KERILÈAN CALENDAR [MA/HC/MR]
The Kerilèan calendar is used throughout the continent of Kerilèa and the western islands of the Golden Archipelago.
There are three dating systems in use for this calendar. Masetian Arrival (MA), used by the Ǩinasi; Haelyn's Count (HC), favored by the astronomers and scholars of Anuire, and commonly used elsewhere in Cerilia; and Michaeline Reckoning (MR), in common use in Anuire and Rjurik. Masetian Arrival starts its count of years from the first arrival of humans in Cerilia, at the end of the Flight from Shadow, making the current year 2039. Haelyn's Count begins with the ascension of Haelyn as a god, at the Battle of Mount Deismaar, making the current year 1524. Michaeline Reckoning is dated from the death of Michael Roele, making the current year 551.
The year is divided into 12 months of 32 days and 6 intercalary days, as shown below
|The Day of Rebirth||1||1|
|The Night of Fire||1||98|
|The Day of Ashes||1||99|
|The Veneration of the Sleeping||1||196|
|The Eve of the Dead||1||293|
|Day of the Dead||1||294|
Each month is divided into 4 8-day weeks. Each day of the week is named. Note that the intercalary days are not considered part of a week and each has it's own name.
The special intercalary days are as follows
- The Day of Rebirth (SD 1): New Years Day, Sacred to Cuiraecen and Sera.
- The Night of Fire (SD 98): Haelyn's Festival. Marriages on this day are said to be blessed by the gods. Sacred to Haelyn.
- The Day of Ashes (SD 99): A day for making amends. Sacred to Erik, and Cuiraecen..
- The Veneration of the Sleeping (SD 196): Particularly sacred to Ruornil
- The Eve of the Dead (SD 293): Sacred to Belinik, Nesirie, the senior members of Ruornil's faithful, Kartathok and reputedly the rare priests of The Cold Rider.
- The Day of the Dead (SD 294): Sacred to Belinik, Nesirie, the senior members of Ruornil's faithful, Kartathok and reputedly the rare priests of The Cold Rider.
For more detail on this calendar see this page: http://www.birthright.net/forums/showwiki.php?title=Time_seasons_and_holidays