Calendar

The Dorumnian Calendar

Most of Tellum, and certainly all human nations, use the Dorumnian Calendar, named after Dorum, the god of knowledge, who is traditionally accredited with the innovation of timekeeping among the human race.
Each year of 365 days is divided into 12 months of 30 days, and five special days fall between the months. These annual holidays mark the seasons or the changing of the seasons. The months of Tellum roughly correspond to the months of the Gregorian calendar.

Month Name Notes
1WolfmonthThe month during which wolves and other half-starved predators roam the frozen wastes in search of food.
2PearlmonthThe month when snow begins to melt on tree branches, forming droplets which then freeze again to resemble pearls of ice.
3EarthmonthThe first month in which the bare earth becomes visible as the winter snow recedes.
Annual holidayGreenfest DayThe official beginning of spring.
4OpeningmonthThe month during which the buds on the trees and the flowers in the fields begin to open.
5MilkingmonthIn this month, cows and other livestock may be milked multiple times a day.
6TravelingmonthThanks to warm temperatures, solid ground, and ample foraging to be done, this month is the most conducive to undertaking long journeys.
Annual holidayHighsummer DayThe official beginning of summer.
7BrightsunmonthIn this month, the sun shines longest and strongest.
8HayingmonthThis last month of strong sunshine is when mankind reaps the fields of hay.
9HarvestmonthIn this month, the fruit of the fields is ripe to be gathered.
Annual holidayReapingfest DayThe official beginning of autumn.
10YellowingmonthIn this month, both the forests and the fields go yellow as they days grow colder.
11BloodmonthThe month during which the livestock is slaughtered and the beasts of the forest are hunted.
Annual holidayFeast of the AncestorsA celebration of the honored dead.
12DarkmonthThis is the darkest month of the year, as the sun shines dimly and for few hours.
Annual holidayDeadwinter DayThe official beginning of winter.

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