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Time in the world of Avaria flows similarly to that of Earth, with a year of 365 days and distinct seasons that nevertheless vary from one region to another. Avarian time also has a direct 1:1 correspondence to real time (US EST or EDT), though the standard calendar used by most Avarians in the hemisphere makes use of distinctly named weekdays and months. The Avarian New Year also begins on April 1st, after an eleven-day spring equinox festival season.

Months of the Year

The same basic calendar is used across much of the known world, with twelve months of 28-31 days that correspond to real-world months. The names of the months differ between the two most widely used calendars, the Sirdabi and the Kalentoi, but they nevertheless share the same zodiacal signs. The Sirdabi calendar is used throughout the lands of the caliphate and also across portions of northern, central, and northeastern Idiri. The Kalentoi calendar is not only used throughout the empire but across virtually the whole of Ruvera.

Real Time Month Sirdabi Calendar Month Kalentoi Calendar Month Zodiacal Sign
April Pavana Laeca The Peacock
May Ashbat Reneca The Sunspider
June Jinniyyah Abito The Jinni Queen
July Jirguz Sylla The Shield
August Lemnis Vedrix The Porpoise
September Azara Vel The Archer
October Kholabi Sollemnis The Eye
November Oniris Atronia The Badger
December Darshali Ilvius The Pearl Diver
January Alkhila Hostas The Eagle
February Nimrus Viducia The Leopard
March Rashani Mar The Gryphon

Days of the Week

There are seven days in each week, again corresponding to the real-time week. The days of the week are named for the most important celestial bodies in the Avarian sky, and are uniform across the known world.

Real Time Day Avarian Day
Monday Celeiri's Day
Tuesday Niota's Day
Wednesday Salesh's Day
Thursday Maysa's Day
Friday Nuru's Day
Saturday Nthanda's Day
Sunday Alharat's Day

Hours of the Day

Few people in Avaria possess personal clocks or watches, and telling time with precision is not a matter of pressing concern for most. Consequently, rather than adhering to a strictly measured clock time the Avarian day is conventionally divided into "hours" of different lengths, which are based simply on the passage of the day and the progress of the sun across the sky.

Real Time Avarian Time Period Sirdabi Hour
05:30-06:29 Dawn the hour of the promise
06:30-07:29 Sunrise the hour of the phoenix
07:30-09:29 Early morning the hour of birdsong
09:30-10:29 Midmorning the hour of the ox
10:30-11:59 Late morning the hour of the camel
12:00-12:59 Midday the hour of the scales
13:00-14:29 Early afternoon the hour of the vine
14:30-16:59 Midafternoon the hour of the rukh
17:00-18:29 Late afternoon the hour of thirst
18:30-18:59 Sunset the hour of the jackal
19:00-19:44 Dusk the hour of respite
19:45-20:59 Evening the hour of the scorpion
21:00-23:59 Night the hour of the flame
00:00-00:59 Midnight the hour of the owl
01:00-05:29 Deep in the night the hour of starfall