Appendix: The World of Geiha

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Pronunciation Guide:

One of the most common questions I am asked is how to pronounce names in this story. And, mostly it revolves around the names of two of the main characters, Sheala and Reane.  Because on Geiha (being a fantasy world and all) some of the phonetic rules are different.  Especially when it comes to the "ea" sound.  Here on Earth, the ea sound is usually a long e (as in ear), and sometimes a short e (as in jet).  But not always so on Geiha.  See below for explanation.

Mortals:

Sheala (SHAY-lah) - The origins of this name are Famirrian, with influences of the northern lands. In this region, the ea is generally pronounced as "ay".

Reane (REE-an) - The origins of this name are the main southern continent where the ea sound is broken into a long e sound followed by the a sound of the short a.

Brentai (BREN-tie) - The name is Pelsan (far western) in origin.  The Pelsans are a clan base race of warriors.

Noranda (NOR-an-da)

Gods:

Earoni (EER-own-ee) This is a third way in which the "ea" is treated because the origins of this name for the Greater Goddess are elven in nature.  The Elven pronunciation of the "ea" combination mirrors the normal rules here on Earth.

Diur (DEE-uhr)

Octeava (Ok-TEE-ay-vah)

Sarina (SAH-ree-nah)

Sashna (SASH-nah)

Descist (Dee-SHIST)

Places/Things:

Fimmirra (Fim-EAR-ah)

Hitithe (HIT-eyeth)

Earonitan (EER-own-ih-tawn)

Alshu (AL-shoo)

Balara (Bah-LAR-ah)

Iecanaon (Eye-CAN-ay-on)

Vashi (VASH-ee)

Ros (ROHS)

Rumatan (ROO-mah-tawn)

Egalaton (EE-gal-ah-ton)

Taru-Des (Tar-OO-des)

Chapter Dating Conventions

Each chapter begins with a date in the following format: Day of Month, Month, Year.  These dates are provided to give an idea of the passage of time during the course of the story.

The yearly calendar of Geiha is divided into nine equal months of 40 days. Each year starts on the first day of Spring (1st of Earonitan).  The months progress as follows:

Earonitan, Alshu, Balara, Iecanaon, Vashi, Ros, Rumatan, Egalaton, and ending with Taru-Des.

Earonitan, Alshu, Balara, Iecanaon, Vashi, Ros, Rumatan, Egalaton, and ending with Taru-Des

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The Pantheon of the Gods

The Pantheon of the Gods

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Special Features Of Geiha

The Eye of Earoni appears in the night sky. It is a swirling mass of stars that is revered as Earoni's own way of watching over the world in the darkness and bright enough to cast some light on the world.

  It is a swirling mass of stars that is revered as Earoni's own way of watching over the world in the darkness and bright enough to cast some light on the world

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Daughters of Fate Book 1 Timeline:

For those interested, I have posted a timeline of the precise dates each of the chapters in this book occurred on. Please note, in the first draft of this story, these dates appeared in the chapter titles to assist me in maintaining my timeline during the writing process.

6178 GR (Goddess Risen)

Chapter 1 - 3rd of Earonitan

6184 GR

Chapter 2 - 2nd of Alshu

6190 GR

Chapter 3 - 30th of Rumatan 

6192 GR

Chapter 4 - 18th of Alshu

6198 GR

Chapter 5 - 33rd of Elgatan

Chapter 6 - 33rd of Elgatan

Chapter 7 - 33rd of Elgatan

Chapter 8 - 36th of Elgatan

Chapter 9 - 36th of Elgatan

Chapter 10 - 7th of Taru-Des

Chapter 11 - 7th of Taru-Des

Chapter 12 - 11th of Taru-Des

Chapter 13 - 14th of Taru-Des

Chapter 14 - 14th of Taru-Des

Chapter 15 - 16th of Taru-Des

Chapter 16 - 18th of Taru-Des

Chapter 17 - 19th of Taru-Des

Chapter 18 - 26th of Taru-Des

Chapter 19 - 27th of Taru-Des

Chapter 20 - 30th of Taru-Des

Chapter 21 - 40th of Taru-Des

Chapter 22 - 40th of Taru-Des

6199 GR

Chapter 23 - 1st of Earonitan

Chapter 24 - 1st of Earonitan

Chapter 25 - 7th of Earonitan

Chapter 26 - 8th of Earonitan

Chapter 27 - 13th of Earonitan

Chapter 28 - 15th of Earonitan

Chapter 29 - 18th of Earonitan

Chapter 30 - 17th of Alshu

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