Archaya = Gods

Gods

The following is a short list of some of the Gods that are a part of Archayan history, myth and theology. All of the Gods were capable of changing their physical form, they were forbidden to interact with the humans of Archaya.

Burana-is the seers ancestor of Rhuba’s bloodline, she established the link between god and Archayans in times of past. Many of the neutral and light gods had created Archayan bloodlines so that they could intervene when Krah and the other dark gods brought forth their people to destroy the people on Archaya.

Chaos – is the great destroyer, he upsets all, and constantly changeable in form and design, all is affected by his presence.

Fraian – is the god of fire, he is a neutral deity, all he desires to do is consume everything, and the only beings that can hold him at bay are the water deities; three sisters, Lourda, Higga, and Fringg.

Fringg – is the youngest of the water deities, she is the first defrost of Spring, she is cold to the touch, but she has the strength of a fine stream that through its steady force is able to move great obstacles, she is the goddess of piety, and patience

Higga – is the middle aged water deity, she is found in the lakes, ponds, and fertile river, teeming with fish, she flows to the ocean, and in that embodiment is pregnant with all the sources of life, though she is temperamental and cruel at times, she is the protector of all who beseech her. Fertility goddess.

Krah-is the god of War, he has cruel black eyes, bloodshot, he has black curly hair that frames his face, he is very vain, and the primary cause of the destruction of several worlds.

Lourda – is the eldest of the water deities, she remembers the earliest days of Archaya, she can be found in the frozen ice that circumferences the planet, and the sky above, she is the rain that rinses away all memory, and destruction brought on by her younger sisters and other deities that through their destructive natures leave a mess to be cleansed.

Morda– is Mother Nature she is temperamental and changes on a whim, she is a personified entity but that comes later.

Parental Gods – the parents of all gods, sometimes referred to as the Mother and the Father. They were responsible for the disciplinary actions against the children gods when they create problems among themselves as well as with Morda.

Shaun – Krah’s brother, dark god, created the Wazzuts, the Shoomallahs, their brides, and various other dark creatures that inhabited their hostile planet as well as some that were imported to Archaya. He loved to create life. Though due to his twisted mind, all that he created bore a significant amount of his deliria. He was a larger god, his limbs out of proportion of the rest of his body. He had a keen mind, and a handsome face. He loved to seduce women of all species to create more life.

Ssaal – is the god of magic that Davian worships, he sees everything and knows more, he is personified as a young man with a blue glowing nimbus, he is neither good nor bad, he is one of the neutral deities.

Archayans = Humans

Archayans


Ahmiah 
– Jhoanan’s wife she owns half of the pub and serves the customers; she does anything for her husband but secretly undermines him as much as possible. She has a brassy manner and brown hair with bluish eyes.

Davian – He dwells in the occult world; he has brown hair, blue eyes, and being a few years older than the others. He has acquired the skills of the arcane arts, he has focused on the development of these skills, he is a loner and spends most of his time practicing and honing the various skills he has, though Loura often visits and debates with him about his discoveries. His beliefs are neutral which frightened some of the villagers; as a result, he was shunned from the village, leading to find a cave along the circumference of the lake, where he could pursue his studies without disturbance. He preferred the illusion of a thin frame and shadowy eyes, constantly garbed in full-length robes containing many secret pockets. He was the leader of the group that was to become known as the heroes of Archaya.

Elisab – a girl often thought of as a fountain of information and she can talk to the animals. She is thin and wiry, and often takes on the characteristics of the animal with which she is communicating.

Gunthorp – Kakon’s dead uncle, a general from a previous battle intermediary between Kakon and Krah.

Hatol – a soldier, child of Krah, is tall thin muscular, dark hair and dark eyes. His focus is his physique and valor in battle, and he rarely spoke. A companion of Rhuba on the journey, he later became  known as the silent hero.

Jhoanan – He owns the only pub in town. Enjoys manipulating others and using their secrets against them he was willing to do anything to make a profit. He has sandy blond hair and piercing eyes, he observes all, the townspeople and the strangers, and he is full of information for a price.

Jordhhan – is a male that Rhuba once loved but now had wandered into the hills never to be seen again.

