Archive for June 20, 2010

NORTHDAY: The intercalary day 91 days after Yearday, approximating the date of the northern solstice. At the time of Homecoming perihelion is close to the northward equinox, so the actual solstice is a few days before Northday. Northday is a holiday on Central, and is also the end of the school year and the start of a month-long school vacation.

PALA FRUIT: A Riyan fruit with a sweet, spicy taste and just a hint of tartness. As picked, it is grayish and spiny, but when the outer covering is stripped off, a smooth-skinned, green-gold fruit is revealed.