Members of the Kryôdjān culture
- Gaelle Rachoine
- David Ghanem
- Joanne Ragheb
- Calvin Tanios
- Michel Maouad
- Rayan Sayegh
- Alex Markarian
- Fawzi Zoghbi
- Karl Hajal
- Jennifer Houeiss
- Michel Raad
By Michel Raad 15:45, 6 November 2012 (EST)
Kryodja means masterpiece in the kryodjan language. Kryodjans consider that their goddess Charaka created them without a single flaw. The Kryodjans finished by turning the name Kryodja to masterpeice. Kry:Master. Od:Art. Ja:Made by Charaka.
By Michel Raad 14:37, 6 November 2012 (EST)
Kryodjans have lots of way of greeting between each others: -if the two are really friends:they both cross legs -if the two are enemies they just burp at each others and shout to the ground -if both are lovers: they just look at themselves and pull each others ears.
By Joanne Ragheb 13:44, 6 November 2012 (EST)
Kryodja is composed of 5 villages. Each village has a specialty as well as a logo. Village 1 is specialized in music and art, Village 2 in cuisine, Village 3 in architecture, Village 4 in weapons, and Village 5 in clothes. File:Villages.jpg
By Alex Markarian
By Karl Hajal 12:44, 6 November 2012 (EST)
The Theory of Creation:
The Goddess Charaka roamed over the universe long before the creation of Kryodjans, a universe who once was nothing but a black void, an empty infinite amount of space.
The Goddess had to make use of all of that existing space so she created a huge surface in the form of a sphere on which she would make life possible for living beings she would later create to give a meaning to the universe.
First of all, she had to make sure of creating a living friendly environment on her newly created planet : She started out by creating the sun to light up the world. Then she created the four elements of nature : water, earth, wind and fire, along with different forms of land with different structures, natures, and climates each suiting a defined group of beings.
When everything was finally ready, she created tons of different types of species each completely different than the other. But looking at them some time later, they all seemed meaningless. They all lived the same way, in the same cycle : hunt, eat, sleep. So she decided to add a new portion of land to be populated by a new specie, a special one, that would surpass all the others, the one she would call Kryodjans meaning masterpiece. Two different counterparts of the Kryodjans were created : the male and the female. She attributed to that specie each of what she would call the 5 senses : Sight, Hearing, Taste, Smell and Touch. They would be able to think, each in a different way, having his own likes and dislikes. They would be able to communicate with each other: they first did it through signs and later through the Kryodjan language developed and sent to them by the Goddess Charaka herself. Kryodjans were gifted each a different talent, each acquired abilities for a specific task which led to the foundation of the five villages, where the dwellers of each village all share the same skills for a given job.
The Kobo :
The Kobo is a collection of the different Dra'raks, which are sacred scrolls each addressing a different subject. These scrolls are believed to be sent by the Goddess and are holy to the Kryodjans considering them as the closest things they have got to the Goddess and the only way to communicate with her.
The Kobo is divided in 8 tomes each formed of 7 chapters. Each chapter contains the texts of a different scroll.
The Yobas are Kryodjans who devote their lives for the religion. They are in charge of remaining the island's peacefulness wished by the Goddess by ruling the Kryodjans in a pacific way keeping it away from war.
They are divided in 3 divisions each having a different job :
- The Dioca : She is the head of the Yobas and is considered as the representative of the Goddess on Kryopa . She is the ruler of the lands being the only one who knows the secrets of the creation of kryodja, the real story behind it all, the one that no one else will ever know. She holds the documents written by the first Kryodjans, the 3 scientists who had crashed into Rafa-Rafa, where the answers to everything are found. A new Dioca is chosen by the people following the death of the previous one and is handed the documents.
