ARTABASKIARE: Name of the Continent of Ie on which lies the State of Melville and Sevy. It is present North America. The city of Sevy is to be centered on the present-day city Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
COMMON TONGUE OF MELVILLE: The Common Tongue of Melville is a planned language used for communication between all Melvillians, those people who live in the State of Melville. It is a second tongue to all Melvillians, it is usually a second birth tongue for most Seveans.
- 1 The Four Common Tongues
- 2 History of Grondare
- 3 The Melvillian Era
- 4 The Melville-on-Ien Era
- 5 The conworlds of Ie Ien
- 6 Ie Ien is a Conuniverse
- 7 Childhood
- 8 An-Aarleen
- 9 Back to Melville
- 10 Calendars in the State of Melville
- 11 The Melvillian Calendar
- 12 The Counts
- 13 Holidays of the Melvillian Calendar
- 14 Evolution from Old Sevean to New Sevean
- 15 Presevean
- 16 Old Sevean vs. Esperanto
- 17 Old Sevean for the later Era
- 18 Sevean vs. New Sevean
- 19 Situation of Sevy
- 20 Names of Sevy in various languages
- 21 Language spoken in the State of Melville
- 22 The Origine of the Taasaweans
- 23 The Transvaliques, the Taweans
- 24 The former Taasaweans, Cisvaliques
- 25 The later Taasaweans, Pentademotique
- 26 The Saweans
- 27 The Ten Vales
- 28 Details
- 29 Early life of Yiuel
- 30 Yiuel in Sevy
- 31 Yiuel in the Old Arthabaskiare
- 32 Yiuel within the Deos
The Four Common Tongues
One should not confuse the Four Common Tongues of Melville to have been in use.
- Esperanto, quickly evolving to Old Sevean, though official names of very old concepts will keep Esperanto's structure and phonology during the Old Sevean stage.
- Old Sevean, taking its place shortly after the end of the Kunstarigado, shortly before Yiuel's departure. It is the language in which actually Yiuel wrote, even if he said he actually wrote in Esperanto.
- New Sevean, sometimes called Presevean, taking its place shortly before the end of the Disvolvado, shortly before the Ten Vale Federation. It is the language daily spoken by most Seveans, and the one used by non-Seveans as well. This happened long before it took its place as the official common tongue, but it is officially recognized only shortly before the Ten Vale. It fell into disuse shortly after the first years of the Ten Vale, around 600 P-M, but stayed as a de lex lingua franca between all Melvillians.
- Sevean proper, the evolved form of New Sevean (or Presevean). Both languages aren't especially far away from each other, yet we see that grammar changed a lot, and word usage as well.
GENEVIÈVE MAEY LEMELVILLOIS:
- Birth: unknown (shortly after the foundation of Sevy)
- Death: unknown
- Parents: father :Yiuel LeMelvillois
- Children: Have children
She is the oldest children of Yiuel LeMelvillois. Believed to be the first child conceived in Sevy, also the only child of her school age.
GRONDARE: The Melvillian name of Mars, the red planet of the Solar System.
History of Grondare
The Grondare project arises when the first wars with the non-Melvillians happens. They know that Mars is a large planet where they could actually live somehow peacefully. So the project is built until a last "Terran" resort is found, Melville Island. But then, they knew they couldn't withstand the non-Melvillians other than by destroying them, and since they didn't wish their end, the came up again with Grondare, the first colony being built in 980 of the Melvillian Calendar.
HISTORY OF IE IEN: It must important to note that History in Ie Ien is also related to geography. So, for each Era, dates shall be given, if there are, and also the location.
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The Melvillian Era
The Kunstarigado (Construction) is the period in which the basis of the Melvillian culture and civilisation are founded. It begins with the building of Sevy and ends when the city holds 100 000 inhabitants.
The Disvolvigado (Evolution) is the period in which Sevy extends to it full size. It ends after 250 years, and the traditional Blue Vale region is created.
