
Elcenian Dates and Times
Elcenian standard dating counts years from the ascent of the Erthyo Empire, since fallen; at the beginning of Summons, the year is 11251. Each year is 412 days long, and contains eight months and not quite 59 sevenday weeks. The months are called Shuraahel, Berehel, Pehahel, Rohel, Komehel, Sutaahel, Marahel and Nidhel. The days of the week are Inen, Arnen, Saanen, Sinen, Fenen, Lunen, and Chenen. (See translation notes for more on why these names are used.) Each month contains 50 numbered days. Then, there follows an unnumbered day which is called [preceding month]for, e.g. Nidhel 50 is followed by Nidhelfor, which does not have a numbered date. Shuraahelfor, Pehahelfor, Komehelfor, and Marahelfor are respectively followed by the vernal equinox, the aestival solstice, the autumnal equinox, and the hiemal solstice. These dates are also not numbered. However, for days and solstices/equinoxes do have days of the week, which proceed independently. An Elcenian day contains twentyfive angles, which each contain twentyfive degrees, which each contain twentyfive ticks. A tick contains five splits. Also used (as an informal unit worldwide) is the "pent", a fiveangle period comprising one fifth of the day. Elcenians count time beginning at the moment of dawn on each year's summer solstice. That time is "naughtandsame". The format is [ordinal angle]and[degrees since angle turn], but the number of degrees is often substituted with "same" if the degrees and angle are the same number, or omitted if the number of degrees is very low. More precise timekeeping is rare for casual purposes. Noon falls circa sixthandnaught, dusk circa twelfthandsame, and midnight at almost nineteenthandnaught.
See Also: Barashin Dates & Times 