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JOF Solar System

Xaythea

The planet Xaythea, as it’s named by the native population, is an earth-like planet in a thinly populated solar system with only five other planets. A single day lasts 32 hours and a year lasts 500 days. The planet is made up of 12 continents, which make up 24% of the planet’s landmass. Three (3) moons orbit the planet, one of which supports life, and Xaythea itself orbits a binary-star system in an elliptical orbit.

The plant like organisms on this planet are an odd balance of trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers. The plant-like organisms on this planet are mostly flowers, grasses and odd types of fungi. These species make up the lower organism layers, but many of them are eerily similar to each other to the point of being almost indistinguishable. Trees, in many different sizes, make up most of the upper layers, but there are some species of shrubs and bushes as well. The trees and bushes come in all forms, some tiny and some big. The fungi and flowers live in harmony with one another, which leads to interesting, intertwined growth patterns.

Attracting animals to help with pollination and reproduction is usually done with smells and bright colors, but most species on this planet do it a little different. Sound is by far the most preferred way to attract animals and it can lead to some of the most spectacular natural orchestras. Some species let the wind blow between specialized openings which create special sounds. Others produce sound with specialized mechanisms, usually in the form of clapping, which can be compared to how a Venus flytrap catches its prey.

The underwater world of this planet is truly a feast for the eyes. Thousands of different soft and hard coral species cover the ocean floors, most of which have a form of bioluminescence, which makes the night even more magical than the day. These bioluminescent corals offer homes to plenty of creatures, which they need to be cleaned, while at the same time trying to attract the very same creatures with their lights so they can eat them. A truly remarkable balance. They can grow to sizes of nearly 100 meters (328ft) and a diameter of up to 5 meters (16ft). These underwater giants give this aquatic world an eerie atmosphere as you never know what could lurk behind that pillar. But at the same time, they provide homes to thousands of species on all depths, which makes studying even 1 giant coral an absolute delight. The plants of the deeps are nomadic, which means almost none of them grow in one place. Instead, most species float and drift with the currents. They let the water carry them to the nutrients. Some species will constantly float the surface, but many of the other species have developed ways to dive when needed.

Eclayter

The planet Eclayter, named after a famous scientist, is an ice planet in a thinly populated system consisting of five other planets.

Eclayter is about 20.3 times bigger than Earth and its gravity is about 7.22 times that of Earth.

A single day lasts 27.54 hours and a year lasts 166 days. The planet is made up of 4 continents, which make up 36% of the planet’s landmass.

1 moon(s) orbit the planet and Eclayter itself orbits a red sun in an almost perfectly circular orbit.

The plant-like organisms on this planet are exclusively various types of fungi. Many are small, much like you’d find on Earth. But others are towering high above the clouds, similar to trees on Earth.

With the exception of a handful of species, none of them have developed into anything advanced. Most species still rely on simple photosynthesis to survive. A few species do have the basic beginnings of thorns and specialized leaves though, but it will be a long time before those are fully developed.

Soft corals and various aquatic plants make up the plant-like life of the oceans on this planet. However, due to the unique properties of the water, many of these plants and corals have developed strange shapes and grow only to short sizes, with the exception of a handful of giant species.

By far the most interesting animals on this planet are the aquatic mammals. They may not be as majestic as the birds or as fierce as some of the land mammals, but they are the only species who have a sentient member. This member of the aquatic species is roughly comparable to a mixture of seals and squids. They form huge colonies and actively take care of each other. They even build makeshift homes out of the available materials on the sea floors.

Puzypso (pronounced “Poo-zip-so”)

The planet Puzypso, as it’s called by most scientists, is an iron planet in a thinly populated solar system with only five other planets.

Puzypso is about 22.2 times bigger than Earth and its gravity is about 13.46 times that of Earth.

A single day lasts 12.42 hours and a year lasts 258 days. The planet is made up of 3 continents, which make up 29% of the planet’s landmass.

1 moon(s) orbit the planet and Puzypso itself orbits a yellow sun in a circular orbit.  Surprisingly, life hasn’t managed to find its way on this planet. The conditions are perfect however, so all it takes now is time and the right trigger. Once life does find its way here, it would certainly flourish and hopefully give birth to spectacular species.

