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Here is our ever-growing cast of characters. I will be updating as more people come into play, though I can't promise every single person will have their portrait here.

(Full image: https://www.deviantart.com/vmj/art/The-Courting-of-Life-and-Death-Characters-862981347)


SPOILERS:

An up-to-date family tree of the characters (full size: https://www.deviantart.com/vmj/art/TCoLaD-Tree-no-spoilers-865831218 )

Those are years on the left, in 5 year increments, and each person is placed according to their birthyear. Higher older, lower younger.




A work-in-progress map of the realm of Clandestina (full size: https://i.imgur.com/gIbo0KR.jpg)


Here's a quick calendar that compares the Noctuinian one to ours (assuming you are in the Northern Hemisphere on the plane of Cardinalis). There are 364 days in the year, so the days of the month, and of the week, and the moons will always line up.

Month Days Moons Special Days Extra Notes
Prima
Martius
~
(March)
30

Sap Moon: 15th

Springtime: 1st

Springfinding: 21st

Beginning of the Year

Has two names

Aprilis
~
(April)
31

Frog Moon: 13th

Midspring: 31st

Maius
~
(May)

30

Fairy Moon: 10th

Juvenis
~
(June)

31

Rose Moon: 8th

Summertime: 1st

Summerfinding: 21st

Iovilios
~
(July)

30

Bood / Thunder Moon: 5th

Midsummer: 30th

The moon has two different names

Agostis
~
(August)

30

Grain Moon: 3rd

Septembrie
~
(September)
31

Harvest Moon: 1st

Blue Moon: 29th

Autumntime: 1st

Autumnfinding: 21st

Has two full moons during the month

Octombrie
~
(October)
30

Hunter’s Moon: 26th

Midautumn: 30th

Noiembrie
~
(November
31

Frost Moon: 24th

Decimbrie
~
(December)
30

Moon of the Long Night: 21st

Wintertime: 1st

Winterfinding: 21st

Vndecimbrie
Ianuarius
~
(January)
30

Wolf Moon: 19th

Midwinter: 30th Has two names
Dvodecimbrie
Februarius
~
(February)
30

Snow Moon: 17th

Has two names


And here's one for the days of the week:

Days Iunday
~
(Monday)
Dvoday
~
(Tuesday)
Trisday
~
(Wednesday)
Qvattorday
~
(Thursday)
Vijfday
~
(Friday)
Hexday
~
(Saturday)
Siwenday
~
(Sunday)

I start mentioning money in the latest chapters and I didn't want to go with the usual 'gold/silver/copper' coins we usually see in fantasy, so I came up with a system based on historical names and roughly the historical equivalents to modern money.

(Most people would have to live off of about $8 a month - so $2 a week. I assume that's roughly the same as my retail job that got me about $200 a week, so we're multiplying by 100 to get 'modern' money numbers from Victorian dollar amounts).

Some of those banknotes seem ridiculous if you look at them from a 'how much are they worth now' point of view, but to better show off how much money the ruling class could make:

A duke of that era could make $500,000 in Victorian dollars a year ($50,000,000 modern)
An army officer could make only between $400 - $600 a year ($40,000 - $60,000 modern)
Common folk had to deal with only making $90 - $100 a year ($9,000 - $10,000 modern)

Banknote/Coin name Victorian Equivalent (US dollars) Modern Equivalent (US dollars)

Couronne

$12

$1200

Soleil

$6

$600

Half-Soleil

$3

$300

Livre

$2

$200

Half-Livre

$1

$100

Quarter-Livre

$0.50

$50

Sol

$0.10

$10

Denier

$0.06

$6

Half-Denier

$0.03

$3

Liard

$0.01

$1

Half-Liard

$0.005

$0.50

 

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VMJaskiernia

Bio: I write dark things that involve magic and romance. I love books and stories, and anime and gaming. I'm trying to Catch 'em All, I collect geeky pins, and listen to a lot of true crime podcasts.

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