Calendars in the Known World

 

The Calendars of the known world follow three main branches. The old/Imperial Calendar is in use in Inzhar and others within its ambit. The Savari Calendar is in use one the Eastern Continent and the Trade Calendar is an invention of the Seven Guilds and is in use in most of the West.

The Trade Calendar

Present Year/

Months

3

1

Frost

2

Rime

3

Greening

4

Tradewind

5

High Sail

6

Clearblue

7

Highflower

8

Sunspinning

9

Soonharvest

10

Lastharvest

11

Storm Moon

12

First Fall

13

Festival

 The Empire Calendars

 

Old Empire Calendar

New Empire Calendar

Present Year/

Months

3113

1903

1

High Omen

Fyoon's Moon

2

Omen Send

Omen Send

3

March

Ianzhar's Womb

4

March

March

5

Siege

Siege

6

Siege

Harn's Time

7

Plunder

Raucha's Blessing

8

Plunder

Plunder

9

Satiety

Satiety

10

Satiety

Fallowfields

11

Innovation

Astol's Pride

12

Moon's Court

Rawvin's Eye

13

Emperor's Tithe

Emperor's Tithe

The Savari Calendar

Present Year/

Months

503

1

Shantan

2

Ios

3

Udun

4

Amikel's Sword

5

Rhiall's Gift

6

Mircea's Grace

7

High Summer

8

Summer's End

9

Soul's Harvest

10

Karis' Hope

11

Reckoning

12

Snowfall

13

Savar's Gift

 Abur: Uses the Savari Calandar which replaced their fractured and disused Moon System which in turn was based on the old Imperial Calendar. The holy days of the Saints are largely ignored unless the Savarid presence is in country, but there are a multitude of days with their own small celebratory rituals. The week of the present Emperor’s birthday is a countrywide celebration.

Dis: Old Imperial Calendar, They have an additional celebratory day called Sacrifice--it is held in the middle of the Old Inzhari Month of Plunder. 100 picked youths and maidens are sacrificed on the pyramid of Sekhalt.

Eson: Savarid Calendar. Multiple observances of the Saints days are forgone here for the most part. Each Temple will have its own celebrations/observances--but the common populous only truly celebrates at the normative feasting times and the emperor's birthday.

Free Macha: Seasonal Observance: Winter, Spring, High Summer, Low Summer, Fall, Storm -Festivals take place at the equinoxes and High Winter.

Gartha: Old Imperial. There is no holiday in Gartha for the population. At the height of summer 1000 slaves are killed by giving them to the flames of Ylis- a huge open are brazier made of bronze.

Gol: New Imperial

Helmash: Seasonal Observances: Cold Season, Rain Moon, Dust , Equinox, Chill Rain. The only celebration is the Rain Dance--which only happens if it rains.

High Corack: Previously Seasonal Observance, now Trade Calendar. THe Spring Equinox--ahem --excuse me--Saint Udun's Day, is celebrated here as is Midwinter--Ahem ..I mean The Prophets Day.

Inzhar: New Imperial. Holidays come and go depending on the whim of the Emperor.

Jurin: Previously All, converted to Trade Calendar. The 21st Day of Soonharvest is called Completion Day and is a celebration of some size and gaiety.

Kurwand: Seasonal Observance: Winter, Equinox, Spring, Summer, Equinox, Fall, Winter, Midwinter. Each season has a festival. The main one is High Summer but the equinoxes are also observed with both solemnity and celebration.

Oleskant: Trade Calendar. Unification Day. A day of Celebration marked on the 1st day of Greening and traditionally celebrated by outlawing any conflict of any sort from dawn to cockcrow the next day.

Qualis: New Imperial, Any day is a good day for a drink. But Launching Day on the first of Tradewinds or officially the Second day of March is when the new boat launches happen and it is quite the debauch.

Ravos: Savari Calendar, Every saints day and day of order is observed in small observations throughout the year. The Prophets Day is the only inversion ritual observed with men dressing as women, nobles as commoners, commoners as legendary figures. The rest of the year is pretty quiet and staid.

Saghul: Seasonal Observance: Wet Season, Dry Season. The Red Prophets day--when the red star rises--Usually late in the dry season--is cause for a gathering of clans and celebrations.

Savarid Empire: Savarid Calendar and the Trade Calendar in some places. Observances of Saints days are common, but done frequently as small parades by singular orders. Empire Day falls the day after the Prophets' Day and is part of the celebratory week known as Savar's Gift. IT is then that the coffers of empire open wide and the pomp and celebration of Savari is made plain.

Sukisien: Previously the Suk Calendar now Trade Calendar. The Old Suk Calendar was actually the source of the Inzhari imperial One, though they had far less martial names for the months in question. Now, by fiat of Chaing Vainamaa, the King of the Suk, they have adopted the Trade Calendar as a way of maintaining close ties with the Central Kingdoms.

Sydenie: Seasonal Observance: Wintersend, Planting Season, Raiding Season, Harvest, Winterfall, Midwinter. The Midwinter feast is the only celebration of note in Sydenie, though both the spring and the fall equinox are marked with religious observances of note.

The Sakha Duchies: Trade Calendar-Many local festivals and days are observed with holidays declared at the drop of a hat. The Inzhari and Savari holidays are also observed but not officially so much as via running street brawls.

Thunark: Trade Calendar. Equinoxes, 1st of Tradewinds and Festival.

Virossus: Trade Calendar. The Prophets Day along with Festival are celebrated. Along with Independance Day. The 1st of Clearblue.