Calender.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Dungeon Master
 GM, 33 posts
Tue 24 May 2016
at 05:57
Calender
Aeden completes a revolution around the sun (KA) every 366 days (this is exact down to the second) and the planet itself finishes a rotation (and thus a day) every 24 hours (also exact down to the second).  The Illyrian calendar consists of 12 months with 30 days each, the other 6 days are held separate (though obviously must still be included on the calendar).  These 6 days are holidays recognized throughout the Twelve Kingdoms and beyond (though some countries have different calendars and hold those 6 days in various levels of esteem).

The months and these 6 days are noted here:

Vespara: This is the last official day of the year and is generally a somber time of thankfulness and reflection on the past year.  At nightfall many begin their revelry to bring in the day of Yuel.  It corresponds to the New Year and Thanksgiving in many ways.


Yuel: This is the first official day of the year and is a day of gift-giving (in some ways it corresponds to Christmas).  People celebrate the expectation of new opportunities.  It is a day of wanton revelry for many, if not most, people.


Vaernal: This is the Spring Equinox and is considered the second official day of the year.  This day is often used to renew ongoing contracts and to hold weddings.


NOTE: Vespara, Yuel, and Vaernal constitute a 3-day holiday (this is why Vespara was listed first) and they are almost universally celebrated.


Merida: This is the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year.  Although not a day of profound revelry, there are generally fairs, tourneys, and other attractions held on this day.  If nothing else, many see it as a day of rest from their many exertions.


Autumn: This is the Autumnal Equinox and is very similar to Merida in that it is a day of rest in which various attractions are sponsored.


Nadira: This is the Winter Solstice and is a somber holiday of deep reflection.  It is the longest day of the year and the veil between the world of the living and the dead is at its weakest.  Most remain indoors from Dusk until Dawn for fear the dead walk the land

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:57, Sat 02 July 2016.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 37 posts
Sun 3 Jul 2016
at 03:37
Calender
Months

The names of the months are derived from the twelve greater gods in the world.

MonthSeason
LathanderEarly Spring
MishakalMid Spring
TycheLate Spring
MystrylEarly Summer
TargusMid Summer
PaladineLate Summer
KozahEarly Autumn
GileanMid Autumn
JannathLate Autumn
TakhisisEarly Winter
SharMid Winter
KelemvorLate Winter



Days

The days of the week are named for the seven gods that waged war on Aeden.  In an earlier age the gods Anduiras, Basaia, Voryn, Massyla, Reynyr, and Braenna fought against Azrai.

Anduiras is commonly associated with worship, and Azrai with rest. The remaining days are considered "work days."

DayCommon Name
AnduirasGodsday
BasaiaStarday
VorynMoonday
MassylaSeaday
ReynyrStoneday
BraennaCoinday
AzraiStillday

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:47, Thu 07 July 2016.