The Enlandujado (Inlandization) is the period in which the Melvillan State admits the first new communities according to its open civilisation. Most of them are created along the coast, north of Sevy, or inland, close to the Sevean river.
The Valarujado (Valeship) is the period in which, 500 years after the foundation of Sevy, the southern regions join the Melvillian State and together they found the Ten Vale Federation. It is to be noted that this period is sometimes called the Second Golden Age of Melville, the first one being its foundation time.
The Ellandujado (Exlandization) is the period in which great migrations occur. Since there are too many Melvillians in the western cities, a lot of people cross the mointains and join the Eastern side. On their way, they will met a lot of communities and great but archaic States (Elkebek being the best example of those states). At the end of the period, the whole Continent (called Artabaskiare) is in a single Federation, with strong independant communties within. Sevy is still the main city though.
The Traterigxado (Globalization0 is NOT a period where Earth economy is fully intergrated. It is the period in which the Melvillian people makes contact with the whole world. The End of the Age is said to be when the first All-Earth conference is held in Sevy, but some people feel it should be ended at the First War of Artabaskiare.
The last period is named after Grondare because it is the declening period where all Melville will finally have the plan to move on to Mars. The Grundarigxado begins with the first tratations to conquer parts of Melville, from some people. The Melvillian people retreats completely in their land and organize great Universal Expositions and invite people from everywhere to look and see.
Then is the Second war of Artabaskiare, where Melvillians are utterly defeated. In 975 after the foundation of Sevy, the community of Sevy decides to move to Melville Island, the Last Resort. Within the next 25 years, all communities will have moved to Melville Island, in search of refugee. In 980, Grondare-on-Mars is founded. Finally, in 998, the Third War of Artabaskiare begins and Melville, by the middle of 1000, is fully surrounded and can only flee to space.
The Melville-on-Ien Era
This is a period of isolation, where Melville is ignorant about the Taasaweans.
Ie has a past history that shows the existence of Atlantis, a civilisation which would be located on the Carabean archipelago, their main island being Hispanola. Ie's last 1000 years are our future, hence Melville doesn't yet exist in our timeline.
Note that the official name of Earth in Ie Ien is Tero. an Old Sevean term.
IE IEN: Ie Ien is the conuniverse of Yiuel.
The conworlds of Ie Ien
It has multiple conworlds :
- Tawsaw also known as Ien : The planet of the Taasaweans. It is a full conworld.
- Earth also known as Ie : Earth. It is in fact a so-called Alternate Earth where something in history changed. There inhabits the Melvillians, but also other peoples, Melvillianised or not.
- Grondare : It is in fact the Melvillian name for the planet Mars, when it will become inhabited by some Melvillians.
- Zhedmei : A mysterious planet of the past, otherwise called The motherhome of the Deos, an old people of the Universe. It is said that Tawsaw was built with the remains of Zhedmei, being destroyed during the War between the First and the Second, fought by the Deos in their earlier days.
Ie Ien is a Conuniverse
It shall be noted that there are thousands of other worlds unnamed. We know there are at least one other world, that of Hek, but less described. we now as well that there are dozens of other people, probably from as many worlds.
Kevin is one of the children of Yiuel LeMelvillois, he is renowned in Sevy to have aged very quickly, and developping a knowledge unknown to most Melvillians.
Kevin is born in the later years of the Kunstarigado. He is supposedly named after an unknown cousin of Yiuel LeMelvillois, and was the only children of Yiuel entitled with the birth tongue of English.
Kevin has always been fascinated with waeponry, especially swords. His father offered him a sowrd shortly after his tenth anniversary.
Shortly after, he changed school to learn the ways of survival in nature. Yet, on his first day, he was cast in the midst of the world of An-Aarleen, an ever-decaying world where no progress is possible due to periodical mighty wars where most of its inhabitants were destroyed, or left helpless.
