tends the rongi herds. Each clan has a large shengi herd as well.
The Holneran Clans are below the Kaadish in status, and farms mostly with rongi-wheat, a dark grain producing dark brown rongi flour for export, and a very potent beer that is popular throughout Ranmor.
The Holneran Clans also settled towns and villages, running the huge slaughter houses and tanneries for the export of rongi meat and leather.
The Kaadish Clans form the basis of the Holneran Military machine, a group of vicious warriors, all trained in the traditional Kaadian Way.
Languages - Koltranian / High Koltranian ( mostly used by nobility and mages)
Koltran is a full republic, though their Merchant houses forming the Nobility of the country, together with the Senior Mage Adepts at the Koltranian University.
The university in Transi is well attended by scholars from throughout the whole Ranmorian region.
The Mages College at the University is open to any one who can pass the entrance requirements - unlike that of Onlashia Kronhammas, which is NOT open to outsiders, or the Kaadish and Gransala mages where the art is passed on from older to younger mages in the single Master-Apprentice system.
Koltran does not have a Military force, except for a Home Guard, and the Mages trained in the art of Warcraft.
Language - Likkish
Mountain Kingdom - feudal system. Domestic use farming in valleys. Export timber and furs. The Likkan Carting Families plies all the internal routes. Mining predominantly for gems, gold and Iron ore.
Language - Nerish
Kingdom, Feudal system. Shipbuilders, Massive orchards along the coastal areas, Mining in the mountains, predominantly copper and Iron. Domestic use farming.
Large Herbal farms in hothouses.
Languages - Tunlati / Nerish (in the mountain areas)
Kingdom. Clan system. Clan heads are Lord Warders. Normal domestic use farming, some grain export. Mostly horse breeders. Some mining in the mountains. Tunlati horses sought after through out known Kitra.
Close ties with the Holneran and Kaadish clans.
Languages - Terni/ Jitir / Dongaan
Kingdom, Feudal system.
Valtern is the breadbasket of Ranmor, producing most of the grain required by other countries. Limited mining, and other agricultural activities.
By products of some of the grain production include linen and other cloth made from the cottonlike leaves of some of the grain plant species.
Language - Essian / Ranmorian Trade
Essa is feudal Kingdom. After a Coup, in the year 230AA, when the King's cousin had the Royal family assassinated, and claimed the throne for himself, Essa pulled out of the Ranmorian Alliance.
Farming are mostly for domestic use, since the Essian Kings had been more intent on trying to expand their territory to the North and West, instead of building up the country. There are no mines in Essa.
Only export items are pearls dived off the coast, Mother of Pearl and some exotic seafoods.
Language - E'taalen
Pret is a Principality ruled jointly by the high priest of the Sea God, and the Prince Regent. The islands are divided into four Provinces, each ruled by a Margrave who reports to the Prince Regent.
The main industry of Pret is textiles, with large orchards where the silk beetles (Kichi) are bred, Kichi Larvae feed on fruit, and the beetles on the insects attracted by the trees. The adult beetles are about the size of a man's hand, and lives for approximately three years, in which they keep spinning silk for their webs. The webs are collected from the trees, and spinned into thread for cloth.
With their facilities, the Pret Millers had also over the centuries expanded into the production of other quality cloth from raw material imported from the rest of Kitra.