Friday, April 18, 2014

Family Tree

This is a family tree that I drew using MS Paint. It is based on my revised chronology.

The family tree of the Osya sisters
The family tree of the Osya sisters

Turquoise Sisters Chronology

Recently, I revised the chronology of my story, so that it takes place 100 Bluwan years after the foundation of the Federation of the Six instead of 5,000. I thought it was more plausible. Please note, however, this chronology is tentative and is subject to change.


19 B.F. (Before Federation)

Rikyo ("Revenge") is born to the concubine Omun. Emperor Valkoya is the father. Valkoya kills Omun after Rikyo's birth. Originally intending to kill the child, Valkoya changes his mind after seeing Rikyo's unnaturally white eyes without pupils. Valkoya realizes that Rikyo is blind, and for the first time in his life, Valkoya feels guilt. He decides to spare Rikyo, bestowing upon her the surname Balba, and making her an heiress to the throne, despite her birth by a concubine. Kora is not pleased about the arrangement.

Prince Robar and Prince Valkoya, the twin sons of Valkoya and Kora are also born around this time. Prince Valkoya will become Kora's "favorite." Rikyo and Robar will grow to be very close, and Emperor Valkoya will begin to have a change of heart.


12 B.F.

In an insane rage, Kora uses her dagger to savagely murder Emperor Valkoya. In her madness, she decides to kill Rikyo and Robar as well.

Rikyo and her brother Robar, at the age of seven, are saved from being murdered. Their savior is Kanta, the lady-in-waiting who in reality is a recon agent of the Army of Salvation, a rebel faction against the tyrannical rule of Emperor Valkoya and Empress Kora. Kanta takes them to the future Salvation Forest, the clandestine base of the Army of Salvation. She adopts them and convinces them to join the Army.

With her descent into madness complete, Kora is locked in the palace dungeon and restrained. She will break free of her restraints several times and will attempt and fail to kill herself until she finally succeeds on Prince Valkoya's 14th birthday.


11 B.F.

Prince Valkoya becomes Emperor Valkoya II at the age of eight.


5 B.F.

Upon the successful suicide of his mother, Emperor Valkoya II begins his descent into madness, slaughtering some of his servants, and ordering a unit of the Imperial Army to go out and slaughter citizens indiscriminately. The Army of Salvation will come to the aid of the citizenry, and Emperor Valkoya II will declare war on the Army of Salvation. The War of Salvation begins.

Having earned a reputation as a "goddess of death that cuts through enemies like fog," Rikyo receives the weapons for which she is famed, a pair of "aosansarg" ("ring blade") collectively called "Runesakkuntayka" ("Deathmist"). The weapons were a gift for her "Rite of Adulthood."


4 B.F.

Rikyo and Robar are part of the same unit. They both fall in love with fellow comrades, Rikyo with Malana Butar, and Robar with Malana Vara, who is Butar's sister.


1 B.F.

At the Battle of Balba Palace, a unit under the command of Second Colonel Rikyo storms the palace, reaching the throne room. Emperor Valkoya II surrenders, calling off his troops. He and his followers are exiled to the sea. The War of Salvation ends.

The Empire of the Six is dissolved and the Federation of the Six established with Rikyo as president and Robar as vice president.


1 Kamaran, 1 F.C. (Federative Calendar)

The Federative calendar begins. Rikyo and Butar marry. Though Butar intends to take Rikyo's adopted surname, Balba, as per tradition, Rikyo breaks with tradition and takes Butar's surname instead, as Balba was the surname of Kora. Rikyo wants to distance herself from the past. Robar also marries Vara, taking her family name, Malana, as per tradition.


4 Ynyt, 2 F.C.

Malana Kokyge is born to Malana Rikyo and Malana Butar. Kokyge will eventually move to Electricity Island and marry Koga Yarsg, who takes Kokyge's surname.


8 F.C.

Vedem Kal is born.


13 F.C.

Vedem Kal, at the age 5, is discovered to be a child prodigy, but she suffers from a developmental disorder that hinders her social skills and heightens her anxiety. This disorder will be given the name "Vedem Syndrome."


