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The Naborian day is exactly 400 days long and its visible moon turns around itself in exact 40 days. Thus, most Naborian calendars contain 10 months of 40 days each. In some calendars, each month is divided in eight weeks of 5 days each corresponding to the moon phases. Some cultures have calendars that contain many years (4, 12 or even 120) as one cycle. The begin of the year is also variable, so as the begin of each month.

The days of Naboria are only 22 earth hours long, thus a Naborian year is around two days longer than an Earth year. The division of the day varies from culture to culture. Enohri divide the day in 20 'candles', Valorians and Lorenians in 22 hours, Tsunami in 25, Cæthians in 18, etc. Some cultures name the 'hours' after their Gods others after virtues, animals, plants, etc.

Lorenian Calendar

The Lorenian Calendar has ten months called Miria, Viria, Loriel (after Lorena), Leomiel (after Leomyr), Reniel (after Renadier), Anstir, Viftir, Mastos, Deiros and Ailos. Each month begins with the first day of full moon. The name of the months include a reference to the seasons. Miria and Viria are the spring months; Loriel, Leomiel and Reniel are the summer months (or Godmonths); Anstir and Viftir are the autumn months and Mastos, Deiros and Ailos the winter months. The name of the months is common for all countries of the former Holy Empire of Loren.

Each month is divided in five weeks with eight days each: Lawday, Fieldday, Healday, Warday, Peaceday, Goldday, Prayday and Restday. Unlike month names, day names vary from region to region, although their meaning remains (Lawday, Rechtstag, Lexii, Leydes, etc.). Some people refer to a date with the numeral of the day in a month (i.e. 20th Ailos) other with the Weekday and weeknumber in a month (i.e. third Mastos Lawday or 17th Mastos). Because the months have an exact number of weeks, this system is not complicate to learn (the first day of a month is always a Lawday).

Lorenans divide the day in 22 hours. There are four periods with 5 hours each, and two extra hours: Morning or Manes(5 hours), Midday or Midia (one hour), Afternoon or Seria (5 hours), Evening or Vesper (5 hours), Midnight or Noria (1 hour) and Night or Nocta (5 hours). The five hours of every period are called:

  • Prima
  • Dua (originally Seconda, but Dua is shorter and thus prefered)
  • Tertia
  • Quarta
  • Quinta

Followed by the name of the period. These names are also sometimes used to refer a week in a month: I'll travel to Faybourgh for Tertia Viria.

The day begins with Prima Manes and ends with Quinta Nocta. Prima Manes is equivalent to sunrise at 1st Viria (Spring Equinox). Some scholars, wizards and priests divide the hour in 100 sub units called gradas, and each grada in 100 minas. This division are normally not used by other people, as most not have the means to calculate time so exactly.

The most important holidays of Loren are:

  • 1. Miria - Creation Day
  • 15. Miria - Blumenfest
  • 28. Miria - Healer's Moon
  • 1. Viria - Green Meadows - Spring equinox
  • 21. Viria - Goldgiver
  • 8. Loriel - Battle of San Luciano
  • 9. Loriel - Truce of Adamis
  • 10. Loriel - Lorena's Death
  • 11. Loriel - Lorena's Ascension
  • 17. Leomiel -Leomyr's Fest
  • 18. Leomiel - First Knight Contest
  • 19. Leomiel - Second Knight Contest
  • 20. Leomiel - Highsun
  • 21. Leomiel - Shortnight
  • 16. Reniel - Pain Day (begin of the Apocalypse)
  • 35. Reniel - Nascites (Renadier blesses all new born children with luck)
  • 1. Anstir - Autumn Festival
  • 23. Anstir - Kitefest
  • 40. Anstir - Fool's Fest
  • 1. Viftir - Red Woods (Autumn equinox)
  • 32-35. Viftir - Wine Fest
  • 36-40. Viftir - Beer Fest
  • 16. Mastos - Biall's Truce (pacts close on this day are considered blessed)
  • 20. Deiros - Coldnight
  • 21. Deiros - Lowsun
  • 35. Deiros - Dead's Day (Commemoration for the souls of the departed)
  • 5. Ailos - Vestina or Freedom Festival (prisoners are often given amnesty on this day)
  • 40. Ailos - Io's Rest

As a handling agreement, most people use the division set by the Loren Trading Common Language when speaking to foreigners. For game purposes, this division of the day will also be used as a standard.

