Time & Calendars


Time works nearly the same on Enelis as it does on Earth, with the marking of the days and seasons. The planet seemingly spins on its axis once about every 24 hours. Or for those of the faith, the daily cycle between Nembral and Solarus, light and dark, takes about 24 hours.

However, there is one important difference between Enelis and Earth. Pelaria, the moon of Enelis, is much smaller and has a more magical nature to it. It spins around the earth nearly four times faster, causing the lunar cycle to be 8 days.  Somehow, the forces of gravity and the tides remain quite similar to those of Earth, causing Enelisian scholars and astronomers to be particularly vexed concerning how the celestial bodies impact their world.

“Weeks” on Enelis are called lunars, and are numbered 1 to 4 in a given month. There are 48 lunars to each year.  The days of each lunar is named for the state of the moon that night:

Brightmoon (Full Moon) (Sunday) – Often a day of religious gatherings.
Highfall (Wanning Gibbous) (Monday)
Midfall (Last Quarter) (Tuesday)
Lowfall (Wanning Crescent) (Wednesday)
Blackmoon (New Moon) (Thursday) – A popular gathering day for dark cults.
Lowrise (Waxing Crescent) (Friday)
Midrise (First Quarter) (Saturday) – Often a day of rest, free from labor obligations.
Highrise (Waxing Gibbous) (Second Saturday) – Usually a day of gatherings and celebrations.

There are 384 days in a year, divided into four seasons and twelve cyclades (the equivalent of a month), with three cyclades within each season. Each cyclade has exactly 32 days, or four lunars. The 1st of each cyclade begins with the lunar Brightmoon.

There are three commonly used calendars across Ularin: the traditional seasonal calendar used by most of the Eastern cultures, an ancient Nomen calendar named after the Nomen dragon-gods, and a modern religious calendar, named after the common Eastern deities.


The 1st of Starsky is the winter solstice, the 1st of Hearthrest is the Spring equinox, the 1st of Traderide is the summer solstice, and the 1st of Harvest is the autumn equinox.  While the days are the individual battles, the Cyclades are said to represent the larger ongoing war between the deities of light and darkness.

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