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Haerth Time and Calendars

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Time and Calendars

 

The year consists of roughly 365.25 days of 24 hours (modern-day reckoning) each, numbered (in the Tar'ran Kingdom) from the year in which the Covenant of Union was created. There are twelve months in each year, plus five days outside of the normal month/week cycle (six on leap years, occuring every year evenly divisible by four, except for those years divisible evenly by 100)

 

The months are, in order: Januar, Febrik, Mark, Aprill, Mai, Juni, Juli, Agus, Tember, Tober, Novik, Dekar.

 

Each 30-day month consists of three 10-day weeks, known as First, Second and Third Week.

 

The days of the week are Air, Dragon, Earth, Cash, Void, Wyvern, Fire, Cups, Water, Swords. The first day of each month is thus Air Day; the last, Swords Day. Calendrical days begin just after midnight by convention.

 

Usually, dates are represented in this order: 858 C.U. Mark 2nd Cashday which is the 4th day of the 2nd week of the 3rd month ...

 

Typically, ordinary townfolk will take two days off per week, and work one or two half days also. For countryfolk, the time of year and season will matter more than what day of the week it happens to be.

 

The five days dedicated to the 'week' of "Year's End" -- outside normal reckoning and expectations -- are: Lust Day, Drunk Day, Quiet Day, Family Day, & Gods' Day. Every four years a sixth day is added at year-end, “Extra Day”.

 

 

month of: _____________
Weekday
AirDragonEarthCashVoidWyvernFireCupsWaterSwords
Week First________________________________________
Second________________________________________
Third________________________________________

 

Michael interpolation: The first day of Januar is the day after the winter solstice. Thus the spring equinox is almost always on Aprill 1st Airday; the summer solstice is at Juli 1st Earthday; the autumnal equinox at Tober 1st Cashday; and the winter solstice is Year-end Gods' Day. These dates can move a day or so due to leap year differences. Haven't actually gotten more firm calendar info from Ken yet.

 

Days are themselves divided into several, the math doesn't seem to quite work periods called Ken hasn't said what these hour-ish periods are called; each of these is divided into 20 durrands. The durrand is in turn divided into another sort-of-minute-like unit not named. The dunno is divided further into ten zahtahn; the zahtahn is finally divided into 12 arczahtahn. An arczahtahn is one second in duration, thus the conversions are:

 

 

day

= XX hour-like periods = I can't say ...

= 24 hours = 1440 minutes = 86,400 seconds

 

blah, sort of an hour

= 20 durrands = 50 two-minute-like units = 500 zahtahn = 6000 arczahtahn

= 100 minutes = 6000 seconds

 

durrand

= 2.5 two-minute-like units = 25 zahtahn = 300 arczahtahn

= 5 minutes = 300 seconds

 

two-minute-like-units

= 10 zahtahn = 120 arczahtahn

= 2 minutes = 120 seconds

 

zahtahn

= 12 arczahtahn

= 12 seconds

 

 

It would be nice to know how hours of the day are described ... do they just count to ... uh, the last one? Or is there an a.m./p.m. division? Or what? And ... how many hours are there in a day?

 

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