Time in Feyworld
The year in Feyworld is 364 days long, broken up into thirteen, 28 day lunar cycles. Each season is 91 days long (3 months, 7 days). Each day is further divided into 24 hours, each hour into 60 minutes and each minute into 60 seconds, but these latter divisions are typically only used by sages and scholars, as they are the only ones with the means or necessity to determine precise time.
Months in Feyworld
|Abarisian Season||Hieronymide Month||Davidian Month||Season|
|Ralishar/Noxheggan||Tertidecembris or Ditilis2||Nollaig||Autumn/Winter|
|1The Abarisian Calendar begins on the Summer Solstice, the 1st day of Garnheggan
2 The Hieronymide Calendar ends on the Nones (5th) of Ditilis
3 The Davidian Calendar begins on the Spring Solstice, Folloch 15
The Abarisian Calendar
The Abarisian Calendar was created by Saint Alabariachus the Elven and is primarily used by mages to provide what they view as a logical and neutral means to discuss time, irrespective of local dating systems. The Abarisian Calendar also tends to count years within a specific Epoch (each of variable length), said to have been defined by Saint Alabariachus himself, though it is considered appropriate to count from the foundation of . Weekday names are not used and days are counted from the start of the seasons: Garnheggan (summer), Ralishar (autumn), Noxheggan (winter) and Marageddon. Like traditional dating systems, they tend to divide each day into twenty-four hours, but count those hours evenly regardless of the local sunrise and sunset.
The current Abarisian Year is 8348 FO, the 42nd Year of the Epoch of Red Scroll.
The Aebasan Calendar
The Aebasan Calendar is most often used in western Gallorea. It is based on the establishment of the first human city, Thenos, in Aebasa at the dawn of the First Age of Man slightly less than eight millennia ago. Events prior to this are abbreviated "AT" (Antethenos) and events after this foundation are abbreviated "MT" (Metathenos). Though most nations on Gallorea have their own calendar based on how long the current regnant has been ruling or since the foundation of their kingdom, the Aebasan calendar is commonly used among historians and sages of the continent as a 'neutral' calendar. It is the oldest known human dating system.
The current year in the Aebasan Calendar is 7979 AT.
|Davidian Days of the Week|
Koramians use the Davidian calendar for naming their months, established by St. David Gaelsman the Wodesman of Vortumnus. In the Davidian calendar, each month is divided into four weeks of seven days apiece, and each day has its own, traditional name, as shown in the table to the right.
Domnach is considered to be a holy day to the Koramian religion, and is the day in which most regular church services are held, kings are coronated, priests ordained, and marriages conducted. Furthermore, the Davidian calendar uses traditional Durian names for the names of the months.
Traditionally, the Koramian Calendar dates from the same year as the Imperial Calendar. Some recent Koramian scholars would rather date the calendar from the discovery of the Glorious Galleon in 186 IC.
The Imperial calendar is a fairly complex dating system resulting from centuries of modification by various Emperors and scholars. Only three days of each month are named, and all other days are listed by how far they are from one of these days. The Calends is the first day of any given month, the Nones is the fifth day and the Ides is the fifteenth day.
It is also important to note that when the Imperials count days they include both the start and end day of the time span in question. Thus, the 3rd of Folloch in Koramia would be the 4th day after the Calends of Tertilis to an Imperial. To contribute to the confusion in the Imperial dating system, there is no traditional convention as to which of the three days one counts from. Thus, the 4th day after the Calends of Tertilis is also the 2nd day before the Nones of Tertilis. It is also acceptable to merely list how many days into the month an event takes place, a convention used by those who must often write out dates such as bureaucrats and priests. Thus, the 3rd day after the Ides of Quinctilis can also be listed as the 18th of Quinctilis.
The Imperial calendar, called the Hieronymide Calendar, is based on the work of Hieronymous of House Sanctus and, thus, has different names for the months as well as a different New Year's Day. Whereas the new year begins on the 1st of Folloch (the first day of Spring) for the Koramians, the Hieronymide calendar begins on the 2nd day after the Nones of Ditilis (the 6th day of the month and the Winter solstice). Though the Davidian calendar has remained relatively unchanged since its creation, various Emperors have altered the Hieronymide calendar, typically by naming a month after themselves.
The Neptaran Calendar, primarily used in the Freecity of Neptaris, is a horribly complex dating system that mixes aspects of the Hieronymide Calendar and the Davidian Calendar. Typically, Davidian month names are used, though the days of those months often reference either the Imperial Calends, Nones and Ides or count from the nearest religious holiday (or even an event in history, such as the day celebrated as the foundation of a trade guild or noble house). Only scholars tend to count the days of a month according to Davidian tradition. Neptarans themselves tend to prefer this complex system of describing dates and are known to have no small amount of joy at the confusion it causes outsiders to the City.The Neptaran Calendar dates from the legendary Foundation of Neptaris. The current year is 2104 NC.