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Vodean pronunciation table

Pronouncing Beha, Etallic, Sandrin, or Torian place names can be tricky for non-Vodeans (and even some of the locals get caught up from time to time). Here is a list of some places in the native languages (listed alphabetically according to the native word) and their pronunciation in simple sounds and in more advanced IPA. For IPA assistance, see here.

Place Standard IPA
Adie (Park) AY-dee /eɪ.diː/
Auchi ORK-ee /ɔː.kiː/
Audhill ORD-hill or ORD-ill /ɔːrd.ɪl/
Anvors (Island) an-VWAHS /æn'v.wɑːz/
Bandirai BAND-a-RYE /'bənd.ə'raɪ/
Caipah (Beach) kye-pah /kaɪ.pɑː/
Carohu karra-hoo /kæ.rɒ.huː/
Casserres kiss-AIR-ees /kɪs'ɛər.iːz/
Cetorancra see-toe-RANK-ra or see-toe-RUNK-ruh[1] /siː.toʊ'rænk.rɑː/ or /siː.toʊ'rʌnk.rə/
Cotherdyne cot-a-DINE /kɒt.ɑː'daɪn/
Culwawa cull-WAH-wah /kʊl'wɑː.wɑː/
(Point) Eceinin es-EEN-in /ɛs'iː.nɪn/
Edfors ed-FWAHS /ɛd'fwəz/
Endorie en-DOR-ree /ɛn'dɔər.iː/
Etriuradai et-tree-oo-RAY-die /ɛt.riːuː'reɪ.daɪ/
Gerrise ja-REEZ /dʒə'riːz/
Glesfine glih-FEEN /glɪ'fiːn/
Hadseltlie ha-SELT-ee /hə'sɛlt.iː/
Juco JOO-co /'juː.koʊ/
Kiau kee-OR /kiː'ɔː/
Kincorait kin-CORE-ite /kɪn'kɒr.aɪt/
Kotavari coat-ah-VAH-ree /koʊ.tə'vɑː.riː/
Ledesma LAY'DS-ma /'leɪdz.mə/
Lohayr lo-HY-a /'loʊ'haɪ.ə/
Loro (Point) LORE-oh /'lɔər.oʊ/
Maian MY-in /maɪ.ɪn/
Marazan MARRA-zan /mərə.zən/
Opleau ope-low /oʊp.loʊ/
Padina pah-DEE-na /pə'diː.nə/
Parontacaihu pah-RONT-ah-KYE-hoo /'pə.rɒnt.ə'kaɪ.huː/
Pralack (River) pray-lack /preɪ.lək/
Prihor prior or pry-OR /praɪ'ɔər/
Rabe ray'b /reɪb/
Radern ray-DERN /reɪ'dɜːrn/
Saviso suh-VEE-zo /səˈviː.zoʊ/
Sroe s'-ROWE /s'roʊ/
Sudafreo soo-da-FREE-oh /suː.də'friː.oʊ/
Tahorine ta-HOR-ryne /tɑː'hɔː.raɪn/
Tatic TAY-tick /'teɪ.tɪk/
Thurdyne TER-dine /'tɜːr.daɪ.n/
Tiham TEE-ham /tiː.həm/
Tolberie TOL-ba-RYE /'tɒl.bɑ.raɪ/
(Port) Torahan taw-RAY-in /tɔːr'eɪ.ɪn/
Vadiorare VAH-dee-or-RAH-ra /'və.diː.ɔː'rɑːrɑː/
Wririas rih-REE-iss /rɪ'riː.ɪs/
Zepeasan (Gap) zip-ee-sin /zɪp.iː.sɪn/
Zynfic zin-fick /zɪn.fɪk/
Zyuwiln (Bay) ZYOO-iln /zjuː'ɪln/

