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C A L E N D A R    S Y S T E M S

 
Calendars are systems that help categorize and sort time. Initially most calendars will have been established by Temples at the behest of deities, but later, more modern iterations are typically created from scientific circles, as a result of studious observations of time and how it works.

There are many different types of calendar systems, and some are several thousands of years old. Most will have been created and used by ancient civilizations, or later changed and adapted by newer civilizations. Some tribal societies also keep their own calendar systems, but it is mainly in the civilized nations one will find common and standardized systems.



SACELLUM CALENDAR
The Sacellum Calendar is the most common system of days, weeks, months and years in Nym, and its dominance is very evident in the central continents; specifically in human nations. It originates from the Old Imperium Calendar (which was based on the Pretender Gods of the time) used by the Old Imperium, and the calendar system itself first originated from the mixture of the dwarven Stone Calendar and the Iltam Calendar.

The system used now is a mixture of old and new, where its interpretation is split into two sub-calendars. The New Imperium of Darion and the lands of Thalia in Avanor use Sacellum Proper (based on a mixture of Old Imperium names and new Sacellum names), whilst other human nations throughout both Avanor and Norrhan use Sacellum Common (derived from a mixture of Sacellum names and old Norrhanian cultures). The differences between the two are very inconsequential, as they're simply just split between different names for the days, months, etc.

The Calendar is based on an Ages System, which began shortly after the Sacellum Order was first established in the Age of Divinity, and effectively started the current Time of Ages. The Sacellum Calendar begins at year A (the year of the Prophetess Andarien's Death), and each 100 years after year A heralds a new Age; determined and named by Sacellum Order officials, based on prominent events at the time.


As of the current year (15A36) there have been fifteen Ages and 1536 years since year A. A full, proper written date is as follows: "22.09.15A36, the Age of Swords & Steel". But most will write the shortened version ("22.09.36", or "22.09.36 A15" for precision). Some might write it like: "22nd of Embertide, 15A36". All the examples are generally acceptable.

Broken down, the dates mean:

In "22.09.36 A15", the "22" is the current day of the month, "09" is the current month of the year, and "36" is the current year of the Age. "A15" would mean "the 15th Age".


In "15A36", the "15" is the Age, "36" is the Age's current year, and the "A" stands for "Age" or "Ages Since Andarien" equally, and denote the current/future tense of the date.

Years before year A have a prefix of "-" (example; "-1224A", meaning 1224 years before year A. With the inclusion of day and month it would be "22.09.-1224A").


The Sacellum Calendar has more or less been adopted between various Trade Guilds ever since the Age of Seas, when the Thalonian based League of Coins effectively established a world-wide common Thalonian Trade Standard between the largest nations. This basically means that trades and deals are conducted using the Sacellum Common Calendar, to avoid any confusion between differing nations and cultures.

As a result of the Thalonian Trade Standard, other nations outside of the central twin-continents have begun to more frequently use the Sacellum Calendar, although only unofficially.

Colonial cities and colonial provinces on other continents, that were created by nations and peoples from the central continents, make use of the Sacellum Calendar. In some rare cases a colonial province, or a previous colonial city turned free city-state might adopt the local time system of the continent, but generally speaking most of them will retain the Sacellum Calendar.



ILTAM CALENDAR
The Iltam Calendar was created and used by the ancient Iltam Empire on the Ryumar continent; before the events of the Shattering that effectively destroyed the empire. It is sort of a precursor for the Old Imperium Calendar, and it is still used by the current human nations of Ryumar.

The system is divided into four Ages; The First Age of Iltam (I), the Second Age of Iltam (II), the Third Age of Iltam (III), and the Age After Iltam's Fall (IF). Each age before IF (I,II,III) lasted one-thousand years each, and years during the current IF are still ongoing as the same age.

The current Iltam Calendar year is IF 2516.

There is nothing that marks the years before the Iltam Calendar was invented, and as such one simply just recalls those years as "X amounts of years ago", and so forth.

The names of a week's days are based on the seven most visible constellations found in the Veil; the Father, the Lady, the Serpents, the Tower, the Mother, the Blade, and the Slave. The name of the 12 months are derived from the Founding Tribes from the First Age of Iltam; who incidentally led to the rise of the Twelve Houses in the Second Age of Iltam, and whose ancestors would then lead the Twelve Peoples in the Age After Iltam's Fall.



CELESTIAL CALENDAR
The Celestial Calendar is primarily used by the human nations in Ashanor, with some smaller communities of tengan or ogres having adopted it as well.  It was created the same year and day of the founding of the Empire of Canthar, when the former clans of Arishan arrived to the greater Canthar region and witnessed a Celestial Dragon on the night-sky.

Following years saw six other Celestial Dragons cross the night-sky (seven in total) at roughly the same time of the year. Since then it's been a tradition for the Celestial Court to study the Veil at every year's end, and once a Celestial Dragon is spotted it heralds in the new year, and also proclaims which dragon the year is named after. The seven that cross the skies have always been the same, and in the exact same succession of each other, so it's mainly the task of the Celestial Court to confirm it, rather than identify the specific Dragons.

