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Calendar

The measure of time in Midgard is straightforward. There are 12 months of 30 days each, for a total of 360 days in the calendar, and another six intercalendar festival days: New Year’s Dawn, Summer Festival, Slaughter Festival, Harvest Dances, Ghost Night, and the Lantern Festival. With six festival days, the year is 366 days long.
  The seven days of the week are the same in most cultures of Midgard: Moonday, Volsday, Wolfsday, Torsday, Marksday, Ceresday, and Khorsday. These common names appear from the Northlands to the Middle Sea and the Crossroads to the Wastes.
  The elves and the dragonkin both use different names for the days of the week. The Mharoti of the Dragon Empire call the days Pazar, Nazartesi, Sali, Charsamba, Pehrsembe, Juma, and Umartesi. Among the elves, they are Larasday, Elothsday, Orielsday, Bowsday, Freyasday, Yarisday, and Leafsday or Bacchosday.
  The months are measured from the arrival of the new year with the onset of spring in Springmelt. The festivals associated with various months are noted below in parentheses. The names in brackets are those used for winter months in the southern regions, where snow is rare or unknown.



Spring
Springmelt (New Year’s Dawn, Mustering)
Sowing Thunders (Rites of Spring)
Summer
Goldflower (Crown Festival)
Low Summer
High Summer (Summer Festival)
Autumn
Harvest Tide (Slaughter Festival)
Redleaf (Harvest Dances)
Last Leaf (Ghost Festival)
Winter
Rimetrail [First Fogs]
Snowfall [Winterwind] (Lantern Festival)
Deep Winter [Winter-rain]

Count of Years

The people and nations of Midgard measure time in many ways, though the most common standard is simply the formula “so-and-so many years ago,” counting backward from the present. But records meant to stand over time require a count or calendar, and Midgard has at least seven of them. Each begins a specific number of years ago. In many regions, even these counts are unknown, since the nations of Midgard are fragmented and largely too weak to impose a unified calendar. Many use a local dating system, such as the founding of the kingdom or counting from the coronation of the current duke, queen, or prince.   Zobeck Free Years (FY): The people of Zobeck revolted against their rule by House Stross 92 years ago, hanging all members of the family and winning a battle against considerable odds. The dating is not used outside the city, but it is typical of the reckoning of years in free cities and smaller kingdoms, which often ignore larger events in favor of their own milestones.


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