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The Fan’s Guide to the Altean Language

UPDATED FOR SEASON 4 - First update for season 4

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With the increase of alien characters in season 3, we are getting away from this being purely the Altean language. Unfortunately, there’s no real way of knowing what is and isn’t considered “altean”, so I’m just going to continue to use “Altean Language” as the tag.

Units of time (Confirmed with Official Guidebook!)

  • Quintant = 1 day
  • Deca-Phoeb = 1 year
  • Phoeb = 1 month
  • Dobosh = minute
  • Varga = hour
  • Tick = a tad longer than a second
  • movement = week
  • @saiikavon has pointed out that in S2E8, the Blades of Marmora base would be closed for 2 quintants. When they mention that 10 Vargas have passed, Lance correctly estimates another 30 Vargas until the base is open again. From this it can be assumed that 2 Quintants = 40 Vargas or 1 Quintant = 20 Vargas.  

Planets/regions and Inhabitants 

  • Olkarion, home of the Olkari (Voltron Coalition HQ)
  • Arus, home of the Arusians
  • Taujeer, home of the Taujeerians
  • Daibazaal, home of the Galra (destroyed)
  • Altea, home of the Alteans (destroyed)
  • Puig, home of the Puigian
  • Unnamed planet, home of the cubserions
  • Valurian Quadrant, home of the Tando people
  • Kythra, has desert tribes
  • Ulippa system, contains ice worms
  • Paglium quadrant
  • Thayserix (planet), unknown if inhabited
  • Va’kar quadrant
  • Thaldycon system
  • Unilu, homeland unknown
  • Signa 3 quadrant - overrun by rebels
  • Fimm System
  • Reiphod (Planet) - recently liberated by rebels
  • Quadrant Omega-Raylar-6
  • Karthan-Sigma Quadrant
  • Kraydah’s Moon - Rebel base
  • Unknown planet (destroyed) - Rebel memorial site
  • Unknown asteroid - Matt’s communication outpost
  • Naxzela (Planet) - Formerly a decommissioned Altean Terra-forming planet. Major Galra base. Part of the Rebulon Zone.
  • Vantax-5 -Galra satellite relay orbiting it
  • Teq (planet) - Galra controlled. Had Zaiforge cannon nearby
  • Senfama (planet) - Jungle planet. Galra controlled. Had Zaiforge cannon
  • Sector Zar-Niomofor
  • Nah-veer-5 (unstable star)
  • Zone Everall 71
  • Zones Rebulon 4-69 (Naxzela is in one of these zones)

Phrases

  • Stick out like a choferiaks nose
  • blown straight to Wozblay
  • faster than an angry klanmüirl
  • Jump like a spritely clovenheifer
  • mad as a wet chüper
  • linked at the ears like a pack of yalmor
  • crack a squizzle on the balmera (I.E. break a leg)
  • puffed up like a Trufalian meringue
  • hold your gazurgas (I.E. hold your horses)
  • and I’m the phloban of Gargalaz (I.E. I’m the king of France)
  • what, in the name of King Groggery the infirm, is going on?
  • a day late and a fertonium short
  • from her to Vlexlar
  • hello bii-bohs and boh-biis
  • what the ruggle is that?

Random

  • Nunvill - a purple beverage that purportedly tastes like hotdog water and feet. Other commentary includes “the nectar of the gods”, “makes a wonderful hair tonic”, and “settles the stomach and brightens your smile”
  • Quiznak - a swear word, similar in use to Fuck, crap, or hell (ie: “Oh quiznak” or “What the quiznak”)
  • Quintessence - a type of energy. Context from the world indicates that it is likely some form of Life/spirit energy [EDIT] It’s a real word! According to dictionary.com : noun1.the pure and concentrated essence of a substance.2.the most perfect embodiment of something.3.(in ancient and medieval philosophy) the fifth essence or element,ether, supposed to be the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies,the others being air, fire, earth, and water. Thanks @nickelpenn for the info!
  • Weblum - a giant space worm that eats dead planets, repurposing the material into “the building blocks of new solar systems”. They produce the scaultrite mineral, used for Altean Teludav lenses.
  • Sloven-de-hoe - literally the altean word for “gone”
  • Duflax - an altean creature with a beak and webbed feet.
  • Xznly Squiwl - an altean creature with a white body and 4 limbs
  • bogwaggle cape - a type of cape that Coran claims he trained to sing his theme song when he walked in a room
  • Hoktril - a device from the alternate reality that is embedded in the back of the subjects head, eliminating their “will”. Basically turns them into mind controlled puppets
  • Skort pantaloons - a breathable trouser worn by the Tando people. Worn by the aliens who rescued Matt.
  • Klygarg - a computer used to record logs. Used by Vakala and his partner
  • Guns of Gamara - a resistance group in the alternate reality.
  • Zaipirium siege - an event in Galra history. The underwater Galra base from this period is implied to be very old
  • Fluuto beans - “…No more beans for Hunk” - Lance
  • Conscious-neezy mind enhancers - pills containing parasitic worms (never bargain with shady Unilu running illegal enhancement shops out of their wheelchairs)
  • Swathian Meerakeet - giant lizard-armadillo that is attracted to lights.
  • Zaiforge cannons - very powerful galra cannons. Commandeered by the rebels and Blades of Marmora
  • Sincline ships - Lotor’s trans-reality ships. A nod to Lotor’s origional GoLion name


