The Birth of Legends
The Xamoti Calendar
The Xamoti calendar was blatantly copied under the reign of Xamoti emperor Rano III from the older Druidic calendar that had existed for centuries before, with the month lengths altered so a new season and a new month would always start at the same time. The calendar was spread along Xamoti trade routes around the world and is probably the most prevalent system of dating in the world. Other countries may have different names for the months of the year, but the months themselves change at the same times.
There are 371 days in a year in this world.
- Dannatar – The beginning of spring and of the year, named for the goddess Dannas. There are 30 days in Dannatar.
- Cortar – The second month of the year, named for Emperor Corion I. There are 31 days in Cortar.
- Alletar – The third month of a year, named for the legendary ancient Nallianan hero Aller. There are 30 days in Alletar.
- Cirotar – The fourth month of the year, in which summer begins, named for the god Ciral. There are 31 days in Cirotar.
- Terulotar – The fifth month of the year, named for the mythical Well of Terul. There are 31 days in Terulotar.
- Amatar – The six month of the year, named for Empress Amaria. There are 30 days in Amatar.
- Suritar – The seventh month of the year, in which autumn begins, named for the god Surin. There are 32 days in Suritar.
- Harvestmonth – The eighth month of the year. Its name was officially changed to Ilmystar by Emperor Rano III but reverted back almost immediately. There are 31 days in Harvestmonth.
- Fothtar – The ninth month of the year, named for Fothrellion, the gold dragon who advised seven of the Xamoti Emperors. There are 30 days in Fothtar.
- Pensuvitar – The tenth month of the year, when winter begins, named for Pensuvith, the mythic sage who wrote the Chronicles of the Holy, the sacred book of the Church of Kassen. There are 31 days in Pensuvitar.
- Jhatar – The eleventh month of the year, named for the god Jhal. There are 30 days in Jhatar.
- Kalum – The final month of the year, a month-long religious observance holy to Kassen in Nalliana. There are 33 days in Kalum.