Maligantu

The planet Maligantu, as it’s named by the native population, is an ice planet in a thinly populated system with five other planets.

Maligantu is about 3.5 times bigger than Earth and its gravity is about 4.03 times that of Earth.

A single day lasts 43.00 hours and a year lasts 358 days. The planet is made up of 8 continents, which make up 50% of the planet’s landmass.

2 moon(s) orbit the planet and Maligantu itself orbits an orange sun in a wide, elliptic orbit.

The plant-like organisms on this planet are dominated by large fungi and flowers, but there are some trees and shrubs as well. The flowers come in almost every color imaginable, but they tend to be fairly small. The fungi on the other hand, they reach incredible heights, but are usually fairly pale in color.

When nutrients are scarce, many organisms have methods of storing those nutrients for times of need. Some have become so specialized in this they can go for very long times without the need of additional food, to then stock up when nutrients are available. However, some species on this planet didn’t develop such methods. Instead, they simply take what they need, whenever they need it, from wherever they can. If nutrients aren’t available in the ground, it will take them from others, including its own kind. This has occasionally led to the survival of this species, but the downfall of another.

Hidden in the depths of this planet’s water are many gorgeous corals. Almost every species is completely different from the other. Hundreds, if not thousands of shapes and sizes and countless of colors make the underwater world an amazing spectacle. However, finding these spectacles is difficult, as they only seem to grow in very specific places with the right conditions.

Vusathea

The planet, Vusathea, named so by its discoverer, is an ice giant planet in a thinly populated system with five other planets.

Vusathea is about 34.8 times bigger than Earth and its gravity is about 12.28 times that of Earth.

A single day lasts 49.10 hours and a year lasts 311 days. The planet is made up of 6 continents, which make up 83% of the planet’s landmass.

3 moon(s) orbit the planet and Vusathea itself orbits a red sun in a fairly circular orbit.

Life is obviously impossible on this planet and will always be impossible. The conditions are too violent, there are no places life could be created and anything that reaches the planet is destroyed in its violence. A violence that is strangely beautiful, yet eerily frightening.

Ovade

The planet Ovade, named so by its discoverer, is an ocean planet in a thinly populated solar system with only five other planets.

Ovade is about 12.9 times bigger than Earth and its gravity is about 7.54 times that of Earth.

A single day lasts 29.20 hours and a year lasts 166 days. The planet is made up of 0 continents, which make up 0% of the planet’s landmass.

5 moon(s) orbit the planet and Ovade itself orbits a white sun in a wide, elliptic orbit.

Beautiful as this planet may be, life will of course never be possible here. But in terms of research, this planet has plenty of secrets and answers ready to be discovered. If nothing else, this planet at least makes for a gorgeous sight in the night skies of the planets around it.

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Moons and Seasons

Hello everyone. Today’s entry is the moons in each of the four seasons on Xaythea.  These moons were taken from research of Native American names for moons.   The months on Xaythea do not have names like on earth, instead they are referred to as moons.

Autumn:

  • Rainy Moon
  • Harvest Moon
  • Hunting Moon
  • Frost Moon

Winter:

  • Cold Moon
  • Ice Moon
  • Hunger Moon
  • Storm Moon

Spring:

  • Sugar Moon
  • Grass Moon
  • Plant Moon
  • Flower Moon

Summer:

  • Rose Moon
  •  Hot Moon
  • Thunder Moon
  • Grain Moon

JOF Animal Ages

Hello everyone. As promised, I am making a new post concerning the mythical animals of Xaythea that one might come across in the twins’ quest.   You may read JOF Race Ages for the lifespan and gestation-period of the races of my world.  Although Merfolk and Sirens may be considered races in their own right, they are mythical monsters and thus being included here for I am unsure yet whether I will explore much of their respective cultures. They are included here due to the Ascension and its crew will encounter these creatures at some point in their travels.

Griffin:

0-1 year:: hatchling
2-7 years:: fledgling
8-100 years:: adolescent
101-300 years:: young adult
301-600 years:: adult
601-750 years:: elder

Generally, griffins age similarly to dragons; though somewhat quicker. A grffin’s average lifespan is 750 years.