Other useful info

  • The paladins left earth on a monday (S1E2)
  • Cryopod, cryo replenishers, and sleep pods have all been used to describe the same unit
  • The black lion is largest, the yellow/blue lions next largest, and the red/green ones the smallest. So Lance and Hunks lions would be described as about the same size
  • The swords the blades of Mamora use are made of Luxite, which is rare
  • Coran accompanied his Grandfather while the castle of lions was being built, potentially putting his age in the 600s (not counting the 10k year cryo-sleep)
  • He/him pronouns are used for Pidge until S1E6, and She/her pronouns from S1E6 onwards
  • Coran’s full name is Coran Hieronymus Wimbleton Smythe
  • Haggar’s altean name is Honerva. Her official title is High Priestess
  • On Altea, the color pink is used to honor fallen warriors
  • The mice are Platt (largest), Chulatt (blue fur/eyes), Plachu (Blue fur, red eyes), and Chuchule (pink fur)
  • The Holt family dog was originally named Gunther, later changed to Bae Bae (in honor of the studio’s late pet)
  • The dates on Matt’s tombstone are 0010-05-25 to 0014-04-28. This format may be the correct date format, as Pidge didn’t realize anything was off until she realized Matt’s b-day was wrong
  • The coordinates for Matt’s base are 19.82.05.11
  • Alteans don’t get brain freeze

Birthdays

  • Hunk - January 13th
  • Shiro - Febuary 29th (leap day)
  • Pidge - April 3rd
  • Lance - July 28th
  • Keith - October 23rd
  • Allura -  Unknown as of 10/20/17
  • Coran -  Unknown as of 10/20/17

Original Paladins

  • Black - Zarkon of Daibazaal
  • Yellow - Gyrga from Rygnirath
  • Green - Trigel of the Dalterion Belt
  • Blue - Blaytz from Nalquod
  • Red - Alfor of Altea

Lotor’s generals

  • Zethrid - big, with the fluffy ears
  • Narti - the blind lizard woman
  • Ezor - the bubbly, giggly one
  • Acxa - Weblum galra (spelling confirmed on official voltron page)
  • Kova - the space cat, assuming the one with Narti is the same as the one Haggar used to have

Rebel Commanders

  • Ozar - The blue guy who talks with Pidge
  • Te-osh (deceased) - rescued Matt
  • Olia - star fox

Galra squadrons (all hunting Lotor btw)

  • Squadron Erto
  • Fighter squadrons Djalg 14 & 15
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Sergeant John Forge:

Sergeant John Forge (Service Number 63492-94758-JF) was a veteran non-commissioned officer and an infantryman in the UNSC Marine Corps. Although he excelled in tactics and combat, his repeated acts of insubordination caused him to receive three demotions, with infractions such as fighting with an officer, (which resulted in 2.4 years in jail time), and striking a superior officer. He sported an ace of spades playing card attached to his left shoulder pauldron, and also carried a combat knife he named “Lucy.”

Early Life:

Born on Earth on May 29, 2501, Forge’s life revolved around the military. His family lineage had been a part of the military for generations, dating as far back as World War II. He joined boot camp at the minimum age 16, where his superiors remarked there was “something special” about him. Forge and his wife fathered a daughter, Lucy Orion “Rion” Forge, around 2525. Although John’s marriage was strained even before the birth of his child, he and Rion would always remain on good terms.

Forge worked a stint as a military policeman on Mars and did some “grunt work” on Epsilon Eridani IV during the Insurrection. However, he hated policing and jumped at the chance to be assigned to Fort Marshall.

Forge was arrested twice during his service. His first arrest was for directly disobeying orders and disorderly conduct. Even though his actions saved four members of his squad, Forge spent a total of 2.4 years in prison, an infraction that removed any chance of moving through Officer Candidate School or even progressing beyond the rank of sergeant.

