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TOPIC | Lair of the Lundlaevungar [Lore]
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[columns][item=historical text][nextcol][font=century gothic][size=7][color=indigo][b]FURTHER NOTES[/b][/color][/size][/font] [color=transparent]. . . .[/color][/columns] After two years of considering and mental planning, I started writing my Clan Lore in the run-up to my second Flight Rising anniversary, 21 June 2015. On that date, I released a big Lore update on my blog at the time and on FR's forums (original thread [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1486479]here[/url]). On the same date in 2016 I began to create [i]this[/i] thread, which is the new home for my writings about the Lundlaevungar. A lot of this is thanks to [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&id=3727]Papermonkey[/url]. She posted about her Clan's lair - the Library Ruins - with a picture, and invited others to share their drawings and descriptions. [url=http://imgur.com/F5ZK9ge.png]This[/url] was the extremely sketchy first image I drew of the Spire, in January 2014, and it all grew from there. [img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/c78d/f/2015/147/9/4/fr__arcane_by_baelfin-d8uyn6b.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][size=4][font=century gothic][color=indigo][b]TERRITORY SIZE[/b][/color][/font][/size] In my head, it’s about 5-6Km from the Starwood Strand to the Focal Point where the Spire is located, with the Spire directly between the two – maybe just a smidge closer to the Star Wood. I imagine that the territory itself is about 12 Km squared (5 square miles) though it’s not circular: it’s a very squashed oval, and favours the Starwood Strand side. Despite what my Profile page says about the location of my Lair, the Observatory Outpost is just that: an outpost, manned by a few dragons. Almost all of the Clan lives elsewhere. This means that the vast, vast, [i]vast [/i]majority of the Lundlaevungar territory is ocean and sky! (That was unintentional!) The actual [i]land area[/i] of the territory is fairly small, and I quite like that. [img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/c78d/f/2015/147/9/4/fr__arcane_by_baelfin-d8uyn6b.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][size=4][font=century gothic][color=indigo][b]MONTHS AND YEARS[/b][/color][/font][/size] In my Lore, Sornieth years are named based on the Festival Familiar that year. Each Sornieth year [i]technically[/i] begins at the starts of the Month of Sunbeam (June), but the New Year is officially celebrated during the Brightshine Jubilee at the end of the month. [b]Sornieth Year Names:[/b] [columns][color=transparent].....[/color][nextcol][size=4]1. Year of the Sprite 2. Year of the (Guardian) Bear 3. Year of the Acolyte 4. Year of the Goblin[/size] [nextcol][color=transparent]______________[/color][nextcol][size=4]5. Year of the Spirit 6. Year of the Ambassador 7. Year of the Gem Guardian [br][/size] [/columns] Months run from Festival to Festival. It's probably best to describe it with an example: the Month of Starlight runs from the day after the Flameforger's Festival to the final day of the Starfall Celebration, roughly corresponding to September. Each month therefore [i]builds up[/i] to its Deity's corresponding Festival. [b]Guide to Sornieth Month Names:[/b] [columns][color=transparent].....[/color][nextcol]June July August September October November [nextcol][color=transparent].[/color][nextcol]Month of the Sunbeam Month of the Tempest Month of the Smith's Hammer Month of Starlight Month of Contagion Month of the Stonewatch[nextcol][color=transparent]____[/color][nextcol]December January February March April May [nextcol][color=transparent].[/color][nextcol]Month of the Dragon's Rest Month of Hoarfrost Month of the Umbral Flow Month of Skysong Month of the Whirlpool Month of Germination [/columns] Hatch signs are dated/timed to correspond with waxing/waning elemental power as the Festivals come and go. The signs are at their strongest during the corresponding deity's Festival. [b]Guide to Hatch Signs:[/b] [columns][color=transparent].....