worldbuilding :: weather, climate, and seasons 

[at some point I need to come up with a name so I can easily refer to this world]

the climate of the fantasy world I'm building is very strange - the world is not a sphere, but is perfectly flat, so there are no poles to be cold nor equator to be warm.

instead, the climate spirals out from a central point, in increasingly large patches of alternating cold and warm.

On the attached map, this is shown with blue areas being very cold and red areas being very warm.

This spiral pattern continues, getting larger and larger - so ships that travel out into the endless seas must either be prepared for both kinds of weather, or must follow a spiral.

There are only 2 seasons in this world: the "extreme" season and the "mild" season.

in the mild season, everything is relatively temperate - cold zones are around 15°C (59°F), and warm zones are around 20°C (68°F).

In the extreme season, everything is... extreme. Cold zones can get as cold as -50°C (-58°F) and warm zones can get as hot as 50°C (122°F). (Of course these are the most extreme of the extreme temperatures - average temperatures are closer to 0°C (32°F) and 30°C (86°F).

The reason for these weather patterns has been much debated by scholars and philosophers over the centuries. Some claim it is merely the natural way of things. Others claim that is a blessing (or a curse) from the gods.

Others still blame the kobolds on the shaped islands - after all, their islands are in the centre of the spiral, and were carved to exactly match the temperature zones. Extensive digging projects have found nothing, however, and the islands were carved centuries before recorded history.

worldbuilding :: weather, climate, and seasons 

@gwyfyndraig (As a note, you might want to add in the CW next time that you're using a much larger character limit)

So does the spiral itself move, or is that more or less static?

Also, 50°C? Fuck. Sounds like my best bet is to live somewhere on one of the transitions.

worldbuilding :: weather, climate, and seasons 

@BatElite the spiral does not move - it's entirely stationary

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