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Tricin (English: /ˈtrɪsin/ TRIS-in; Skellan: a Smøøh; Clofabosin: tricin /tɾikin/ 'world'; Windermere: Sngeaf; Swuntsim: Ξəp /tɬəp/) is an Earth-like planet orbiting a G-type main sequence star, called a hond in Skellan, grian in Clofabosin, and fi nieth in Windermere, in the Rytsofzyláð Galaxy.

Tricin is a collaborative conworld setting originally created by User:IlL. User:Praimhín has also contributed greatly.


Tricin is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA.


Former contributors

Some loose guidelines

  • In general, conlangs and names should avoid words that sound like
    • racial etc. slurs
    • profanities in common Earth languages
    • names of infamously destructive hurricanes (e.g. "Katrina" or "Harvey")
  • When creating a Trician character, you can give them multiple interests (like, say, mathematician and composer) but generally you should give them at most one field to be major or famous in, especially if the character is contemporary.


  • Explore cultural contact and conflict.
  • Explore "scattered communities with local laws" ideas for political systems
  • Need literature people in the workgroup
  • Find a domain to host a dedicated wiki on

Star system

TODO: Redo Talman planet names

Planet names in Eevo:

  • Faxid - terrestrial
  • Smøøh - terrestrial
    • Satellite: Søøm
  • Ałoð - terrestrial
  • Fizjort - super-Earth
  • Xeñih - gas giant
  • Dazjofwñð - gas giant
  • Çifazj - ice giant

The largest planet is Xeñih and the smallest is Ałoð.

Planetary characteristics

1 Trician solar year = 357.08065278709064 Trician days. These are often grouped into 51 7-day weeks.

1 Trician solar day = 24 Earth hours

A Trician day is divided into 5040 units, each of which is divided into 5040 smaller units.

One Trician lunar month is 30.58122882574347 Trician days long; hence months in the lunar calendar usually have either 30 or 31 days. Twelve lunar months are about 366.97474590892164 days, which exceeds the solar year by 9.89409312183100 solar days. Hence Trician lunisolar calendars remove a month, approximately once in every 3 years, to keep the months aligned with the solar year.

Atmosphere and atmospheric pressure: Earth-like


The countries of the Bitaleta (Talma, Etalocin, and Bjeheond) area

27% of Tricin's surface is land (i.e. not covered by water).

Continents (Areas are ballpark estimates):

  • Eta-Talma (Skellan: Eta-Talma): Spreads north to south, about 20% of the land
    • Talma (Skellan: Talma): Northern, temperate region
    • Etalocin (Skellan: Eta): Southern, tropical region
  • Bjeheond (Skellan: Ogxóoñ): about 10% of the land, temperate
  • Txapoalli (Skellan: Nyçís) : about 30% of the land, climate varies widely
  • Cualuav (Skellan: Cualuav): 30%, climate varies widely
  • Arctica: 10%

Other areas:

The Bitaleta (Bjeheond, Etalocin and Talma) area is often called the "North" or similar in Trician languages.

TODO: Residual and spread zones within each continent.


The following describes the Talman calendar, which is now a global standard across Tricin.

Year 0 marks the founding of the Windermere Empire. Negative years are written with a minus sign.

Months in Clofabosin:

  • rufiporfin
  • talaporfin
  • uneporfin
  • verteporfin
  • rostaporfin
  • exeporfin
  • avidoporfin
  • temoporfin
  • padeliporfin
  • padoporfin
  • stannsoporfin
  • lemuteporfin

A seven-day week is used. The names of the days of the week in Clofabosin are:

  • domorelin
  • remorelin
  • mimorelin
  • famorelin
  • solmorelin
  • lamorelin
  • timorelin

The current Trician year is fT 1392.

Major oceans and seas

Tectonic plates

Major plates:

  • one big oceanic plate
  • Talman plate
  • Etalocian plate
  • Bjeheondian plate
  • two to three Txapoallian plates
  • one Cualuavian plate
  • two to four minor oceanic plates
  • one Arctican plate

Time zones


Natural resources

Fossil fuels are less abundant than on Earth, which has forced Tricians to rely on nuclear energy. [also slowed down tech progress, but Trician civilization also grew more sustainably than Earth civilization] (?)


Behaviorally modern humans emerged in Southern Etalocin.


The Trician musical traditions could be classified roughly as follows. (See individual subpages for more info.)

  • Meantone temperament (penta or diatonic; I-vi-ii-V-I important): Clofabian
  • Pythagorean/53edo: Dodellian
  • Low-complexity just intonation (overtone or undertone series based, combination product sets and CS's) or quasi ji edos: classical Talman, popular Fyxoom
  • Tetrachords and ajnas: Sowáar, Bjeheondian
  • Equal division of the fifth: Naquosphere
  • Small inharmonic scales (slendro and pelog and quasi 7edo): Onishia
  • JI-agnostic small edos: modern experimental
  • Primodality: modern experimental

Modern Talmosphere art music is often a mixture of all these elements.


Major languages

Roughly in order of number of speakers:

  1. Hetomic
  2. Clofabosin
  3. Skellan
  4. Modern Netagin
  5. some Tseer descendant
  6. Modern Windermere

Language families

Some major language families are:


"Racial" characteristics

  • Etalocians have brown skin, black hair, epicanthal folds, blue eyes (sometimes), and straight hair.
  • Txapoallians: various

Programming languages

Programming languages usually have Skellan keywords. Some common languages are:

  • High-level language (Java + Python hybrid)
  • Functional language
  • C analogue


Surnames are bolded.


See also

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