Places and Geography
Tymaera is a vast world dominated by two major landmasses: the Northern Lands in the northern hemisphere, and Caevalonia in the southern hemisphere. The equator is mainly occupied by oceans and archipelagos.
Climates - North: warm (protected from cold winds from south by Grey and Dragon Mountain ranges), South: cold, higher altitude. Far south is the ice plateau where the cold winds blow down from. Northern plains kept from tropical conditions by cool ocean currents - cools air of onshore breezes. In North tropical conditions occur in Lesser Wilds because much of that area is located in a basin where the low altitude (some of it is below sea level) allows it to be much warmer. Desert regions occur in the heart of the continent because air has lost its moisture by the time the trade winds reach here, also there is a permanent anticyclone (low pressure air system) here as the air is rising
The Moons of Tymaera
The nature of the three moons is as follows:
Isel - the silver moon. Tymaera's nearest and largest moon. aka 'The Eye of Truth'. So called because its light is believed to reveal the true nature of things. esp. in the case of lycanthropes for it is by the light of the full moon of Isel that they must transform to show their 'real' nature. Compared to that of the other moons (see below), the light of Isel is thought to be pure and wholesome, hence it's 'truth'-revealing properties.
Gurranael - the yellow moon. Seen to be about half the size of Isel, Gurranael is a sickly billeous yellow. Also known as 'The Light of Decay'. This is the Moon of the Dead. When Isel is eclipsed or very wane but Gurranael shines bright such nights are called 'Dead Nights', it is said the spirits of the dead become especially restless at normal folk take care to stay within their homes.
Asargorael - Tymaera's most distant and seemingly most small moon. To utter its real name is considered bad luck and so it is referred to as the 'Red' or 'Shadow' moon. Its name means 'The Thirsting Light' and it is when Asagoreal waxes strong and the others wane that things of darkness crawl the land, daemons, beasts and those with black, dark-hearted deeds to perform. As you may have guessed, 'thirsting' refers to bloodthirst. The nights when Asagorael's light shines strong are few and far between, but are linked with the most bloody and inhuman rituals of the dark gods.