Calendar of Eska

The Eska year consists of 364 days, split into twelve months of twenty-eight days each, and four seven-day festivals, each placed at three-month intervals. 

Different cultures in the campaign setting have their own names for the festivals. The festivals mark the beginning of the seasons. Each of the festivals are also associated with one of the four cardinal directions. The days of the festival weeks do not have names, but are usually called by the (number) of (festival). Like the 3rd day of Brewfest, or Growth Festival 5.

The first month of each season is marked for meetings, alliances, planning, trials, and other bureaucratic functions. Each of the moots is associated with the four cardinal elements.

Days in Eska are reckoned in weeks of seven days each. The days of the week are: Starday, Sunday, Moonday, Godsday, Waterday, Earthday, and Freeday. Godsday is commonly associated with worship, and Freeday with rest and hobbies. The remaining days are considered “work days.” The week consists three work days, a day of worship, two work days, followed by a day off before starting over.

An interesting feature of the Eska calendar is that the days of the week always occur on the same day every year, a result of the year having a number of days divisible by seven.

The first of the month is always a Starday, and the rest follow as shown below:

  • Starday is always on the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd of the month.
  • Sunday is always on the 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd of the month.
  • Moonday is always on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th of the month.
  • Godsday is always on the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th of the month.
  • Waterday is always on the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th of the month.
  • Earthday is always on the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th of the month.
  • Freeday is always on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th of the month.

The year starts in the spring. Each of the months roughly correspond to a month of the Gregorian calendar, starting with March.

  • Spring Festival: Growfest, Newyear, Rebirth, East or Storms.
  • Rainmoot
  • Palesun
  • Highsun
  • Summer Festival: Richfest, Light, Sowing, South, or Growth.
  • Firemoot
  • Firewane
  • Lowsun
  • Autumn Festival: Brewfest, Toil, Harvest, West, or Rest.
  • Earthmoot
  • Redfall
  • Fellnigh
  • Winter Festival: Needfest, Yearsend, Passing, North, or Snow.
  • Frostmoot
  • Deepsnow
  • Winterwane

The calendar is mostly based on the Greyhawk calendar. I took some of the festival names from the month names from the Rhestiloran calendar. The month names I took from Gnome Stew.

http://dungeonsandcaverns.blogspot.com/2015/12/shadows-over-elsir-vale-rhestiloran.html

https://gnomestew.com/a-realistic-enough-for-fantasy-calendar/

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One comment

  1. […] At this time I started bringing the party together. Fenris lives there, and Hom was visiting. Hom has ideas for making a car of some sort, so the two of them are working with Coal, Fenris’ father in the blacksmith workshop on building something. MC and Theo make the journey from Lovelace (Albuquerque) through Ogapoge (Santa Fe). I had asked the players what season we were starting in, they chose winter, so I choose the middle of Deepsnow. […]

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