His fosterfather Dverebhal is a mere swordsman in the city. Yet, his glory comes with Kevin. Quick to go on and save Kevin, Dverebhal is remarked by his master, a Temple Patriarch, that of the Temple of the Sound. This event, and later meeting with the Ruling Princess of Ashamdheri, will lead Dverebhal to be appointed as Dauphin, that is, next to be Prince. The former Prince dies shortly after, and the Dauphin becomes Prince. Yet, the new Prince, though liked by the people of the city, is hated by most nobility, as Dverebhal is a Commoner.
Dverebhal is then kicked out the Kingdom, by the strong Coup d'État, and though Kevin can't help, the Prince and a small group join to rebuild the Prince's forces, if they can be. And so all the party, led by the curious Kevin, moves on discovering the Tellan peninsula.
Back to Melville
His journey is finally completed, and Dverebhal is again Ruling Prince of Ashamdheri. Yet, Kevin also has a problem : though he can finally go back, he now has a child born in Ashamdheri, and hence, a wife (Erisham Devahe). When Kevin finally came back, he brought with him Devahe and their child, so An-Aarleen influenced the biological history of the Melvillians.
MELVILLIAN CALENDAR: The Melvillian calendar is the calender used by all Melvillians for official dates.
Calendars in the State of Melville
It might be important though to note that the Melvillian calendar is not the official calendar for all communities. It is the official calendar of the Melvillian state and the community of Sevy, its main community. Conversions between all calendars are to be calculated officially.
The Melvillian Calendar
The cycle of year
The Melvillian calendar is based on the Sun. It divides the years into 12 months. The 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th and 12th months consist of 30 days. The 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th months are of 31 days. This gives the following pattern ;
- 30 Unmonato
- 31 Dumonato
- 30 Trimonato
- 30 Kvarmonato
- 31 Kvinmonato (Festmonato)
- 30 Sesmonato
- 30 Sepmonato
- 31 Okmonato
- 30 Navmonato
- 30 Dekmonato
- 31 Onzmonato
- 30 Dozmonato
Each three months is divided into 13 weeks of 7 days. (Undato, Dudato, Tridato, Kvardato, Kvindato, Sesdato, Sepdato in Old Sevean)
At the beginning of the year, we have a 365th day, called the First Day (Ekjariczhtago). It isn't in any month (though offocially acounted as in the first month, in official documents) and it isn't of any week either (though officially accounted as a Last day of the week, in official documents)
At the end of every four years, except on each 25th four-year cycle, excluding the 100th four-year cycle, we have a 366th day, called the Four-year End (Jarkvarfintago). As for the First Day, the Last Day is of no month and no week. But, for official documents, it is included in the last month and last day of the week.
It is based on the foundation of Melville. Unlike most calenders, that year is accounted as Origin Year, i.e. a year 0. Hence, the first anniversary of Melville was on 01/05/0001, not 01/05/0002 as it would be expected. So, when you give the year's sumber, you also have Melville's age.
Translation between calenders are named Counts. There are standard counts between all community calenders and the Melvillian. But there are also official Counts for a lot of calendar. TheGregorian calendar has Three official counts.
The Great Count
The Great Count is to calculate the days of the Melvllian calendar up to the event we want to know the dates. Then, the anniversary perfectly match.
The Small Count
The Small Count is to calculate the date on its Origin Year anniversary. It is not as precise though. It was largely used for people's anniversary in the first years, so one must know when he was actually born by taking this into account.
The Retro Count
The Retro count is only used for events that took place into the Melvillian Era. We take its anniversary and put it on the Origin Year and take out the day.
