Apocrifa

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Apocrifa
Floating Islands of Apocrifa
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Map of the Floating Islands of Apocrifa (anno 2000).
Designations
Pronouciation /apohcripha/
Adjectives Apocrifan
Orbital characteristics 
Orbital period 3,65 (aprox. 4 days)
(compared to Earth)
Satellites 2 (Loke e Sigurdo)
System Venga (star)
Physical characteristics 
Sidereal rotation period 0h 24m 0s
(compared to Earth)
Temperature med: 22ºC
-10ºC min
35ºC max
Divisions
Countries 2 (Sepredia e Laloria)
Islands 8 (List of islands in Apocrifa)
Viscounties 26 (List of viscounties in Apocrifa)
Cities 100 (List of cities in Apocrifa)
Area
Total 92,647 km²
(35771.21 mi²)
Biggest Island Aurbis
Smallest Island Perite
Elevation extremes
Highest point Altyanlotrull Volcano
3,001 m (9845,8 ft)
Deepest pont Eeria Hole
Population
Total 601,400 inhabitants
Density 6,49 hab./km²

Apocrifa, also called "the isles" (and, less frequently, Omnitude), is an archipelago of floating islands located between the third and the fourth dimension somewhere in the universe according to the Grand-Consul of Apocrifa in Planet Earth. Apocrifa has a cosmical projection of the third dimension that resembles the Andromeda Galaxy, it is said that the islands are located approximately 500 light-years away from Earth.

Name and etymology

Apocrifa comes from the Medieval Latin word apocryphus, "secret, or non-canonical", from the Greek adjective ἀπόκρυφος (apokryphos), "obscure", from the verb ἀποκρύπτειν (apokryptein), "to hide away". The word itself is usually depicted as written works, that are of unknown authorship, or of doubtful authenticity, or spurious, or not considered to be within a particular canon. The word is properly treated as a plural, but in common usage is often singular.

Chronology

Formation (anno zero)

Evolution Era

Conflict Era

Technological Era

Modern Era

Future

Geography

Geology

Climate

Habitability

Apocrifans

Fauna

Flora

The Flora of Apocrifa is the plant life occurring in a particular region or time, generally the naturally occurring or indigenous—native plant life in floating isles of Apocrifa. Sometimes some bacteria and fungi are also referred to as flora, as in the terms gut flora or skin flora in different parts of the isles.

Plants are grouped into floras based on region (floristic regions), period, special environment, or climate. Floras are subdivided by special environments:

  • Native flora: The native and indigenous flora of an area.
  • Agricultural flora: The plants that are deliberately grown by apocrifans.
  • Harm flora: Traditionally this classification was applied to plants regarded as undesirable, and studied in efforts to control or eradicate them.


Celestial bodies

Venga

Venga depicted by an artist.

Venga (commonly known has The Light from above) is a variable white dwarf star,with a hydrogen atmosphere and an unusually high mass of approximately 1.1 times the Sun's. It is said to be about 500 light-years from Earth, and vibrates; these pulsations cause its luminosity to vary. From the floating islands, the Venga star is said to be just a mere cosmical projection and has nothing to do with the physical status at all.

In the sepredian culture the star is depicted as the physical manifestation of a Meister and it's usually worshiped at sunset by the majority of the population. It's pulsations are interpreted has disturbances in the meister's lifetime, when it gets more intense it is said that the end of the meister's lifetime is coming to an end wich usually has it's weakest light every 500 years what it's believed to be the entirety of a meister's life.

Loke and Sigurdo as seen from Apocrifa.

Loke

Loke (or The Bad according to Nulism) is the largest moon of Apocrifa. Loke appears to have a dense atmosphere and liquid water, making it credible to support life according to some beliefs in the laloran culture. Frequently described as a planet-like moon, Loke's diameter is 50% larger than it's counterpart Sigurdo. Loke is primarily composed of water ice and rocky material. The geologically young surface is generally smooth, with few impact craters, although mountains and several possible cryovolcanoes have been seen.

Loke was named after the tribal-shá of the Donuman Tribe, Loke Hregottalegton, born in anno 647. It was said that Loke's strengh came from the larger moon in the cosmos sky and some stories say that with every battle that Loke won, a volcano would had erupt on the moon for the rest of the next year. In the laloran culture the title "The Bad" was given by the nulist priest Tratla Bonivetis in his written scrolls "The Mysteries of the Cosmos" in wich Tratla said to prove that Loke's athmosfere and magnetic field are causing the acceleration of Venga's crystallization and possible death.

Sigurdo

The Cosmos sky as seen from Apocrifa.

Sigurdo is a small, irregularly shaped object with a mean radius of 50 km, and is 50% smaller than Loke, Apocrifa's biggest moon. Sigurdo is named after one of the first childreen of Galaxia and Lune, Sigurdo. Sigurdo was the first to die in Apocrifa (according to meistrist beliefs) and it's spirit evolved so quickly that became part of the cosmos, turning into the moon of the same name. It is believed that when a baby dies in Apocrifa, it's spirit quickly evolves and resides within Sigurdo for all eternity.

Cosmos sky

The Cosmos sky (also known as Omnitude or Everything) is a projection of the third dimension customarily defined as everything that exists, everything that has existed, and everything that will exist. Almost nothing is known about the cosmos sky, apart from the celestial bodies, Venga, Loke, Sigurdo and a gloomy spot that is almost identical to the Andromeda Galaxy.

See also