After the Storm
The Imperial Calendar consists of 12 months, each 32 or 33 days long, with several additional days. These days stand apart from the cycle of the 8-day week.
|Month||English||Length and Special Days|
|Hexenstag||Witching Day||1 day, Morr|
|Nachexen||After-Witching||32, Verena’s Year Blessing is the 1st|
|Mitterfruhl||More-Growth||1 Spring Equinox, Manann|
|Sigmarzeit||Sigmartide||33, Simgarfest is the 18th|
|Sommerzeit||Summertide||33, Ranald’s Day of Folly is the 10th|
|Sonstill||Sun Still||1 Summer Solstice, sacred to Taal and Ryha|
|Vorgeheim||Fore-Mystery||33, the last day of the month is the dwarf holy day Saga|
|Geheimnistag||Day of Mystery||1 Morr|
|Erntzeit||Harvest-tide||33, halfing Pie Week is the first 8 days of month|
|Mittherbst||Less-Growth||1 Autumn Equinox is sacred to Taal and Ryha and Ulric||Brauzeit||Brewmonth||33||Kaldezeit||Chillmonth||33||Ulriczeit||Ulrictide||33|
|Mondstill||World Still||1 Winter Solstice is Ulric’s sacred day||Vorhexen||Fore-Witching||33|
In the region of the Empire, Spring starts in mid-Nachexen (usually around the 17th). Summer starts in mid-Sigmarzeit (usually around the 18th), Fall starts in mid-Nachgeheim (usually around the 17th), and Winter starts in mid-Kaldezeit (usually around the 18th).
The Empire’s week is 8 days long. The day’s names are largely irrelevant except that markets generally are held on Marktag and Festag is generally a day of rest, but there are local variations.
Verenan temples hold services on Wellentag.
Sigmarite temples generally hold services on Festags, in large communities an evening service is held Konigstag
Other races and cultures have their own calendars.
Dwarves use a very similar one (some say the Empire based its calendar on the dwarf calendar).
Elves, on the other hand, do not use months at all. They speak of Seasons and Moons (meaning Mannslieb). The seasons of Frost, Rain, Sun and Storm (winter, spring, summer, fall). They might say, for example, that the festival will be held two days before the first full moon of the season of Rain.