Calendar

Months & Seasons

The common calendar of the people is the Julian Calendar, brought to the Isles by the Romans. It consists of 365 days a year, divided into 12 months, each with 30 or 31 days, excepting February, which has 28 (or 29 on a Leap Year).

The year starts with the second month of winter, Ianuarius and proceeds with Februarius, Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Iunius, Iulius, Augustus, September, October, November, and December.

Months

1. Ianarius Winter 2, 31 Days.

  • Named after the old Roman god Janus (two-faced god of gateways, doorways, beginnings and endings).

2. Feruarius Winter 3, 28 Days (29 on a leap year).

  • Comes from februum which means ‘purification’ – from the purification ritual held on the 15th of the month.

3. Martius Spring 1, 31 Days.

  • Named after Mars, the old Roman god of War. It was the first month of the year, but this changed around 450 A.D.

4. Aprilis Spring 2, 30 Days.

  • Not sure – has links to Venus, but can also mean ‘to open’ as the flowers do around this time.

5. Maius Spring 3, 31 Days.

  • Named for old Roman goddess Maia (fertility). Fertility festival of Bona Dea held during the month.

6. Iunius Summer 1, 30 Days.

  • Named after Roman goddess Juno (marriage & wife of Jupiter). First half of month considered best time to marry.

7. Iulius Summer 2, 31 Days.

  • Renamed to honor the great Roman leader Juluis Caesar, for he was born in this month.
  • Was known as ‘Quintilis’ (‘fifth month’) until 8 B.C.

8. Augustus Summer 3, 31 Days.

  • Renamed to honor the great Roman leader Augustus, for the many fortunate events that occurred n his life during this month.
  • Was known as ‘Sextilis’ (‘fifth month’) until 8 B.C.

9. September Autumn 1, 30 Days.

  • Seventh month.

10. October Autumn 2, 31 Days.

  • Eighth month.

11. November Autumn 3, 30 Days.

  • Ninth month.

12. December Winter 1, 31 Days.

  • Tenth month.

Weeks & Days

A week is seven days.

Days of the week were named after celestial bodies (representations of the old Roman gods). Most people have adapted these days to suit their own deities, but the general sphere of influence has remained. So ‘Moonday’ may be renamed by a culture that honors a moon deity to that deity’s day, such as Sehanine's Day.

In order (and modern day equivalent): Sunday (same), Moonday (Monday), Warday (Tuesday), Kingsday (Wednesday), Thunderday (Thursday), Loveday (Friday), Harvestday (Saturday).

Moons

There is one moon, known simply as The Moon or Luna by Romans (after the old goddess of the moon).

South Rheged Campaign - Current Year

The campaign starts in the 620th year A.D. (Meaning the 620th year following the death of the great Roman, Paladine – founder of the Church of Bahamut, Paladine’s own father).

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