Day-Night-Cycle Physical / Metaphysical Law in The Kaleidoscope System | World Anvil


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The pattern of natural light caused by the two different light sources in the star system.



One source of light is The Central Star. Most celestial bodies in the system slowly turn towards its center and then away again, either around their own axis or by orbiting a planet.


The second factor influencing light on celestial bodies is their orbital position. During summer, when they stand between That Which Changes and The Central Star, the planet and any moons it may have receive light from both sides. In contrast, light only arrives from one direction during winter.   This means that for any given location on a celestial body the ratio between light and darkness slowly changes from 50% to 100% and back.


This pattern occurs on nearly every celestial body in the system. The only exceptions are The Outer Planetoid, which is nowadays kept in a fixed location, and The Burnt Planet, which is in tidal lock with The Central Star.  

Specific Cycles

The Sandy Moon

During winter, darkness lasts up to 16 musa in the Rilsu calendar.  

The Watery Planet

The longest nights last up to 15 hurunané in the Nimýric system, respectively the same number of vuzude in the Pereqaian one.  

Cover image: by Kathrin Janowski


Author's Notes

I feel like I should add more information here, but I can't think of anything else right now. I'll probably write some tradition articles about how the different cultures react to these light patterns, and probably some natural law articles about the different seasons on Ranul and Chryphóra.   Is there anything that you would like to know more about? Are the displays of the celestial bodies working for you?

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Oct 5, 2021 17:48

The displays are working fine, but I can't tell which is which. Is it possible to label them? Or give us a key?

Oct 5, 2021 18:29 by Kaleidechse

Thanks for the feedback! I've already experimented with labels a bit, maybe now it's time to put them in. Though I'm still having trouble deciding in which language I want to label them, since every culture calls them different names. Hmm, I might add a selection for that, too...

Creator of the Kaleidoscope System, an alien star system shaped by a colorful radiation source.
Oct 18, 2021 23:58 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

The displays are really cool. I love being able to press play and watch the model go round and around.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Oct 19, 2021 02:20 by Kaleidechse

Thank you, I'm really happy to hear that! ^^

Creator of the Kaleidoscope System, an alien star system shaped by a colorful radiation source.