The Solsticial Calendar
The Solsticial Calendar is the normal way to keep record of the days in the Danevian Empire and the lands of Unora. It consists of four seasons (spring, summer, autumn and winter) with three months of each, which follow the next rule:
-The first month of the season is called "Low" (plus the name of the season) and goes from the end of the last season to the Solstice of Equinox of that season. Each "Low" month lasts around 40 days.
-The second month of the season is called "Middle" and starts at the Solstice or Equinox of that season. It lasts only 10 days, and they are treated as celebration months.
-The third and last month of the season is called "High" and lasts around 30 days, starting from the end of the previous month.
Given that, the months are the following (starting at our climatic equivalent for January):
- High Winter (32 days, every 6 years this months lasts 33 days, this event is called a "Greedy Year")
- Low Spring (40 days)
- Middle Spring (10 days)
- High Spring (29 days)
- Low Summer (41 days)
- Middle Summer (10 days)
- High Summer (30 days)
- Low Autumn (41 days)
- Middle Autumn (10 days)
- High Autumn (29 days)
- Low Winter (41 days)
- Middle Winter (10 days)
The year always starts at Low Spring and ends at High Winter. Rijk, the Red Moon, helps with the counting of the days, and splits the months in weeks of seven days each, named (in order) Diplate, Digule, Dizure, Dipure, Diverte, Disable and Diore.