Primary Gestation:: Eggs laid 20 days after conception; eggs hatch 60 days later.

Alicorn:

0-4 months:: newborn foal
1-2 years:: young foal
3-10 years:: adolescent
11-15 years:: young adult
16-30 years:: adult
31+ years:: considered an ‘elder’ by the pack

Most alicorns may only live to be around the age of thirty; their violent lifestyle often leads to an early death. Though they have the potential to live much longer, any who live over the average age – no matter how old they may look – are considered elders by the pack.

Primary Gestation:: 100-day gestation period.

Unicorn:

0-4 months:: newborn foal
1-2 years:: young foal
3-15 years:: adolescent
16-80 years:: young adult
81-900 years:: adult
901-1,500 years:: elder
1,501+ years:: ancient

Similar to their demonic cousins, the kirin, unicorns are similarly immortal. They reach maturity more swiftly due to their lack of overall defenses compared to their cousins, however. *Kirin went into extinction about five-hundred years before the twins’ were born.

Primary Gestation:: 300-day gestation period.

Pegasus:

0-4 months:: newborn foal
1-2 years:: young foal
3-15 years:: adolescent
16-80 years:: young adult
81-900 years:: adult
901-1,500 years:: elder
1,501+ years:: ancient

Pegasi grow and mature much the same as unicorns, and are likewise immortal.

Primary Gestation:: 270-day gestation period.

Hippocampus:

0-2 months:: newborn foal
2 months to 1 year:: young foal
2-5 years:: adolescent
6-80 years:: young adult
81-450 years:: adult
451-500 years:: elder

Hippocampi mature swiftly before their aging slows down rather dramatically. They typically live around 500 years.
Primary Gestation:: 280-day gestation period.

Dragon:

Hatchling
From hatching to age 3. Cannot use the common tongue until after age 1.
0-7 months; equivalent to 3 years.
7 months – 1 year; equivalent to 5 years.
1-2; equivalent to 7.
2-4; equivalent to 10.

Fledgling
Age 4 to age 10. Growth excelled. Abilities both physical and magical begin to show.
4-6; equivalent to 12.
6-8; equivalent to 13.
8-10; equivalent to 14.

Adolescent
Age 10 to age 100. Growth slows substantially.
10-14; equivalent to 15.
14-20; equivalent to 16.
20-55; equivalent to 17.
55-80; equivalent to 18.
80-100; equivalent to 19.

Adult
Age 100 to 5000.
100-200; equivalent to 25.
200-400; equivalent to 30.
400-500; equivalent to 35.
500-700; equivalent to 40.
700-900; equivalent to 45.
900-5,000; equivalent to 50.

Ancient
Age 5000 on.

5,000-10,000; equivalent to 60.
10,000-15,000; equivalent to 70.
15,000-20,000; equivalent to 80.
20,000-27,000; damn fricken’ old.

Dragons age very quickly in the beginning, much like elves, but age slower and slower as they get older.

Primary Gestation:: Eggs laid 35 days after conception; eggs hatch after two months.

Ghost Dogs:

0-2 months:: whelp
3 months – 2 years:: puppy
3-5 years:: adolescent
6-15 years:: young adult
16-250 years:: adult
251-300 years:: elder

The average Ghost dog ages somewhat quickly until adulthood; after that, they show their age very slowly. Their average lifespan is around 300 years.

Primary Gestation:: 70-day gestation period.

Phoenix:

0-2 months:: hatchling
3-4 months:: fledgling
1-10 years:: adolescent
11-100 years:: young adult
101-800 years:: adult
801-950 years:: elder
951-1,000:: ancient

The phoenix is technically immortal; they’re able to be reborn and have another ‘life’ when they die. However, this point comes only when they reach the end of their current life – a span of about a thousand years.

Primary Gestation:: Eggs laid 15 days after conception; eggs hatch 70 days later.

