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Calendars

There are several different methods of keeping track of time throughout the world.

The most basic things are agreed on by most societies.

  • An hour is 60 minutes
  • The day has 24 hours.
  • A month has 28 days.
  • When writing a date out the convention is: day - month - year
  • Each month has one Holiday to start the month, then three weeks of 9 days each.

There is no general agreement on the names of days or months. Different cultures call them different things, with the Grand Wizard of Terraguard and the Grand Vizier in Semphar attempting to set out a standard naming system that gives an individual name to each of the days of the year.

There are Several different dating systems.

Western WorldTGRWPRSGRVRRSKRRBR
Central AreaCERSPRMTR
Oriental LandsWCRKZRSLR

There are Time Lines that give events from the campaign world in chronological order.

The year 1260 TGR = 723 CER = 2599 SLR

The Constellations help track the seasons and there is also a list of the many holidays celebrated through out the world.

The various races look at calendars and time keeping differently. Humans follow these basic guidelines as well as Halflings. Elves and Dwarves both treat a year very differently. Dwarves do not care about the moon or stars and follow time based on the natural phenomena of moon rocks and how their glow waxes and wanes. Using both types of moon rocks dwarven society has created weeks of twelve days long and months of seven weeks long. This creates a year that is four months long. Elves have the same four month long year but their months are eighty four days long with a week of twenty one days. These weeks are based on the time that it takes the old moon to travel through each constellation.

For the most part all the races refer to the human nomenclature for dates when interacting with any other race.


Standard Calendar Grid

This is the layout for the main calendar system. There are three month seasons that are based on the phases of the two moons.

Each Season begins when both moons are full, and the midpoint of each season is when both moons are new.

O = Old moon, Y = Young moon
??% is how much is visible

The Old moon is slightly larger and travels through the sky slower. Over the course of a month it wanes to the new moon then waxes to a full moon to start the new month. The Young moon is thought to be the child traveling with a parent, always running ahead or falling behind, moving with the exuberance of youth. It waxes and wanes much faster in each season, yet falls into place next to its parent twice each season.

math: Old moon take 28 days to complete an orbit, New Moon takes 12 days to orbit



1      Months12 {Early Spring},3 {Early Summer},6 {Early Fall},9 {Early Winter}
OY           
100%100%

2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY
93%83%  86%67%  79%50%  71%33%  64%17%  57%0%  50%17%  43%33%  36%50%

11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19 
OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY
29%67%  21%83%  14%100%  7%83%  0%67%  7%50%  14%33%  21%17%  29%0%

20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28 
OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY
36%17%  43%33%  50%50%  57%67%  64%83%  71%100%  79%83%  86%67%  93%50%


1      Months1 {Spring},4 {Summer},7 {Fall},10 {Winter}
OY           
100%33%

2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY
93%17%  86%0%  79%17%  71%33%  64%50%  57%67%  50%83%  43%100%  36%83%

11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19 
OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY
29%67%  21%50%  14%33%  7%17%  0%0%  7%17%  14%33%  21%50%  29%67%

20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28 
OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY
36%83%  43%100%  50%83%  57%67%  64%50%  71%33%  79%17%  86%0%  93%17%


1      Months2 {Late Spring},5 {Late Summer},8 {Late Fall},11 {Late Winter}
OY           
100%33%

2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 
OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY
93%50%  86%67%  79%83%  71%100%  64%83%  57%67%  50%50%  43%33%  36%17%

11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19 
OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY
29%0%  21%17%  14%33%  7%50%  0%67%  7%83%  14%100%  21%83%  29%67%

20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28 
OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY  OY
36%50%  43%33%  50%17%  57%0%  64%17%  71%33%  79%50%  86%67%  93%83%