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Elysian Calendar

The Elysian Calendar is the standard calendar system used within the Elysian Celestial Empire for its internal affairs. However, it varies somewhat from the norm, as it is not based solely upon solar or lunar revolution; rather, the calendar functions using an intricate combination of the two, one which few Elysians (and virtually nobody non-Elysian) can claim they fully understand. The calendar itself tracks the phases of the moon (notably, reliant on the position of the sun), of which there are five each month, each lasting roughly five days.

Elysian calendar dates are usually written in the following formats:

  • VII/XI/MMMMX (Month/Day/Year)
  • Maimakterion XIV, MMMMX (Month Day, Year)

For external affairs, Elysians use the Yamataian Calendar.

History

Originally designed for usage in the Heavens floating above the surface of Planet Yamatai, the calendar of the Elysian year went through dramatic changes in AD MMMCMLXXXIX (AD 3989) as a result of the exodus to Elysia Novus that occurred in the aftermath of the Third Elysian War. Elysians speak little of this, and their new calendar utterly ignores that they ever even came from Yamatai in the first place - as for many, blissfully ignoring the shame of being ousted from their traditional home is vastly preferable to living with the humiliating truth.

For Elysian history in general, see the Elysian Timeline.

Years

Months

One Elysian year divides into 12 months, each of which consists of 21 days and begins with the first sighting of the Noumenia, or new moon. Traditionally, the new year is declared when an Elysian Senator sees the moon while standing in the center of Empyrean. However, there isn't a requirement for the moon to be physically seen, as Elysians are familiar with the concepts of cloud cover and light pollution; rather, when the moon is technically in a position to be seen from the center of Empyrean every 21 days, the new month begins.

After the new moon, there is the waxing moon, the observance of the full moon, and the final phase of the waning moon. The last day of each month is called Hena Kai Neia (Old and New).

Spring and Autumn are, notably, considered inferior seasons to Winter and Summer; some Elysians, in fact, even go so far as to observe only Winter and Summer as seasons. Spring and Autumn are merely the waning tails of greater things.

Months are typically written in Roman numerals using the format of Month/Day; VII/XII, for instance, would represent the twelfth day of Metageitnion.

Season Month Name Length OOC Month
Winter I Anthesterion 21 days January 1st - January 30th
II Elaphebolion 21 days January 31st - March 2nd
Spring III Mounichion 21 days March 3rd - April 1st
IV Thargelion 21 days April 2nd - May 2nd
V Skirophorion 21 days May 3rd - June 1st
Summer VI Hekatombaion 21 days June 2nd - July 1st
VII Metageitnion 21 days July 2nd - August 1st
VIII Boedromion 21 days August 2nd - August 31st
Autumn IX Pyanepsion 21 days September 1st - October 1st
X Maimakterion 21 days October 2nd - October 31st
XI Poseidon 21 days November 1st - December 1st
Winter XII Gamelion 21 days December 2nd - December 31st

Age

Age is expressed as a straightforward count in years. It is common for people to use their original or cumulative age - as opposed to the age of their “current” body - if they transfer their consciousness into a new body.

Days

There are 252 days in each year of the Elysian calendar and 21 in each month. There are 30 hours in each day.

Days of the Week

There are 7 days in each week and 3 weeks in every month. Elysians consider Monday to be the first day of the week.

Day Seraphim Name Meaning
I Deftéra Monday
II Tríti Tuesday
III Tetárti Wednesday
IV Pémpti Thursday
V Paraskeví Friday
VI Sávvato Saturday
VII Kyriakí Sunday

Time of Day

Time is expressed in hours. Each standard day has 30 hours in it. Traditionally, there are 60 minutes in an hour, and time is expressed on a 15-hour clock using roman numerals. VIII:XV a.m., for instance, represents a quarter past 8 a.m. while VIII:— p.m. represents 8 p.m.

Many territories of the Elysian Celestial Empire also have their own local time systems.