The Celestial Calendar isn't very convenient for denoting how many years ago something was, as the system is meant to simply date a year. As such years before the Celestial Calendar was implemented are left blank, and instead one simply just says, as an example, "500 years before Dai-Shu", which is the name of the first Celestial Dragon that was spotted.

The seven Celestial Dragons are named (in appearing order): Dai-Shu, Can-Jin, Xinju-Xu, Yian Te, Shun Laio, Tenu, and Wo. Incidentally, these Dragons provide the name for the days of the week as well.

Years in the Celestial Calendar are named by the Celestial Dragon that appears on the night-sky of that year's newyear's day. For example, if Shun Laio appears, the year is named after him, and dated by how many visits he has had thus far ( "S 375"). But as mentioned, the order of the Celestial Dragons' appearance on the night-sky is always the same for every cycle, so the idea of identifying them each year is more like an ancient tradition.

The current year in the Celestial Calendar is dated as C 440, meaning it is Can-Jin's 440th visit to Canthar.



DRAGON CALENDAR
The Dragon Calendar is used by the kingdoms and city-states of southern Korash, where it was first made and implemented during the reign of the Dragon Gods many thousands of years ago. Even though the Scaleshaped and former human slaves of the Dragon Gods have long since stopped worshiping them, they still continue to use their Calendar.

The Calendar denotes three distinct periods of history; DR (Dragonrest), DG (Dragon Gods), and DF (Dragonfall).

Dragonrest is the period between the creation of the Dragons and up until their awakening after the Dragonsoul was shattered (about 18,800 years in length).

When three of the Elder Dragons decided to become the Dragon Gods, the Dragon Gods period began, which lasted until the Worldblight (in total 1100 years).

The final period of the Dragon Calendar, Dragonfall, is the current one; which dates from after the Dragon Gods and the majority of dragons fled from the Worldblight. 

As of the current date, it's 9351 DF; meaning it's been about 9000 years since the Dragon Gods disappeared and the third period of the Calendar began.

Unlike other Calendar Systems, the Dragon Calendar is the only one which has 13 months, as opposed to the standard 12 months of other Calendars. There are also 378 days in a year of the Dragon Calendar.



SIFIRAN CALENDAR
The Sifiran Calendar was created when the three Aesudarhi kingdoms of the Asvard humans, frost giants, and ice trolls swore their honours and lives to the Creator Sifir and her sisters, Nydd and Signis. Its starting date notes the creation of the Sifiran Pantheon, as well as the creation of Sifir's Fadeworld of Aesgarn.

The Sifiran Calendar works by granting a century (or Age) to one of the three Aesgarn sisters. Once a hundred years have passed and the century is over, it's the next sister's age, and so on. It began first with Sifir, then Nydd, and then Signis was after them. It doesn't necessarily mean much, but the Aesgarn High Temples see it as a way to honour each of the three sisters equally, by giving them each a hundred years at a time to pay proper respect to their names.

It is currently SIF 18-43; meaning that "SIF" stands for it being Sifir's Age, "18" being the 18th Age of her name, and "43 being the current year of that Age.

The years before the Sifiran Calendar was put into use, are not recorded by the Aesgarn High Temples; somewhat implying that their existence in the northern continents began with the creation of the Sifiran Pantheon.



SIRDELLIAN CALENDAR
The Calendar of the elven people (specifically known as the Sirdellian Sun, Sirdellian Moon and Sirdellian Dream Calendars), has been in use by all the elven people ever since Shaar's First Song created them on Eldareth. It eventually split into two after Eldareth was destroyed by the Voidsurge, and then the Sirdellian Moon Calendar split into the Sirdellian Dream Calendar, following the founding of the Woodland Kingdoms in Ashanor's Ashala Endelaith.

The Sirdellian Calendar's years have followed in succession ever since the days of Eldareth, and otherwise the three versions haven't changed much, apart from the naming conventions between them. Elven astronomers look to the Veil, where they are able to see the joined history of their people in the constellations. As such they are also able to gleam the events of their entire people, and those events are put into the Sirdellian Calendar, regardless of the elven sub-race.

Years are recorded similarly to how the Sacellum Calendar does it, by noting Ages (in a 100 year period) and counting the years before and after Eldareth was created. Elven Ages are also named differently from the common Sacellum and otherwise world-spread names, and they also go farther back.

The Elven Ages are also named after their paragons (the Alavar) from the Sirdelion Songwheel; some of which haven't necessarily been born yet (in the case for current or future Ages), and some repeat. Earlier Ages from the time of the Dar Shilmarin are named after the elven goddess, Shaar, whilst Ages during and after the War of Fathers are named the Age of Fathers. Other elven gods are named in Ages when the elven race is affected by great change, such as the creation of a new elven culture or sub-race.

