Timekeeping

Calendar Timescale

Common Year Calendar

The Common Year Calendar is widely used across Kavan and for most interplanar communication. It was designed to be adopted by many cultures without radically changing existing calendars and customs. As such, different cultures have their own names for the months and festivals, which are commonly referred to as the Dozenmonth of Luna and the Four Festivals.

The months and festivals are based on the cycles of Kavan’s moons, Luna and Gless. Luna has a twenty-eight day cycle, while Gless’ cycle is ninety-one days. Gless is full at the midpoint of each festival, while Luna is full at various times throughout the year.

Notably, both moons are full on Serotinal Festival 4, also know as All Hallows. Both moons are new on Virgoth 11, more commonly referred to as Beltane.

The Dozenmonth of Luna and the Four Festivals.

The year consists of 364 days, split into twelve months of twenty-eight days each, and four seven-day festivals, each placed at three-month intervals.

Month Common Elven Dwarven Season
Hibernal Festival
1 Aqueth Narvinye Afteryule Winter
2 Pisceth Nénime Solmath Spring
3 Arieth Súlime Rethe Spring
Vernal Festival
4 Taurith Víresse Astron Low Summer
5 Gemeth Lótesse Thrimidge Low Summer
6 Canceth Nárie Forelithe Low Summer
Serotinal Festival (Midsummer)
7 Leath Cermie Afterlithe High Summer
8 Virgoth Rime Wedmath High Summer
9 Librath Yavannie Halimath High Summer
Autumnal Festival
10 Scorpith Narquelie Winterfilth Autumn
11 Sagith Hísime Blotmath Autumn
12 Caprith Ringáre Foreyule Winter

Week

Days in Kavan are reckoned in weeks of seven days each. The days of the month are: Starday, Sunday, Moonday, Godsday, Waterday, Earthday, and Freeday. Godsday is commonly associated with worship, and Freeday with rest. The remaining days are considered “work days.”

An interesting feature of the Kavanese calendar is that the days of the week always occur on the same day every year, a result of the year having a number of days divisible by seven.


Clock Timescale

I’ll add flavor here later. It’s basically a typical 24-hour clock system. Probably timezones, but I’m too lazy to work out how they’d work. So… no timezones.

Timekeeping

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