Modern Southern Calendar
The Modern Southern Calendar was codified by Brother Caithanigin in what would become known as the year 0 AC (2,208 ER, 12,045 DC). It is still in use in most of The South to this day, and it’s unanimous and fairly early 8 AC adoption by gnomes has even caused it to crop up as far north as Glantri (albeit predominantly when dealing with the College).
The calendar was designed around the basic solar cycle (which lost it’s relevancy after the first Longnight). This also led to a fragmentation of the Southern Yearly Cycle, which has been the source of much consternation among those who care about such things. The current year is generally considered to be somewhere between 1,000 LN and 5,000 LN, which each timekeeper generally having their own meticulous explanations for their derivations. The Changing Stars certainly don’t help matters. Attempting calibration of the Modern Southern Calendar by comparison to the calendar’s of longer-lived races is hampered by it’s nearly universal adoption and the vastly different scales of time that are typically not based on the solar cycle or seasons (see Dwarven Calendar). Precise dating would be firmly in the hands of the few who still remember and vainly venerate The Forgotten One.
Many of the names for the days of the week have their roots in the names of ancient Deities of The South, while the names of months are a comparatively recent and highly localized inventions.
There are 24 hours per day, 8 days per week, and 30 days per month. With 4 weeks per month (and two “extra days” see below), and 12 months a year.
The Days of the Week are as follows (with ancient names / modern names):
The two ‘extra days". One at the beginning, and one at the end of each month. The beginning day is named after the corresponding month with the “-vess” suffix. The last day of each month is the month’s name with a “-nevess” suffix."