[/color][nextcol][img]http://orig13.deviantart.net/86dc/f/2015/147/d/1/fr__light_by_baelfin-d8uyn70.png[/img][size=4] Candlebearer[/size] [indent][i]mid-June to mid-July[/i][/indent] [img]http://orig09.deviantart.net/21ab/f/2015/147/5/9/fr__lightning_by_baelfin-d8uyn76.png[/img][size=4] Technician[/size] [indent][i]mid-July to mid-August[/i][/indent] [img]http://orig13.deviantart.net/8b2d/f/2015/147/8/e/fr__fire_by_baelfin-d8uyn6p.png[/img][size=4] Iron Blade[/size] [indent][i]mid-August to mid-September[/i][/indent] [img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/c78d/f/2015/147/9/4/fr__arcane_by_baelfin-d8uyn6b.png[/img][size=4] Scholar[/size] [indent][i]mid-September to mid-October[/i][/indent] [img]http://orig12.deviantart.net/337a/f/2015/147/4/4/fr__plague_by_baelfin-d8uyn7k.png[/img][size=4] Carrion Crow[/size] [indent][i]mid-October to mid-November[/i][/indent] [img]http://orig08.deviantart.net/f794/f/2015/147/e/6/fr__earth_by_baelfin-d8uyn6i.png[/img][size=4] Timekeeper[/size] [indent][i]mid-November to mid-December[/i][/indent] [nextcol][color=transparent]__________[/color][nextcol][img]https://i.imgur.com/2HJwIo0.png[/img][size=4] Looking Glass[/size] [indent][i]mid-December to mid-January[/i][/indent] [img]http://orig05.deviantart.net/5090/f/2015/147/f/b/fr__ice_by_baelfin-d8uyn6u.png[/img][size=4] Sealed Tome[/size] [indent][i]mid-January to mid-February[/i][/indent] [img]http://orig04.deviantart.net/52ca/f/2015/147/4/5/fr__shadow_by_baelfin-d8uyn7o.png[/img][size=4] Trickster[/size] [indent][i]mid-February to mid-March[/i][/indent] [img]http://orig01.deviantart.net/b662/f/2015/147/f/1/fr__wind_by_baelfin-d8uyn8b.png[/img][size=4] Four Winds[/size] [indent][i]mid-March to mid-April[/i][/indent] [img]http://orig08.deviantart.net/86f8/f/2015/147/e/c/fr__water_by_baelfin-d8uyn80.png[/img][size=4] Oracle[/size] [indent][i]mid-April to mid-May[/i][/indent] [img]http://orig12.deviantart.net/4a5d/f/2015/147/2/e/fr__nature_by_baelfin-d8uyn7d.png[/img][size=4] Hunter & Gatherer[/size] [indent][i]mid-May to mid-June[/i][/indent][/columns] [img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/c78d/f/2015/147/9/4/fr__arcane_by_baelfin-d8uyn6b.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][size=4][font=century gothic][color=indigo][b]SPELLING[/b][/color][/font][/size] I sometimes use the Þ/þ ([url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorn_%28letter%29]Thorn[/url]) and Ð/ð ([url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth]Eth[/url]) characters in dragon names. These are letters used in Old Norse (and in modern Icelandic!), and as my Lair has a loose Old Norse theme, I sometimes use these letters, even if I can't use them officially in names on FR. [indent][u]Pronunciation Guide:[/u] Þ/þ = th as in [i]th[/i]ink Ð/ð = th as in [i]th[/i]at[/indent] [img]http://orig11.deviantart.net/c78d/f/2015/147/9/4/fr__arcane_by_baelfin-d8uyn6b.png[/img][color=transparent]x[/color][size=4][font=century gothic][color=indigo][b]ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND INSPIRATIONS:[/b][/color][/font][/size] [b]Fake Icons and non-FR Artwork[/b] made by me [indent]Please do not take these for your own Lore/bio pages! This includes the icons for the Spire and the Medium, and also my artwork of the "Blue Plinth". Thank you for understanding![/indent] [b][url=http://dongledragons.tumblr.com/post/124985547016/sornian-hatch-sign-aka-dragon-zodiac]Hatch Signs Lore[/url][/b] by [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=69692]usbdongle[/url]. [indent]This is [i]amazing[/i]! One of my favourite bits of generic Lore and I have taken (huge) inspiration from it. I've directly borrowed the names of months and Hatch Signs (which are perfect). My version is modified from the original, mainly in terms of timings, but I could not have come up with it alone. Check out the link for [i]lots[/i] more detail on Hatch Signs![/indent] [b][url=http://ammoth.tumblr.com/post/110092763801]Horizontal Dividers[/url][/b] made by FR user [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=view&tab=userpage&id=7807]Ammoth[/url] [b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1449587]Tiny Arcane Icon & Tiny Flight Icons[/url][/b] made by FR user [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=120342]Baelfin[/url] [b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/cc/1449587/16#post_35502784]Neutral Icon[/url][/b] made by FR user [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&tab=userpage&id=172384]Melova[/url] [br][IMG]http://imgur.com/i79pUJC.png[/IMG]
FURTHER NOTES
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After two years of considering and mental planning, I started writing my Clan Lore in the run-up to my second Flight Rising anniversary, 21 June 2015. On that date, I released a big Lore update on my blog at the time and on FR's forums (original thread here). On the same date in 2016 I began to create this thread, which is the new home for my writings about the Lundlaevungar.

