Western Calendar

In Western Zerith, the most commonly used calendar was implemented by Erste Nerin IV, an Emperor of the Second Imperium. It was said to have been created by a council of Court advisers. The calendar is divided into four seasons of three 30-day months each, separated by a day-long holiday that is not part of any month. There is another holiday day to start the year (which immediately follows Year’s End Day).

Holiday: New Year’s Day
1 Hochsom
2 Versom
3 Damsom
Holiday: Fading
4 Ernat
5 Brache
6 Kalsom
Holiday: Winter’s Eve
7 Spersom
8 Matt
9 Sansom
Holiday: Sun Day
10 Ploughing
11 Planting
12 Bebausom
Holiday: Year’s End Day

Years are counted from the founding of the First Zerithian Empire, and are denoted with the initials IY, for Imperial Year.

Ancient Calendar

Before the founding of the (First) Zerithian Empire, western peoples used a calendar based on the Wheel of Portents, a cycle of years assigned mystical significance. Each year was broken into four seasons, and each season into halves (dubbed Early and Late by modern scholars).

  1. Boar
  2. Eagle
  3. Dragon
  4. Horse
  5. Griffin
  6. Stag
  7. Bear
  8. Snake
  9. Goat
  10. Wolf
  11. Ox
  12. Roc
  13. Panther
  14. Falcon
  15. Dryad


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