With "S" being the year of the First Song, the date is written like "4000 S" for dates after "S", and "S 4000" for dates before "S".

The current Sirdellian year is 6582 S, Age of Shirel.

Shirel is the first Alavar who doesn't appear on the Songwheel, and so it is unknown who he or she is. The three Singers of the Songwheel have spoken through their devotees of Shirel's birth coming soon, and that he or she will bring great change to the elven people. Whether it's for better or worse, no one can yet say.



THRUMNASHI CALENDAR
Likely the shortest and newest Calendar, the Thrumnashi Calendar counts the years before and after the creation of the nation of Thrumnash in Avanor. Previously orcs didn't spend much effort on recording time save for stories that happened in the past, but when the Thrumnash nation was founded, its leaders felt the need for a Calendar of their own to go with their people's new identity.

This meant not adopting the more popular Sacellum Calendar in Avanor, and instead creating their own names based on older clan texts and references. They also use their own Ages names.

It's only been four centuries since Thrumnash was founded, but its influence has grown since then, and so has those who now use the Thrumnashi Calendar. "T" stands for the Founding of Thrumnash, whilst "BT" is Before Founding of Thrumnash, and "AT" is After Founding of Thrumnash.

The year is currently AT 352 in the Thrumnashi Calendar.



TIDAL CALENDAR
The Tidal Calendar is kept by the zjindri people's Zejin Lorecourts, who started recording the history of their migratory people some hundred or so years after they first started to appear in their Arks. Like with many Calendar Systems, the Tidal Calendar isn't very specific on naming years before their people appeared more widely across the world, although admittedly the zjindri's history is shrouded in a fair bit of mystery.

The Zejin Lorecourts travel known territories where zjindri live or have lived before, hoping to uncover stories and tales that might shed some light on their history. Whatever they learn they add to the Tidal Calendar as notable events, and with enough information they might name a past Age. The Tidal Calendar is mostly empty because of the Shattering of Ryumar (Age of Sunken Arks); which saw many of the greatest and oldest Arks sink and lose knowledge of zjindri stories. Their sunken locations are scattered, and most are lost.

The more recent Tidal Ages after the Shattering are much better known, and they are recorded in the Tidal Calendar. Most Ages before the Shattering are lost to the zjindri people; although ancient island ruins or old, sunken Arks sometimes reveal those past Ages. As of the current Tidal Year there's been 48 Tidal Ages since the Shattering, and there are 126 Ages in total since the First Tidal Age. However, 62 of all total Ages have been lost and are unrecorded, with 64 having been recorded into the Lorecourts' archives.

The first recorded Tidal Age is known as the Age of Arks (the 1st Age in zjindri culture), and the current Tidal Age is the Age of Grey Pearls (the 126th Age). Specific years and dates within an Age are not important to the Tidal Calendar, and instead one simply just refers to a passed date as "X amounts of years ago". Recently more civilized zjindri societies tend to assign years within specific Ages ("12th Tidal Year of the Age of Grey Pearls", for example), but the original system is still mostly prevalent in most tribal zjindri societies.

Unlike other Calendar Systems, the Tidal Calendar has the shortest number of months, meaning that a year in more standard Calendars is about two Tidal Years in the Tidal Calendar. Its short years simulate the various seasonal tides and flows in the Worldsea, and the Calendar was probably devised in keeping in mind that there are only two zjindri seasons; the "Calm Season" and the "Storm Season".



FOLC CALENDAR
The Folc Calendar is perhaps the least specific and most difficult to understand of all the known Calendar Systems. The Folc rarely specify years or dates, except for very important events, to which they say "This Event happened X amounts of moons ago".

There are no specified names for their days or months, and instead each day and month's names are provided by their shamans. These shamans pray to the worldspirits and their Earthen deities, and return to their tribes with the new names of that week. As such every Folc tribe has different names for the days and months, and rarely do they match up with each other.

It could be anything ranging from "Month of Bears" to "The Day of Fish Claws". Elders of the tribe might record these months and days down into the stones of caves, but it is rarely done so. To the Folc the idea of a Calendar is in the now, rather than the past.

Exceptions are found in Folc communities that band together to create lesser-kingdoms, where each kingdom sets and follows a specified calendar identified collectively with that kingdom. These lesser-kingdoms typically have a sort of council of elder shamans who oversee their calendar.



STONE CALENDAR
In dwarven societies (save for Plainsborn and Hillborn), the Stones reveal the current age to them. The Stone Calendar was devised by dwarven Stone Shapers around the time the first Stone Empires were founded in Arganorh. Assessing the soil they dig into, Stone Shapers declare the Age based on what mineral they find the most abundance of.

Despite Aesudarhi dwarves and Arganorhian dwarves being so far apart from each other, the Stones always tell the same Age for both cultures. Dwarves don't question it and frankly don't care, but others who want to know how such a thing is possible have theorized it to be spirits that inhabit the Stones, who transfer the information between the dwarven people.