18 F.C.

Vedem Kal, at the age of 10, graduates from university and invents the Vedem temperature scale. The units used are called "Vedem" and zero is the lowest possible temperature.


34 Saranana, 23 F.C.

Malana Isa is born on Electricity Island to Malana Kokyge and Malana Yarsg. Kokyge dies in childbirth.


10 Nod, 33 F.C.

Malana Yarsg dies of blood cancer. Isa is adopted by a family friend, Sadf Lona, and Isa takes his surname.


32 Sert, 57 F.C.

Lona and Isa move to Fresh Water Island, where Lona confesses his love for Isa. The love is mutual, and Lona and Isa marry.


10 Tutuod, 58 F.C.

Sadf Soba is born in Fruit Spider City, Fresh Water Island to Sadf Lona and Sadf Isa. He will become a baker like his father and open Soba's Bakery in Sea Turtle Village. He will also marry Osya Zaeta III.


20 Kamaran, 60 F.C.

Osya Zaeta III is born in Sea Turtle Village, Fruit Island to Osya Zaeta II and Osya Mak. She will become a homemaker. She will also marry Sadf Soba.


1 Dedorya, 73 F.C.

Sadf Soba and Osya Zaeta III marry on Fruit Island, Soba takes her surname.


23 Kamaran, 74 F.C.

Osya Idera, named for a three-headed serpentine creature of ancient mythology, is born to Osya Zaeta III and Osya Soba in Sea Turtle Village, Fruit Island. She will become a teacher, teaching at the Sea Fox Town Children's School.


14 Dedorya, 75 F.C.

Todo Kobokar, named for the late god of sea life, is born to Todo Kalyra and Todo Gatyro in Robar Beach, Fruit Island. He is the youngest of three siblings, his sisters being Todo Lyra, the oldest, and Todo Makoko, the middle child. He will become a dance instructor, teaching at Robar Beach Dance Academy in Robar Beach, Fruit Island. He will also marry Osya Raeko.


21 Tetn, 76 F.C.

Osya Raetu, named for the late goddess of tenderness, is born to Osya Zaeta III and Osya Soba in Sea Turtle Village, Fruit Island. She will become an astronomer, working at the Fruit Island branch of the Electricity Island Star Union in Sea Turtle Village.


31 Ynyt, 77 F.C.

Osya Raeko, named for the late goddess of sex, is born to Osya Zaeta III and Osya Soba in Sea Turtle Village, Fruit Island. At university, she will major in the arts and minor in engineering. She will become a dance instructor, teaching at Robar Beach Dance Academy in Robar Beach, Fruit Island, though her engineering skills are not to be underestimated. She will also marry Todo Kobokar.


15 Ynyt, 78 F.C.

Osya Kiraesen is named for the old Imperial and early Federative word for the number five (modern Federative: "kraesen"), as she is the fifth female in the family after Zaeta, Idera, Raetu and Raeko. She is born to Osya Zaeta III and Osya Soba in Sea Turtle Village, Fruit Island. She will later be diagnosed with "Vedem Syndrome." She will also become a martial arts instructor, teaching at Kiraesen's Fight School in Sea Fox Town.


31 Ynyt, 91 F.C.

Todo Kobokar and Osya Raeko marry.


28 Ynyt, 100 F.C.

Soba goes missing. He will be presumed dead.


1 Kamaran, 101 F.C.

The story of "Turquoise Sisters" begins.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I would like to wish all my readers a merry Christmas and a happy new year. May all your Christmas wishes come true.

Friday, December 20, 2013

A Little Video

On the video game Soul Calibur V, I created all four sisters with the game's fighter creation feature. This is a little test video that I recorded with my smartphone, featuring the eldest sisters battling. One may also see my other videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/Ironicicle1990. Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Artwork, Part 5

This is a little something that I just drew using MS Paint: my preferred drawing program. Again, please forgive any lack of artistry, for I am no Leonardo da Vinci by any means.