Holidays of the Melvillian Calendar
- 00/01 : New Year, Novjarigxo
- 02/01 : Spring, Vivrenovjartempigxo
- 05/01 : Summer, Plejvivjartempigxo, Beginning of the Festaro, Festmonatigxo
- 05/14 : Sevy Day Urbstarigtago
- 05/15 : Melville Day, Sxtatstarigtago
- 05/16 : Community Day, Ulartago
- 08/01 : Automn, Vivdisfaljartempigxo
- 08/31 : Halloween, Spiritvespero
- 11/01 : Winter, Mallumjartempigxo
- 00/02 : End of a Quadrannee Kvarjarfinigxo
The 31 days of the Festmonato
Evolution from Old Sevean to New Sevean
New Sevean is not a direct descendant of Old Sevean, unlike what the name suggest. In the first years of the State of Melville, Old Sevean was devised after the language used in most of the first Notares. It then was taught as a second language to all Melvillians (then, all Seveans), and Old Sevean grew to be an everyday language among some neighborhoods of Sevy. But Old Sevean evolved from its original form into a vulgar form.
This intermediate form, never written, only described by linguists at that time, is generally know as the Vulgar Old Sevean. Grammar and semantic greatly differs between the normative and vulgar languages. As it went on, children only spoke the Vulgar kind, debasing it even more, the Old Sevean was only a language to have access to knowledge.
The final step was to take the language spoken by one generation, and unify it. They did so, shortly before the Ten Vale Federation, and children could now learn their own language.
The name Presevean, commonly used to describe New Sevean, is based on the Sevean language perspective, as New Sevean is the mother language of Sevean. Old Presevean is then often used to describ Old Sevean, but most people will use the name Esperanto over Old Presevean, even though Esperanto and Old Sevean are technically two distinct languages. Indeed, Old Sevean is the most commonly used name. Sometimes, non-Seveans will use the term Melvillian for that Old Sevean.
OLD SEVEAN: The Common Language of the Melvillians in the first years of the State of Melville, shortly after the first years when Esperanto was the Common Tongue.
Old Sevean vs. Esperanto
It is known to be related to Esperanto in a lot of fashions. But it must be clear that Old Srvean is not Esperanto, as close as it can be. At most, it is a dialect of Esperanto, having more grammaical features and a different vocabulary. Phonology also changed somehow. One should also bear in mind that New Sevean is the descendant of not the Old Sevean directly, but from its vulgar variant.
Old Sevean for the later Era
Knowledge about Old Sevean is still there, even after 6 centuries of use of New Sevean.
SEVEAN: This is an evolved form of New Sevean.
Sevean vs. New Sevean
New Sevean began to be used as a Common Tongue shortly before the Ten Vale Federation's foundation. But shortly after, the language of Sevy and New Sevean grew to be different languages. New Sevean took its common form and people stayed attached to it as the Common Tongue of Melville. It is taken as the Classical language of Melville, even though the proeminent language in old days was Old Sevean
As New Sevean was learned by all non-Sevean people, the Sevean people continued to speak their language and made it evolve. Then, internationalization arrived for the Melvillians, and people arrived in Melville even more. Yet, in Sevy, they developped an automous feeling, and people began to only speak in Sevean, rather then using either the Traditional Tongues or New Sevean.
Orama, a young singer, is proeminent in the fact that she only sang in Sevean and supported the Sevean language movement, by taking Sevean as her Birth Tongue. The movement though is way older than her. It began around 950, and grew strong when the Grundarigxo happened, as all Seveans really began to use it. Most children born in the Grundarigxo era have Sevean as their true Birth Tongue.
SEVY: Sevy is the English name of the chief city of the State of Melville. It is to be understood that Sevy is only a officious capital city for the State of Melville, being the center point of most transportation means, yet Sevy is in no way an official capital.
Situation of Sevy
Sevy is the name of the main community of the State of Melville.
For about a thousand years, from its foundation until its 975th aniversary, Sevy is located on the point where actually Vancouver British Colombia Canada is. It has its city center located on the Fraser river, in the middle of the Delta itself. It extends over the most part of the delta and on the surrounding mountains.
