Borost:Calendars of Borost
Many Calendars are in use in Borost.
All entries in the Grand Library have been labeled with appropriate corrections to the Dwaerkar Calendar, regardless of the calendar used in the original source, in order to ensure accuracy and consistency.
Note that other sources may vary as to the Calendar used.
The Dwaerkar calendar is Solar in nature, and lasts for 365 days. There are fourteen months in the Dwaerkar Calendar. Each month has 28 days, except Vennern, which has one day. Every fourth year (+4, +8, +12...), Vennern has two days instead of one.
The months are as follows:
- Vennern (VEN-ern)
- Aalderas (ALL-der-as)
- Baalder (BAAL-der)
- Ceercer (CIR-cer)
- Delft (DELFT)
- Deenser (DEEN-ser)
- Eidenser (EI-den-ser)
- Gasbeek (GAS-beek)
- Leveerdans (le-VEER-dans)
- Resserink (RESS-er-ink)
- Tesserink (TESS-er-ink)
- Wesserink (WESS-er-ink)
- Yndelft (EEN-delft)
- Ztaft (z-TAFT)
The Dwaerkar week is composed of seven days. Once a week has concluded, a week begins anew. Each week lasts for seven days, as shown below:
Every month has exactly four weeks. The first day (or in Special Years the first two days) of the year, Vennern, is the only "holiday" in the Dwaerkar year. This day is reserved for the honor and celebration of the first landing of the Dwaerkar in Borost, and that of Kel, and Vennern is not counted within the typical Dwaerkar week and month structure. Thus, some theorists have argued that the Dwaerkar calendar actually contains 14 rather than 13 months.
The Dwaerkar calendar has been set at the year zero when the Dwaerkar first landed in Borost (Year 0). For years after this event, a progressive count is maintained. The proper format for the current year, say, three-hundred after landing, is +300, pronounced "the year three-hundred." Years prior to this event are, likewise, displayed with a '-' sign, written as, for example, -10, pronounced "the year minus ten."
Currently, the month and year in the Dwaerkar calendar are Deenser, +545.
The calendar used by some Borostím is Lunar in nature. It occupies 354 days. There is no concept of a Month in the Borostím year, and the only similar unit is the lunation, the period between two consecutive dark moons. This roughly lasts for 29 days, although the calendar is set on the period of the moon itself, which means that lunations occasionally have 28 or 30 days.
The only thing that resembles a smaller time unit within this calendar is the lunar sequence:
- Dark Moon (Dwaerkar: New Moon)
- Rysling (Dwaerkar: First quarter moon)
- Full Moon (Dwaerkar: Full Moon)
- Wysling (Dwaerar: Last quarter moon)
Each period begins upon the appearance of said lunar appearance in the night sky. Each period roughly lasts for 7 or 8 nights.
The years of the Borostím calendar are organized into progressive ages. Currently, this is the Third Age known to the Borostím.