The Sisters Osya
The Sisters Osya

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Table of Contents

Hello, dear readers, for your convenience, I am creating a table of contents. The purpose of this is so that you may see all that this blog has to offer. I am aware that one may use the sidebar to navigate, but I wanted to do this anyway in the event a visitor may be unfamiliar with the function of a blog. Please enjoy! (Note that the order of the links is not completely chronological.)


* Viewer Discretion Advised

Monday, December 2, 2013

Federative Distance, Weight, & Capacity Measurement

The Federative system of measurement is similar to the metric system that is used today. Distance is measured using the leklak; weight is measured using the kaklak; and capacity is measured with the laklak.

The main modifiers:
  • Takaenka, "milli-," "thousandth of"
  • Rakka, "centi-," "hundredth of"
  • Korka, "deci-," "tenth of"
  • Kor, "deka-," "ten of"
  • Rak, "hecto-," "hundred of"
  • Takaen, "kilo-," "thousand of"

The conversions:

Federative-to-Federative

Note: The leklak is used here but is true for all the other measurements (laklakkaklak) as well.

  • 1,000 takaenkaleklak = 1 leklak
  • 100 rakkaleklak = 1 leklak
  • 10 korkaleklak = 1 leklak
  • 10 leklak = 1 korleklak
  • 100 leklak = 1 rakleklak
  • 1,000 leklak = 1 takaenleklak

Metric-to-Federative

Note: The meter is used here but is true for all the other measurements (liter, gram) as well.

  • 800 millimeters = 1 leklak
  • 80 centimeters = 1 leklak
  • 8 decimeters = 1 leklak
  • 8 meters = 1 korleklak
  • 80 meters = 1 rakleklak
  • 800 meters = 1 takaenleklak

For help pronouncing the Federative words, refer to the Federative Language entry.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Artwork, Part 4 and Happy Thanksgiving (Viewer Discretion Advised)

I would like to wish all my readers a happy Thanksgiving. Back in ye olde days of Turquoise Sisters, I hand-drew some pictures. Back then, there were only two sisters, "Hydra," now "Idera," and "Wraith," now "Raetu." Bluwans also had flesh-colored skin, rather than the light cyan skin that they have today.

An early concept of a submarine drydock on Earth
An early concept of a submarine drydock on Earth


An early concept of Idera, then "Hydra"
An early concept of Idera, then "Hydra"
An early concept of Raetu, then "Wraith," including the scrapped "blue fern" skirt
An early concept of Raetu, then "Wraith," including the scrapped "blue fern" skirt

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Artwork, Part 3

Here is some more artwork, enjoy.

The picture directly below is a combination of two different images run through an "oil paint" filter.

Bluwan Landscape
Bluwan Landscape

Flag of the Empire of the Six

Flag of the Federation of the Six

A Bluwan "Abal" Fruit
A Bluwan "Abal" Fruit

H.M.S. Monarchy of the Portyard Royal Navy on Earth

H.M.S. Monarchy of the Portyard Royal Navy on Earth
"Deathmist:" Rikyo's signature weapons during the "War of Salvation"
"Deathmist:" Rikyo's signature weapons during the "War of Salvation"



Saturday, November 16, 2013

Osya Family Profiles

Below are the profiles of the Osya family.

All values are rounded to the nearest hundredth. If these people seem rather weighty, it is mainly because Bluwans are a muscular species. Remember also that in Federative naming convention, the surname precedes the given name, and that the male traditionally takes the surname of the female upon marriage.

Update: These profiles have been changed to fit with the revised chronology.

Name: Osya Soba (né Sadf)
Gender: Male
DOB: 10 Tutuod, 58
Age*: 42
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Weight**: 250 lbs. (113.40 kg)
Eye Color: Dark Green
Hair Color: Black
Occupation: Baker
Personality Traits:
Insightful, Wise, Caring

Name: Osya Zaeta
Gender: Female
DOB: 20 Kamaran, 60
Age*: 40
Height: 6' 0" (1.83 m)
Weight**: 200 lbs. (90.72 kg)
Eye Color: Light Blue
Hair Color: Dirty Blonde
Occupation: Homemaker
Personality Traits:
Charming, Tasteful, Elegant

