# Standard Axes

The **Standard Axes** (mKHO(x) *Gomkor Khīlarngɯ* [gɔm.kɔr xiː.ɫar.ŋɯ]) are a set of standardized angles and direction used by architects, city planners, and surveyors in the New Khơlīvh Empire, with standard defined values. There are eight of these axes, each with two opposite directions. They are defined in terms of Graduated Circle Angles away from North.

## Cardinal Axes[edit | edit source]

The Cardinal Axes are the two most basic axes. UKhC 8519.24.3 defines them as such:

The axes are all perfect lines omnipresent in space and existing at every point ... one can always turn and follow a line or not but can never leave a space where the lines exist; and the lines will be defined as such:

The Primary Cardinal Axis will be Positively defined as the line leading North from any point on the ground or sea; and thus inversely defined to be Negatively leading South, and the Secondary Cardinal Axis will be Positively defined as the line leading West from any point on the ground or sea, but only measured as a line perpendicular to the Primary Cardinal Axis; and thus inversely defined to be Negatively leading East.

... In practice the Cardinal Axes will be seen as follows:The positive direction of the Primary Cardinal Axis, North, at an angle of 0aV̅ and 0aS̅ from Compass North; and

The negative direction of the Primary Cardinal Axis, South, at an angle of 8aV̅ and 0aS̅ from Compass North; and

The positive direction of the Secondary Cardinal Axis, West, at an angle of 12aV̅ and 0aS̅ from Compass North; and

The negative direction of the Secondary Cardinal Axis, East, at an angle of 4aV̅ and 0aS̅ from Compass North.

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UKhC 8519.24.3, #2 §B:1 ¶2/8 - 7/8, 427 EE (Quote №00102)

## Intercardinal Axes[edit | edit source]

The Intercardinal Axes are axes directly in between the Cardinal Axes.