is a planet owned and written by Mutt
It is one of the worlds involved in the Twine Wars.
Shade is a nickname short for a phrase beginning Shade of a grove of trees, used by demonic visitors to refer to the world (which they, for various reasons, consider a pleasant shelter). The name Shade may not catch on universally among inhabitants but will end up as the default name for the world among other Twine Wars worlds. Most of the time Shade's residents call it simply 'the world', unless they're distinguishing it from others.
Mostly settled; year and month may be fiddled to a small degree.
- Rocky, mostly Earthlike planet
- Fourth out from the sun
- One moon (and possibly one or two other smaller, barely visible satellites)
- Day length: similar to Earth, perhaps 25 of our hours
- Year length: around 380 days
- Month length (synodic): around 28 days (sidereal and others slightly shorter)
- Months in year (synodic): just under 14
Measurement of time
- 18 equal subdivisions (i.e. 'hours') in a day
- days measured from (equatorial average) sunrise to sunrise
Historical note: Traditionally, the northern hemisphere (the peoples who became Soprone and the Pais Meizurs) considered a day to last betwen sunrise and sunset. The period of darkness was considered 'in between' one day and the next; it was not considered a day in itself. The 18-hour subdivision and sunrise-to-sunrise convention spread from Induba.
Twine Wars involvement
Worldgates on Shade
- Special: one small gate in an unspecified part of Woking or close by, to unspecified place (very short opening and long period, discovered only by a single person who did not find it again)
List of most topics to do with Shade
Global social trends
- Soprone was the cradle of 'civilisation'
- Induba was the vanguard of human rights
- Dor Roc is the Dark Continent full of savages, unexplored (by non-savages)
Sex and gender roles (incomplete)
- (19:59:37) Mutt: So Suitov's area of the world, despite having a strong sex bias in magic, has pretty much equal gender roles, such that a supposed warrior who doesn't fight isn't called girly.
(20:01:32) Mutt: Yup. Pais Meizurs are/were very sexist, but Woking's caught between them and the infinitely practical Soprone.