The Calendar

The Calendar

There are 12 months in a year, and 4 weeks in a month, so a total of 336 days in a year.

The months and seasons are;

Afteryule
Somath = New Blossom
Rethe

Astronil
Thrimidge = Solsti
Forelithe

Afterlithe
Wedmath = Orion
Halimath

Wintersict
Bloamath = White Frost
Foreyule

The days in a week are;

Morphis
Seculus
Trinifis
Quidil
Highday
Restday
Suredas

As an example, instead of measuring the time passing in a month by way of counting, folk simply say “The 4th Morphis of Wintersict” etcera.

The Ages

There has been 4 ages so far;

The Unknown Age, which lasted for an unknown amount of years we refer to as BT, or Before Time.
The Age of Dragons, lasted for roughly 2000 years.
the Age of Chaos, lasted for 871 years.
the Age of Magic, lasted for 304 years.

The current Age is of Hate, which started 103 years ago.

Holidays

Merrymaker’s Day
-The First Morphis of Afteryule.
-Originally a halfling holiday, but is shared by many as the first day of the new year.
-In Halfling tongue it is “Wobbum.”
-Starts with a parade about “The King of Fools” Gundar and lasts all night with drinking and song.

Wind’s Day
-The Third Highday of Afteryule.
-Celebrating Durin, Warborn spend the day drinking and feasting while others usually craft paper gliders and cast them into the wind.

Day of Dawn
-The Fourth Restday of Afteryule.
-Celebrating the New Blossom, much greenery and treats are shared.
-Often ends in a passionate night.

Week of Fox’s Fire
-The Second Morphis through the the Second Suredas of Somath.
-Celebrating when Mellitie outsmarted Alva, and used Alva’s flame to ignite a field of crops using a fox, thus rebirthing the crops.
-Farmers send their daughters through the crops with lit torches every night to rebirth the crops just as Alva did.

Birth of Earth
-The Third Seculus of Somath.
-Farmers sacrifice a cow to Azarus, for healthy earth.

Vintage Day
-The Third Highday of Somath.
-A wine festival to celebrate the harvest, and a prayer for more drinks.

Green Day
-The Fourth Suredas of Somath.
-A day to honour Erythnul and Lord of the Hunt, people gather and plant seeds, and hunters hunt for them.

The Flower’s Games
-The First Seculus to the First Highday of Rethe.
-Celebrating the fertility of the New Blossom, practiced by many farming communities as it is very pleasure-seeking and contestants are invited to wear little.

Crown’s Day
-The Second Trinifis of Rethe.
-Merchants sacrifice gold to the god of trade, Pelor.

The Day’s Fast
-The Third Suredas of Astronil.
-Many honour the Pantheon by denying themselves food for the day.

Brightest Day
-The Fourth Seculus of Astronil.
-Celebrating the Solsti, it is the longest day of the year and honours Talanas, the Goddess of the Sun.
-Farmers and priests light massive bonfires outside of temples.

Retribution Day
-The First Highday of Thrimidge.
-Intended to defy Asmodeus, the King of Hell, many light fireworks.
-Remembers when the gods, in their material forms, drove Asmodeus into the Abyss.

Day of the Depths
-The Second Morphis of Thrimidge.
-A day to honour Zamanthras, Goddess of the Sea.
-Fishermen sacrifice the biggest fish they find that day.

Rememberance Day
-The Third Highday of Thrimidge.
-Commerates the death of many old heroes to the Dragons, it is the annual eclipse of the year, as it is believed Talanas also weeps for their deaths.

Gratitude Day
-The Third Restday of Thrimidge.
-A day when those who follow gods pay offerings to them, providing thanks for watching over them.

Barn Day
-The Second Trinifis of Forelithe.
-Barns are built and beasts of burden are garlanded with flowers.

The Siege
-The Third Highday to the Third Restday of Forelithe.
-A celebration of Galatrine, Daeon and The Blind Guardian in their most memorable skirmish.
-On the first day, the children build a fort for Daeon and spend the night defending the flag from children selected to fight for Daeon and Galatrine.
-Those of Galatrine must bring the flag to the temple, and those of The Blind Guardian must make sure neither side wins.

Rustic Vintage
-The Fourth Seculus of Forelithe.
-Celebration of growth and fertility to Mellitie and Freya.
-Centers around pressing grapes and drinking old wine.

The Showcase
-The Fourth Quidil to the Fourth Suredas of Forelithe.
-Honours Meridar and Daeon through building and creating art and interesting crafts.

The Champion’s Games
-The Second Morphis to the Second Quidil of Afterlithe.
-Each day is a new game, and whoever wins each games wins a pot of gold. Smaller games are held for small rewards also.

The Day of Dusk
-The Third Highday of Afterlithe.
-Celebrates the coming of Orion, many share and give to prepare for the coming cold of The White Frost.

Repentance Day
-The First Trinifis of Wedmath.
-Honours Mercer, many are expected to make friends with enemies and repay old debts and ease burdens of guilt.

Wellspringing Day
-The Second Suredas of Wedmath.
-Celebrates fresh water and other simple pleasures, people make prayers to Ilmater and Zamanthras.
-Wells and loved ones are garlanded with flowers.

Soldier’s Toil
-The Third Highday of Halimath.
-Celebrates those who gave their lives in war.
-Where The Siege celebrates the excitement of war, Toil celebrates the sacrifice.

Thanks and Giving
-The Fourth Morphis the Fourth Suredas of Halimath.
-Celebrates community, people share food and gifts among their fellows.
-The local temple becomes a feast-hall for all.

Blackest Night
-The First Highday of Wintersict.
-Celebrates evil gods, as without them the balance of Starsong would be out of order.
-Celebrants wear robes and masks and do what they want without causing chaos or too much disorder.
-Celebrants act like their true selves on this day, thanks to the masks.

Eve of Quiet
-The Third Trinifis of Bloamath.
-Celebrates the dead, people take food and wine to the graves of the fallen to leave for their souls.
-It is considered bad luck to speak aloud on this day, as Gevrauche may incur his wrath on the lost souls.

Hearth Day
-The Fourth Restday of Foreyule.
-Celebrates the family those still have, giving gifts and sharing food.

The Calendar

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