Alternate Barsaivian Calendar

1508 TH

Strassa Veltom Charassa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 28 29 30 28 29 30
Rua Mawag Gahmil
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 28 29 30 28 29 30


Celebration Days
1 2 3 4 5
Raquas Sollus Riag
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 28 29 30 28 29 30
Teayu Borrum Doddul
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 28 29 30 28 29 30

NOTES:

  • The celebration days are intercalary
  • Months begin on or near the new moon
  • 4 Strassa is the winter solstice; rainy season begins
  • 4 Rua is the vernal equinox
  • 1 Raquas is the summer solstice
  • 1 Sollus: Great Library of Throal begins accepting adventure logs for payment
  • 30 Riag: last day to submit journals to Great Library for payment
  • 2 Teayu is the autumnal equinox

Some regions of Barsaive — primarily those with little contact with the rest of the Province — use a slightly modified calendar from that in use by Throal. Mostly, the difference is simply one of perspective and reverence; the months begin on the same days, are of the same duration, and so on.

Like the Throalic calendar, each month corresponds to one of the 12 Passions: Astendar, Chorrolis, Dis, Floranuus, Garlen, Jaspree, Lochost, Mynbruje, Raggok, Thystonius, Upandal, and Vestrial. However, communities that use the alternate calendar tend to be far more superstitious about these relationships. For example, during the months of Charassa and Doddul — aligned with Dis and Vestrial, respectively — residents would be hesitant to seal deals or sign contracts.

Unlike the calendar in use by Throal (and most of Barsaive) the alternate calendar does have day names. Each day of the 9-day week is named for each of the uncorrupted Passions: Astendar, Chorrolis, Floranuus, Garlen, Jaspree, Lochost, Mynbruje, Thystonius, and Upandal. Each of these Passions is thus represented three times each month. Reference to days by name is common, such as “I want this done by next Astendar” or “Astendar-day” and even “Astenday”, depending on the location.

The final three days of each month are named for the Mad Passions and are considered unlucky: Dis, Raggok, and Vestrial. While many feel the Three have turned their backs on the people of Barsaive, they believe it is wise to continue to show token reverence for them for fear of retribution.

“Passion days” are days named for a Passion for whom the month also corresponds. For example: 1 Strassa, 10 Strassa, and 19 Strassa are all doubly correspondent to Astendar. Such days are considered lucky, and activities performed on these days considered blessed. Days doubly correspondent to the Mad Passions (28 Charassa, 29 Riag, and 30 Doddul) are considered especially unlucky, and no one who follows the alternate calendar will undertake significant activities on these dates; shops will close for fear of losing silver to hagglers, people will not make purchases for fear of being overcharged, and woe to the unfortunate outsider who arrives in such a village on the final day of Doddul.

See also the Throalic Calendar.

Alternate Barsaivian Calendar

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