Seasons and Cycles of Thrynn

Annual Seasons and Cycles of Thrynn, by Nysha Almun, astronomer

The calendar year of Thrynn, as is well known, is divided into twelve months, each thirty days long. Conveniently enough for many (including us astronomers), the calendar year has been lined up to match the cycles of the moon; thus, the full moon rises on the first of every month. This has made the slightly more superstitious on Thrynn attach great importance to the first day of every

The names of the twelve months derive from the elvish, and are listed below, followed by a rough translation from the Old Elvish.

Alba ("Rebirth")
Nala ("Growth")
Prys ("Love")
Unhyrr ("Maturity")
Llaer ("Friends")
O'o ("Self")
Molr ("Earth")
Flyrwn ("Sky")
Ven ("Rainfall")
Ae-Ven ("After-rainfall")
Dresd (Untranslatable. Appears to refer to a part of the life cycle of a now-extinct species of amphibian)
Oroh ("Death")

It is interesting to note that the astronomical year does not correspond to the calendar year. Thrynn returns to its position in orbit around the sun once every 368 days. This means that every year, the seasons shift by eight days in relation to the current month; thus, after approximately 45 years, the seasons are once again in the same relative position to the calendar. This interesting quirk was first discovered by the ancient elven astronomers.

We are currently in the Second Age of Thrynn, the Age of Man. This age began a short time ago, about two hundred years after the first humans arrived on Thrynn. After learning as much as they could from the elves, the humans spread quickly across the continent, founding and populating cities wherever they could, and slowly pushing the elves deeper back into the mountains. The year 0 S.A. marks the beginning of the Magosi rule of Thrynn.

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