Public holidays in Vodeo

Date Name Observed in Notes
January 1 New Year's Day National
January 2 Day After New Year's Day National
February 24 Avalon Day Avalon Commemorates the separation of Avalon from the Cambria Colony in 1654.
Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday National
Monday after Easter Sunday Easter Monday National
Monday closest to March 30 Prihor Day Prihor
April 21 Dominion Day National Celebrates the Consolidation of Vodeo on April 21, 1860.
Monday closest to May 30 Queen's Birthday National
June 15 Cambria Day Cambria Celebrates the founding of the New Cambria colony in 1594.
September 26 St Austell Day St Austell Celebrates the St Austellian declaration of independence from Ingerland in 1725.
Fourth Monday in October Labour Day National
November 1 Gerrise Day Gerrise
December 25 Christmas Day National
December 26 New Year's Day National
December 31 Proclamation Day Cambria Celebrates the Cambrian declaration of independence from Vodeo in 1725.

Census in Vodeo

The Vodean census is officially conducted at midnight on the third Tuesday in July every five years. This is statistically the day and month where Vodeans are least likely to be travelling. Data from the census is used for a variety of purposes, including calculating the number of seats in the country's eleven parliaments. The table below lists the dates of all censuses since 1861 and the general elections influenced by those surveys.

The census was conducted on a triennial basis from 1861 to 1882, and every five years thereafter. The most recent census was conducted on 18 July 2017; the next is scheduled for 19 July 2022.

Year Date Population Elections
1861 2 November 1862, 1864
1864 29 October 1866
1867 26 October 1868, 1869
1870 12 November 1871, 1873
1873 1876
1876 1879
1879 1882
1882 1885, 1887
1887 1889, 1892
1892 1895, 1897
1897 1900, 1902
1902 1904, 1907
1907 1910
1912 1913, 1916
1917 1919, 1922
1922 1925
1927 1928, 1931
1932 1934, 1937
1937 1940, 1941
1942 1944, 1947
1947 1950
1952 1953, 1956
1957 1959, 1962
1962 1965
1967 1968, 1971
1972 1974, 1977
1977 1980
1982 20 July 1983, 1986
1987 21 July 1989, 1992
1992 18 July 1995
1997 15 July 1998, 2001
2002 16 July 2004, 2007
2007 17 July 2010
2012 17 July 17,216,894 2013, 2016
2017 18 July TBC[2] 2019, 2022

Electricity in Vodeo

List of power stations in Vodeo

Name Location Maximum capacity Type Commissioned
Helensvale Power Station Helensvale, Cambria 3,254 megawatts Nuclear 1979
Nuevo Taredo Wind Farm Olivia Bay, Avalon 121 megawatts Wind 1997
Scanha Dam Power Station Brynderwyn, Cambria 1.1 megawatts Hydroelectric 1948
Victoria Power Station Victoria, Gerrise 1,215 megawatts Coal 1966
Welcome Island Wind Farm Welcome Island, Cambria 8.6 megawatts Wind 2009
Wintergreen Atomic Generating Station Wintergreen, Rabe 1,986 megawatts Nuclear 1962

List of rivers in Vodeo

The following is a list of notable rivers in Vodeo according to their current measurements. Lengths listed in parentheses are the current measurements for a river not yet completed to its proposed length.

