The Coming of the Zioth

Restdays

Restdays have been established by various kings of Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigRang History

Early origins of Rang

Rang is said to be half as old as the world. The first settlers of the territory came from the cold regions to the northwest of Rang. The people were scattered, organized only on the clan level, and united only on the rare occasion when there was war with the equally disorganized tribes to the south and west. The balance between the northwestern shepherds and the southern farmers was maintained only because no war was big enough to conquer more than a couple …
over the years, to celebrate a person (religious, political or mythical figure) or an historical event. Some of these days have endured through time, while others have faded. It is no coincidence that these are balanced heavily toward the winter, when there is no work to do in the fields.

Moonday

Drannenveldt, King Diure the First, declared the first day of each month a rest day.

Thirdweek

The first day of the third week of every month was declared a restday by Diure LIV, Diure the Unwise. Although his reign was brief and he was not well-liked, no king has been able to even speak of revoking this restday without risk of popular revolt.

Coronation Day

Coronation Day celebrates the coronation of King Diure LXIV, on the tenth of Garinon (2/10). It was declared a restday three years into his reign.

Feast of Fools

In the dead of winter, on the tenth of Hafadathon (12/10), people throughout Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
engage in foolery of all kinds. In large cities, the fools take over, making ridiculous decrees, pardoning drunks and other miscreants, and generally making a mess of things, much to the amusement of the populous. In other places, kings and queens are crowned with a long series of ridiculous ceremonies, and even ecclesiarchs are named, to rule for a day. (This idea stolen from a real holiday)

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FIXME Names and descriptions still needed for these restdays. Maybe some of these should be Andrithanplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigAndrithanism

Based on original ideas from Karl Schinke (Ardith). Symbols for aspects other than the Mother, along with the artwork, were contributed by Myron Wyles (Halaren).

Andrithanism and its variants are the dominant religion in Rang and the surrounding kingdoms. Within the boundaries of
holidays? 3/8, 7/28, 8/21, 9/4, 10/17, 10/28, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/20, 12/2, 12/6, 12/19, 12/21, 13/6, 13/7

Other Holidays

  • Dragonsday celebrates the new moon of Zabrigarplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Five Moons

    Five moons rise and set in the sky of Aerv, never crossing paths. At the end of the world, they will all wane together, and diminish to nothing for the Zioth.

    Quite a lot of mythology centers around the moons. Zahirans' theology revolves around the Moon Children. The Moon Wanderers in the Shirahjat Cohilition migrate with the rising and setting of the moons in ways that only they fully understand.
    , every 120 days.
  • Dragonsyear occurs on the Zabrigarplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Five Moons

    Five moons rise and set in the sky of Aerv, never crossing paths. At the end of the world, they will all wane together, and diminish to nothing for the Zioth.

    Quite a lot of mythology centers around the moons. Zahirans' theology revolves around the Moon Children. The Moon Wanderers in the Shirahjat Cohilition migrate with the rising and setting of the moons in ways that only they fully understand.
    new year, every 32 Zabrigarplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Five Moons

    Five moons rise and set in the sky of Aerv, never crossing paths. At the end of the world, they will all wane together, and diminish to nothing for the Zioth.

    Quite a lot of mythology centers around the moons. Zahirans' theology revolves around the Moon Children. The Moon Wanderers in the Shirahjat Cohilition migrate with the rising and setting of the moons in ways that only they fully understand.
    months, which is about once in 11.2 years.
  • Andrithanplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigAndrithanism

    Based on original ideas from Karl Schinke (Ardith). Symbols for aspects other than the Mother, along with the artwork, were contributed by Myron Wyles (Halaren).

    Andrithanism and its variants are the dominant religion in Rang and the surrounding kingdoms. Within the boundaries of
    religious holidays