The Imperial Calendar
While the country of Camaros lies fractured, the long used calendar system remains in place. In the calendar that is most widely used across Camaros, and the rest of the world, is fairly similar to our own calendar with a few exceptions.
There are twelve months and four seasons, but the year starts with the first month of spring, the beginning of the cycle, ending with winter, the end of the cycle. There are thirty days in each month with five days of the week and five days at the end of the year which are not a part of any month, called Relique Quinque Dies, which acts as a five day event to close out the year.
Before the week of Relique Quinque Dies, many make a pilgrimage to their home towns and several head to the Imperial City where there are special events on every day, with a huge festival on the final day, consisting of a parade ending at a fairground where there is dancing, singing, competitions, and games.
The years have been counting from one since the calendar was instituted with the years prior being considered “pre-dated”, annotated as p.d. when written down.
Days of the Week
Sun’s Ascent (Spring)
Umber Lee: “time of storms”
Ehlonna: “dawn of flora and fauna”
Lastai: “time of love”
High Sun (Summer)
Ospren: “time of sea and voyages”
Aurifar: “midday sun”
Sun’s Descent (Fall)
Zoser: “time of wind”
Rao: “season of serenity”
Sun’s Death (Winter)
Fharlan: “beginning of darkness”
Nerull: “cold darkness”
The Days of Relique Quinque Dies
Oratio: “day of worship and prayer”
Cibum: “day of food and drink”
Somnum: “day of sleep and rest”
Amicitia: “day of love and friendship”
Guadium: “day of joy and celebration”