Though many of the kingdoms of Kor’Treum have different languages, below is an index of unique words in their most common tongue:
Kor is common for “infinite being” thus most gods/desses are referred to as Kor first and their defining feature afterwards. Example is Kor’Sper which is the god of water and what the people of Kor’Treum call all large bodies of water (i.e. oceans). There is no gender differentiation with the word Kor, it means both a male & female entity. Pronouns are based solely on the history of that particular god/dess, save Kor’Treum itself, which is both mother & father, male & female, sister & brother to the people (Dor) of Kor’Treum.
Treum means “world, land, soil”. Farmers till the treum. Sailors keep an eye out for treum. When you pick up a handful of soil, you’ve got a handful of treum.
Sper means “water”. The large bodies of sper surrounding portions of treum is called Kor’Sper (after the god) for all of them; they do not have individual names. Smaller bodies of sper such as ponds, lakes, rivers, bays, & channels have names usually associated with the treum that surrounds it or it’s defining quality.
Dor means “people”. The Dor are the children of Kor’Treum and are considered all beings that live on the land regardless of race. The Dor don’t often refer to themselves by race but by birthplace. Regardless of someone being an elf, dwarf, dragonborn, or any other race, if they are born in Solfrost, they call themselves Solfrost’dor.
Mystic Heart Crystal is a renown gem found and housed in Amyrest that many inhabitants of Kor’Treum attempt to visit at least once during their lifetime. It is considered a religious pilgrimage by some, a tourist attraction by others, but a wonder of the world by all.
Spek means air and sky, so the goddess of air & sky is Kor’Spek. Kor’Spek is specifically female (and thus it’s often assumed that Kor’Sper is female as well), and many female attributes are attached to her name. A “Spek-eyed girl”, is a girl with beautiful, sky colored eyes. Though spek doesn’t mean specifically blue, so the same phrase could me she is “stormy eyed” depending on the context in which this word is used. This is why the recipients of such a comment are unsure if it’s a compliment or an insult.
Like Kor’Sper, Kor’Spek is the name for all the heavens both night & day.
The people of Kor’Treum tell time by Spek’Phyre’s path across Kor’Spek. As she rises, it’s called the “first phyre”. At it’s highest point, it’s called “midphyre”. As it descends towards the horizon, it’s called “embers”.
To indicate a specific time, one says “first phyre” meaning the first hour of the day or “one ember” meaning one hour after midphyre.
Once night falls, it’s called “first luhna” for the first hour after Spek’Phyre disappears under the horizon. Night times change during the year along with the seasons, growing and diminishing in number as the day changes in length. However long the night may be, it is still referred to by numbers, so “six luhna” still means six hours after nightfall.
Days are called Phyres while nights are called Luhnas.
There are four seasons to every cycle (year), each cycle starts with the first phyres of Luhnareign (winter). The first phyres of Luhnareign is called the First Phyres of Luhnareign, the sceond called Second Phyres of Luhnareign, so on and so forth.
A full cycle is determined by the completion of all the seasons: Luhnareign (winter), Spereign (spring), Phyrereign (summer), & Spekreign (autumn). As seasons vary in length, so does the Kor’Treum calendar. Luhnareign may go on for several phyres longer than the previous cycle or perhaps shorter, allowing Spereign more phyres.
The date is determined by how many cycles of the seasons have passed since the claiming of the Mystic Heart Crystal. The current date is the 803 cycle of the Heart, since 803 cycles have passed since the Heart Crystal was found.
If you work for someone else, and aren’t a servant or farmhand, you work whatever phyres in a day you were contracted to do. If you sign up to work from the third phyre to the fourth ember, that’s your work schedule. You also agree on how many Phyres in a row you will work before being allowed a few Phyres rest. Obviously, this can get quite tricky and negotiating is an expected part of the hiring process. There are always those looking to take advantage of a desperate employee or employer.
A magical phenomena of green & purple light that moves across Luhnaspek (night sky) at different times of the cycle, though most predominately in the northern regions of Kor’Treum.