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The Common Calendar of Urf

Dating System

The official dating system of Urf is standardised, with nearly every civilisation using the same date and time format. This can be written in many different ways however.

The standard date looks something like this " in many different ways,Jusdas 5th of Songyar, Hayfest, 46Y-7E." With the day and number indicator first. This is then followed by the Month and optionally, the season. Finally, 46Y-7E indicates that the year is the 46th year in the 7th era. An Era is defined by a monumental shift in power or a huge world-shaping
event putting an end to the previous Era and way of life

Other ways to write the same date are as follows:

5-9-3-46-7. The day is the 5th day of the month, Songyar is the 9th month in the year, Hayfest is the 3rd Season in the year, with the year being the 46th year of the 7th Era.


There are 24 hours in one Urf day. Urf, therefore, uses both the 12-hour and 24-hour clock system.


One Urf year equates to one complete rotation around the local star known as Sul. Each year consists of 336, 24 hour days. These days are split evenly between 12 months. Each month consists of 4 weeks with 7 days per week. This means there are a total of 48 weeks per year. Each Urf month correlates with one full movement of the Urf's only natural satellite, the Lune, once around the Urf. Urf also undergoes seasonal changes each year, that is dependant on how close the planet is in relation to the Sul. There are 4 seasons during the year, each having their own associated climates and natural effects on the Urf. Each season also has varied significance culturally, with many civilisations using seasons to plot out religious holy days and other cultural festivities. Different seasons also have impacts on the climate needed for certain agricultural needs.

Days of the Week


Named as such due to it being the first day of the week, Foredas falls on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of each month. 


Tie translates to either the number two or the act of tying. As such, Tiedas is the second day in the week and also often the day in which contracts are signed, or the day on which marriages and other unification ceremonies are conducted. Tiedas falls on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of each month.


The "para" in Paradas indicates parade. Quite often, military parade. This day is often the day in which civilisations hold their military drills and reinforce their armies with new recruits. Military rations and equipment are also distributed to new recruits and cadets this day. The number 3 is also often associated with Angels. Paradas is therefore a further extension of remembrance for many servicemen and women that give their lives for their country. Paradas falls on the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th of each month.


Aptly named, this day is the fourth and middle day in the week, hence the name "mid" in Middas. Middas falls on the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of each month.


The "Jus" in Jusdas refers to Justice. Typically, any outstanding criminal trials or pardons are conducted this day, with many civilisations using Jusdas as a day for executing convicted criminals. Jusdas being the 5th day in the week is also a link to the symbology of learning lessons, receiving judgement or the old Dwarven law "five-second-rule." Deeming very minor crimes null and void should you cite the proverb within 5 seconds. Jusdas falls on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of each month.


Holi translates to Holy. Holidas is seen globally as the day of rest and worship for all during the week, even amongst those not proclaiming themselves to any particular religion. Most religious groups worship their God or Gods on this day and often take a anti-labour stance on this day. Although, for most, Holidas is still a work day. Holidas falls on the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of each month. 


This day is the last day of the week, giving it the appropriate title of Endas. This day falls on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of each month.

The first month of the year and also the season of Dael. Yahanyar is named after the Anto Goddess Yahana who is the Goddess of life and all creation who rules over the other Gods. This is a fitting title for the month, as the first month of Dael is a time of sowing crops and revitalising the agricultural industry. 


This is the second month of the year and also the second month of Dael. It is rumoured that during this month, the connection between the Urf and the Dawn and Dusk is at its strongest point; therefore, the name Edayar was given to describe this connection of planes, defining the connection between the Edassei worshipping planes and the material plane. The Dawn and Dusk is also a place of fairies and pixies, it is speculated that these creatures are bountiful during this month. 


The last month of Dael and the third month of the year. During Luneyar, Lune is at its brightest, as the light of the Sul beams directly over the space-bound rock due to the position of the Urf, Sul and Lune. Lune is also the only natural satellite of Urf, and provides Urf with many useful qualities during the year.


Lux translates to Light, which is very fitting for the month of Luxyar as it is the first month of the season of Sulmer and the fourth month of the year. Luxyar is often referred to as the bright month, as the Urf begins to draw nearer to the Sul, making the climate much hotter.


Following the month of Luxyar comes Drakeyar. This is the fifth month of the year and second month of Sulmer. The name Drakeyar is used as it is often described as the hottest month, with some areas becoming too hot to inhabit during this month, resembling the heat of Dragon fire. 


The final month of Sulmer and the sixth month of the year is Galayar. This is aptly named as the last month where people can host galas, parties and go on holiday with bright and warm weather. Most people who can afford to go on holiday, do so during this month.


Hayfest is the season where the leaves on trees turn from bright green and youthful colours to old colours of brown, orange, red and yellow. The month of Oldyar is named because of this, with it being the first month of Hayfest and the seventh month in the year, but most importantly, the month in which living things grow old and begin to prepare for hibernation or the cold Yule season to come.


Raidenyar is an important month as it sees the peak amount of raiding throughout the year. Raids are carried out during most months, by various nomadic cultures and civilisations, sometimes from other planes of existence too! Raidenyar sees the highest amount of raids due to these nomadic cultures attempting to build a stockpile of resources that would see them through the cold and harsh Yule season to come.


Often described as the month of worship or the month of song and praise, Songyar is named after the worldwide giving of thanks for a bountiful harvest time, and for seeing people through hardships such as raids, wars, natural disasters and more. Songyar is the last month of Hayfest and the ninth month of the year. This month concludes much of the growing period and sees many make final preparations for Yule.


Wicca refers to the use of black magic and witch craft, in addition to natural forces and a oneness with Urf. The first month of Yule is often dark and grey, with many claiming it to be the month in which spirits and dark forces are at their height of power in the year. This month is the tenth month of the year.


In the deep mid-Yule month, frost gathers from the north and south poles across the Urf, blanketing the world in a white powder snow and chilly ice. This month is usually the coldest month of the year. Therefore, the month is named Frostyar to account for the colder climate. This month is the second month of Yule and the eleventh month of the year.


The twelfth and last month of the year and also the last month of Yule is named after the Anto God Hanubos, the destroyer of all life and matter, ruler of death and the underworld. Hanubos is the polar opposite of Yahana and thus receives mention during this month, being the end of the year. This brings both the beginning of the new year and the end of the old, together, resembling the divine eternal battle between Yahana and Hanubos.


Months of the Year

Seasons of the Year

This is the 1st season of the year in which life begins to spring from the ground, leaves begin to reappear on the trees and many animals that were in hibernation, choose to come out of their slumber and reintegrate into the world. The three months of Dael are Yahanyar, Dawnyar and Munayar.


This season is the 2nd season and is usually associated with brightness and warm climates. This season is the season where the Urf is the closest to the Sul, and therefore the temperature and climates around the Urf change due to the increased heat arriving from the fiery Sul. The three months of Sulmer are Luxyar, Drakeyar and Galayar.


This season is the 3rd season of the year is often seen as the last major harvest season before the colder climates of Yule set in to prevent arable land from being farmed. As such, many civilisations use this season as a time of work and preparation especially in the cooler climates, with many choosing to give thanks to the Gods for a prosperous year and to celebrate with loved ones before the chilly Yule time. The three months of Hayfest are Oldyar, Raidenyar and Songyar.


The 4th final season of the year is viewed as the harshest season, with the most areas unable to produce a bountiful harvest due to the harsh weather conditions during this season. Yule is also characterised with white snow and frost. Ice descends upon the lands from the north and south poles, blanketing the Urf in a sparkling white coat. The three months of Yule are Wiccayar, Frostyar and Hanuyar.

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