Argosian Calendar

 
The Argosian Calendar, also called the Imperial Calendar, is the calendar used in most of the Realm.   The creation of the Argosian Calendar is attributed to Emperor Viktus of Argos. It was one of the first attempts at standardization by the Argosian Empire. The calendar was enacted in 22 IE, and actively encouraged through the production of various annuals for the populace.   The Argosian Calendar divides the year into twelve months with thirty days each. Like the High Elven Calendar it follows the cycle of the moon, but unlike the High Elven Calendar the Argosian month is divided into four to five 7-day months.

ArgosianAbbr.Gregorian
Sign of RocsRJanuary
Sign of MagiMaFebruary
Sign of MedusiMeMarch
Sign of CrownsCApril
Sign of KrakensKMay
Sign of DragonsDJune
Sign of TreantsTrJuly
Sign of SerpentsSAugust
Sign of LeviathanLSeptember
Sign of TitansTiOctober
Sign of BowsBNovember
Sign of PhoenixPDecember

Months

  The calendar names each months after the dominant constellation in the sky. It follows the moon cycle, with a new month starting as the waxing crescent first shows. The full moon is always on the 13th.   Dates are usually styled in one of the below ways. Note how the sign is plural in 'Sign of Rocs' and singular in 'First Roc'.  
  • under the First Sign of Rocs, 270 IE
  • First Roc, 270 IE
  • 1 R 270 IE
 

Astrology

Emperor Viktus' decision to name the months after the constellation was due to his personal fondness of astrology. Somewhat ironically, the rise of public awareness of star signs also lead it's devolution from a science to a pseudoscience.   As astrological signs became common knowledge, the science became dominated by hobbyist folk astrologers more concerned with divining personal horoscopes and star-approved love matches.  



ArgosianAbbr.Gregorian
MarketdayMonday
FeastdayTuesday
MiddayWednesday
HomedayThursday
FairdayFriday
LaunderdaySaturday
SundaySunday

Weekdays

  The Imperial Common weekdays show the values of the early Argosian Empire. Households should try limit their purchases to a single day of the week (and street vendors should stay out of the streets on all days but one), they should make time both for their neighbours and their own family, and they should strive towards cleanliness.   The poular annual "Citizens Guide to Household Management", released by the Guild of Domestics in collaboration with the Argosian government, goes in depth on the expected household workload of each day, and extolls the virtues of an imperial week.   A pictogram has been associated with each weekday to simplify bookkeeping.
 

Calendar

The below calendar shows the year of 270 IE.  
1st Month — Sign of Rocs
MFMHFLS
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
2nd Month — Sign of Magi
MFMHFLS
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930
3rd Month — Sign of Medusi
MFMHFLS
123*4
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
4th Month — Sign of Crowns
MFMHFLS
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
5th Month — Sign of Krakens
MFMHFLS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930
6th Month — Sign of Dragons
MFMHFLS
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
7th Month — Sign of Treants
MFMHFLS
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
8th Month — Sign of Serpents
MFMHFLS
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
9th Month — Sign of Leviathans
MFMHFLS
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930
10th Month — Sign of Titans
MFMHFLS
1234
567891011
1213*1415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
11th Month — Sign of Bows
MFMHFLS
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
12th Month — Sign of Phoenix
MFMHFLS
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930

Comments

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29 Aug, 2021 12:40

I've been putting off getting my calendar together waiting for the Calendar tool in WA to get where I need it. This is seriously making me consider just doing this for my world!

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Annie Stein
29 Aug, 2021 13:36

My love for wiki-style formatting was what convinced me to go about it this way, and I'm very pleased with the result.   Feel free to reach out to me over discord if you want me to share any of the bb code I used above ^^