-The Oretis : An Oreti is usually a wise and experienced person, he knows everything there is to know about life and knows how to handle the different situations imposed on Kryodjans by it. There are five Oretis, each being the chief of one of the five villages as chosen by the inhabitants of a village and agreed on by the Dioca. Their job is to keep an eye on everything going on in the village, to secure all of the necessities required and make sure that everything goes correctly. They are also the link between the Dioca and the dwellers of a village.
- The Asonus : The Asonus are in charge of remaining peace on the island. Their job is to deal with the Kryodjans' problems in a fair and correct way so that everyone is satisfied. An Asonu's objective is to keep the island of Kryopa away from conflicts.
The Asonus' number is not limited. However, a Kryodjan wishing to become an Asonus is only accepted under requirements : He is required to be cultured, he needs to have great knowledge of the Kobo, and needs to know everything about life.
By Karl Hajal 13:03, 6 November 2012 (EST)
The Kryodjan calendar is based on the Kobo
-A Hlimichi is formed of 8 Adnezs due to the number of tomes of the Kobo
-An Adnez is formed of 7 Kimonis due to the number of chapters of the Kobo
-A Kimoni is formed of 10 Rits : 5 RitYads and 5 RitKabs.
-A RitYad is the first part of a Rit which goes from the sunrise to the sunset, a RitKab is the second one which goes from the moment the sun disappears till the moment it rises. The duration of a RitYad equals the duration of RitKab.
By Michel Raad 12:39, 6 November 2012 (EST) - People think that the goddess Charaka created also another world “Jysun” which people visited before birth and would visit after death. Kryodjans find these places sacred places where there would be no worries nor sadness or pain. Charaka loved the Kryodjans and considered them perfect because they were the piece of her creation so all Kryodjan would go to “Jysun”. -When people died they were buried depending on the way they died: If the person died because of a deadly disease he would be placed in a forest full of animals where they would eat the corpse. If the person died while hunting they would be placed inside the “Bastarm” considering them heroes. If the person died by senility Kryodjans would pray on his soul so it would rest in peace in the Jysun. -Newborn Kryodjans are dipped in Liangas, the holy water found in the Goddess’ lake, so the parents would be able to present their children to Charaka and show her that their fate is between her hands. -Kryodjans belief that the goddess Charaka forged a blade named “Dioca” and gave it to the religious head of Kryodja who took its name after the blade. Every time the headmaster of Kryodjan religion dies the “Dioca” is given to its successor. When a Kryodjan reaches the age of 20, a ceremony (Pennitou) is organized: The Dioca benedicts the Kryodjan considering him (her) a grown-up adult. The Dioca puts a cone-shaped hat with their totem on it.
By Michel Raad 12:36, 6 November 2012 (EST)
-When a child is born people dip the child in “Liangas” the water found in the holy lake near the valley of the Elyts near the 5th village of Kryodja. The kid is dipped 5 times: they first dip his head then his hands and legs each one alone so the goddess would bless his actions and thoughts. After dipping the kid in the holy waters the kid is put in a room with pressured “kabkab” where he would be tested to see if he could be one of the kryodjans or not. If the kid survives the parents burn on his hand the letter “k”.
-Every Hlimichi (Kryodjan year) a festival is done in the entire island where Dioca visits all of the villages and celebrates the creation of Charka’s creation for Kryodja and the end of the Kobo (the holy Kryodjan book). The Kryodjans end this festival by the Jakinni (the Kryodjan official sport) and by dancing and eating till dawn.
-By the end of each “Adnez” the Kryodjans occur in their village where they compete in three different “mini-games”: they compete in running, they compete in eating, or they compete in hunting. The winner gets fame and respect by every other Kryodjan in his village.
-Some Kryodjans venerate fecal matter for its good smell and consider the act of doing such a thing really important and respectful if done in a friend’s house. So some Kryodjans used to eat a lot to defecate a lot in the nature and the woods just to thank god about this good she gave them. Kryodjans reunite in the “Bastarm“to pray the Bastarm is a sort of a pyramid built backwards with a part of it buried under the ground. Kryodjans reunite underground to pray together and read the Kobo (their holy book). The Etusk :
The Etusk is a ceremony taking place on the first Rit of each Kimoni where the Kryodjans meet on the top of the Elyts, the holy mountain, located at the centre of the island, where they would form a circle around the gigantic statue of the Goddess* to pray and thank her for all that she gave them. A different chapter of the Kobo is read and discussed in the beginning of each Kimoni in a way that a Tome is completed every Adnez.
