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Icarus is slightly smaller than Earth and has a lesser axial tilt.
This means that Icarus has shorter years (320 days), shorter days (22
hours) and that it's seasons aren't as extreme when you advance more
to the poles. Basically, most of Icarus has a temperate climate.
Icarus has a year of 320 days which is divided into 8 demi-seasons or
"months" (early spring, late spring, early/late summer, early/late
fall and early/late winter) of 40 days each. Seasons are fairly mild
but most places still get snow (or at least sleet) in winter.
Basic time system is determined by the sun and goes as follows:
Just before dawn, this time
frame is most likely the equivalent of 6.30-7 am. This is the time
most of the people wake up (unless they're fortunate enough to be
rich in which case they can sleep in).
After Dawn, around 8 or 8.30
am, with the sun roughly 10 degrees above the horizon. For most
people on Icarus this is breakfast time, but farmers would already
be out on the fields at this hour, while richer people might just
be rolling out of bed.
With the hours passing and
the sun at it's Zenith, people make time for lunch and get out of
the midday sun in the hotter seasons.
Dusk, with the sun about to
go down, this would correlate with about 8.30 pm. Most people are
getting ready to turn in at this time since there'll be little
light to go by until the next daybreak (candles are expensive you
The sun has now completely
set and it's very very dark outside. Every sane person would stay
inside since most Knights and Sherrifs are off duty and only a
minimal night patrol will be keeping the peace.
The time when one day becomes
the next. (10 pm)
Below you see the map
of Icarus without castles or any other markings from which you can get
the types of vegetation in the different regions of Icarus.
The equator (line
between 6-7) runs through the crash site and the climate around it is
warmer. At places this caused a lot of rain to fall and rainforests to
emerge, in other places, mostly where nex necii ate away a lot of the
dense vegetation, dryer climate-types like plains, savannah and
The temperature cools when you move toward the poles but stays pretty
temperate though with noticeable change in seasons the further away
from the equator you go.
You can imagine a Mediterranean/Southern climate between sections 4-5
and 8-9. A little further away regions 3 and 10 have a Temperate
climate like central Europe/America. The regions beyond have a