Name Length (km) Province/s Major towns/cities Drainage basin
(if applicable)
Notes
Amber 152 Avalon Stranhelm, Empire's End Forms the majority of the Vodean-TA007 border
Auroa 31
Avalon 54 Avalon Avington Avalon
Cohe 181 Vadiorare Loudran
Corm 162 Cambria Longlac, Crafers, Endorie Corm (Longlac)
Flatnose 14 Avalon Helena, Alfredton
Garden 34 Cambria Holme Garden
Garnet 22 Gerrise Gerrise Garnet
Grable St Austell Wahala, Hunterton, Aberfeldy Saviso
Halls 35 Cambria Crafers, Linnister Corm (Longlac)
Ingham 27 St Austell Saviso
Intirinty 82 Vadiorare Tarrack
Koko 20 Avalon Crestline, Kohoso Avalon
Loudran 316 (138) Vadiorare, Queensborough Radern, Silverton Rabe-Tarrack
Massey 19 Cambria Kiau
Matterack 82 Vadiorare Tarrack
Meredith 69 Cambria Ladron, Caroline
Northcote 11 Cambria Northcote
Orbost 24 Avalon Pralack (Longlac) Forms part of the Vodean borders with TA007 and TA013
Pralack 408 (112) Avalon, Cambria Pralack (Longlac)
Rabe 1,000-1,115 (750) Queensborough, Trinity, Rabe, Havilland, Cambria Silverton, Brynderwyn Rabe-Tarrack Longest river in Vodeo
Sanbahdoo 28 Avalon
Saviso 22 St Austell Saviso Saviso
Scaff 53 Cambria Seddontown, Caharan
Signet 29 Cambria
St Audrey 115 Vadiorare Tarrack
Stately 38 Cambria, Havilland Rabe-Tarrack
Streigh 6.3 Avalon Streigh
Sunday 36 Vadiorare Tarrack
Tahona 58 Queensboro, Trinity Rabe-Tarrack
Tahorine 50
Tarrack 528 (307) Vadiorare, Queensborough, Rabe Rabe-Tarrack
Voces 78 St Austell, Gerrise Storbada, Casserres Saviso
Waicohai 50

Major drainage basins of Vodeo

Name Outlet Major tributaries Province/s Major towns/cities Notes
Left Right
Avalon Sea of Uthyra Koko, Sanbahdoo, Plymouth, Durham Avalon
Bay of Longlac Sea of Uthyra Pralack Corm Avalon, Prihor, Cambria Endorie, Crafers, Longlac Comprises the combined basins of the Pralack and Corm rivers, as well as the rivers of the Bay of Longlac
Corm Bay of Longlac Daughters, Caharan Halls, Scaff, Trunmarn Prihor, Cambria Endorie, Crafers, Longlac
Garnet Harrington Bay Demera, Fruitvale Drury Gerrise Gerrise
Grable Saviso Harbour Hunter, Ingham St Austell
Gulf of Havilland Sea of Uthyra Gladstone, Godley Avar, Buckland, Trig, Kaduna Cambria, Havilland, St Austell, Rabe Tindalls Bay, Greville, Mercer, Orbera, Saviso
Longlac Sea of Uthyra Pralack Corm Avalon, Prihor, Cambria Comprises the combined basins of the Pralack and Corm rivers, which meet at the Bay of Longlac
Loudran River Rabe Cohe, Torio Vadiorare, Queensborough, Trinity, Rabe, Prihor, Havilland, Cambria
Pralack Bay of Longlac Auroa, Waicohai Avalon, Prihor, Cambria
Rabe Sea of Uthyra Tahona, Stately, Tahorine Loudran, Tarrack Vadiorare, Queensborough, Trinity, Rabe, Prihor, Havilland, Cambria Silverton, Cheltenham, Culwawa, Brynderwyn
Rabe-Tarrack Sea of Uthyra Rabe Tarrack Vadiorare, Queensborough, Trinity, Rabe, Prihor, St Austell, Havilland, Cambria Largest drainage basin in Vodeo. Comprises the combined basins of the Rabe and Tarrack rivers
Razorback Gulf of Havilland
(via Avar River)
St Clair, Vipond Havilland, St Austell Basin is named for Lake Razorback, but drains into the Gulf of Havilland via the Avar River
Saviso Harbour Sea of Uthyra Grable, Canning, Cadenhead, Arundel Ledesma, Saviso Gerrise, St Austell Saviso Comprises the combined basins of the Grable and Saviso/Voces rivers, as well as the rivers of the Saviso Harbour
Tarrack River Rabe Intirinty, Aoranca St Audrey, Matterack Vadiorare, Queensborough, Rabe, St Austell