Each Stone Calendar Age is roughly 500 years long, and some Ages tend to repeat themselves. For example, there have been five Ages of Stone, but only one Age of Gold.

The current Stone Calendar year is 4th Iron 335 (The Fourth Age of Iron, year 335).



KAFARI CALENDAR
The Calendar shared by the kafar'kir and kafar'nir is called the Kafari Calendar. It begins at the year of the rise of the first kafari clans, and it is based on the two aspects of their patron deity, Nir'kir ("Nir" being the aspect of the Moon, and "Kir" being the aspect of the Sun"). Years before the clans' rise are not recorded, and little is actually know of kafari history beyond that point, save for the legendary tales surrounding the Rakshai Flamekith; the kafari's ascended kin.

The Kafari Calendar alternates every century between Nir and Kir, meaning; that one hundred years are dedicated to each of Nir'kir's two aspects every other century respectively. The rise of the kafari clans is dated as SUN 1, and the next century is then MOON 2.

Currently it is SUN 3559 in the Kafari Calendar, where "SUN" denotes that it is the century of Kir, "35" is the current century since the rise of the first clans, and "59" is the current century's year.


 
 

H O U R S    O F    T H E    D A Y

 

The typical Nymeric day is 24 hours long, and it is more or less a constant fact between most if not all civilized societies. Most cultures break up the day into large slices; such as dawn, morning, noon, highnoon, afternoon, dusk, sunset, evening, nightfall, midnight, and nightdark.


In civilized cities, bells (from temples, bell ringers or official bell towers) toll to mark the hours, and each hour is a ring of the bell. It starts at one toll at the mark of Nightdark and continues as such until the mark of Dawn (to spare the population of unneeded noise in the night), and increases in frequency by one for each hour that passes until Midnight. In total there are 24 tolls in a day, where 12 bell tolls signal noon, and 24 bell tolls signal midnight.


Clocks, a recent machined invention, have proven to provide simpler and more accurate readings regarding time, and tell the time in conventional numbering ranging from 1-12, where common clocks repeat the cycle twice a day starting at midnight, then again at highnoon.


The below table shows the hours of the day in the Sacellum Calendar.



 
Hours/Bell-Tolls
Time of Day
1 - One
Nightdark
2 - Two
Nightdark
3 - Three
Late Nightdark
4 - Four
Late Nightdark
5 - Five
Night's End
6 - Six
Dawn
7 - Seven
Dawn
8 - Eight
Morning
9 - Nine
Morning
10 - Ten
Morning
11 - Eleven
Earlynoon
12 - Twelve
Highnoon
Hours/Bell-Tolls
Time of Day
13 - Thirteen
Latenoon
14 - Fourteen
Afternoon
15 - Fifteen
Afternoon
16 - Sixteen
Midday
17 - Seventeen
Dusklight
18 - Eighteen
Dusk
19 - Nineteen
Sunset
20 - Twenty
Early Evening
21 - Twenty-One
High Evening
22 - Twenty-Two
Late Evening
23 - Twenty-Three
Nightfall
24 - Twenty-Four
Midnight
 
 

D A Y S    O F    T H E    W E E K

 
A week consists of seven days before the cycle repeats; a standard that appears in every one of the different known Calendars. This recurrence between different cultures and societies suggest that time works similarly in different parts of the world (which debunks those rare theories that say that certain continents' sense of time moves faster than others).

It is likely that when those various Calendar Systems were devised, the study of the movement of the Sun and the Moons were instrumental in the creation of those systems, which also helps in answering why all the Calendars use the same consistency in number of days in a week.


The core difference between the Calendar Systems is that each has its own naming conventions for its days. Other than that, there aren't any major separations between them in regards to the definition of days and weeks. Lesser known Calendars might differ greatly, and the well-known Folc Calendar has such a wide array of variably named days that it's no real point in trying to record them.



