Days and Months
People are concerned with the events of their own era, marking time by reference to the recent past. Not surprisingly, Khorvairians use a calendar devised in the early days of the Kingdom of Galifar. Hundreds of years ago, the dragonmarked houses adopted this system of timekeeping, claiming that it was partially based on draconic measurements.
Years are numbered, with the founding of the Kingdom of Galifar marking year 1. For 998 years, since Galifar declared his kingdom, the years have been designated YK for the Year since the founding of the Kingdom of Galif ar. Years before that time are marked with a minus sign. Thus, the year of King Galifar’s birth is known as -45 YK.
A day is 24 hours long. Seven days fill a week, and four weeks make a month. A year contains 12 months, which correspond to the 12 moons in the Ring of Siberys. Folklore and tradition associate the moons and months with the twelve dragonmarks, as shown below. Some believe there was once a thirteenth moon and ‘mark, but that’s nothing but rumor and superstition… isn’t it?
DAYS OF THE WEEK (FIRST TO LAST)
MONTHS OF THE YEAR (FIRST TO LAST)