Melibarian Calendar

The Melibarian Calendar was first used by Avras Melibar who invented the calendar. The calendar dedicates each of its nine months to one of the nine Deities of Creation. Each of the nine months consisted of 36 days. Additionally the calendar begins and ends each year with an intercalary holiday season spanning a total of 30 days. Another two intercalary holiday seasons of five days each mark the beginning of spring and the beginning of the harvest season respectively.  

Months and Festivals

The Melibarian Calendar splits the year up in nine months. Each of the months is dedicated to one of the nine Deities of Creation. In between these months were the intercalary holidays that were celebrated all over Asteria. In total these months and festivals were:

  • Frostmoot - The first month, dedicated to Ethris
  • Deepsnow - The second month, dedicated to Morvyre
  • Winterwane - The third month, dedicated to Seeyr
  • Rainmoot - The Festival of New Beginnings
  • Palesun - The fourth month, dedicated to Velatha
  • Highsun - The fifth month, dedicated to Bemere
  • Firemoot - The sixth month, dedicated to Filverel
  • Firewane - The seventh month, dedicated to Emmyth
  • Lowsun - The harvest festival
  • Redfall - The eight month, dedicated to Vaeril
  • Snowmoot - The ninth month, dedicated to Ilvisar
  • Fellnight - The festival dedicated to the Mother of Creation and thanking the deities

Monthly Structure & Days

Each of the nine months consists of 36 days. The first of each month is the Kalends. The beginning of new. It is a rest day and dedicated to celebrating the Creation Deity of that respective month. Each of the days following Kalends until the 8th day of the month are then denoted as "X after Kalends".

The 8th day of each month is Nones. This is a rest day as well. A short break within the month, dedicated to think back on what you accomplished so far. The days following Nones are denoted as "X after Nones" until the 19th day of the month.

The 19th day of each month is called Ides. Like Kalends and Nones, Ides is a rest day. It marks the end of the birth of the world, as it is said that the nine Deities of Creation took 19 days to create Asteria. As such Ides usually despite being a rest day often serves as a day of festivals and heavy drinking. The days following Ides until the end of the month are denoted as "X after Ides".



Regarding the 30 day intercalary holiday season at the beginning and end of each year, these days are split up differently in different variations of the Melibarian Calendar. In the original and first rendition of the calendar, published by Avras Melibar, these 30 days followed th end of each year. They were meant as a season to celebrate the gods and thank them for another year.

In a later revision, made by Melibar's student Kieran Emren, changed this set up and instead celebrated a 20 day lasting intercalary holiday at the beginning of each year, as well as a 10 day lasting intercalary holiday at the end of each year. According to him, the original intention behind these 30 days of celebrating was to celebrate new beginnings more than think about the past.

Melibar later came out and pushed is rendition of the calendar again, putting an end to the constant bickering by claiming it didn't matter when and what got celebrated, it only mattered that these days were in a year. After this Emren also adapted the older Melibarian Calendar.


Melibarian Calendar

General Information

Current Year
Number of Months
Days per Month
Days Total
Created by
Avras Melibar

Cover image: by Stefan Keller


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