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                        About dates and time on Icesus

        In the year 476 after the Creation, right after the Interplanar
War and roughly seven hundred years before the Ice covered Aegic, the
grey elves and the gnomes created a new calendar. It was meant as universal,
to be used by all races. As the war just fought had left the people of all
races  more unified than ever before, it was hoped this would help towards
keeping is so. It didn't; before long, new and lesser squabbles and wars
broke out. The calendar still became the universal standard, used by all
races as a common measurement of time. Several races still had their own
calendars, but those were only used amongst themselves.
        Each year was given a name after one of the races and of the elements.
The cycle of 35 years thus created was divided into 7 smaller sections,
septets, named after the element whose year was in that septet. It was decided
to start the cycle from the Septet of Magic, with the year of the Gnome
being the first year. 

        The count of years:

        Septet of Magic                         Septet of Water

1       Year of the Gnome               8       Year of the Grey Elf    
2       Year of Magic                   9       Year of Water
3       Year of the Snakeman            10      Year of the Dark Elf
4       Year of the Dabus               11      Year of the Sprite
5       Year of the Swanmay             12      Year of the Brownie
6       Year of the Shadowperson        13      Year of the Leprechaun
7       Year of the Vampire             14      Year of the Paka

        Septet of Air                           Septet of Earth

15      Year of the Sylph               22      Year of the Dwarf
16      Year of Air                     23      Year of Earth
17      Year of the Chitine             24      Year of the Derro
18      Year of the Mold Man            25      Year of the Marut
19      Year of the Halfling            26      Year of the Elf
20      Year of the Thri-kreen          27      Year of the B'rogh
21      Year of the Orc                 28      Year of the Troll

                        Septet of Fire

                29      Year of the Firbolg
                30      Year of Fire
                31      Year of the Cancun
                32      Year of the Human
                33      Year of the Deva
                34      Year of the Spellweaver
                35      Year of the Rakhasa

        Each year was 300 days long, and divided into 10 month, each 30 days
long. The length of the month was based on the time it took the bigger of
the moons, Lhundaer, to orbit Aegic. The smaller moon, Aythzilla, orbited
Aegic in 23 days.
        The count of months:

        1       Month of Melting        6       Month of Harvest
        2       Month of Birth          7       Month of Withering
        3       Month of Warmth         8       Month of Chill
        4       Month of Growth         9       Month of Snow
        5       Month of Heat           10      Month of Cold

        The year was also divided into four seasons:
        1 Season of Waking    (Month of Melting, Month of Birth)
        2 Season of Living    (Month of Warmth, Month of Growth, Month of Heat)
        3 Season of Waning    (Month of Harvest, Month of Withering)
        4 Season of Sleeping  (Month of Chill, Month of Snow, Month of Cold)

        Each month was divided into 5 weeks consisting of 6 days:

        1       Week of the Sun
        2       Week of Lhundaer
        3       Week of Aythzilla
        4       Week of the Stars
        5       Week of Aegic

        The days of the weeks were named thus:
        1       Day of Fire             4       Day of Water
        2       Day of Earth            5       Day of Magic
        3       Day of Air              6       Day of the Creation

        Each day had 24 hours. Not every hour was named separately, rather
pairs of hours were most often used.
        The count of hours:

        Deepnight       (2 hrs)         Afternoon       (2 hrs)
        Murk            (2 hrs)         Evening         (2 hrs)
        Dawn            (1 hr)          Sunset          (1 hr)
        Sunrise         (1 hr)          Twilight        (1 hr)
        Morning         (2 hrs)         Dusk            (2 hrs)
        Forenoon        (2 hrs)         Forenight       (2 hrs)
        Highsun         (2 hrs)         Midnight        (2 hrs)

        After the Ice that threatened to cover Aegic was finally stopped
just before it ran over everything, the survivors decided to start the
counting of years anew, as it indeed could be said to be the start of a new
age or era. So, as the year changed a few weeks thereafter and the Year
of the Halfling started, that year was counted as year 1. The city of
Vaerlon's first phase was finished year 139 (Year of the Chitine) in the
Month of Warmth. The dark elf- & orc-army was defeated outside Vaerlon in the 
year 144 (Year of the Dwarf), in the Month of Growth. This was counted as
the start of the nation of Valkor.