- The Statue of the Goddess : This statue has been sculpted in the early Kryodjans' times on the highest point of the island as a way to praise and honor the Goddess, and years later it had become sacred to Kryodjans and the Elyts was made the main place for praying. She is represented in the form she was imagined as by the Yobas and artists (mnersoum hayde el form).
By Fawzi Zoghby
Kryodjan economy is based on trading between the 5 villages:
Each villager trades with another one items he can make easily in his village to something he needs.
E.g.: A villager from the clothes village can switch some clothing accessories and clothes with a blade or a bow or a trap. The clothes merchant uses the bow and trap to go hunt and eat while the weapons manufacturer can warm his family by using the clothes.
by Michel Raad
By Gaelle Rachoine
Kryodjans dress is a very special way:
Top: they wear a blue shirt followed by a pair of jeans on their arms Bottom: they wear a shirt inserting their feet in it's sleeves Feet: Females are always barefooted
Top: they cover their arms with a pair of jeans Bottom: they wear a shirt inserting their feet in it's sleeves Feet: they cover their feet with a plastic bag tied with a thick elastic
In addition, Kryodjans 20 Hlimichis old or more wear a cone shaped hat on which is marked their totem which they acquire during their Pennitou.
Units of Measurement
By Karl Hajal 12:50, 6 November 2012 (EST)
Length is measured in Chets which equals the length of the Dioca's arm. With each new Dioca being chosen the length of a Chet changes.
Weight is measured in Lons which equals the weight of the Dioca. With each new Dioca being chosen the weight of a Lon Changes.
Areas are measured in Secras which equals a square whose sides have the length of a Chet. A Secra's value changes in parallel with the chets.
Time is measured in Polors. A Polor is 1/36 of a Rit.
Various Prefixes are used to indicate a smaller or bigger version of a unit :
- "Da" is used to multiply a unit's value by 2 - "La" is used to multiply a unit's value by 3 - "Na" is used to multiply a unit's value by 5 - "Fa" is used to multiply a unit's value by 7 - "Ka" is used to multiply a unit's value by 10 - "Ra" is used to multiply a unit's value by 100 - "Ta" is used to multiply a unit's value by 1000 - "Ma" is used to multiply a unit's value by 10000
- "Do" is used to divide a unit's value by 2 - "Lo" is used to divide a unit's value by 3 - "No" is used to divide a unit's value by 5 - "Fo" is used to divide a unit's value by 7 - "Ko" is used to divide a unit's value by 10 - "Ro" is used to divide a unit's value by 100 - "To" is used to divide a unit's value by 1000 - "Mo" is used to divide a unit's value by 10000
NB: A combination of two or more prefixes may be used.
For example, a DaRaChet equals 200 Chets.
By Alex Markarian
Kryodjans believed that the goddess Charaka forged the weapon "Katouma" to the Dioca to protect the Kobo from any person who may interfere with it. "Katouma has the divine powers of Charaka's blow. File:Weapon.jpg
By Alex Markarian
Kryodjans that lived in the 3rd village had built a divine pyramid to pray for the gods to give them the power. File:Architecture.jpg
By David Ghanem
Each year the kroydjans organize a competition of their traditional games , each village competes against another and the winning village will get luxurious items and they will be the champions of the year . the traditional games are the following :
Hajj-pong: Liquids poured in cups in a pyramid form then two teams must hit pingpong balls witha racket in the cups each cup with a ball in it is out the first to finish the opponents cup wins
Tenboard: A person on a skateboard with a tennis raquette the opponent throws a tennis ball,the player on the board should hit the ball as far as he can while riding the skateboard
Lace shot: Tied shoes to each other by their laces are thrown by players and must hit ropes wich will be in several places and in different distances. each distance have a number of points. So longer distances means more points.