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Norske Calendar

The Norske calendar contains a series of holidays dedicated to both Norske and Suomi deities, and to the day-to-day activities of the Norske folks. The year is divided, like in Loren, in 10 months of 40 days each, beginning in spring: Groenar, Mielar, Ullgar, Lokkar, Othgar, Ahtnar, Freygar, Yggdar, Thogar and Helar. They have no day names but they count the phases of the moon, so they have eight five-days "weeks". Some of the Norske holidays are:

  • Groenar 4 - Lokkivar; A day of luck and fortune. A day to take risks, to gamble.
  • Groenar 13 - Spring Planting; This is the time of planting. A celebration of fertility,and blessing of the fields.
  • Groenar 22 - The Cleansing; This day people clean out their homes, and hang scented herbs above the doors and windows to appease Kiputyttö and ward off sickness.
  • Groenar 33 - Rites of Spring; Sacrifices are made to Ukko and Freya in hopes of fine weather.
  • Groenar 31 - Festival of Blooms; This is a day to pluck spring flowers and enjoy their beauty, and to celebrate the coming of spring. Day of love.
  • Mielar 1 - Springfest; Followers of Mielikki celebrate the spring equinox
  • Mielar 3 - The Night of Callings; This night is thought one of the best for the summoning of spirits. Most lock their doors and stay in at night, just in case.
  • Mielar 8 - Magni's Fest; A celebration of strength, the day is marked by competitions of hammer throwing, rock lifting, wrestling etc.
  • Mielar 10 - Longrest; This night is marked by pleasant dreams and good sleep. Most turn in early and arise late. It is the holy day of Untamo.
  • Mielar 26 - Alms Day; On this day donations are given to temples to help care for the sick and injured. A day to celebrate all who heal.
  • Mielar 28 - The Day of Wards; This day is sacred to locksmiths. Traditionally new locks are bought on this day. Heimdall's Fest.
  • Ullgar 1 - Start of Summer; This day druids and woodsmen celebrate the start of the summer.
  • Ullgar 36- The Night of Guilt; On this night people without clear consciences will be haunted by guilty dreams. Many find an excuse to stay up all night. Offerings are made to Untamo and Forseti.
  • Ullgar 37 - Festival of the Hearth; On this day Hearths are swept and repaired, and new wood laid. Small offerings are made to the God of Loki.
  • Ullgar 38- Balder's Love; This is a day when the saying, "lucky in love, unlucky at cards." literally comes true.
  • Athnar 5- Days of the Net; This is a festival for fishermen. Fish is traditionally eaten, nets are mended and tales told of "the one that got away".
  • Lokkar 13 - Fire Night; Large fires are kept burning on hill tops all night long. Also a night of fireworks and arson.
  • Lokkar 19-24 - Days of Lightning; A celebration of Ukko as Storm God. 3 days of fasting followed by 3 days of feasting.
  • Lokkar 21 - Day of Strife; A day marked by short tempers and arguments. A day when the outlawed followers of Surma try to stir up trouble.
  • Lokkar 22- The Endurance; On this day supplicants hope to gain favour from the Maiden of Pain by subjecting themselves to various tortures.
  • Lokkar 24 - Summer Wine; This is a day of rest after the plantings of spring. The first beverages of summer are ready for tasting.
  • Lokkar 28 - Sif's Hammer; A religious festival for those who use bludgeoning weapons.
  • Lokkar 31 - Day of Death; On this day homeowners and shopkeepers hang skulls on their doors to convince Death to go elsewhere. It is common legend that none wearing a skull die this day. On this day all clerics of Surma must spend all the day meditating and praying. Whoever is murdered on this day is resurrected with firstlight of the next day.
  • Othgar 5 - Festival of Rain; It is traditional to get drunk and run around naked if it rains this day.Ahto's clerics can cast spells as if two level higher on this day.
