Algorian Calendar

Calendar Systems

The Algorian Calendar is the standard throughout the Empire of the Sun (though it originated specifically in Algoria), and is even commonly used among the non-human kingdoms surrounding the Empire’s borders.

While the Elves have their own calendar system, and so do the dwarves, all regional trade and official documentation is recorded using the Algorian Calendar system, typically using Kinslett Notation.

Algorian Calendar Time Divisions

Ages

The current age is known as “The Third Age,” and it’s beginning point is commonly thought of as the birth of High-King Endelron I.

In practice, the “First Age” is generally used as a method to refer to time before written records were kept. The First Age is the origin period for of most of the region’s significant folklore, cultural fiction and verbal history – but very little from this period, if anything, can be clearly discerned as “fact.”

The “Second Age” refers to the period of recorded history prior to High-King Endelron I’s birth, and spans nearly 2,000 years. The starting point of the “Second Age” is not a specific date, but is generally thought of as the founding of Astrakhan – then a small trading town.

The ages are seldom referred to in commonly written dates, but can be abbreviated 1A, 2A and 3A if needed.

Years

Algorian years in the Third Age are counted sequentially starting with the birth of High-King Endelron I. The official year is 694.

Months

The Algorian calendar year is divided into sixteen (16) months, each of which corresponds exactly to one lunar phase.

These months are broken down into four (4) seasons, which are referred to as:

Season Equivalent
Quiet Winter
Renewal Spring
Growth Summer
Browning Fall

The months are referred to simply as “First Moon”, “Second Moon”, “Third Moon” and so on, and are abbreviated either as 1M, 2M, 3M … 16M or in reference to their season as M1R, M2R, M3R, M4R, M1G, M2G … M3Q if using Kinslett Notation.

Weeks

Each month is comprised of four (4) weeks, each of which corresponds to a phase of the moon, as shown below:

Week Name Moon Phase
The Week of Appearing
The Week of Filling
The Week of Fading
The Week of Disappearance

Days

Each week is comprised of seven (7) days, as shown below:

Day Name Equivalent Typical Day
Toil Day Sunday A work-day reserved for the most difficult tasks. Most manual labor is performed on Toil Day.
Aftertoil Monday A work-day on which any unfinished tasks from Toil Day are completed, and less laborious jobs begin.
Market Day Tuesday A work-day on which most trading is done. Businesses and homes buy goods and supplies for the coming week.
Midweek Wednesday A non-work day on which families gather, enjoy large meals, and entertain guests.
Tithe Day Thursday A work-day on which businesses engage in charitable activities and individuals worship.
Fast Day Friday A work-day on which any unfinished work for the week is completed and many individuals fast as part of their religious observances.
Cleaning Day Saturday A non-work day used for cleaning and family time.

Algorian Calendar

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