 
SACELLUM PROPER CALENDAR
 SACELLUM COMMON CALENDAR
 ILTAM CALENDAR
1. Andras
1.  First-Day
1. Father's Hours
2. Devandras
2.  Second-Day
2. Mother's Hours
3. Anordras
3.  Third-Day
3. Tower's Hours
4. Mathodras
4.  Fourth-Day
4. Lady's Hours
5. Tyraldras
5.  Fifth-Day
5. Slave's Hours
6. Shevdras
6.  Sixth-Day
6. Blade's Hours
7. Aurdras
7.  Seventh-Day
7. Serpents' Hours
CELESTIAL CALENDAR
 DRAGON CALENDAR
 SIFIRAN CALENDAR
1.  Dai-Shu's Day
1. Acra'szh
1. Sifirsday
2. Can-Jin's Day
2. Mon'szul
2. Sonrsday
3. Xinju-Xu's Day
3. Tul'szac
3. Thirdsday
4. Yian Te's Day
4. Melsza'taszh
4. Vedrsday
5. Shun Laio's Day
5. Cai'szai
5. Thainsday
6. Tenu's Day
6. Alszic'iszh
6. Freeday
7. Wo's Day
7. Szuca'teszh
7. Dattrsday
SIRDELLIAN MOON CALENDAR
SIRDELLIAN DREAM CALENDAR
SIRDELLIAN SUN CALENDAR
1. Deil-Algannach
1. Deil-Nalnir
1. Deil-Aerathan
2. Deil-Torril
2. Deil-Vellea
2. Deil-Caladach
3. Deil-Telithel
3. Deil-Abeila
3. Deil-Alisendel
4. Deil-Auriel
4. Deil-Vyal
4. Deil-Melithra
5. Deil-Deidra
5. Deil-Vealshi
5. Deil-Aethilin
6. Deil-Shaia
6. Deil-Challea
6. Deil-Malagac
7. Deil-Nisandris
7. Deil-Celenvar
7. Deil-Valu
THRUMNASHI CALENDAR
TIDAL CALENDAR
KAFARI CALENDAR
1. Thrum-Ag
1. Dazhj Zeal'shi
1. Su-Sura
2. Khur-Gorg
2. Dazhj Zjindra
2. To-Tora
3. Markarag
3. Dazhj Lezhi
3. Nir-Sa
4. Shurok
4. Dazhj Slaa
4. Kir-Ta
5. Mo-Kara
5. Dazhj Malzjuul
5. Mu-Ter
6. Tuganok
6. Dazhj Claxul
6. Ara-Sor
7. Baag-Ak
7. Dazhj Nagazhjal
7. Kit-Nara
STONE CALENDAR
-
-
1. Day of Anvils
-
-
2. Day of Stones
-
-
3. Day of Hammers
-
-
4. Day of Iron
-
-
5. Day of Shields
-
-
6. Day of Silver
-
-
7. Day of Ancestors
-
-
 
 

M O N T H S    O F    T H E    Y E A R

 

A typical Calendar System defines a 365-day year divided into 12 months of usually 28-31 days each, and it is the most common view of the structure of a year; based on the fact that it takes 365 days for the planet Nym to orbit the Sun.


Some other Calendars would previously differ slightly, until the Thalonian Trade Standard became more widespread throughout the world, and its introduction of the (more accurate) Sacellum Calendar began to influence other nations' Calendar Systems.


Otherwise it's generally assumed that 12 months is the standard between most societies, and its recurrence between the many cultures is simply credited to the fact that seasons tend to last for 3 months each, or roughly 84-93 days.


Most Calendars have very similar setups, with the exception of a few. The Dragon Calendar has in total 378 days in a year and 13 months, and the Folc Calendar doesn't reliably define a year; meaning that a year might have 12 months to one Folc tribe, and 16 to another. The Tidal Calendar only has 6 months in a year.

 

Six annual holidays (created and implanted into mortal life by the Creator, Balur) fall between the months that are more or less universal in their meaning (although under different names, depending on the dominant culture, and sometimes one or two holidays might be either omitted or added in certain cultures), and every four years a leap day, Yearsmeet, is added to the calendar immediately following Summer's Night. The solstices and equinoxes are also present, their dates found below.



  • Festival of Moons: Frostfallen 31 - Highwinter 6
  • Springfest: Veilsrule 30
  • Feast of Flames: Summertide 31 - Highsummer 6
  • Summer's Night: Highsummer 31
  • Harvestfest: Emberhearth 31 - Ember's End 5
  • Winter's Eve: Frostfallen 20

  • Winter Solstice: Frostfallen 21
  • Spring Equinox: Veilstide 20
  • Summer Solstice: Summertide 21
  • Autumn Equinox: Emberstide 23


