We're in an era of unprecedented peace and trade is booming between nations. Despite this, however, there is still a lot of cultural divide. While I am unable to heal the scar completely, as it is ingrained into society itself, I believe the next step toward a more global age of advancement is a standardized calendar and universal system for keeping track of days.
I've already received the backing of several large scientific organizations from across the world that offered to help implement the system. At this point, I've begun to gather information on what is known about each period of time to create this standard. I have already determined that I need to break it all into 388 days, the next step is breaking it down to months. We shall see how this bit goes as it will be the most difficult to properly create for uniformity.
For centuries, time was split; divided in organization, no nation agreeing to a standard measure for the passing of time. However, at the dawn of the third millennia during the age of Scholarly Education, an unknown scientist introduced the idea of bringing about a standard calendar; a calendar meant to transcend language and culture.
As trade grew in prevalence, this system of time was soon adopted into most cultures. It wasn't until nearly 2100 that the standardized system overtook all previous systems from native cultures, an event that was originally sparked by the Seven Core Nations that rose from the Scholarly Education Era. After that point, the system of time experience virtually no changes and has sustained itself through modern ages.
With the introduction of the Standardized Aesontis Calendar, a singular system for writing out time was introduced. Based on the increasing intervals of time to allow for specificity to overtake generality, it's believed that the writing system was invented by the same person who created the universal calendar.
There are two specific forms in which the date is written, other variations relying upon the explicit naming of each time interval. The first form is the absolute date while the second is the standard date:
Absolute Date: Second.Minute.Hour;Day.Month.Year
Standard Date: Day.Month.Year | Second.Minute.Hour
The standard date is utilized by the majority of people in Aesontis. However, within legal or governmental documents, it's not uncommon for the absolute date to be used.
Aesontis Standardized Time
The keeping of time itself is a bit less standardized in regards to terminology as each language has its own terms. However, the units for which the terms apply are universal.
In Aesontian, each day is divided into 2 sections of 24 hours; each hour is divided into 60 minutes; each minute is separated into 60 seconds.
First introduced on the 24th of Vincte, 1945 PR. During this time, Aesontis was at the prime of the Scholarly Education Era, built upon a number of studies and implemented in order to properly organize time. In order for the best implementation, the terms for each month and each day of the week were standardized to be universal. Because of this, the origin of each word is primarily unknown as the knowledge surrounding the older languages have slowly faded away.
The standardized calendar separates the 388 days in each year into 10 months with a range of 36 to 43 days per month. Though some of the reasoning behind the divisions is clouded by history, what is known is that each month represents the beginning/end of different "seasons." Included among the standardized four seasons of temperature within Aesontis, regional seasons such as "harvest season" or "fishing season" are utilized to separate the more standardized seasonal variance.
"Eras" refers to the divide between ancient and recorded history, not the sociological eras established by historians
To know what came before... well, that would be to know what even Resonance cannot touch.
The period of time before Resonance is, for the most part, a mystery. While artifacts have turned up in the deep seas, many of them were so far destroyed by the time between the end of the AnteResonance period and the Age of Resonance that they crumbled at the touch of air. To this end, the unknown time before Resonance is referred to as AnteResonance, or AR, and is of much contention among the greatest scholars of Aesontis.
Resonance, at least in a harnessable form, first came about in 1 PR. As if the world was enlightened in a single day, history began to be recorded across the globe. What caused this change is unknown, even those from the days of AnteResonance soon forgot of their lives before.
What is known is that Resonance always existed as the foundation for all of reality. It's the energy that flows between everything, bringing motion to space. However, it was not always harnessable. There was a time when it was simply there, unseeable and untouchable. This is the age of before, AnteResonance. However, PostResonance, or PR, is the age of all recorded history. An Age of Resonance. All records show that the beginning of this age was 1.1.1 and now humanity continues along within the Age of Resonance.
What happened before? Nothing. Or, at least, nothing we know. There may be artifacts of civilizations long dead and there may be footprints of what happened the days before Resonance erupted within the core of the planet. But, to know what happened before would be to know of the time before humanity. Not even those born before could remember, so it's best that we forget about it too.