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Most of Crucible follows the Years of Martyrdom calendar, dating from the year that Justinia was martyred by Bael Turath. The current year is 538 YM. Modern scholars denote years before the current calendar with years BYM (Before the Years of Martyrdom).

Previous to the current calendar, Bael Turath marked years since the founding of their empire, known as the Imperial Calendar. The current year would be 1333 IC.

Finally, the elves and dwarves keep their own calendars, though usually they use the Nerathian calendar for day-to-day purposes (especially in trade). The dwarves mark their years from the birth of Moradin, and name the current year 793 (annotated DR for Dwarven Reckoning by humans) and the elves number their years from the beginning of the world in their mythology, and place the year at 4238 (annotated ER for Elvish Reckoning by humans).

The current date can be found in the most recent Adventure Log

Recordkeeping

The races of Crucible do not use months for timekeeping, rather, they simply divide time by seasons, with the solstices and equinoxes in between. Each year three seasons are 90 days long, and one season is 91 days. The longer season varies from year to year, depending on which season needs it to keep the calendar straight. In most parts of crucible, the equinoxes and solstices are days of celebration. They are grouped with the season that follows but are technically not a part of the season (thus, the first day of Spring is the day after the Vernal Equinox). The year begins on the day of the winter solstice.

“Month” is occasionally used in day-to-day conversation to refer to the period of approximately 30 days it takes the moon to complete it’s cycle. It is not used in record keeping.

As an example, the current year is as follows:

KEY:

  • WS: Winter Solstice
  • VE: Vernal Equinox
  • SS: Summer Solstice
  • AE: Autumnal Equinox
Winter
S M Tu W Th F S
- - - - - - WS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 32 33 34 35
36 37 38 39 40 41 42
43 44 45 46 47 48 49
50 51 52 53 54 55 56
57 58 59 60 61 62 63
64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77
78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90
Spring
S M Tu W Th F S
- - - - - - VE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 32 33 34 35
36 37 38 39 40 41 42
43 44 45 46 47 48 49
50 51 52 53 54 55 56
57 58 59 60 61 62 63
64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77
78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90
Summer
S M Tu W Th F S
- - - - - - SS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 32 33 34 35
36 37 38 39 40 41 42
43 44 45 46 47 48 49
50 51 52 53 54 55 56
57 58 59 60 61 62 63
64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77
78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91
Autumn
S M Tu W Th F S
AE 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 32 33 34
35 36 37 38 39 40 41
42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55
56 57 58 59 60 61 62
63 64 65 66 67 68 69
70 71 72 73 74 75 76
77 78 79 80 81 82 83
84 85 86 87 88 89 90

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