SACELLUM CALENDAR PROPER
SACELLUM CALENDAR COMMON
ILTAM CALENDAR
1. Lathran
1. Highwinter
1. Seadh
2. Sendtine
2. Winter's End
2. Dinah
3. Dientine
3. Veilstide
3. Morfal
4. Andirmas
4. Veilsrule
4. Apostis
5. Lysonder
5. Veil's End
5. Selt
6. Cintine
6. Summertide
6. Zealrún
7. Celentine
7. Highsummer
7. Brand
8. Lathranmas
8. Summer's End
8. Charan
9. Mindras
9. Emberstide
9. Lysenn
10. Lukander
10. Emberhearth
10. Zúnwise
11. Narenmas
11. Ember's End
11. Mournun
12. Darutine
12. Frostfallen
12. Daath
CELESTIAL CALENDAR
DRAGON CALENDAR
SIFIRAN CALENDAR
1. Celestial Winds
1. Mitszli
1. Aesmaril
2. Scent of Candles
2. Elcaszuh
2. Odrsmorn
3. Jade's Glow
3. Xothli
3. Frigrsnó
4. Blooming Lillies
4. Athl
4. Nydrsfyr
5. Warm Ponds
5. Malinah
5. Dvalderstórm
6. Scent of Embers
6. Maszal
6. Midsheil
7. Celestial Flames
7. Cahli
7. Ravnsfyr
8. Dragon's Gift
8. Koatl
8. Norsgarn
9. Emerald's Glow
9. Kalli
9. Lokmaril
10. Wandering Stars
10. Oollin
10. Skoldmorn
11. Serpent's Gaze
11. Koszkha
11. Kelnsfyr
12. Celestial's End
12. Quiahtu
12. Kaldrmórk
-
13. Tec
-
SIRDELLIAN MOON CALENDAR
SIRDELLIAN DREAM CALENDAR
SIRDELLIAN SUN CALENDAR
1. Ciéla Algannach
1. Ciéla Yssina
1. Ciéla Caladach
2. Ciéla Vellea
2. Ciéla Vellea
2. CiélaAethilin
3. Ciéla Maala
3. Ciéla Vyal
3. Ciéla Maala
4. Ciéla Deidra
4. Ciéla Nalnir
4. Ciéla Alisendel
5. Ciéla Melchion
5. Ciéla Aethilin
5. Ciéla Valu
6. Ciéla Aerathan
6. Ciéla Aerathan
6. Ciéla Aerathan
7. Ciéla Torril
7. Ciéla Challea
7. Ciéla Malagac
8. Ciéla Shaia
8. Ciéla Abeila
8. Ciéla Shaia
9. Ciéla Vealshi
9. Ciéla Vealshi
9. Ciéla Melithra
10. Ciéla Nisandris
10. Ciéla Nisandris
10. Ciéla Nisandris
11. Ciéla Telithel
11. Ciéla Celenvar
11. Ciéla Celenvar
12. Ciéla Auriel
12. Ciéla Yssora
12. Ciéla Auriel
THRUMNASHI CALENDAR
TIDAL CALENDAR
KAFARI CALENDAR
1. Sugash
1. Tiderise
1. Nir-Su-Ta
2. Teroghal
2. Tidecalm
2. Taigh-Ne
3. Vûl
3. Tidewake
3. Tai-Sekha
4. Drangarc
4. Stormrise
4. Pan-Saru
5. Mak-Râgosh
5. Stormrage
5. Kir-Ar-Mal
6. Mo-Gor
6. Stormwake
6. Kir-Se-Tar
7. Draigharach
-
7. Kir-Ir-Ta
8. Durthân
-
8. Klaw-Su-Ta
9. Thrakka-Thrum
-
9. Khijh-Ano
10. Nahagarm
-
10. She-Tah-She
11. Bagga-Gor
-
11. Nir-Na-Sul
12. Sherakugh
-
12. Nir-Ar-Mon
STONE CALENDAR
-
-
1. High Gem
-
-
2. Black Bronze
-
-
3. White Iron
-
-
4. Deep Gem
-
-
5. Forging Fires
-
-
6. Black Smog
-
-
7.  Hot Coals
-
-
8. Two-Hammers
-
-
9. Broken Anvils
-
-
10. Dark Stones
-
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11. Shaper Rest
-
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12. Shattered Shield
-
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A G E S

 

An Age is usually defined as a period of time that last somewhere between one-hundred (a century) to five-hundred (quin-centenary) standard years long. There are many Ages for different cultures and Calendar Systems, although the mage Sanctum Orders, as well as renowned places of learning and education, use the Sacellum Calendar as the basic reference for Ages.


When naming an Age, religious leaders and noteworthy historians often come together to look at recent events that have had major effects in the world; either world-wide or continental. Some Ages are named after that Age has passed, whilst others might be named halfway into that Age. It depends on when a consensus can be made between the official groups that supervise the Ages and Calendars.


Various cultures might see importance in some events over others, which is why certain societies and communities name their Ages differently. Most cultures name their Ages, but some, like those who use the Sifiran Calendar, might define a century as an Age, but don't specifically name them.


According to the Tidal Calendar, a standard, Sacellum Calendar century (100 years) consists of about two Tidal Ages, since the Tidal Calendar only has six months in a year (meaning that 100 years in a standard calendar is 200 Tidal Years in the Tidal Calendar).



