Kelorn Calendar

The Kelorn Calendar is a four-hundred-and-two day, sixteen month calendar common to most civilized races of the world, though the Irian Calendar and Drak Calendar both interpret the months slightly differently, and most immigrant landsmen cultures (that is those who have their own patron Divhi) devote months to the landsmen Divh over the Divhidre. The only major deviation is the calendar used by the One True Faith, which is based around the moons' relationship to the constellation of the Overlord, rather than the seasons, but even the folk of Nardaan under the Faith use the Drak Calendar to track their years.

month Pasanir Marnir Eranir Paranir
association Life Creator Earth Elis
days 30 20 20 30
month Dahlnere Seranere Kafnere Lonere
association Fire Sen Summer Solstice Light Makandar
days 30 20 1 20 30
month Ananir Malanir Lunir Otenir
association Air Athanas Water Otta
days 30 20 20 30
month Ganenere Danere Gunere Sumere
association Death Modan Winter Solstice Darkness Fate
days 30 20 1 20 30

Drak Calendar

Based on the Kelorn Calendar already in common use when the landsmen first came to Allornus, the four-hundred-and-two day Drak Calendar sees the months reamed, not for the Divh or elements as in the Kelorn one, but for the rituals and offerings required within those periods. Common to Maldaakore, the Drak Calendar has perhaps surprisingly remained in use in the Malorn lands of Nardaan, where they abhor all other aspects of their overlord culture. Some think of it as a reminder of their years in slavery, others admit scholarly laziness, but the Malorns of Nardaan seldom have cause to name the month anyway, since their only season is winter.

The months in the same order as they appear above are Breath, Blood, Ash, Bounty, Youth, Smoke, Seed, Sight, Faith, Freedom, Sin, Drink, Pain, Life, Soul, Truth and Terror. In Maldaakore each month opens with a ritual day during which religious ceremonies are carried out, and each individual is expected to make an offering appropriate to the month in order to appease Daak until the next month.

Irian Calendar

The Irian Calendar is common to Iria, Ralstaa, and Ahlonia. It has a four-hundred-and-two day year, corresponding almost exactly to the Kelorn Calendar, save that months are named predominantly according to an almanac for activity in those months, rather than for the Divh. It is common to both the landsmen of these regions, and the civilized myr found there have also adopted a similar year-length where they have not embraced the calendar as a whole. In some places month-names are changed to suit the local industry, but they can usually be explained as early, mid, or late in the given season, quickly and easily to anyone unfamiliar with local variations.

The most widespread incarnation names the months as follows: Siring, Sowing, Tending, Pruning, Birthing, Harvesting, Threshing, Pressing, Foraging, Slaughtering, Burning, Burning, Suring, Resting, Waking and Clearing.

The Moons

The moons each wax and wane in differing patterns throughout the year. On exactly which day of a period of waxing the moon is full can vary but these cycles are generally considered to determine the span of the year. The only exception is the Red Moon, which will always be full on the night of the Winter Solstice. The year is not over until each moon has waxed in the constellation of the Overlord (denoted here in bold) when it hangs low in the centre of the sky and shines its brightest, drowning out its siblings. Though it is largely invisible to the naked eye, the Dark Moon blocks out the Overlord twice in the year, leading to the two darkest nights of the year, when even the light of the stars and other moons pales and the world is blacker than any stormy night.

Month Pasanir Marnir Eranir Paranir Dahlnere Seranere Midsummer Kafnere Lonere Ananir Malanir Lunir Otenir Ganenere Danere Midwinter Gunere Sumere
Blue Moon wax wane wax wane wax wane wax wane
White Moon wane wax wane wax wane wax wane wax wane
Gold Moon wax wane wax wane wax wane
Red Moon wane wax wane
Dark Moon wane wax wane wax wane wax wane wax wane wax wane wax wane wax wane wax wane wax