Though the world of Iiosia is very, very old, events have only begun to be recorded by humans relatively recently. It is unknown how long the Age of Wonder lasted before the events of The Great War, but it is assumed by the dwarves that it was a very long time indeed.
Humans have become the dominant force among the civilised lands, and the most powerful of these is Rune. Thus, the human Runish calendar, which is relatively new, is used to make the dates for all of the events within Iiosia. Currently, the Runish calendar reads that it is the year 683, i.e. six hundred and eighty-three years since the land of Rune was consolidated by King Tarsis in the year 0. The Dwarf calendar, by contrast, reads the year 12500, or thereabouts, but only the dwarves who have access to the Great Library in the dwarf capital Vordaal know of events spanning prior to the last couple of thousand years. If certain rumours are to be believed, then the most ancient sleeping dragon could be even older than this!
Recording the Passage of Time
The dwarves have long been the keepers of time. The atia may have done this during the Age of Wonder, but any records they may have had will have been destroyed when Allyon fell during the Great War and their civilisation was crushed. Because it was already in use, practically every nation that cares to do so uses the dwarf way of measuring time; sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, twenty four hours in a day, 360 days a year, separated into twelve months of 30 days each.
These months are listed below. Largely in Iiosia, the Runish names for the months have replaced the dwarf ones, even though they are but direct translations from the dwarf tongue.
Their years are divided up not into seasons, but Quarters, which correspond roughly into spring (first Quarter), summer (second Quarter), autumn (third Quarter) and winter (fourth Quarter)
Days of the Week
(day of) Iron > Iron Day
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