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Valkemare (pronounced Val-kə-MAR-ay)[1] is the world in which Dragon Cave is set in, and is described as a largely unexplored world where humans, dragons, and countless other species live closely together.

The great amount of ecological diversity can be accredited to the presence of natural mana and the effect it has on plants and animals that live in this world. While there are many environments out there yet to be explored, the game currently focuses on six habitats on the continent of Galsreim, where dragons are primarily found. Humans and dragons can make use of the rich abundance of mana found on this continent in order to perform magical feats.

Official description[]

Dragon Cave takes place in the world of Valkemare, a largely unexplored world where humans, dragons, and countless other species live closely with one another.

The world contains a large amount of natural diversity, in part thanks to the presence of natural mana and its effects on plants and animals. There are many eccentric environments to be found, from the mana-filled sands of Jehumuh Desert to the deep oceans.

Dragons are primarily found on the continent of Galsreim, in part thanks to an expansive underground cave system and large mana deposit deep within. On this continent (as well as those nearby), dragons make up the top of the food chain.

The humans of Valkemare have established a variety of settlements, ranging from lakeside villages to large cities. In many regions, humans coexist peacefully with dragons. In others, dragons are much less receptive to human expansion. Many brave (or perhaps foolish) souls venture out from the safety of towns in order to hunt or collect eggs from dragons.

Valkemare has two moons: The large, golden moon Aurax, and the smaller, blue moon Cirion. These two moons not only create interesting tidal patterns; they also are believed to have effects on wildlife and mana itself.

The orbital periods of these moons are intertwined. Cirion circles Valkemare twice as fast as Aurax; every second full moon for Cirion is a full moon for Aurax. Sometimes, the moons, planet, and sun are aligned. Each four full moons for Aurax, both moons experience a lunar eclipse.[1]

Moon phases[]

Valkemare's two moons Aurax and Cirion have different phases that affect different dragons in the cave such as the color of Lunar Herald Dragons and Sonata Dragons.

On May 7, 2023, a diagram of the two moons and their current phases was added to the Time Reference page. While the text indicating the moon phases only updates at 8 PM, the moons on the diagram move continuously through the day. This diagram allows players to learn when a lunar eclipse will begin. The first lunar eclipse officially started on May 10, 2023, when the moon phases changed at 8 PM.

TJ09 made a forum post on the April 2023 release thread with the caption "A lunar eclipse is near." and showcasing the new diagram.[2]

Additional information[]

[Regarding factors that determine moon orbit phases] Those things actually turn out to be related, such that you only really have to think about the masses (assuming the orbits are essentially circular, which I'm willing to say they are close enough because Valkemare is way bigger than the moons so the center of mass is very close to the planet's center).
TJ09 (Forum Post)

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dragon Cave Encyclopedia - "The World of Dragon Cave."
  2. Forum post by TJ09; 2023-04-30 - April Dragon Release (Archived).
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