Is This Thing On?
No, no. It's not that blasted raven. It's a Dream Weaver with a query. You see, I stumbled into this realm quite back accident. I am supposed to be working on my ScFi novel and I needed a Fantasy break. And so, off through the electrons I ventured!
Soon I came upon a quaint little land that seemed to be in need of Dreams, and characters to have them. Alas, there seems to be quite a bit of dust lying about.
So the query is thus: Have I found a place to play, perchance to Dream? Or should I hop back on my electron steed and canter off to other lands?
The Wee Li'l Beestie
Dream Weaver at Large
...but there's definitely someone home!
We just tweeted earlier today that the next chapter of Maia Jacomus' novella, "The Great Drift," will be posted next Friday, and Shurijo posted in the forums today that he's begun work on the next version of his Gallidon D&D 4e Guidebook.
So, it may not be standing room only, but it's not abandoned by any means. : )
Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to explore Gallidon through the Mythos, the Galleries, the wiki, or by adding your own story to the narrative of Gallidon!
And you Tweet about the Realm! Well, I won't hold it against you. Any plans to make a Facebook page for even more promotional possibilities?
I am reading through the Forums and the Mythos now, jotting down ideas to go with the characters that are already dancing in my mind.
"Here, now! Who're you claiming is 'dancing?'"
Pipe down. It was just a figure of speech.
"Yeah? Well, figure another way."
Fine. Fine. I'm looking forward to inflicting you upon this realm's readers.
"Much better! Hey . . . wait a mi--"
I've taken up enough time for now. Back to learning I go!
Months of 28 days plus 2 Imperial Holidays adding up to 338 days per year.
So the 2 holidays are OUTSIDE of a month, or are they included in a certain month to make those two months have 29 days? (Not important to my WiP, just looking to clarify my own understanding.)
And the moon is full in the middle of every month? Always? Interesting. What about eclipses? And only a single moon? Color? (You may have already answered these elsewhere, but like a cat, I need my nose pointed to the "treat.")
Correct: the 338 days include the two holidays, the full moon is always in the middle of the month, and (up to now) there is only a reference to a single moon.
We have tried not to fill up too much of the world canvas. It is possible there is more than one moon. Specifically, if we receive a Work that refers to two moons and decide to publish it, then the world will officially have two moons (and subsequent submissions will have to conform to that change).
That said, we do not add new Ideas to the world lightly, for obvious reasons. We try to balance the need for world continuity with the benefits of community collaboration.
It's important to note that unless the topic has been covered in the Mythos or addressed in an official Work, it remains open for the Gallidon Artisans to tackle it by submitting a new Work. Works are the only way for Artisans to introduce new concepts into Gallidon (information posted in the wiki *may* be official and correct...but it may not be, and Ideas posted in the wiki will not become official until they are included in a Work that has been accepted and published by Brain Candy, LLC as part of Runes of Gallidon).
Hope this helps, and please feel free to post more questions!
Slightly confused. Why would they have two Imperial holidays that are days outside of a month? Was there a rational behind this?
That would be like IRL us plodding along with November, then having Thanksgiving, then having December, then having Christmas, then having January.
I can accept it if that's how it's done, it's just not computing at the moment. Again, *why*?
Sadly, there is no one still living in Gallidon who can answer this question with any authority.
The Orders laid out the holidays, as dictated by Gallidon the First, with a vague reference for the "need to recognize the importance of these days, separate and away from every other day of the year."
Were they always this way, or did the calendar change over time (5,000 years is, after all, a long time!). Were these days so important that they warranted their space outside of the normal calendar? Is there some more cosmic reason related to Gallidon's connection with Na'naat that required a special handling of these days in the calendar? Did the Spirits demand to be recognized in a special way?
No one can say for sure...
Grand! That is excellent. Thank you.