Calendars, Dates, and Natural Cycles
The daily, yearly, and seasonal cycles are perfectly ordered, unlike most other worlds. This made switching to a new calendar an obvious move for the exiles. All dates that are prior to 14 BE have been converted to the current calendar (since prior to that, each year, day and month had a different date on each of the 21 homeworlds).
There are exactly 448 days per year. Each of the 16 months has four weeks of 7 days each.
The months of the year, in order, are:
Ursos, the Bear
Lycaeus, the Wolf
Rukha, the Roc
Sikklos, the Scythe
Destrios, the Warhorse
Khepira, the Scarab
Imperatus, the Emperor
Drachys, the Dragon
Charys, the Siren
Astarra, the Mother
Kylos, the Wheel
Malneus, the Hammer
Delphos, the Dolphin
Vespis, the Bat
Turros, the Tower
Nekheros, the Vulture
In the northern hemisphere, the season of autumn begins on the 15th day of Sikklos, winter begins on the 15th day of Drachys, spring begins on the 15th day of Malneus, and summer begins on the 15th day of Nekheros.
In the southern hemisphere, the seasons are reversed.
Equatorial regions often have different seasonal cycles having to do with wind or precipitation patterns.
The weeks begin on the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd of each month. The days of the week in order are:
Typically government offices are closed on Sun Day and Moon Day. The majority of those commoners who work for others generally are allowed to take Free Day off (thus the name). Weekly religious services are generally offered on Lord’s Day (although this varies from city to city, and religion to religion), as are roughly half of all weddings and funerals.
Typically, most soldiers and guards are given leave on Warrior’s Day (of course some guards are still assigned, and leave is not given during war).
Some of the more exclusive magic shops are only open on Mage’s Day.