  • Othgar 20 - Fire Dance; On this day worshippers of the Loki entertain by juggling, fire-walking, etc. Coins are collected for the temple.
  • Othgar 33- Sif's Sword; A festival, and observance, for those who fight with swords or daggers.
  • Athnar 1 - Festival of Bragi; A day for all artist. Donations are expected to be generous.
  • Athnar 2 - Tuonedar (Day of the Dead); This is a day when the dead may touch the living. A day of funerals and remembrance.
  • Athnar 4 - Ilmatar's Blessing; The traditional day for adoptions. Donations are made to local orphanages.
  • Athnar 6 - The God Watch; A time of prayer and meditation for followers of Ukko and Odin.
  • Athnar 7- Day of Fate (Norns Day; On this day small decisions can have vast consequences. Divinations this day can be very far reaching.
  • Athnar 15 - Night of the Hunt; On this night the Wild Hunt rides forth, hunting those that offend Mielikki, and any unfortunate enough to be in the way.
  • Athnar 33 - Alchemist's Day; A day for Alchemists. Ilmatar is supposed to grant knowledge to lucky petitioners.
  • Freygar 1 - Day of the Giants; Offering for the Giant Gods are made.
  • Freygar 15- Rising Waters; This day wells and springs are repaired and blessed.
  • Freygar 24 - Harvest Festival; This is the end of the Harvest. Marked by fairs, markets and a feast on the last day.
  • Freygar 35 - Night of Blood; On this night it is thought that Surma, The Slayer wanders the earth looking for blood to shed.
  • Freygar 36- Rite of Fall; Sacrifices are made to The Sky Father in hope of fine weather.
  • Yggdar 7 - Tree Festival; This day is sacred to woodsmen, and commemorates Mielikki in her role as protector of trees and forests. No tree shall be cut this day.
  • Yggdar 19 - Festival of the Smith; This is a holy day for all smiths. It is traditional to buy a smith a meal.
  • Yggdar 21 - The Dark Mistress; This day is sacred to those few who directly worship Tuoni.
  • Yggdar 28 - Day of Storms; This day mariner's sacrifice to Ahto for protection against storms. On land, sacrifices to Thor are made.
  • Yggdar 31 - The Day of the Good Goddess This day is devoted to Ilmatar, in her aspects as guardian of motherhood and protector of orphans. Mother's Day.
  • Yggdar 32 - Festival of Dance; This is a festival for those who produce beauty with their bodies. Many dances are performed. Again donations are expected to be generous.
  • Yggdar 34 - The Awakening; This is the day new members are admitted to the different priesthoods.
  • Yggdar 40 - The Night of Foretelling; Dreams had this night are said to come true because the Norns hear the wishes of the mortals.
  • Thogar 18 - Cursed Day; This is a day of bad luck and ill fortune, because Loki attempts to fool Thor on this day.
  • Thogar 20 - Day of the Goddess A day devoted to all female deities, celebration of womanhood
  • Thogar 32 - Day of Daring Deeds; This is a day of bravado, to do what one wouldn't otherwise dare, to take a chance. Festival of Modi. Some petitioners are 'blessed' with berserker rage at this day.
  • Helar 1 - The Day of Peace; on this day minor feuds are settled in a peaceful way.
  • Helar 2 - Bazkarul; On this day the outlawed followers of Surma kidnap victims to sacrifice in an orgy of sex, death, and blood.
  • Helar 7 - Wive's Day; A day to celebrate all wifely duties. Men traditionally buy their wives a new broom... and a piece of jewelry.
  • Helar 14 - Man's Day; A celebration of manhood and masculinity. All Male.
  • Helar 18 - Guard's Day; All guard's of the church given the day off, and their duties taken over by other followers.
  • Helar 25 - Day of Pardon; On this day, traditionally, prisoners are freed and debts are forgiven.
  • Helar 40 - Hel's Watch; On this day Hel brings disease to all those who didn't respect the dead during the year.

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