His second arrest occurred around August 17, 2530. Forge’s then-five-year-old daughter, Rion, and her aunt Jillian were waiting for John in a bar when Lieutenant Prosser started making sexual advances on Jillian. When the lieutenant made a suggestive comment toward Rion, Jillian struck Prosser, prompting him to shove her against a wall. At this point John arrived and confronted the lieutenant. They engaged in a fist fight, with charges brought upon the sergeant. However, Rion proclaimed her father as a hero and all charges were dropped, where he was later reassigned to the UNSC Spirit of Fire by Admiral Preston Cole himself. Spirit of Fire’s commanding officer, Captain James Cutter, came to trust Forge so thoroughly that he granted the sergeant a degree of authority significantly exceeding that afforded by his rank.

Reclamation of Harvest:

In February 2531, Spirit of Fire was sent to assist the crippled Marathon-class heavy cruiser UNSC Prophecy in the Epsilon Indi system. Captain Cutter ordered the Prophecy’s navigation database and survivors to be recovered, sending Forge and multiple Marine fireteams on board the vessel while Spirit of Fire engaged several Covenant ships. Forge’s Pelican dropship was hit by enemy fire and crash landed on the Prophecy’s hull. Forge and Team Lima breached and boarded the Prophecy, whereupon they were attacked by Kig-Yar Rangers. Forge’s ankle was broken during the engagement. With the guidance of Serina, Spirit of Fire’s AI, he was able to find the a terminal to recover the ship’s black box and wipe its navigation core while the rest of Team Lima rescued the ship’s survivors. Serina warned Forge that the Prophecy’s AI may “act peculiar” due to high radiation levels.

Upon scanning his retina to gain access to the terminal, Forge was halted by the ship’s AI, FitzGibbon, who explained he could not allow him to enter due to the latter’s poor service record. Forge reminded the AI of the Cole Protocol, stating that he was aboard the vessel to ensure the protocol would not to be violated. FitzGibbon then reluctantly allowed Forge into the terminal room and enabled radiation repair routines. Forge purged the navigation database and returned to the Pelicans as FitzGibbon activated Prophecy’s self-destruct sequence, which soon scuttled the ship. After the Marines and Forge escaped with the survivors, they were taken to Spirit of Fire’s medical bay. When Forge asked how the survivors were doing, Serina told him that they would all soon die due to all of them suffering extensive radiation poisoning. Forge was angered by the AI’s indifference towards the survivors and comforted them in their final moments, believing that even if they would soon be dead, they were still people and so deserved better.

Forge was sent to the surface of Harvest on his first mission to scout out Covenant activity in the northern polar region of the planet. He drove through Quadrant 4 to find a battalion of Sangheili that an AV-14 Hornet squadron had spotted earlier. Reporting the Covenant activity to his superiors, as to how the aliens had found a a Forerunner structure buried within the ice, he returned to the overrun UNSC Alpha Base, and helped organize scattered Marine units along the way. Forge and his rag-tag assault force were able to retake Alpha Base a short-time later. Before the Relic was demolished by the Covenant, the Forerunner site is captured by Forge and Marine forces. Professor Ellen Anders was then sent to the planet’s surface to personally investigate the relic, and Forge reluctantly escorted her inside.[14] He was present when Anders activated a Forerunner holographic projection of a star map, and protected her when they were ambushed by a team of Sangheili warriors. Spirit of Fire then evacuated most of her ground troops, including Forge, and set course for Arcadia, a UNSC colony planet to which the star map had pointed.[12]

Arcadia:

After arriving at Arcadia, Forge was among the first UNSC troops to set foot in the besieged capital of Pirth City, where he aided the evacuation of civilians aboard three cargo vessels. When the civilian transports took off, Forge and his men abandoned the besieged city and fell back to the outskirts. There, he took part in the destruction of a nearby Covenant base, assisted by Spartan teams Red and Omega. He also participated in the battle to destroy a Covenant energy dome which was protecting an unfinished Type-29 Scarab. After a short battle, the UNSC forces succeeded in destroying the Scarab. While he and Anders were surveying the area, Arbiter Ripa ‘Moramee ambushed them. Forge was swiftly defeated and was about to be killed, until Anders stopped the Arbiter by agreeing to go with him without incident. After Spartan Red Team’s unsuccessful attempt to stop the Arbiter from escaping, they immediately retreated back to the Spirit of Fire. Spirit of Fire then made a slipspace jump in pursuit of 'Moramee’s retreating vessel.

Shield world:

After Spartan Jerome-092 recommended destroying 'Moramee’s ship and killing Anders rather than let classified information fall into Covenant hands, Forge confronted the Spartan. The altercation resulted in a broken chair, a seal malfunction on a bulkhead and a stern interruption from Serina. From then on, Forge and Jerome always ate together in the mess hall.

