Alteran Calendar

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Names of Years:

For every twelve month cycle the name of the Alteran year changes, with each of the names being different until the end of each 50 year cycle. The only exceptions to this rule are the Half Hollow and Full Hollow, which are explained further down the page. Below is a list of all the Alteran year names and the ending of the year number which corresponds to them. (For example, a year ending in 52 would be a "Year of Construction".

Years ending in 01 or 51: Year of Creation
Years ending in 02 or 52: Year of Construction
Years ending in 03 or 53: Year of Relation
Years ending in 04 or 54: Year of Coalition
Years ending in 05 or 55: Year of Pinnacle
Years ending in 06 or 56: Year of Corruption
Years ending in 07 or 57: Year of Sorrow
Years ending in 08 or 58: Year of Conflict
Years ending in 09 or 59: Year of Rebirth
Years ending in 10 or 60: Year of Renewel
Years ending in 11 or 61: Year of Compromise
Years ending in 12 or 62: Year of Reconciliation
Years ending in 13 or 63: Year of Blossom
Years ending in 14 or 64: Year of Storm
Years ending in 15 or 65: Year of Time
Years ending in 16 or 66: Year of Destruction
Years ending in 17 or 67: Year of Stagnation
Years ending in 18 or 68: Year of Tribunal
Years ending in 19 or 69: Year of Ascension
Years ending in 20 or 70: Year of Dreams
Years ending in 21 or 71: Year of Dragons
Years ending in 22 or 72: Year of Insight
Years ending in 23 or 73: Year of Commerce
Years ending in 24 or 74: Year of Uprising
Years ending in 25 or 75: Year of Repent
Years ending in 26 or 76: Year of Reckoning
Years ending in 27 or 77: Year of Penance
Years ending in 28 or 78: Year of Resilience
Years ending in 29 or 79: Year of Rest
Years ending in 30 or 80: Year of Luck
Years ending in 31 or 81: Year of Bounty
Years ending in 32 or 82: Year of Humility
Years ending in 33 or 83: Year of Shadows
Years ending in 34 or 84: Year of Oceans
Years ending in 35 or 85: Year of Brilliance
Years ending in 36 or 86: Year of Eminence
Years ending in 37 or 87: Year of Design
Years ending in 38 or 88: Year of Hurricanes
Years ending in 39 or 89: Year of Imprisonment
Years ending in 40 or 90: Year of Plague
Years ending in 41 or 91: Year of Melancholy
Years ending in 42 or 92: Year of Outbreak
Years ending in 43 or 93: Year of Inferno
Years ending in 44 or 94: Year of Blizzards
Years ending in 45 or 95: Year of Desire
Years ending in 46 or 96: Year of Execution
Years ending in 47 or 97: Year of Harmony
Years ending in 48 or 98: Year of Excursion
Years ending in 49 or 99: Year of Fire-Rain
Years ending in 50: The Half Hollow
Years ending in 100: The Full Hollow

The Half Hollow happens once every 100 years on the 50th year. In the original 100 year cycle of Altera, the inhabitants started gathering as much food as they could possibly muster on this 50th year to brace themselves for an unnatural winter storm predicted by one of the capital city's seers. To ensure their survival, the inhabitants went about collecting as much food as they could to stockpile within the city so as to survive through such a storm.

The Full Hollow is believed to be the end of the storm previously predicted, and after its 50 year reign the people finally exited the city and set up many grand tables and chairs outside the city gates, and placing on them all of the leftover food and having a grand celebratory feast. This was a time where hierarchy was irrelevant, kings and nobles sat intermixed with peasants and orphans, no one cared for status, only for the fact that everyone was alive.

Minus the storm, many Alterans still believe in the ongoing tradition of the Half Hollow and Full Hollow in commemoration of these events, and will stockpile a lot of food to be feasted upon once the 100th year comes around, despite the fact that it is unsure whether these events actually happened in the past.

There are many more stories behind each of the Year names for Altera, which will hopefully be released at a later date.

Names of Months:

The names of the months are inspired by the kind of weather that tends to occur during that month. As such, many of them are self-explanatory.

January - Snowdown
February - Floodlock
March - Springrise
April - Truebirth
May - Sporebloom
June - Lightshine
July - Sunbright
August - Mistset
September - Fogwater
October - Ghostmoon
November - Stormwind
December - Winterfeast

Season Names:

These names refer to the seasons of harvest. The season of birth refers to the birth and/or rebirth of plants and animals, the season of harvest refers to the harvesting and gathering of plants and animals, the season of decay marks the death of the harvest crops and the season of frost marks the start of the winter weather.

Spring - Season of Birth
Summer - Season of Harvest
Autumn - Season of Decay
Winter - Season of Frost

Combining all of these allows you to write a date. To do so, the following is an example setup for a written log, newspaper or a diary entry:
17th Day of Mistset - 2993, Year of Inferno

Names of Days:
First Day - Boonday or Blessday - (First day of the week, the companion to Godsend of previous - a day for public, community worship and service, day when private prayers from Godsend are affirmed through public devotion)
Townsday - (Civic activity for one's homestead)
Thronesday - (Civic activity for one's country, Day for council meetings)
Sunderday - (Middle of the week - splits the more community-oriented days with the more personal ones.)
Waterday (Washing, cleaning, irrigating and maintaining of crops, and drinking.)
Fireday (The day of cooking large meals, smoking of meats, Celebrations, feast days all fall on Fireday before the more dour Godsend)
Final day - Godsend (Day of prayers and rest. Has a different naming schema to denote a different place socially. Typically the Gods are venerated on this day more privately.)

The week then is also split between days where people are more together, in a community spirit, and days when they attend to their own household and personal lives.
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