|[OOC/meta] Cley Refresh Times?
||[Jan. 7th, 2011|03:03 pm]
So I was looking over the common associations of when someone's cley is refreshed. Dawn, of course, is unremarkable; nothing to really consider there, it being the default.|
It could be argued that a strong, good personality is latent in a child even before they really show it(noon), same with a cruel, evil one(midnight), and even a penchant for being awake at night(sunout). But what about sorrow(also sunout)?
Melancholy, certainly, could be an inherent tendency. But that's not quite the same.
Is cley refresh time somewhat mutable? Not on a conscious level, but according to the personality of the subject, and perhaps their relationship with others and with the gods?
Might a personal tragedy actually prompt someone who otherwise had cley refreshed at some other time to start getting their new cley at sunout? Might a person who gradually turns exceptionally good(or evil) similarly take up a new cley refresh time?
Obviously this wouldn't be a frequent thing(not least since not every good, evil, nocturnal, or sorrowful person gets cley at noon/midnight/sunout/sunout). No passing bout of emotion, no isolated deed, would have anything to do with it - but if someone's personality takes on a greatly distinct flavour, might that be a possible trigger for this sort of cosmic consequence?
My personal notion is "perhaps, in rare cases". The entry for "sorrow" is my precedent there. I'm not sure whether the shift would result in a short "day"(as defined by the interval between cley refresh), a long one, or a chance of either. For balance terms, my money would be on "long" - that is, if someone passes that threshold after getting their cley on the 19th of Lage, and starts getting cley at sunout, the next time they get cley will not be sunout on the 19th of Lage, but on the 20th. Of course, if they pass that threshold after sunout to begin with, it's a moot point.