Name: Osya Idera
Gender: Female
DOB: 23 Kamaran, 74
Age*: 26
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Weight**: 190 lbs. (86.18 kg)
Eye Color: Light Blue
Hair Color: Dirty Blonde
Occupation: Child Instructor
Personality Traits:
Gentle, Optimistic, Humorous

Name: Osya Kobokar (né Todo)
Gender: Male
DOB: 14 Dedorya, 75
Age*: 25
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Weight**: 200 lbs. (90.72 kg)
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Occupation: Dance Instructor
Personality Traits:
Cautious, Humble, Soft-spoken

Name: Osya Raetu
Gender: Female
DOB: 21 Tetn, 76
Age*: 24
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Weight**: 188 lbs. (85.28 kg)
Eye Color: Dark Green
Hair Color: Black
Occupation: Astronomer
Personality Traits:
Eloquent, Intelligent, Benevolent

Name: Osya Raeko
Gender: Female
DOB: 31 Ynyt, 77
Age*: 23
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Weight**: 179 lbs. (81.19 kg)
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Occupation: Dance Instructor
Personality Traits:
Playful, Spunky, Impetuous

Name: Osya Kiraesen
Gender: Female
DOB: 15 Ynyt, 78
Age*: 22
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Weight**: 181 lbs. (82.10 kg)
Eye Color: Light Green
Hair Color: Dark Red
Occupation: Martial Arts Instructor
Personality Traits:
Serious, Strong, Emotional

* In Bluwan Years
** In Bluwan Gravity

Monday, November 11, 2013

Federative Temperature Measurement

All values are rounded to the nearest thousandth.

The official temperature measurement unit for the Federation of the Six is the "Vedem" (vay-daym). The unit is named for Vedem Kal, a female Bluwan scientist who invented the "Vedem Temperature Scale," during the Federation's early years. It is similar to the Kelvin scale, in that zero represents the lowest possible temperature: absolute zero. Below is a temperature comparison chart.

0 Vedem = 0 Kelvin = -273.15ºC (Absolute Zero)
1 Vedem = 2.732 Kelvin = -270.419ºC
100 Vedem = 273.15 Kelvin = 0ºC (Freezing Point)
113.546 Vedem = 310.15 Kelvin = 37ºC (Body Temperature)
200 Vedem = 373.15 Kelvin = 100ºC (Boiling Point)
1,922.021 Vedem = 5,250 Kelvin = 4,976.85ºC (Surface Temp of Bluwan Sun)

Friday, November 8, 2013

What Are Your Thoughts?

Hello, dear readers, it has been a while. I wish you all a belated happy Halloween. You may or may not have read the two concepts of Turquoise Sisters that I posted when I first started this blog. If you have not, I encourage you to do so. Here are the links: Turquoise Sisters Concept 1, Turquoise Sisters Concept 2.

Anyway, I recently came up with this idea of asking any readers for suggestions on how I should go about the story. In February, 2014 it will be ten years since I came up with Turquoise Sisters, and I need some ideas.

I would very much appreciate any feedback that anyone may have. Please comment if you have any suggestions. Thank you for reading.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Federative Time Conversion Chart

All values are rounded to the nearest thousandth. It is assumed that one Earth day is exactly 24 Earth hours and one Earth year is exactly 365.25 Earth days. It is also assumed that one Bluwan day is exactly 22 Earth hours and one Bluwan year is exactly 337⅓ Earth days.

Note: A "decisecond" is one-tenth of a second, and a "deci-hour" is one-tenth of an hour.


Federative to Federative:

10 korkasenka = 1 senka
10 senka = 1 uoaekan
10 uoaekan = 1 korkamatk
10 korkamatk = 1 matk
10 matk = 1 miyandasfkun
10 miyandasfkun = 1 zen
368 miyandasfkun = 10 muot = 1 miyandesykun
10 miyandesykun = 1 kormiyandesykun
100 miyandesykun = 10 kormiyandesykun = 1 rakmiyandesykun
1000 miyandesykun=10 rakmiyandesykun=1 takaenmiyandesykun


Federative to Earth:

