Re: Sprucing up the Western Calendar

From: Nick Eden <nick_at_n38w90axc8jYMUtiGClOscO-eWi1uTKy8JeUBVH2HfzFTMK7BCBPea4Nu9T55Io1osdUuau>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:30:48 +0000

It's the Brithini we're talking about. Agree entirely that Westerners in general will adopt Theylan ideas out of utility, but Brithnos doesn't go in for that kind of flexible thinking does it?

It might of course be that the Theylans have stumbled across a universal truth, and as is their want, ascribed a lot of anthropomorphic mumbo-jumbo in explaining it.

On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Peter Metcalfe <> wrote:
> On 2/17/2012 11:54 PM, Nick Eden wrote:
>> So what's the Brithini calendar like? I can't see their having
>> anything to do with this Theylan nonsense.
> It isn't Theyalan nonsense, the Zzaburi will see the same runic
> associations as they do.  If they approached it from a different set of
> mythic assumptions - like say ten months (Dara Happa and Lunars), six
> months (Kralori) or four seasons (Pamaltela) - then they will see a
> different set of runic associations.  But since the Malkioni and the
> Theyalans are starting from the assumption of five elements or actions,
> they will see things similarly.
> They might have had a different calender in the Golden Age and some
> wizards might be aware of myths involving the addition of a  new day to
> the calender.  But I think the complete set of 294 days was established
> sometime during the Storm Age
> --Peter Metcalfe
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