Songs by the Hearth
The common calendar that is used throughout the continent was devised by Ancient Arkhosia and has been adopted by all cultures since. On Illia, time is kept in a very precise way. There are 364 days in every year. Those 364 days are split into 13 months, each with 28 days. 4 weeks of 7 days make up a month.
The 13 months are as follows:
1. Fireseek – Winter
2. Readying – Spring
3. Coldeven – Spring
4. Planting – Low Summer
5. Flocktime – Low Summer
6. Wealsun – Low Summer
7. Reaping – High Summer
8. Goodmonth – High Summer
9. Harvester – High Summer
10. Patchwall – Autumn
11. Ready’reat – Autumn
12. Sunsebb – Winter
13. Longnight – Winter
An interesting feature of the Arkhosian 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.
The first of the month is always a Starday, and the rest follow as shown below:
Starday is always on the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd of the month.
Sunday is always on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd of the month.
Moonday is always on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th of the month.
Godsday is always on the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th of the month.
Waterday is always on the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th of the month.
Earthday is always on the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th of the month.
Freeday is always on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th of the month