Templore Campaign Setting
The Paphesidonian Calendar
Created by Corinthian humans as the first human calendar in the region, and adopted shortly thereafter as the standard human calendar in Templore, the Paphesidonian Wheel of the Year is divided into four 90-day periods, known as Turns. Each turn encompasses a season, with the first turn encompassing spring, the second encompassing summer, and so on. Each Turn is further broken down into Spokes, each Spoke encompassing a fortnight. Each turn, spoke, and day are referred to by specific names and each have meanings associated with them which are said to be better honored during their associated time of the year.
In this way, there are four Turns, with six Spokes each, and 14 days per each spoke. In the end, this creates one year, encompassing 360 days.
The four Turns are:
The six spokes are:
The fourteen days are:
Ergasday (day of work, labor, achieving goals)
Mathisday (day of learning, study, scholarly pursuits)
Agoraday (day of trade, shopping, matters of business)
Latreday (day of worship, praise of the gods, temple services)
Afosday (day of devotion, honoring the emperor, matters of government, taxes)
Agaday (day of love, courtship, intimacy)
Filaday (day of giving, generosity, charity)
Taxiday (day of travel, exploration, discovery )
Fysday (day of field, hunting, fishing, gathering herbs)
Estiaday (day of home, house chores, spending time with family)
Charday (day of joy, leisurely pursuits, celebrations)
Mageday (day of magic, performing magic)
Machday (day of battle, settling conflicts, court of law hearings)
Anamaday (day of remembrance, mourning the dead, sacrifice, foregoing work and pleasure)
The traditional way of writing a Paphesidonian date is the day, followed by the Spoke, followed by the Turn, finally followed by the number of the Wheel. For example, the twelfth day of the second Spoke of Hexon in the 523rd Wheel would be written 12/2/2 523.
The human Paphesidon was considered one of the greatest minds of his time. A philosopher, alchemist, and seeker of the many sciences, his never relenting study lead him to discover and share great knowledge with his people. He believed that synchronicity and cooperation by all intelligent species was the ultimate path to enlightenment through knowledge and experience, and realized the importance of the wheel in making communication and shared experience between all people a much larger possibility. In an effort to truly coordinate the lives of men, Paphesidon created a calendar system for all men to use. The wheel of the year was modeled after Ashram’s brilliant golden chariot, which traveled the sky every day and was the dominant celestial body known to the Cathartans. Eventually, as one city after another adopted the Paphisodon calendar as it’s official record-keeping system, it became necessary for all Cathartan-dominated lands to use The Wheel of The Year, or risk losing important information when translating things into the complexities of the other races calendars.
The current Paphesidonian year is 1512 P.R. (Paphesidon Reckoning)