Siren:

0-3 years:: infant
4-12 years:: child
13-20 years:: adolescent
21-50 years:: young adult
51-150 years:: adult
151-200 years:: elder

The average siren ages much like a human; their lifespan ranges around 150 to 200. However, due to the tendency of fisherman to take an issue with their antics, many are killed early on.

Primary Gestation:: 260-day gestation period.

Merfolk:

0-4 months:: infant
1-10 years:: child
11-18 years:: adolescent
19-28 years:: young adult
29-150 years:: adult
151-200 years:: elder

Merfolk age much like humans, though somewhat swifter. Their average lifespan is around 200 years.

Primary Gestation:: 280-day gestation period.

Sphinx:

0-3 years:: newborn cub
3-7 years:: cub
8-50 years:: adolescent
51-500 years:: young adult
501-1,200 years:: adult
1,200-5,000 years:: elder
5,000+ years:: ancient

The immortal sphinx grow and mature somewhat slowly, but are capable of taking care of themselves from adolescence onwards.

Primary Gestation:: 100-day gestation period.

Leviathan:

0-3 years:: fresh spawn
4-15 years:: sprat
16-500 years:: adolescent
501-1,000 years:: young adult
1,001-5,000 years:: adult
5,001-10,000 years:: elder
10,000+ years:: ancient

Much like their rivals, the krakens, leviathans are immortal, and never stop growing, but few ever live past adulthood.

Primary Gestation:: Eggs laid 120 days after conception; eggs hatch 250 days later.

Kraken:

0-3 years:: fresh spawn
4-15 years:: sprat
16-500 years:: adolescent
501-1,000 years:: young adult
1,001-5,000 years:: adult
5,001-10,000 years:: elder
10,000+ years:: ancient

The immortal kraken never stop growing, but few ever live past adulthood.

Primary Gestation:: Eggs laid 80 days after conception; eggs hatch 200 days later.

Kamine:

0-2 months:: whelp
3 months – 2 years:: puppy
3-15 years:: adolescent
16-100 years:: young adult
101-1400 years:: adult
1,401-1,500 years:: elder

Kamine are much longer lived than Ghost Dogs due to their draconic blood. Though not immortal, their lifespan generally ranges around 1500 years.

Primary Gestation:: 75-day gestation period.

Selkie:

0-3 years:: infant

4-12 years:: child

13-20 years:: adolescent

21-50 years:: young adult

51-80 years:: adult

81-100 years:: elder

Fairly short-lived, though they age much like the Earthland humans.  Lifespan is around 200 years.

Primary Gestation:: 270-day gestation

Chimera:

0-1 years:: whelp

2-3 years:: cub

4-15 years:: adolescent

16-50 years:: young adult

51-440 years:: adult

441-500 years:: elder

Chimeras grow and mature much like lions.  Few live past 500 years.

Primary Gestation: 90-day gestation period

Nemean Lion:

0-1 Years:: kit

2-3 Years:: cub

4-15 Years:: adolescent

16-50 Years:: young adult

51-440 Years:: adult

441-600 Years:: elder

Nemean Lions have fur impenetrable to normal weapons and are quite aggressive. They grow and mature much like Chimera.  Few live past 600 years.

Primary Gestaton: 90-day gestation period

Then there are the following extinct creatures still walking around on Xaythea:

  • Cave Lion
  • Cave Bear
  • Cave Hyena
  • Dire Wolf
  • Short-Faced Bear
  • Smilodon
  • Woolly Mammoth
  • Woolly Rhinoceros
  • Indricotherium
  • Peteinosaurus
  • Petrolacosaurus
  • Cymbospondylus
  • Mastadon

JOF Race Ages

Hello everyone!  I haven’t yet worked on JOF Book 1, well I have a tiny bit of Chapter 5 written, but not a lot else.  However I do have something fun for everyone!  Ages of my races!  There will be a future post concerning JOF Animal Ages, this will center around mythical animals.

Werewolves:

​0-2 years:: infant
3-15 years:: child
16-25 years:: adolescent
26-100 years:: young adult
101-750 years:: adult
751-800 years:: elder

Bred werewolves are slow-aging and keep their youth well. When one undergoes the Change and does not have werewolf blood from birth, they tend to ‘freeze’ at whatever age they were until they reach a point where they may begin aging once again. Their average lifespan is around 800 years.