Justinn – Granddaughter of Rhuba, one of a set of twins, due to psychic limitations used a water table for her visions. She and her twin brother rarely agreed. She looked like her grandfather. She was a student of Papa, who protected them from other Archayans who wished to eradicate their kind.

Kakon – He fights his way through life; loved by all, slow mentally and wears his scars as medals. He often enrages Loura who throws things at him. His dark brown hair, light eyes and thick build, tall. His spirit animal is the Panther, known as the Panther Hero. He is a companion of Rhuba.

Karah – she accidentally ingested of a changeling cream; transforming into a crow, she accompanied the companions on their journey, she would communicate through Elisab.

Loura – Companion of Rhuba, she studies everything; possesses an intense mental focus, forgetting all else when something catches her interest. She normally explodes various chemicals in her lab on a weekly basis; she gets enraged and throws things at people who question her theories. Her hair is brown and curly, she has brown eyes and thin and short of stature. She lives in the valley of Archaya, near Kakon and Torana, and Stelan. Being a self proclaimed scientist she questions Morda.

Louran – grandson of Rhuba, current seer of the village, and one of a set of twins, who looked like his grandmother. He had a strong sense of vision, he communicated with his ancestors frequently. Under the tutelage of Papa, who was to protect the seers at all costs. If he looked closely into Papa’s eyes he would recognize his own color.

Machia – A bitter old woman that babbles on and on about herself and her insecurities, she runs the newly established whorehouse in the old fortress on the edge of the valley. She is money inclined.

Maoson – he is the elder Moral Community member who mentors Persius his position is one that stays at home, and watches all the activities of Persius through messengers, and having experienced certain occult events, he is lenient than most when it comes to the companions and their interactions with their gods.

Nowan -Thinks he is a lady charmer, and narcissistic. Bores everyone to death about everything he is a soldier blond hair, and blue eyes. He is one of the companions of Rhuba, he is the child of Krah

Papa – An elder in a village where the true stories were lost and it is his responsibility to reiterate the story of Rhuba to the youngsters who through the gap of time have forgotten the true stories behind the heroes of the battle that changed their world forever. He was one of the companions on the journey that would forever change Archaya. 

Persius – one of the moral community, who takes all of Davian’s actions as a personal taunt, he is convinced that the companions are in evil design, and takes it upon himself to hunt them. He misuses his power as a Moral Community member and dogs their steps during the entire journey.

Rhuba – central character of this tale, she is the descendant of long line of seers, and her ancestry stems from Burana. She is a female that is in love with every male that she sees. She spends most of her day fawning over the latest one. Has blond hair, blue eyes, medium height, and medium build. She inhabits the cave of the winds on the southern edge of town overlooking the valley of Archaya.

Samh – a general who discovers an ancient wood and creates the cane of Papa who is the main storyteller of this tale. He was in the battle of the Shoomallahs, and since he had an injury and was thought to have outlived his usefulness as a field warrior, he was forced into hospital duty.

Shourah – she contradicts all of what Wiloa says; she is the only one who remembers the real story. She has light brown graying hair, real long and gray eyes.

Stelan – his ancestry is the God of contemplation. Through the observation of Rhuba learned how to sense the changes in the energy of the terrestrial plain. He tends to fall in love with every female that he sees. He spends most of his day thinking about the future, writing poetry, and tending his gardens. Has black hair, brown eyes, medium height, and medium build. He lives in the valley near Kakon, Torana and Loura. He is one of the heroes of the battle of the Shoomallahs.

Torana – she writes about everyone, called the long-tongued teller of secrets, observes all, and tells everything from an unbiased view. She has light brown hair and light eyes. She is one of the companions of the Shoomallahs.

Wiloa -An older man who talks about his olden days, of a time no one remembers, except for his roommate Shourah. Has white poofy hair and bright blue eyes, and runs a bakery.