1 korkasenka = 7.92 deciseconds
1 senka = 7.92 seconds
1 uoaekan = 1.32 minutes
1 korkamatk = 13.2 minutes
1 matk = 2.2 hours
1 miyandasfkun = 22 hours = 0.917 days
1 zen = 9.167 days = 1.31 weeks
1 miyandesykun = 337.333 (337⅓) days = 0.924 years
1 kormiyandesykun = 9.236 years
1 rakmiyandesykun = 92.357 years
1 takaenmiyandesykun = 923.568 years


Legend:

Korkasenka (kohr-kah-sayn-kah) = Federative Decisecond
Senka (sayn-kah)= Federative Second
Uoaekan (oo-oh-ah-ay-kahn) = Federative Minute
Korkamatk (kohr-kah-mahtk) = Federative "Deci-hour"
Matk (mahtk) = Federative Hour
Miyandasfkun (mahy-ee-ahn-dahsf-koon) = Federative Day
Zen (zayn) = Federative Week
Muot (moo-oht) = Federative Month
Miyandesykun (mahy-ee-ahn-day-see-koon) = Federative Year
Kormiyandesykun (kohr-mahy-ee-ahn-day-see-koon) = Federative Decade
Rakmiyandesykun (rahk-mahy-ee-ahn-day-see-koon) = Federative Century
Takaenmiyandesykun (tah-kah-ayn-mahy-ee-ahn-day-see-koon) = Federative Millennium

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Federative Months of the Year & Days of the Week

In the Federative timekeeping system, there are ten Bluwan days in one week and ten months in one Bluwan year. The months and days are both named for the Ten Elders in ascending order, based on rank. Their given names are the months, and their surnames are the days. Remember that in Federative naming convention, the surname precedes the given name. For example: Yk Kamaran, "Yk" is his surname and "Kamaran" his given name.


Months of the Year:

Kamaran (kah-mah-rahn) - 37 Bluwan days
Dedorya (day-dohr-ee-ah) - 36 Bluwan days
Sert (sayrt) - 37 Bluwan days
Nod (nohd) - 37 Bluwan days
Tetn (taytn) - 37 Bluwan days
Saranana (sah-rah-nah-nah) - 37 Bluwan days
Aet (ah-ayt) - 37 Bluwan days
Tutuod (too-too-ohd) - 37 Bluwan days
Katnk (kahtnk) - 36 Bluwan days
Ynyt (ee-neet) - 37 Bluwan days

(Note: Totaling the days produces the number 368, which is the number of Bluwan days in a Bluwan year.)


Days of the Week:

Yk (eek)
Motanga (moh-tahn-gah)
Meyory (may-ee-oh-ree)
Uatka (oo-aht-kah)
Venotr (vay-nohtr)
Kynkyn (keen-keen)
Iermat (ahy-ayr-maht)
Toyk (toh-eek)
Mot (moht)
Ort (ohrt)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Federative Numbers

The Federation uses a base-ten counting system, much like the one used widely today.


Ryn (reen) "0"
Ryn (reen) "0"
Ud (ood) "1"
Ud (ood)  "1"
Bovede (boh-vay-day) "2"
Bovede (boh-vay-day) "2"
Buvuda (boo-voo-dah) "3"
Buvuda (boo-voo-dah) "3"
Ranb (rahnb) "4"
Ranb (rahnb) "4"
Kraesen (krah-ay-sayn) "5"
Kraesen (krah-ay-sayn) "5"
Korman (kohr-mahn) "6"
Korman (kohr-mahn) "6"
Kar (kahr) "7"
Kar (kahr) "7"
Robo (roh-boh) "8"
Robo (roh-boh) "8"
Sepan (say-pahn) "9"
Sepan (say-pahn) "9"
Kor (kohr) "10"
Kor (kohr) "10"
Bovedesek (boh-vay-day-sayk) "20"
Bovedesek (boh-vay-day-sayk) "20"
Buvudasek (boo-voo-dah-sayk) "30"
Buvudasek (boo-voo-dah-sayk) "30"
Ranbsek (rahnb-sayk) "40"
Ranbsek (rahnb-sayk) "40"
Kraesensek (krah-ay-sayn-sayk) "50"
Kraesensek (krah-ay-sayn-sayk) "50"
Kormansek (kohr-mahn-sayk) "60"
Kormansek (kohr-mahn-sayk) "60"
Karsek (kahr-sayk) "70"
Karsek (kahr-sayk) "70"
Robosek (roh-boh-sayk) "80"
Robosek (roh-boh-sayk) "80"
Sepansek (say-pahn-sayk) "90"
Sepansek (say-pahn-sayk) "90"
Udrak (ood-rahk) "100"
Udrak (ood-rahk) "100"
Udtakaen (ood-tah-kah-ayn) "1,000"
Udtakaen (ood-tah-kah-ayn) "1,000"
Udlezat (ood-lay-zaht) "1,000,000"
Udlezat (ood-lay-zaht) "1,000,000"