Then, it moved northwards in the middle of the now known as Island of Melville, then know as Multicolored Vale, and is renamed Sevy-Melville, as it transformes as well as a place where refugees from everywhere in the State of Melville take refuge.
Finally, after the Ie-Ien, it is named Sevy-on-Ien, as they now are on Ien. Sevy then developpes into a very large city, especially when Melville extends on numerous Taasawean communities.
Names of Sevy in various languages
- Esperanto : Sevo or Cevo
- French : Cévé
- Inuktitut : Saivai or Saivii
- Japanese : 星米（セイベイ） Seibei
- Thenqol : Sevej
Notice that the most common name is the French name Cévé rather than the versions in the Common Tongues of Melville.
STATE OF MELVILLE: The State of Melville is the political entity that englobes all people who accepted the Basic Laws of Melville. It is to note that the State is based on those people, and its geographical extent has changed over time.
Language spoken in the State of Melville
There are a lot of languages spoken in the State of Melville. First, there are the Common Tongues. Old Sevean is still spoken by a minority of loremasters, yet, since most works are translated into New Sevean, most people don't bother learning Old Sevean, except if they are willing to study the texts in dept. New Sevean is the most popular language, being the actual modern common tongue of Melville, at the time of Ie-Ien.
As for cultural languages, here are those who were spoken in Melville :
- French : This not must shade that in fact, various French languages evolved. There are two main branches of the French language in Melville. First, there is the Melvillian French, the language spoken by those Seveans who retained French as their birth tongue. Second, there is the Elkebekian French, the language spoken by most Elkebekians. Both French languages stem from a common ancester, Quebec's French. Melvillian French was more influenced by normative French than Elkebekian's was.
- Haitian creole
TAASAWEANS: The family of sentinent species of Taasao
Note : the names Transvaliques, Cisvaliques and Pentademotiques aren't the traditional names, but a francisation of those names. Transvalique : those out of the vale, Cisvalique : those in the vale, Pentademotique : those who form five families. Note that those names are applied only be the Uttermost Western people of Taasao.
The Origine of the Taasaweans
The story of the Kenwenfafdom speaks about the primitive myth of the Taasaweans. It is generally taken as history, and we cannot doubt it, since all people who never rejected their ancestral beliefs are said to know and share that myth.
To resume, it is said that Kenwen came to Taasao and created a being called the Companion. They together bread and it gave birth to a multitude of children. Those are the Children of Kenwen, the literal translation of Kenwenfafdom.
After those children gave birth to other children and then grew to be a large people, they began to move into new places. Those steps are called dispersions. Some went off the water, where they originally dwelt. We generally divide them into Transvalique, Cisvalique and Pentademotiques.
The Transvaliques, the Taweans
They are Earth dewelling people, they are divided into multiple species. One of them is said to be already wandering in space, looking for Kenwen if they still can find him. most ofthem though never went deep into science and civilisation.
The former Taasaweans, Cisvaliques
They are Earth dwelling people, though they sometimes can live underwater. They are deeply attached to Earth though. They are divided into 7 large families, which are mostly traditional (the Eastern family is said to actually be a group of a dozen of families).
The later Taasaweans, Pentademotique
They are Earth dwelling people, though they can live underwater. They are close biologically to the Saweans, but yet can breed with the Cisvaliques, for most of them. They are generally grouped with the large Cisvalique families, but that doesn't mean they are closely related or even relating. They aren't attached to Earth though and can easily go back to water.
They are the still Sea dwelling people, though they have lungs and are able to breathe in plain air. We know almost nothing about the number of species, though we can assume that around the Tao, they are all of the same spicies, since all Cisvaliques were able to breed.
TEN VALE FEDERATION: This is the most remembered name for the Golden Age State of Melville. It is remembered to have been the time when the first non-Seveanized people joined the State of Melville, on the Federation basis.