Arabic Numeral Roman Numeral
0 -
1 I
2 II
3 III
4 IV
5 V
6 VI
7 VII
8 VIII
9 IX
10 X
11 XI
12 XII
13 XIII
14 XIV
15 XV
16 XVI
17 XVII
18 XVIII
19 XIX
Arabic Numeral Roman Numeral
20 XX
21 XXI
22 XXII
23 XXIII
24 XXIV
25 XXV
26 XXVI
27 XXVII
28 XXVIII
29 XXIX
30 XXX
31 XXXI
32 XXXII
33 XXXIII
34 XXXIV
35 XXXV
36 XXXVI
37 XXXVII
38 XXXVIII
39 XXXIX
Arabic Numeral Roman Numeral
40 XL
41 XLI
42 XLII
43 XLIII
44 XLIV
45 XLV
46 XLVI
47 XLVII
48 XLVIII
49 XLIX
50 L
51 LI
52 LII
53 LIII
54 LIV
55 LV
56 LVI
57 LVII
58 LVIII
59 LIX

Conversions

This section deals with how to convert Elysian time into other calendars.

Yamatai

Abwehran

Four Elysian calendar years are equal to one Abwehran calendar year.

Hidden Sun Clan

Years of the Poku Saeruo Degonjo line up with Elysian years almost evenly. See Kyn'ka (History). Note that clan years would actually be in octal, but are listed here in decimal on the table for convenience.

Iromakuanhe

The orbital period of Maekardan is 474 days long and approximately 33% longer than that of Elysia Novus, meaning that there are 3 AR every 4 AD; therefore, the years of the Iromakuanhe Calendar increment by 0.75 for each Elysian year. The start of AD MMMMX (AD 4010) lines up with the start of AR 942 on the Iromakuanhe Calendar.

Elysian Year Iromakuanhe Year OOC Year
AD MMMMII71) AR 936 2009
AD MMMMIII72) AR 936.75 2010
AD MMMMIV73) AR 937.50 2011
AD MMMMV74) AR 938.25 2012
AD MMMMVI75) AR 939 2013
AD MMMMVII76) AR 939.75 2014
AD MMMMVIII77) AR 940.50 2015
AD MMMMIX78) AR 941.25 2016
AD MMMMX79) AR 942 2017
AD MMMMXI80) AR 942.75 2018

IRL/Earth Years

Although the Earth is not in the Kagami Galaxy where the RP takes place, it may be useful for OOC purposes to compare 365-day Earth years to 252-day Elysian years.

AD to IRL IRL to AD
Elysian Year Earth Year Earth Year Elysian Year
1 0.862422998 1 1.15952381
2 1.724845996 2 2.319047619
3 2.587268994 3 3.478571429
4 3.449691992 4 4.638095238
5 4.31211499 5 5.797619048
6 5.174537988 6 6.957142857
7 6.036960986 7 8.116666667
8 6.899383984 8 9.276190476
9 7.761806982 9 10.43571429
10 8.624229979 10 11.5952381
11 9.486652977 11 12.7547619
12 10.34907598 12 13.91428571
13 11.21149897 13 15.07380952
14 12.07392197 14 16.23333333
15 12.93634497 15 17.39285714
16 13.79876797 16 18.55238095
17 14.66119097 17 19.71190476
18 15.52361396 18 20.87142857
19 16.38603696 19 22.03095238
20 17.24845996 20 23.19047619
21 18.11088296 21 24.35
22 18.97330595 22 25.50952381
23 19.83572895 23 26.66904762
24 20.69815195 24 27.82857143
25 21.56057495 25 28.98809524
26 22.42299795 26 30.14761905
27 23.28542094 27 31.30714286
28 24.14784394 28 32.46666667
29 25.01026694 29 33.62619048
30 25.87268994 30 34.78571429

OOC Notes

AD MMXVIII (AD 2018) does not equal AD 2018.

FrostJaeger updated this article on 2018/03/02 20:46 after receiving approval from Wes on 2018/03/01 18:23. It was originally created by Sekiko on 2006/12/06 10:35.

calendar/elysia.txt · Last modified: 2018/05/03 19:21 by frostjaeger