A lot of this is thanks to Papermonkey. She posted about her Clan's lair - the Library Ruins - with a picture, and invited others to share their drawings and descriptions. This was the extremely sketchy first image I drew of the Spire, in January 2014, and it all grew from there.


fr__arcane_by_baelfin-d8uyn6b.pngxTERRITORY SIZE

In my head, it’s about 5-6Km from the Starwood Strand to the Focal Point where the Spire is located, with the Spire directly between the two – maybe just a smidge closer to the Star Wood.

I imagine that the territory itself is about 12 Km squared (5 square miles) though it’s not circular: it’s a very squashed oval, and favours the Starwood Strand side. Despite what my Profile page says about the location of my Lair, the Observatory Outpost is just that: an outpost, manned by a few dragons. Almost all of the Clan lives elsewhere.

This means that the vast, vast, vast majority of the Lundlaevungar territory is ocean and sky! (That was unintentional!) The actual land area of the territory is fairly small, and I quite like that.


fr__arcane_by_baelfin-d8uyn6b.pngxMONTHS AND YEARS

In my Lore, Sornieth years are named based on the Festival Familiar that year. Each Sornieth year technically begins at the starts of the Month of Sunbeam (June), but the New Year is officially celebrated during the Brightshine Jubilee at the end of the month.

Sornieth Year Names:
..... 1. Year of the Sprite
2. Year of the (Guardian) Bear
3. Year of the Acolyte
4. Year of the Goblin
______________ 5. Year of the Spirit
6. Year of the Ambassador
7. Year of the Gem Guardian


Months run from Festival to Festival. It's probably best to describe it with an example: the Month of Starlight runs from the day after the Flameforger's Festival to the final day of the Starfall Celebration, roughly corresponding to September. Each month therefore builds up to its Deity's corresponding Festival.

Guide to Sornieth Month Names:
..... June
July
August
September
October
November
. Month of the Sunbeam
Month of the Tempest
Month of the Smith's Hammer
Month of Starlight
Month of Contagion
Month of the Stonewatch
____ December
January
February
March
April
May
. Month of the Dragon's Rest
Month of Hoarfrost
Month of the Umbral Flow
Month of Skysong
Month of the Whirlpool
Month of Germination

Hatch signs are dated/timed to correspond with waxing/waning elemental power as the Festivals come and go. The signs are at their strongest during the corresponding deity's Festival.

Guide to Hatch Signs:
..... fr__light_by_baelfin-d8uyn70.png Candlebearer
mid-June to mid-July
fr__lightning_by_baelfin-d8uyn76.png Technician
mid-July to mid-August
fr__fire_by_baelfin-d8uyn6p.png Iron Blade
mid-August to mid-September
fr__arcane_by_baelfin-d8uyn6b.png Scholar
mid-September to mid-October
fr__plague_by_baelfin-d8uyn7k.png Carrion Crow
mid-October to mid-November
fr__earth_by_baelfin-d8uyn6i.png Timekeeper
mid-November to mid-December
__________ 2HJwIo0.png Looking Glass
mid-December to mid-January
fr__ice_by_baelfin-d8uyn6u.png Sealed Tome
mid-January to mid-February
fr__shadow_by_baelfin-d8uyn7o.png Trickster
mid-February to mid-March
fr__wind_by_baelfin-d8uyn8b.png Four Winds
mid-March to mid-April
fr__water_by_baelfin-d8uyn80.png Oracle
mid-April to mid-May
fr__nature_by_baelfin-d8uyn7d.png Hunter & Gatherer
mid-May to mid-June


fr__arcane_by_baelfin-d8uyn6b.pngxSPELLING

I sometimes use the Þ/þ (Thorn) and Ð/ð (Eth) characters in dragon names. These are letters used in Old Norse (and in modern Icelandic!), and as my Lair has a loose Old Norse theme, I sometimes use these letters, even if I can't use them officially in names on FR.
Pronunciation Guide:
Þ/þ = th as in think
Ð/ð = th as in that


fr__arcane_by_baelfin-d8uyn6b.pngxACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND INSPIRATIONS:

Fake Icons and non-FR Artwork made by me
Please do not take these for your own Lore/bio pages! This includes the icons for the Spire and the Medium, and also my artwork of the "Blue Plinth". Thank you for understanding!

Hatch Signs Lore by usbdongle.
This is amazing! One of my favourite bits of generic Lore and I have taken (huge) inspiration from it. I've directly borrowed the names of months and Hatch Signs (which are perfect). My version is modified from the original, mainly in terms of timings, but I could not have come up with it alone. Check out the link for lots more detail on Hatch Signs!

Horizontal Dividers made by FR user Ammoth

Tiny Arcane Icon & Tiny Flight Icons made by FR user Baelfin

Neutral Icon made by FR user Melova


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