Primary Gestation:: 273-day gestation period

Werebears:

0-3 years:: infant
4-13 Years:: child
14-25 Years:: Adolescent
26-50 Years:: Young Adult
51-540 Years:: Adult
541-600 Years:: Elder

Primary Gestation:: 182-day gestation period.

Vampires:

0-3 years:: infant
4-15 years:: child
16-25 years:: adolescent
26-50 years:: young adult *
51+ years:: adult onward
* average time of the “freeze”
Vampires are immortal, and freeze when bitten at whatever age they were changed at.   Bred vampires age much like humans before their eventual freeze.

Primary Gestation:: 300-day gestation period.

Humans:

0-3 years:: infant
4-10 years:: child
11-18 years:: adolescent
19-28 years:: young adult
29-150 years:: adult
151-200 years:: elder

Their average lifespan is around 200 years.

Primary Gestation:: 270-day gestation period.

Orcs:

0-2 years:: infant
4-6 years:: child
7-15 years:: adolescent
16-24 years:: young adult
25-180 years:: adult
181-200 years:: elder

Orcs mature more quickly than humans, and can live up to 200 years if they aren’t killed beforehand.

Primary Gestation:: 260-day gestation period.

Dwarves:

0-5 years:: infant
6-20 years:: child
21-35 years:: adolescent
36-100 years:: young adult
101-430 years:: adult
431-500 years:: elder

Generally slow-aging; age slower as time goes on. Dwarves usually have a lifespan of around 500 years.

Primary Gestation:: 280-day gestation period.

Elves:

0-3; equivalent to 4.
3-10; equivalent to 7.
10-15; equivalent to 8.
15-25; equivalent to 10.
25-40; equivalent to 12.
40-60; equivalent to 13.
60-75; equivalent to 14.
75-80; equivalent to 17.
80-90; equivalent to 19.
90-100; equivalent to 22.
100-500; equivalent to 25.
500-1,000; equivalent to 28.
1,000-2,000; equivalent to 33.
2,000-5,000; equivalent to 40.
5,000-8,000; equivalent to 50.
8,000-9,000; equivalent to 70.
9,000-9,500; equivalent to 90.
9,500-10,000; equivalent to 100.
10,000+; elves who reach this age stop aging physically.

While not as long lived as dragons, elves live a long time. They age much slower than dragons.

Primary Gestation:: 300-day gestation period.

Shifters:

0-2 years:: infant
3-13 years:: child
14-25 years:: adolescent
26-50 years:: young adult
51-150 years:: adult
151-200 years:: elder

Shifters age much like humans. Their average lifespan is 200 years.

Primary Gestation:: 270-day gestation period.

Malmorn:

0-2 years:: infant
3-10 years:: child
11-20 years:: adolescent
21-40 years:: young adult
41-700 years:: adult
701-1000 years:: elder

Primary Gestation:: 230-day gestation period.

Starkey Birds:

0-2 months:: hatchling
3 months – 2 years:: fledgling
3-5 years:: adolescent
6-15 years:: young adult
16-250 years:: adult
251-300 years:: elder

The Starkey age much like their fiery cousins (Phoenixes) in the beginning of their lives. However, they age much quicker, as they have a much shorter lifespan: a mere 300.

Primary Gestation:: Eggs laid 20 days after conception; eggs hatch 90 days later.

Werecats:

0-2 years:: infant
3-15 years:: child
16-25 years:: adolescent
26-100 years:: young adult
101-750 years:: adult
751-800 years:: elder

Bred werecats are slow-aging and keep their youth well. Much like werewolves, bitten werecats will ‘freeze’ at whatever age they were until they reach a point where they may begin aging once again. Their average lifespan is around 800 years.

Primary Gestation:: 212-day gestation period

Dargmon:

0-2 years:: infant
3-20 years:: child
21-50 years:: adolescent
51-800 years:: young adult
801-3,500 years:: adult
3,500-4,000 years:: elder

Dargmon born naturally age slowly, while those turned by bite will age only slowly until their bodies reach a point where they begin to age like any other Dargmon. On average, they live to be 4,000 years old.

