The 30-Year Winter

Urnati will never be the same. May we be forgiven for doing what we must to survive

Survivor of the The Cataclysm


After the Cataclysm, massive amounts of dust and debris were hurled into the atmosphere. The resulting cloud began encircling the planet, and within days had blocked the light of The Twin Suns, dropping the temperatures on the surface precipitously. Unfortunately, this coincided with the cycle of the suns eclipsing, which added to the drop in temperatures. Seas began to freeze. Snow covered the land.   The winter dragged on for 30 years, and the few Arnathians and animals to survive struggled to stay alive.   Thirty years after the blast, the suns were in another warming cycle. The timing was ideal, and it had been 3 years since the last volcanic event. Without massive dust in the sky, light was able to reach the surface. The darker oceans warmed first, warming the coasts. By the peak of the warming, most of Arnathia had thawed, at least those sections that were normally more temperate. There were no massive cities or factories to create heat islands. Just nature returning to its cycle of birth and renewal. The celebration of survivors coming back into the world is celebrated in the Festival of Tonoos.


The effects were worldwide. Not a single surface was spared.   In some regions with volcanic activity, snow and ice accumulated in caldera and cones. The drop in temperature and massive amounts of snowfall and debris accumulation acted as a cap for these volcanos, and when the magma finally built up enough pressure, they erupted with many times the force they normally would, sending even more debris into the sky, further elongating the effects of the original blast.

All Images created BY Kahuna the Elder, with source materials from Pixabay, Pexels, Unsplash, Artbreeder and public domain sources.


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Master Brinsmead
Caitlin Phillips
15 Jul, 2020 23:26

I was so excited to read about the 30 Year Winter - and I was not disappointed! It sounds like an horrendous experience for the Survivors. Were any people born during that time? If so, are they also considered Survivors? Or part of a different generational group?

Cait x
16 Jul, 2020 00:28

They are considered survivors. Festival of Tonoos is a celebration of a man who was born during the 30-Year-Winter, and was the first to see the sun at its end.

Kahuna the Elder aka Leo - Creator of Arnathia
Master Brinsmead
Caitlin Phillips
16 Jul, 2020 14:44

That's really interesting; thank you for clarifying. :)

Cait x
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