The Ten Vales
Indeed, the Ten Vales name doesn't come out of nowhere. Ten Vales were officially designised, each having a specific color.
The Red Vale : This is acounted as the valley that the Colorado river follows. Indeed, it goes from Mexicali (Mexico) to Denver (Colorado), yet the most important settlements are around Mexicali.
The Orange Vale : This is accounted as the valley where San Diego is. It also includes all the Baja California peninsula.
The Yellow Vale : This is the Valley of Los Angeles.
The Cyan Vale : This is the Valley where the Colombia river flows. The Peace city is there, where the people of Sevy met some people from the Green Vale. This valley is inhabited mostly by Seveans though, even if some southern communities were also founded along the Colombia river.
The Grey Vale : This is the Vale where the Alaska peninsula is. Skagway is also included there.
The White Vale : This is the Vale where Yukon river flows.
The Multicolor Vale : This is, technically, the vale in which the MacKenzie river flows. Yet, it also includes the northern islands of Victoria, Banks, and the western part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. Especially the Isle of Melville, eponymus to the State of Melville. Though it is accounted as a Vale of the Ten Vales, it has no inhabitant until a great Inuit community is joined and enters the Federation.
- Birth: Unknown
- Death: Unknown
- Parents: Unknown
- Children: Geneviève Maey LeMelvillois, Kevin Saey LeMelvillois, Takumi Zaey LeMelvillois, Éraéla Jaey LeMelvillois (half-Deos), other children.
Early life of Yiuel
Yiuel is born a few years before the happenings of the Arthabasquiade. He later appears to have travelled a lot around the world shortly before it, from the famous Call acknowledged by most Seveans after the foundation of Sevy. He is the weak leader of the Hundred Founders, those who travelled by foot the whole Arthabasquiare.
Yiuel in Sevy
Sevy is at first led by the Hundred Founders, lossely led by Yiuel, but also by other leaders, not opposing Yiuel but also having a large part in the foundation of the Hundred House, first community of the City of Sevy. The Council of Sevy is then the highest institution of Sevy and Melville.
A few years later, other groups arrive, claiming that they were called here by Yiuel. All those new groups founded communities around the Blue Vale and organized as autonomous regions withing the City of Sevy. Yet, noone leaded the City, and noone could agree. This is when Yiuel took the lead, seeking the support of each community. All communities except Hundred-Houses agreed on him. With much pressure, and promises about not changing the gained autonomy, all finally agreed and the First Constitution of Sevy was written.
This common agreement, Yiuel decided to always seek it, and if it couldn't be attained, he just left the project, or went on an build it in an autonomous community. this went on for a few decades. In the 40th year, Yiuel then decides to leave Sevy.
Yiuel in the Old Arthabaskiare
Little is understood about the later years. Yiuel possibly lived for about two or three decades in the Eastern Mountains. There, he might have made war agaisnt some mysterious warriors, along the side of other strange warriors. Those battles occured since the founding of Sevy. It is felt that Yiuel left when those wars finally ended and that the other people were decaying. Two children of Yiuel are said to have been born there, to a local woman.
It seems to be clear that some years after, he travelled in what would be later known as Elkebek and was part in the founding of the State of Elkebek and the City of Kingsmount. We don't know which part, but he left the Doublearrow as a symbol of the State, adding : Remember as you ever did, when you will see someone else flying the Doublearrow, remember my work and go forward to them with the same symbol.
Yiuel may have went to a lot more places, but traces are hard to find. Some have claimed that he went to Redbridge but it hasn't be proven. He disappears sometime later his time in Elkebek.
Yiuel within the Deos
There he was involved with someone known as Jedzahim Desatee, and had a children, Eraela Jaey LeMelvillois. It seems that they broke apart quite quickly, though they remained friends and were together in the Council of the Four within the Council of the Deos. When the Deos finally joined the Azedion State, Yiuel left outside the known part of the Universe to the Deos with a mysterious being called Michael Macleod.