Egg-race: The players are tied to a chair and in their mouth they will hold a spoon wich is holding a egg they must finish the race while dragging themselves with the chair .the first to arrive to the finish line wins and if the egg falls 15s will be added to their time
Soap curling: Soap is thrown onto a target zone on the ground .each player has three soaps .so in the middle of the zone is 50 pts then the 2nd zone 30 pts then the 3rd zone 10 pts.and the one with more points wins.
By Michel Maouad
The Kryodjan music Jazakma is based on just the G7 scale because Kryodjans believe that it's the scale of the above. The goddess Charaka loves music and especially the G7 scale. Therefore, it is used as a sign of respect. Kryodjans admire their goddess and would do anything to please her. Most people believe that the Jazakma music is a really fast music. Its rhythm is so catchy and funny that you will feel like dancing and humming as soon as you listen to it. The national anthem is based on the Kryodjan devise: "Kryodja, mother of the Rafa Rafa Islands, we salute you!" (In Kryodjan: "Kryodja, smikhzak Rafa Rafa Katouni, Ai Lepkin!" accompanied by a Jazakma symphony.
By Michel Maouad
Kaka is the traditional kryodjan painting style. It's based on small colored squares placed in specific trajectories. Kryodjans love to paint faces and their most famous painting is the Lepgitou which represents their vision of the Goddess Charaka.
By Calvin Tanios
Kryôdjāns are known for mixing many ingredients together; that's what makes their food so special. Starting with a refreshing cold drink named Kryôd, which contains lemon beer with the tasty Kryôdjāns honey. It's the traditional drink served with the main dish Penelp Ka. The ingredients weren't that simple to find, many researches were made to find mashed flavors which are: bacon, the sacred tree, very important for the Kryôdjāns because it's the one and only meat in this country, tomato sauce, oregano, garlic, salt, butter, eggs, corn flour, are all ingredients mixed with the bacon put in a paw. As for the desert, Kryôdjā is rish with chocolate trees, that is why their dessert is based on chocolate, mixed with sugar, flour, eggs, sugar syrup, butter, orange peel, orange juice and sugar powder. It's a kind of cake called Toupenja. You can also dip it in the special drink, Yonzakod, which contains milk, cinnamon, and almonds. Let's not forget that Kryôdjāns rely on trees, it's their only resource for food.
By Jennifer Houeiss
The Gïkinry is the Kryôdjāns' dance which has many dance moves influenced by Kryôdjāns' nature. Each person expresses his personality, his thoughts and specially his feelings by the dance. It's a spiritual dance inspired by the goddess "Charaka". They have a special dance made on the mating season, where boys dance and look their best to seduce women.
By Rayan Sayegh 15:16, 6 November 2012 (EST)
-The air in Kryodja is formed by atoms undetectable by the machines created by the chemists on earth. It has the ability to change the human voice (due to the presence of some Helium in the air) as it has the ability to change the smell of certain elements. For example, fecal matter is appreciated by the kryodjans, While terrestrial perfumes have an horrible smell in Kryodja.
-Kryodja's Chemists discovered 1056 atoms beside the atoms discovered by earth chemists. N.B: The element Rubidium Rb is the only atom that does not exist in kryodja.
-Kryodja contains only two mathematicians : the great hakili and matiflikju
-No one has ever passed the sea and came back to Kryodja. Every Kryodjan believes that the world ends after passing the horizon. For them, it is safer to stay in their land and live together as one big group.
-In Kryodja the average height is: 173 cm and the average weigh is: 70 kg Kryodja contains only two families who don't believe in goddess Charaka which is strictly forbidden in the kryodjan culture. These families are always arrested and they hear a lot of insults.