Saturday, November 27, 2010

Journal Entry: The World of Mirr

                It seems logical to me to begin this journal with a description of the world that we inhabit, Mirr.  While knowledge of the world of Mirr is common place for its inhabitants, one never knows who may end up reading this journal.  The Planet Mirr is a large planet.  Mirr has three suns and two moons.  Mirr’s rotation is such that the three suns shine mainly on the southern half and the moons only shine on the northern half.  One sun during its summer orbit reaches just far enough north to shine on the middle of the northern hemisphere.  During its winter orbit the northern most sun shines as far north as the equator.  The southern most sun circles the bottom of the world.  The third sun orbits around the world between the other two.  Because of the orbits of the suns the southern hemisphere of Mirr is a desert region and the southern oceans are warm.  Most land in the southern hemisphere has no above ground water because of the heat.

The two moons are in the far northern hemisphere.  The northern most moon is stationary at exact north above the planet.  The moon circles slowly in one place (the light of this moon can be seen only in the northern half of the northern hemisphere).  The second moon orbits very close to the planet’s north pole.  The light of the second moon can be seen in the northern hemisphere.  Because of the orbits of the moons and suns, the southern hemisphere is very bright during the day and the only light seen during the night is given by the stars.  The Northern half is dim to dark during the day (darker the farther north you go) and fairly bright at night (brighter the farther north you go) due to the light of the moons and stars. 
The largest continent on Mirr is Tselestial.  Tselestial spans almost completely from the south to the north.  The northern point of Tselestial covers the northern pole of Mirr.  Because of its size Tselestial has all types of climates and regions.  It has frozen tundra in the north, lush grassy planes and pastures and forests in the center, and arid deserts and volcanoes in the south.  Tselestial has a large forest in the western portion just north of the equator, named the Grove of the Ancients, which covers thousands of acres of land.  The eastern portion of Tselestial is mainly made up of grassy planes.  The tundra to the north has planes and mountainous regions.  The southern desert lands are mainly flat but at the southern end there are many volcanoes, most of which are active.  There are other continents and land masses on Mirr, but for this journal entry a description of Tselestial will suffice.

                Mirr’s calendar has twelve months, each with thirty days.  The months are Yanvar, Fevrahl, Mart, Avril, Mai, Yuhn, Yuhl, Ahvguust, Sentyaber, Ahktyaber, Nayaber, and Dehkaber.  Feast Days and Celebration Days differ according to the customs of each people.

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