National parks of Vodeo

Name Location Established Area Description
Audhill National Park Lake Audhill, St Austell 1964 Takes in the lakes of the Audhill Peninsula. Gazetted in 1964 to protect against suburban development around Streatley.
Bennett Hills National Park Avington, Avalon 2000 A rugged hill area covered in rainforest located between Avington and Macquarie.
Cape Orai National Park Cape Orai, Avalon 1988 A coastal area along the eastern side of Stoddard Bay to Cape Orai.
Carriber National Park Near Alfredton, Avalon 1974 A coastal area centred on the eastern arm of the Alfred Peninsula.
Navigator's Bay National Park Welcome Island, Cambria 1948 A coastal area on the south-western shore of Welcome Island. Takes in the coastline of Navigator's Bay around to False Passage Bay and Long Bay.
Nuevo Taredo National Park Santa Rosita, Avalon 1955 Centred around the town of Santa Rosita, capital of the former Castellanese colony of Nuevo Taredo.
Pentland National Park Tindalls Bay, Cambria 1913 Rainforest area located in the mountains north and west of Tindalls Bay.
Phoenix Cape National Park Phoenix Cape, Avalon 1969 Takes in the mountains of Phoenix Cape.
Tahorine National Park Tahorine Gorge, Cambria 1942 A rugged hill region mainly centred around the Tahorine River, but also taking in part of the Kiau Harbour shoreline near Cape Meridian.


Dominoes



Dominoes
Film StudioVBC Television
GenrePolitical thriller, drama
DirectorAndrew Graham
Based onDominoes by James Conroy
StarringPeter Dunn
Release date24 November 1991 – 31 December 1995
Runtime60 minutes
CountryVodeo Flag.png Vodeo
LanguageIngerish
CertificationAO

Dominoes is a Vodean political thriller television series created by Andrew Graham. It is an adaptation of the 1988 novel of the same name by James Conroy, a former president of the conservative Federal Party. It was televised on VBC TV between 24 November 1991 and 31 December 1995, to critical and popular acclaim.

Set in Saviso in 1989 and 1990, Dominoes follows Adam MacDonald (Peter Dunn), a Member of Parliament for the fictional electorate of Limes, and a member of the equally fictional Dominion Party. After his party wins the 1989 general election by a narrow margin (in reality, the 1989 election resulted in a hung parliament and an eventual Liberal-Social Democratic coalition), MacDonald expects to be given a high-ranking portfolio by the Premier, John Harris, but is instead passed over and given a meaningless portfolio outside of cabinet. Enraged by the snub, he initiates an elaborate plan to get revenge on Harris and seize power for himself. In series 2 and 3 (set in 1994 and 1998, respectively), MacDonald has become Premier, but his ruthless scheming eventually turns to his political enemies, both within and outside of his party, and even the Vodean monarchy.

Dominoes was well received by critics and the viewing public, and was named Television Series of the Year in 1992, 1995, and 1996. In 2001, the series was ranked fifth in the Radio Gazette list of the 50 Greatest Vodean Television Programmes, and in 2011 was ranked eleventh in a similar list commissioned to mark the sixtieth anniversary of broadcast television in Vodeo.

Plot overview

Series 1 (1991)

Following a nail-biting campaign, the Dominion Party wins a narrow majority of seats in the 1989 general election, unseating the nine-year-old Federal government led by Otto van Helsing. Limes MP Adam MacDonald, who had played a major back-room role in the campaign, expects to be rewarded for his service, but is instead made Minister of Fisheries, a portfolio outside cabinet that he sees as beneath him. After protesting to the Prime Minister, John Harris, he is threatened with being ejected from cabinet before it even sits for the first time. Enraged at Harris' attitude but not willing to lose his job, MacDonald storms back to his office and begins plotting to bring down the Premier from inside the party.

At a party, MacDonald is introduced to Anna Thompson, a reporter for the conservative National Post. The two leave the party for Thompson's apartment, where they drunkenly engage in sex. The next morning, MacDonald realises he has an opportunity to turn opinions against Harris through Thompson, and he begins an affair with her.

Series 2 (1994)

Series 3 (1995)

References and notes

  1. Cetorancra is one of Vodeo's more notable shibboleths. Outsiders pronounce the town's name with rank-rah; locals pronounce it with runk-ruh.
  2. Data from the 2017 census will be released over twelve months from February 2018.