Calendar

Months & Seasons

The common calendar of the people is known as the Shentulkan Calendar based upon the moon cycles these tribal people follow. It consists of 383 days a year, divided into 12 months, each with 32 days, excepting Vskihyi the last month, which has 31 days.

The year starts with the second month of winter, Unolvtana. Often, people have difficulty pronouncing the strongly accented Shentulka names and as a result their common 'Moon' title is used more widely.

Months

Month Moon Season Days
Unolvtana Cold Winter 2 32
Kagali Bony Winter 3 32
Anvhyi Windy Spring 1 32
Kawohni Flower Spring 2 32
Ansgvti Planting Spring 3 32
Dehaluyi Green Corn Summer 1 32
Kuyegwona Ripe Corn Summer 2 32
Galohni Drying-up Summer 3 32
Dulisdi Black Butterfly Fall 1 32
Duninhdi Harvest Fall 2 32
Nvdadegwa Trading Fall 3 32
Vskihyi Snow Winter 1 31

Weeks & Days

A week is eight days (but there are only seven in the last week, 'Lost Week', of the year). Each year starts with a new week and the first day of the year is always a Bearday. The 'Lost Day' doesn't really exist, and myth has it that Raven stole the last day of the year; hence the last week of the year is missing Ravenday.

Days of the week were named after the most important spirits of the Shentulka people. Many people have adapted these days to suit their own deities or beings of veneration, but the general sphere of influence has remained.

In order : Bearday, Drakeday, Thunder Lizardday (sometime just called Thunderday), Hawkday, Serpentday, Bisonday, Stalking Catday, Ravenday.

Moons

There is one moon, known simply as The Moon to many, but referred to by a different name depending upon the time of the year by the Shentulka.

Current Date

The campaign starts in the 718th year Nerathi Founding (N.F). (Meaning the 718th year since the founding of the Kingdom of Nerath - even though Nerath grew to be an empire, rose and then fell over 100 years ago, it is still the common reference point for the people of this region).

Summer came early and although it is only early in Dehaluyi (Summer 1) the weather has been hot for some time. Exact campaign starting date is Dehaluyi (Green Corn Moon) the 8th, making it Ravenday.

(CNote: Those of you who know me, would know I am pretty excited to incorporate a lot of American Indian mythos into this campaign. You may have also noticed the calendar sounds rather American Indian. In fact I based the months and moons upon the Cherokee Calendar as presented on the following website: http://www.americanindian.net/moons.html ).

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