Upon arriving at a mysterious planet, Forge was sent to the planet’s surface, where he and his forces encountered the Flood. It was soon discovered that the world was not a planet at all, but a Forerunner shield world. Immediately following this revelation, Forge was put in charge of the evacuation of the Spirit’s ground troops and the decontamination of Flood from the ship’s dorsal surface. By chance, he came upon the recently escaped Ellen Anders in the shield world’s interior and escorted her back to the Spirit of Fire.

Forge was then put in charge of the strike team that would deliver the Spirit’s Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine to the Apex Site; the SFTE had been rigged as a bomb to destroy the shield world and deny its armada of Forerunner dreadnoughts to the Covenant. Atop the Apex, he once again faced 'Moramee in battle, while the Spartans of Red Team eliminated the Arbiter’s comrades. Although Forge was nearly killed, he overcame his foe at the last minute by tricking the Arbiter to look him in the eye, and then stabbing him in the neck with his prized combat knife, “Lucy”. He then picked up the Arbiter’s energy sword and drove it through the Sangheili’s stomach, killing him. As Alice-130 rolled the Arbiter’s corpse off the platform, Jerome examined the engine, realizing that it had been damaged in the fight.

When it became clear that the damaged slipspace drive would have to be detonated manually, Forge realized that the Spartans would play a far greater role in the war than he ever could. He volunteered to take the FTL drive into the shield world’s artificial star. Forge gave the Spirit’s crew the time they needed to escape the hollow planet and then detonated the drive, sacrificing his own life, but dealing the Covenant a massive blow in the process.

Legacy:

Spirit of Fire was declared lost with all hands on February 10, 2534, though many bereaved family members refused to accept the official statement. On his deathbed, Forge’s father encouraged Rion to keep up the search for the truth regarding the ship’s disappearance. Rion spent the ensuing years seeking closure for her father’s disappearance, eventually becoming a scavenger. In January 2557, she followed a series of leads that pointed to the log buoy Spirit of Fire had dropped at Arcadia, which in turn took her to the remains of Shield World 0459. There she encountered what remained of the former caretaker of the facility, a fragmentary ancilla she later dubbed “Little Bit”, which provided her the trajectory Spirit of Fire had followed when escaping the shield world.

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American heavy night fighter P-61 Black Widow (Black widow) in flight.
The first fighter aircraft specifically designed for night operations.

In total, the firm Northrop produced 215 aircraft P-61A, 450 aircraft P-61В, 41 aircraft P-61C.

In the fighting was attended by 14 squadrons, which had a P-61 “black Widow”.

At sea aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Sept. 27, 2002. An F-14 “Tomcat” from the Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103) “ Jolly Rogers” prepares to land on the flight deck. USS Mahan (DDG 72) steams in the background. The Norfolk Va.-based aircraft carrier is participating in Exercise Med Shark in the Atlantic Ocean during a scheduled six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Rex Nelson)

Aviation Warfare Specialist Senior Chief Phillip Freer, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, guides a forklift loading a pallet of water onto a U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon for Hurricane Harvey relief support at Katy, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017. Hurricane Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in southeastern Texas, bringing record flooding and destruction to the region. U.S. military assets supported FEMA as well as state and local authorities in rescue and relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr./Released)

EAST CHINA SEA (March 16, 2008) Capt. Michael Manazir, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), performs a high speed fly-by in an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Tophatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, before making his career 1,000th trap. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed with the U.S. 7th Fleet operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. The 7th Fleet is the largest of the forward-deployed fleets with approximately 50 ships, 120 aircraft and 20,000 Sailors and Marines assigned at any given time. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Wagner (Released)

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2013) An EA-6B Prowler from the Wizards of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 perform a refueling exercise during an air power demonstration aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is returning from an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jose L. Hernandez/Released)

Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) F-14A Tomcat aircraft fly over the French aircraft carrier FOCH (R 99) during a joint exercise in which the FOCH and the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) are taking part

Squadron Supreme #14 by Alex Garner

SQUADRON SUPREME #14

JAMES ROBINSON (W) • LEONARD KIRK (A)
Cover by ALEX GARNER
BLUR and THUNDRA may be the prisoners of JIM HAMMOND and S.H.I.E.L.D., but their rescue seems imminent when NIGHTHAWK reappears to free them. But how will the resurrection of NAMOR affect their bid for freedom? Will he be friend or foe to the SQUADRON SUPREME?
Plus: HYPERION and DOCTOR SPECTRUM each make decisions about their futures with the Squadron.
And as one hero returns from the dead, will another fall? The startling fate of Jim Hammond.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99