rox (Locations)

A diagram showing the orientation indications, the east/west notation Orientation and directions are described using the lox terminology. The description here should be sufficient for understanding.

Both axes on edis-odisk-A are similar to Earth's North/South axes, or its longitude. Each axis has a definite extent, and travel to and from those extents have special terms. There are six intersections of the extents.

In the Top-View diagram is a view of the planet from the top, showing the nits (front) and nets (back) of the planet. The diagram only mentions two possible directions, but there are four in this view. Additionally, nit indicates movement towards the nits extent. net indicates movement towards the nets extent.

In the Side-View diagram is a view of the planet from the side, showing the nups (top) and nops (bottom) of the planet. Note the labelling of nips and neps, at the full extent, these are the same location as nits and nets. The difference is the expression in vertical location rather than horizontal. There are additionally two unnoted directions, nep and nip.

When indicating direction the closest extent being travelled to, in the plane, is given as the direction. That is, if you were standing at nets, you may be going not or nut, but you would not be going nit.

lox (Motion)

A diagram of the planet showing the rotations and seasons edis-odisk-A (edisA homeworld) resides in a binary star system. The stars follow a circular orbital path, equidistant at all times. The planet orbits around two central stars in an elliptical orbit on the same plane.

edis-odisk-A rotates at a rate of once per two years. A year is the amount of time it takes the planet to complete half a rotation around the stars, this is known as the owkle-Emi-qat (the reason to call this a year will be discussed in the section on seasons). The two year period is called owk-Emi-qat. There is no equivalent to Earth's day.

The planet's full rotation is comprised of a series of smaller rotations, each rotating the planet so far. These smaller rotations account for the latitude fringes of the planet to alternate between continuous light and continuous dark. One side is always facing the sun. The other side is always facing away from the sun.

edis-odisk-A has no moons. There is no equivalent period to Earth's lunar month.

owk-Emi (Seasons)

In conventional use, nits refers to the portion of the planet which is always subject to daylight. nets refers to the portion of the planet which is never subject to daylight. nots and nuts refer to the portions of the planet which are variably subject to daylight.

nits is always hot, and has a climate similar to a desert, in summer, on Earth.

nets is always cold, and has a similar climate to the northern tundra, in winter, on Earth.

nots and nuts both experience a range of exposure to and from the sun. The areas mirror each other in their respective season, similar to the North/South mirroring on Earth. The start of a season is defined celestially, and therefore climatic conditions may trail behind the start of the season.

Seasons follow a two year cycle. nuts experiences a long winter, followed by a short summer in the first year. It experiences a short winter, followed by a long summer, in the second year. The transitional seasons, spring and autumn, are relative in length to the preceeding season, and are shorter. There is no formal definition of these transitional seasons. Summer is known as flo-owk-Emi. Winter is known as eflo-owk-Emi.

There are six primary seasons.