Sacellum Date
SACELLUM AGES
SIRDELLIAN AGES
 TIDAL AGES
 DWARVEN AGES
15A00
Age of Swords & Steel
Age of Shirel
Age of Grey Pearls
Age of Many Crabs
4th Age of Iron
14A00
Age of Dragons
2nd Age of Vala
Age of Warm Seas
Age of Wyrms
4th Age of Iron
13A00
Age of Seas
2nd Age of Aazulia
Age of Blue Clams
Age of Golden Winds
4th Age of Iron
12A00
Age of Kings
5th Age of Neth
Age of Ark Princes
Age of Azure Jewels
4th Age of Iron
11A00
Age of Eternal Winter
Age of Shivandria
Age of Long Sharks
Age of Withered Reefs
1st Age of Silver
10A00
Age of Strife
Age of Thannon
Age of Deep Bones
Age of Shivering Crabs
1st Age of Silver
9A00
Age of Gods
2nd Age of Andariel
Age of Fallen Wings
Age of Sky-Children
1st Age of Silver
8A00
Age of Purgation
Age of Volun
Age of Wise Mothers
Age of Scorched Reefs
1st Age of Silver
7A00
Age of Magic
Age of Hylotha
Age of Sparkling Seas
Age of Strong Ebbs
1st Age of Silver
6A00
Age of Blood
4th Age of Neth
Age of Corral Spears
Age of Red Tides
4th Age of Stone
5A00
Age of Death
2nd Age of Yriel
Age of Black Fish
Age of Absent Clouds
4th Age of Stone
4A00
Age of Coins
Age of Vilac
Age of Starry Seas
Age of Glittering Isles
4th Age of Stone
3A00
Age of Towers
Age of Shizuna
Age of Slow Winds
Age of Glowing Ebbs
4th Age of Stone
2A00
Age of Black Suns
Age of Shaia
Age of Rising Tides
Age of Dark Moons
4th Age of Stone
1A00
Age of Divinity
Age of Kurthalas
Age of Small Clams
Age of Dead Fish
3rd Age of Iron
A
-
1st Age of Andariel
Age of Distant Fires
Age of Lush Isles
3rd Age of Iron
-100A
-
Age of Taanir
Age of Pearled Crowns
Age of Silver Dolphins
3rd Age of Iron
-200A
-
Age of Melchion
Age of Silent Clams
Age of Frozen Fish
3rd Age of Iron
-300A
-
Age of Valea
Age of Lost Shells
Age of Sky-Pearls
3rd Age of Iron
-4ooA
-
1st Age of Vala
Age of Zjen'Azhjra
Age of Joined Sails
3rd Age of Stone
-500A
-
Age of Oerion
Age of Dark Pincers
Age of Three Queens
3rd Age of Stone
-600A
-
Age of Irellor
Age of Bloodied Whales
Age of Dark Mothers
3rd Age of Stone
-700A
-
Age of Camis
Age of Green Tears
Age of Sick Fish
3rd Age of Stone
-800A
-
Age of Cisthe
Age of Foul Crabs
Age of Sleeping Moons
3rd Age of Stone
-900A
-
Age of Braccha
Age of Split Pearls
Age of Many Storms
2nd Age of Copper
-1000A
-
Age of Nylari
Age of Sunken Arks
?
2nd Age of Copper
-1100A
-
Age of Aria
?
?
2nd Age of Copper
-1200A
-
Age of Marcannom
?
?
2nd Age of Copper
-1300A
-
Age of Lohan
Age of Splintered Shells
Age of Bloodied Pearls
2nd Age of Copper
-1400A
-
Age of Khiran
?
?
2nd Age of Iron
-1500A
-
Age of Liandriel
?
?
2nd Age of Iron
-1600A
-
Age of Eldor
?
Age of Blue Mothers
2nd Age of Iron
-1700A
-
Age of Isolin
?
?
2nd Age of Iron
-1800A
-
Age of Lillith
Age of Shattered Pearls
?
2nd Age of Iron
-1900A
-
Age of Valdos
Age of Calm Waves
Age of Broken Waves
1st Age of Copper
-2000A
-
1st Age of Aazulia
?
?
1st Age of Copper
-2100A
-
1st Age of Yriel
?
?
1st Age of Copper
-2200A
-
Age of Auriel
?
?
1st Age of Copper
-2300A
-
3rd Age of Neth
?
Age of Blood Corrals
1st Age of Copper
-2400A
-
Age of Selvadora
?
Age of Golden Pearls
1st Age of Gold
-2500A
-
Age of Tallachor
?
?
1st Age of Gold
-2600A
-
Age of Alinora
?
Age of Cold Storms
1st Age of Gold
-2700A
-
Age of Astartis
Age of Webbed Sails
?
1st Age of Gold
-2800A
-
Age of Tyroch
?
?
1st Age of Gold
-2900A
-
2nd Age of Neth
?
?
1st Age of Iron
-3000A
-
Age of Saale
?
?
1st Age of Iron
-3100A
-
Age of Eldrad
?
?
1st Age of Iron
-3200A
-
1st Age of Neth
?
?
1st Age of Iron
-3300A
-
Age of Malendii
?
?
1st Age of Iron
-3400A
-
Age of Valonir
?
?
2nd Age of Stone
-3500A
-
Age of Void
Age of Singing Fish
Age of Black Shells
2nd Age of Stone
-3600A
-
5th Age of Fathers
?
?
2nd Age of Stone
-3700A
-
4th Age of Fathers
Age of the Depths
Age of Maws
2nd Age of Stone
-3800A
-
3rd Age of Fathers
?
?
2nd Age of Stone
-3900A
-
2nd Age of Fathers
?
?
1st Age of Stone
-4000A
-
1st Age of Fathers
?
?
1st Age of Stone
-4100A
-
10th Age of Shaar
?
?
1st Age of Stone
-4200A
-
9th Age of Shaar
?
?
1st Age of Stone
-4300A
-
8th Age of Shaar
?
?
1st Age of Stone
-4400A
-
7th Age of Shaar
?
?
-
-4500A
-
6th Age of Shaar
?
?
-
-4600A
-
5th Age of Shaar
?
?
-
-4700A
-
4th Age of Shaar
?
?
-
-4800A
-
3rd Age of Shaar
?
Age of Arks
-
-4900A
-
2nd Age of Shaar
-
-
-5000A
-
1st Age of Shaar
-
-
 