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Federative Punctuation

Below is the punctuation used in the Federative language.


Closing Double Quotation Mark
Closing Double Quotation Mark 
Closing Exclamation Point
Closing Exclamation Point
Closing Parenthesis/Bracket/Brace
Closing Parenthesis/Bracket/Brace
Closing Question Mark
Closing Question Mark
Closing Single Quotation Mark
Closing Single Quotation Mark
Colon
Colon
Comma
Comma
Hyphen/Dash/Slash
Hyphen/Dash/Slash
Opening Double Quotation Mark
Opening Double Quotation Mark
Opening Exclamation Point
Opening Exclamation Point
Opening Parenthesis/Bracket/Brace
Opening Parenthesis/Bracket/Brace
Opening Question Mark
Opening Question Mark
Opening Single Quotation Mark
Opening Single Quotation Mark
Period
Period
Semicolon
Semicolon

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Federative Alphabet

Below is the alphabet used by the Federation. Note that it lacks the letters, "C," "H," "J," "Q," "W," and "X."


Akupa (ah-koo-pah) "A"
Akupa (ah-koo-pah) "A"

Bayenya (bah-ee-ay-nee-ah) "B"
Bayenya (bah-ee-ay-nee-ah) "B"

Dandandanya (dahn-dahn-dahn-ee-ah) "D"
Dandandanya (dahn-dahn-dahn-ee-ah) "D"
Eosentkarun (ay-oh-saynt-kah-roon) "E"
Eosentkarun (ay-oh-saynt-kah-roon) "E"
Forsente (fohr-sayn-tay) "F"
Forsente (fohr-sayn-tay) "F"
Gagemogokan (gah-gay-moh-goh-kahn) "G"
Gagemogokan (gah-gay-moh-goh-kahn) "G"
Iosentdarun (ahy-oh-saynt-dah-roon) "I"
Iosentdarun (ahy-oh-saynt-dah-roon) "I"
Kaelatuk (kah-ay-lah-took) "K"
Kaelatuk (kah-ay-lah-took) "K"
Larak (lah-rahk) "L"
Larak (lah-rahk) "L"
Magnakopya (mahg-nah-koh-pee-ah) "M"
Magnakopya (mahg-nah-koh-pee-ah) "M"
Nasent (nah-saynt) "N"
Nasent (nah-saynt) "N"
Omaengum (oh-mah-ayn-goom) "O"
Omaengum (oh-mah-ayn-goom) "O"
Parakanmaga (pah-rah-kahn-mah-gah) "P"
Parakanmaga (pah-rah-kahn-mah-gah) "P"
Reme (ray-may) "R"
Reme (ray-may) "R"
Sentdekyo (saynt-day-kee-oh) "S"
Sentdekyo (saynt-day-kee-oh) "S"
Tutmae (toot-mah-ay) "T"
Tutmae (toot-mah-ay) "T"
Ukaelasak (oo-kah-ay-lah-sahk) "U"
Ukaelasak (oo-kah-ay-lah-sahk) "U"
Varun (vah-roon) "V"
Varun (vah-roon) "V"
Yake (ee-ah-kay) "Y"
Yake (ee-ah-kay) "Y"
Zaeze (zah-ay-zay) "Z"
Zaeze (zah-ay-zay) "Z"