Curse of Buckwater
While many cultures of this setting reckon the passing of time to their own calendars linked to their own heritage. The most widely used calender is that of the Kelrothi Empire. The Empire itself has long since collapsed, but the calender has somehow managed to remain in widespread use. Many have attributed this to the linking of the calendar to natural resources that are common to almost all cultures, but that is a discussion for another time.
Months of the Year
The Year begins on the first day of spring. The months of spring are named for semi-precious gemstones.
1. Garnet (30 Days)
2. Amethyst (31 Days)
3. Topaz (30 Days)
After Spring comes the summer months, named for precious stones.
4. Ruby (31 Days)
5. Emerald (30 Days)
6. Diamond (31 Days)
Then come the Months of Fall, Named for the precious metals
7. Silver (30 Days)
8. Gold (31 Days)
9. Copper (30 Days)
Finally the months of winter, named for workable stone.
10. Granite (31 Days)
11. Slate (30 Days)
12. Marble (30/31 days)
Every 4 years the last month, Marble, is extended to 31 days, to re-calibrate the calender to the changing of seasons.
Days of the Week.
The days of the week are named for the colors of the rainbow, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Red is the first day of the week, and Violet is the last.
The Reckoning of Years.
Years of this calendar have been reckoned from the coronation of the first Emperor of the Kelrothi Empire, Steven the Fierce, over 1500 years ago.
The Starting Date.
The date at the beginning of this games is Diamond 20th, 1576 K.R. Blue.