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Elsenban Calendar
« on: May 22, 2005, 01:43:46 PM »
The calendar of Elsenban has roots that date back since civilization began. Many of the meanings and origins of the names have been lost over the years and are known by only the rarest of old scholars and dragons. The informal name of any day is simply the name of the week matched with the day of that week. For example, Gyth (name of the week) Aryor (name of the day in the week). A more formal name of the day would prefix the name of the month. For instance, Surzyn (name of the month) Gith Aryor. Perhaps an even more formal and complete name of the day would have the name of the season as the first in the series of day names. So, the holiday of Convergance would take place on Venric Surzyn Gith Aryor. In English this would translate to "the winter month of march on the sixth day of the fifth week". This of course is a loose translation but it effectively equates the meaning.

It is known by all that the length of the year is dictated by the moons (elemental deities) and the seasons. Kossuth's (deity/moon of fire) cycle is the standard by which a day is measured. It is always full. Akadi's (deity/moon of air) cycle determines the length of the month. It is full on the day of Gyth Aryor (the 30th of every month) and is perfectly new at the zenith (noon) of Dracum Syncath. Istisha's (deity/moon of water) waxing and waning marks the seasons. It is full at the end of the season (last month of the season on Gyth Aryor) and is perfectly new on the mid month of the season at the zenith of Dracum Syncath. Grumbar's (deity/moon of earth) cycle is an entire year. It is perfectly new at midnight on Verindock Gyth Aryor and is full on Surzyn Gyth Aryor (the holiday of "Convergance" ). This lunar machine is nearly unwavering in it's movements. On very rare occasions the deity will adjust its' path briefly and return to it's regular cycle. It is unknown as to why this divergence will happen. There is speculation that the deity is in some way exercising its' influence on the land. It is also widely accepted by most that the deities/moons move in these cycles so as to reflect how there influence is felt on the land.

The Six Days of the Week:
Voldyn
Fehy
Syncath
Arkus
Basque
Aryor

The Five Weeks of the Month:
Albyr
Zinnyas
Dracum
Arek
Gyth

Seasons and Months:

Sythus (Spring)
Gorrish (April)
Duthash (May)
Qwydeon (June)

Brak (Summer)
Orlitin (July)
Pimurz (August)
Queltoin (September)

Rynnyx (Autumn)
Verindock (October)
Infigar (November)
Criquwin (December)

Venric (Winter)
Malborrin (January)
Dothorwyn (February)
Surzyn (March)

Month + Week + Day = Day of the Year
Example: October 18th = Verindock Dracum Aryor

Holidays:
Bloombring: Gorrish Albyr Voldyn (April 1)
Festival of Dragons: Gorrish Dracum Syncath (April 15)
Day of the Valley: Qwydeon Zinnyas Basque (June 11)
Pyrstice: Orlitin Albyr Voldyn (July 1)
Festival of the Horn: Queltoin Gyth Fehy (September 26)
Harvestide: Verindock Albyr Voldyn (October 1)
Festival of Trees: Verindock Arek Aryor (October 24)
Eve of Shadow Blood: Criquin Alber Fehy (December 2)
Windsweep: Malborrin Albyr Voldyn (January 1)
Day of Heroes: Dothorwyn Arek Arkus (February 22)
Convergance: Surzyn Gyth Aryor (March 30)

Moon Cycles:
Kossuth - Fire   (Day = 24 hrs; 12 hrs/light)
Akadi - Air (Month = 30 days)
Istisha - Water (Season = 3 months)
Grumbar - Earth (Year = 12 mths; 4 seasons)

Properly displayed charts and tables can be viewed at this link:
http://kulgar.org/threshold/threshold-intro.htm#calendar
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