Reckoning of Time
- Years are denoted in the format XE.YYY, where X is the current Age, and Y is the number of years since the start of the Age, starting with 1.
- The E stands for “Evír”, the Istoríltan word for “Age”.
- There are twelve months: Spring’s Dawn, Spring’s Height, Spring’s Dusk, Summer’s Dawn, Summer’s Height, Summer’s Dusk, Autumn’s Dawn, Autumn’s Height, Autumn’s Dusk, Winter’s Dawn, Winter’s Height, and Winter’s Dusk. Each month is arranged into three weeks of nine days.
- The first week is called Juve, the second Hale, and the third Eld. Dates are written as Juve 3 of Spring’s Height or Eld 6 of Summer’s Dusk. People referring to times in the future akin to “On next Tuesday” would use “On the Two next” or “On the Second next”.
- In addition, there are short periods that do not belong to any month.
- Following Spring is a 5 day period known as Sun’s Reign. During this time, the sun remains in the sky for 5 days, and the moon never rises.
- Following Summer is a 7 day period known as Midyear.
- Following Autumn is a 5 day period known as Moon’s Reign. During this time, the moon remains in the sky for 5 days, and the sun never rises.
- Following Winter is an 9 day period known as Silence, where all the spirits of the world sleep. During Silence, many normal events become very strange—Everything is cast in an eerie mist, the sun and moon never rise (and all is stuck in a perpetual twilight), the tides cease, rivers cease to run, etc.