Primary Gestation:: Eggs laid 35 days after conception, gestation is 300 days.

Kuvinean (formerly lightning people)

0-2 years:: infant
3-10 years:: child
11-16 years:: adolescent
17-28 years:: young adult
29-150 years:: adult
151-200 years:: elder

Kuvinean age much like humans do, although they mature slightly faster.  Most can expect to reach 200 years.

Primary Gestation:: 270-day gestation period.

Suon Wolves:

0-3 months:: newborn cub
4 months-3 years:: cub
4-15 years:: adolescent
16-120 years:: young adult
121-600 years:: adult
600-700 years:: elder

Suon Wolves age relatively swiftly until they reach young adulthood, upon which they tend to age much more slowly. They live, on average, 700 years.

Primary Gestation:: 120-day gestation period.

Runimagi:

0-3 years:: newborn
3-7 years:: child
8-20 years:: adolescent
21-500 years:: young adult
501-1,200 years:: adult
1,200-5,000 years:: elder

Runimagi mature and age much like humans for the first few years of their lives. However, once they reach adolescence, their aging slows drastically. Runimagi live, on average, 5,000 years.

Primary Gestation:: 270-day gestation period.

Night Dwellers:

0-3 years:: infant
4-12 years:: child
13-25 years:: adolescent
26-70 years:: young adult
71-380 years:: adult
381-500 years:: elder

The Night Dwellers age much like humans until they reach adolescence, upon which their aging slows. Their average lifespan is 500 years.

Primary Gestation:: 280-day gestation period.

 

Nano Day 15 2018

Hello.  Today I did a bit of writing on The Chase, chapter six.  I started it today in a thanksgiving group I went to, more information in a bit on my personal blog, The Logan Times.  I also wrote a bit for a fan fic called Sanguinem Dominus, a Harry Potter fan fic I am replacing from Hocking Serial as that story is a bust though I hope to write and publish it.

I am happy with my progress on The Chase as I have been attempting, and failing, to concentrate on Nano.  I just am not doing well at writing unless it is focusing on Aventurine of Opportunity.  Does that make me a bad writer? I don’t know but my love of my series and my continuous world building is what makes me happy right now.  Counting the bit from The Chase and the bit from my fan fic, I got a total of 418 words written today which I am proud of as I haven’t written a lot within the past few days.

AOJOF1 Movie

Greetings everyone.  I finally got my movie finished and published to both Youtube and my author facebook. I also put it on my website and am putting it here as well as promised.

The movie was made with Windows Movie Maker, which took forever and several tries to get saved into an MP4 file to upload to Youtube.  I hope you enjoy it so sit back and enjoy 2 hours 14 minutes of my reading chapters one through five.  Feel free to comment as well if you like it.

 

JOF Progress 10

I got Seekers done on Wednesday, October 31st 2018.  That’s right folks, I got it done on Halloween.  Well I’ve spent the last few days rewriting Seekers as when I went to type it up it was over 5,000 words and people hate that apparently, chapters being less than 3,000 words and over 5,000 words. Splitting time…yes something I didn’t want to do but did to not piss off any future readers of Jewels of Falaindale series.  So Chapter Four became The Chirping Fox, aptly named thanks to it taking place in the tavern mostly, to Chapter Five being Seekers which means Chapter Six is The Chase and Chapter Seven is Kirkmere Hollow.  I finished Seekers by writing next to Cheyenne who was more interested in taking a long nap and spent most of my time working on that, drinking some hot chocolate and chatting with Janessa.

After that I spent several days recording and re-recording over Voice Memos on my phone (which has to be downloaded but is free) all five, yes five, chapters! Why? Well this is a present for Veil.  A present I had been meaning to do for a while.  I was going to wait until I got a computer mic and headphones but hey…this is a heck of a lot easier and less costly for me.

So right now I am merging all six tracks (yes six as I recorded an author introduction) online using audio joiner, then download it, fit it to my movie thing in Windows Movie Maker and then upload it to Youtube.  Once I get it on Youtube, I will see about posting the video on here.  Adios!