1- Both names are correct. The history of the Cyngan people has been lost over the great span of time. Their true name has been forgotten because of that. Later, historians who attempted to translate texts from the old world simply slapped the label “Euphoric” upon them. They also use the term “Euphoria” to describe the city of Ceiswyr.
2- The people of this world have much longer lifespans than that of people in our own. One is still considered a child until the age of 100 Passes. 350 Passes is considered to be about middle aged. The term “Passes” refers to the period of time it takes for the Blue Moon to pass all the way around their planet. This would more or less be considered the equivalent to a year.
3- Blame it on the original Lunar names (like FuSoYa and KluYa) from Final Fantasy IV. Since a number of the characters in this story were their forefathers, I followed the same patterns when choosing he names for the characters in this story.
4- Funny you should ask. As a matter of fact, a good number of names were chosen for their meanings in other languages… though a few of them really have no meaning at all. I have a Glossary of Name Meanings for this story set up right on the In-Depth page. Check it out if you’re interested!
5- Strange big words, eh? Well, in case you’ve missed it and you’re totally floundering lost, I have posted a link to the complete Glossary for this story right up on the top menu. That should help a good bit.
6- As quoted from the NaNoWriMo Website: National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.
Why is that important? Basically because this story found its original roots in this project. I did finish my 50,000 words, by the way. But that only got me to like chapter 25 of this story in total. Heh.