Valan’s calendar is at the familiar length of 365 days to a year (but not 365 1/4 like our own; no leap years here). Each month is exactly 30 days long, while the extra days (holidays known as Betweening Days) are parceled at the solstices and equinoxes, save for Midsummer, which lands smack in the middle of Auber. The one extra day of summer doesn’t throw off the spacing of months and solstices; the calendar’s perfect timing is presumably divinely ordained. (Convenient!) Local holidays also flourish from region to region, such as the feasts of the dead that tend to fall at the end of Kolvoar, but these holidays don’t influence the changing of days.

The common measuring of years began with the founding of the Chelindran Empire, whose scholars spread a common tongue across Aurach. The months themselves are named for dragons that played a part in the mythology of the time. Dates are typically rendered with the prefix CE (which originally stood for Chelindran Empire, but has become “current era” in most lands east of the Maw), and either a positive or negative number (a date ten years before Chelindor’s founding would be rendered as -10 CE). The campaign takes place in the early part of the 28th century CE.


Akhar — second month of winter; holidays of family bonds and patriotism

Weyrun — final month of winter

Icemelt, the spring equinox

Chass — first month of spring

Malader — second month of spring; holidays of birth and renewal

Eledra — final month of spring

Highsun, the summer solstice

Lussa — first month of summer

Auber — second month of summer; holidays of war and glory

Midsummer (in mid-Auber)

Gondon — final month of summer

Harvest’s Birth, the autumnal equinox

Mender — first month of autumn

Kolvoar — second month of autumn; holidays of harvest and hauntings
Gallows Night

Rathender — final month of autumn; snows begin

Evernight, the winter solstice

Shessender — first month of winter

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