Years in Elara are measured from the abandonment of Qarta (Post Qarta), which dates to 1 PQ. Dates before 1 PQ are dated backwards with Before Qarta (BQ). A year without PQ/BQ notation is presumed to be PQ.
Months are named for the common weather in Lutetia during each month.
The neighboring countries have their own days for the months in their own languages. For example, in Albian, the months are Rainous, Windous, Buddal, Floweral, Meadowal, Reapidor, Heatidor, Fruitidor, Vintagearious, Fogarious, Frostarious, and Snowous.
Each month has 30 days. Each year has 360 days.
Days of the Week
There are six days of the week in the Gallinean calendar. There are 5 weeks in every month.
Because there are five six-day weeks in every month, each month's calendar is the same. Thus, every full moon is on the 1st of the month and every new moon on the 16th.
|Moon Day||Second Day||Third Day||Fourth Day||Stars Day||Sun Day||Week Name|
|🌕 1||2||3||4||5||6||First Week|
|7||🌗 8||9||10||11||12||Second Week|
|13||14||15||🌑 16||17||18||Third Week|
|19||20||21||22||🌓 23||24||Fourth Week|
The current date for a new campaign start is presumed to be 1 Messidor 1249 PQ unless otherwise specified.
Behind the Scenes
The names of months are based on the French Republican Calendar used from 1793 to 1805; it's anachronistic by a few centuries but it was too hard to pass up. Unlike the French Republican Calendar, Gallinea has six-day weeks instead of ten-day weeks, and has no need for leap days.