Coquille Valley Museum Newsletter January 2017

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Dear Coquille Valley Oregon residents and interested parties:

Let me introduce myself, as well as the programs and opportunities that will occur at the Coquille Valley Museum this year.
My name is Yvonne-Cher Skye, it is in honor of my grandmother that I am Yvonne’s ‘lil one’ so the Cher is an important part of my first name and gives a little family history in each of my personal introductions. I am a professional archaeologist, with 23 years of curation experience which includes digital curation of entire collections of objects, photos, archives and library items. My first museum was a Circus museum in which I curated the entire collection from start to finish. It was tremendously fun. In the course of my career between fieldwork in 49 states; I have had the honor of working with 5 historical society museums. Due to that experience, I learned to delegate tasks and train volunteers to work within historic collections.
Once you have reviewed the back side of this where the volunteer opportunities are listed, you will perhaps start thinking of how you can help out. First and foremost This is a fun opportunity! Choose something that you would enjoy doing, it is your time and your sense of accomplishment that will make it worth your while! Now, onto the programs, the idea, is to have a program at least once a month at the museum.
Programs will include one hour classes where we “share story” because let’s be honest, our elders have stories that are only held within their memories, let’s hear it via their own voice what it was like growing up in Coquille Valley. The job of Docent, specialist means anyone who may have worked the mines, the mills, the shipyard, the blacksmith shops, the schools, the city administration, the farms, the fire department, the police department, the pharmacy, the marketplace, and any I may have forgotten! Youth programs will include a kids corner article to be posted in this monthly newsletter. As well as a treasure hunt, and field trips will be created with prizes for school age children to participate in during the course of the year.
I served on the Museum Board in 2015, here in Coquille, OR.
We would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to serve on the Museum Board to attend a meeting that is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm.
It is with the intent to introduce the Museum, its programs, volunteer opportunities, memberships available, and Board meetings that this newsletter exists. We want the community aware and excited about the history of the community within which we live. Photos with captions and photos of mystery will be an integral part of this publication, and articles from local researchers.
Wish List
Wood, for shelving projects, display usage.
Hardware, such as nails, screws, bolts
Poster board
Poster paints
Pens – Acid-free, Pencils
Paper
Display cases & literature displays
clothing bags
storage boxes (acid-free)
cloth
curtains
miscellaneous – call us
Words to know:
Processing – write notes on all that you see, measure the item, weigh the item, note damage, keywords, industry, name of donor, year of donation ect.
Preparing – cleaning, organizing, and marking the object as trained.
Curating – inputting the data into the database, preparing object for display, or storage, creating signage.
Volunteer Opportunities
Docent – tour guide, one who walks through the exhibits and shares their knowledge of anything within the museum or about the surrounding communities. Also help keep Museum looking amazing! Importance of job: provides entertainment and education to guests, visitors and members
Archives – processing, preparing, curating archival materials, this consists of simple tasks of which you will be trained. Importance of job: we have 3000+ archives to be worked on. Family history researchers tend to donate their entire collection which can increase our collection at any time. As well as documents from Businesses, Organizations, and Individuals.
Library – processing, preparing, curating library books, and audio-visual materials contained within the museum library, prepare keyword lists to facilitate research and usage of materials. Importance of job: we have 800 books that needed to be cataloged and placed into our library.
Objects – processing, preparing, curating artifacts and objects within the collection so the date can be input into our database for exhibits. Importance of job: we have 4000+ objects to be worked on, and we get new donations frequently.
Photos – processing, preparing, curating photos contained within the collection. Importance of job: we have 3000+ photos that we have counted with an unknown number of others as family history researchers have donated their entire collections to us.
Docent, Specialist – seminar teachers/talkers who have a specific expertise or knowledge on a topic within Coquille Valley where we can all gather to hear what you have to share.
Laborers, Carpenters, Electricians, Masons
In appreciation for all of the work that you do, we will provide a letter of recommendation indicating the work you have done for us, and your civic service conducted for the Coquille Valley! Not to mention, you will gain valuable skills in an environment that is often closed to the public and requires decades of education of which your current museum staff has endured. We are excited to bring our expertise to the community.
Fundraising Opportunities:
adopt an artifact
adopt a box
facebook fundraiser
Coquille Valley Historical Society Mission Statement: Create a venue to assemble, preserve, and display historical information of the Coquille Valley. To feature Coquel Indians, Coquille’s “river highway” and settlers’ methods to survive and thrive. The Society’s primary objective is to provide resources to educate the general public, particularly our children, of the diverse cultural heritage of the Coquille River Valley and to preserve that heritage for future generations. Coquille Valley Historical Society Adopted 2005
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