 

T I M E S

 
Long events or periods in time that are not classified as an Age (but typically contain several Ages) are simply defined as Times.

These periods can range from anywhere of a few hundred years to several thousand years between. In a sense they are similar to Eras, though an Era is usually a denotation of a period of several Times. The current Time is commonly recognized and known as the Time of Ages; much thanks to the introduction of the Sacellum Ages defined by the Sacellum Calendar, and their academic implementation into the Sanctum Orders throughout the last few centuries.

A Time is categorized within Eras along with other Times, as Eras consist of several such periods.

Some have referred to the Time of Ages as the Time of Man; aptly put because of humans' expansive dominance in the world, though some believe their rule is slowly coming to an end.

The earliest known Time that has been defined (revealed by the Creator Arkath) is known as the Time Before Time; which has been marked as having occurred roughly between 600,000 - 100,000 years ago. The events that took place during that Time are speculative, and most are more or less drawn from ancient religious texts.

Some historians define the Time Before Time as an Era, while others might argue that it is a period that can't accurately be defined as anything, since it is (as the name suggests) the Time when time had yet to become an actual thing.


Years Ago
 ERA
 THE TIME (SACELLUM CALENDAR)
36 +
Third Era
Time of Endings
ca. 1,500-36
Second Era
Time of Ages
ca. 2,500-1,500
Second Era
Time of the Kin
ca. 5,500-2,500
Second Era
Time of Iltam
ca. 5,800-5,500
First Era
Time of Stones and Iron
ca. 6,500-5,800
First Era
Time of Songs
ca. 8,700-6,500
First Era
The Wyld Ages
ca. 10,300-8,700
First Era
Time of Dragons
ca. 12,000-10,300
Creator Times
 Time of Stars
ca. 21,000-12,000
Creator Times
War of Eternity
ca. 31,000-21,000
Creator Times
Time of Beginnings
ca. 33,000-31,000
Primordial Times
War of Titans
ca. 43,000-33,000
Primordial Times
Time of Ancients
ca. 600,000-100,000
-
Time Before Time
 
 

T H E    E R A S

 
Periods of history that consist of several Times are simply referred to as Eras. An Era is mainly defined by the type of world it represents, and has no standardized constant length of time. For instance, during the Era known as the Creator Times, the world's events and history mostly revolve around the Creators and the re-shaping of the world and its structure. A later Era, such as the Second Era, deals with the rise of the Kin races and the build-up to the modern world we know today.

An Era is typically several thousand years long and the proclamation of a new Era depends wholly on the direction the world is going, as determined and heralded by numerous religious or scientific leaders, and renowned historians.

There have been in total five Eras, but we still refer to the last three as the First, Second and Third Era. Eras before the last three Eras are simply just known as the Creator Times and Primordial Times, because they were the longest lasting Eras, and they're typically mired in mythical tales and legends. Comparatively the last three Eras are more historically comprehensible.

Eras are defined as having begun on Nym or at least within Nym's Eye, and as such anything that occurred before the creation of the world is not considered as an Era.

 
 PRIMORDIAL TIMES
CREATOR TIMES
THE FIRST ERA
 THE SECOND ERA
 THE THIRD ERA
ca. 43,000 - 31,000
years ago
 ca. 31,000  - 10,300 years ago
 ca. 10,300 - 5,500
years ago
 ca. 5,500 - 36
years ago
 Present Time
Aetherius, the Spirits, the Kal'mar, Primordials, Wildgods and Earthen Gods, rise of the Elemental Titans, creation of Endomundo
The Creators, the re-shaping of the world, Arkath's Divide, the War of Eternity, the First Sunder, Time of Stars
The Dragon Gods, Wyld Ages, Elves, Dwarves, the Voidsurge, the Worldblight
zjindri Arks
The Rise and Fall of the Sun Kingdoms, Rise and Fall of Iltam, the Second Sunder, the Divine Rebellion and the Ages
Proclaimed as the End Times where the world of the Kin will end in fire and ice