Dragonlords of Dumnonia

Date Coversion Charts

(Revised 8/4/99)

Shashtah Dragonking

"Shashtah Dragonking"
by
L.A. Malcor

Centuria rotates around the locale star, Solis, approximately once every 380 days. A Dumnonian week consists of ten days; their month is called a "rotation." A rotation consists of two weeks and starts on either the new or the full moon. (In odd-numbered years, such as 1997, the odd-numbered rotations begin on the full moon and the even on the new; in even-numbered years, such as 1998, the odd-numbered rotations begin on the new moon and the even-numbered on the full.) One "tour" is the equivalent of three rotations for a Dragonrider: one on duty in the King's Camp, one on the front line and one on leave. There are nineteen rotations in a year, which the Dumnonians divide into six tours followed by one rotation for regrouping and drawing lots for the tour schedule for the year. Some of the rotation patterns are listed in passing on the general and detailed timelines (available to members only), but there is also a list of all known rotation patterns.

The organizational rotation is designated as the Feast of the Mother. It is followed by the Feast of the Light, the Feast of Laughter, the Feast of Pain, the Feast of Shadows, the Feast of Druids, the Feast of the War Goddess, the Feast of the Elven King, the Feast of Plenty, and the Feast of the Dark One. Each feast lasts for a full rotation and is followed by a rotation that is designated as a "Fast." The Dumnonian Fasts are not literal periods of starvation but rather are designated periods where Bond Partners are not required to be present for celebrations and during which the Dumnonian ruler is not expected to supplement the starvation-level diet with extra food. These periods include the Fast of Darkness, the Fast of Sorrow, the Fast of Pleasure, the Fast of Sunlight, the Fast of the Dead, the Fast of Peace, the Fast of the Lost, the Fast of Want, and the Fast of the Free. So the order is:

  1. Feast of Light
  2. Fast of Darkness
  3. Feast of Laughter
  4. Fast of Sorrow
  5. Feast of Pain
  6. Fast of Pleasure
  7. Feast of Shadows
  8. Fast of Sunlight
  9. Feast of Druids
  10. Fast of the Dead
  11. Feast of the War Goddess
  12. Fast of Peace
  13. Feast of the Elven King
  14. Fast of the Lost
  15. Feast of Plenty
  16. Fast of Want
  17. Feast of the Dark One
  18. Fast of the Free
  19. Feast of the Mother

The Dumnonians calculate their years from the Death of Corin or in terms of the reign of the current king. Dates for the Dumnonian people will look like this:

Day/Rotation/Year of Reign/Ruling Monarch

Example:

5/18/78 (May 18, 1978) would be "13/Fast of Sunlight/8/Shaharadesh" in Dumnonian notation.

Dates for all other Centurian cultures look like this:

Day/Month/Year

Example:

5/18/78 (May 18, 1978) would be "13/8/1978DC"

with DC standing for the "Death of Corin." This shorter code is what is used by Dumnonians when dealing with cultures outside their own, so it is what players should use on their character sheets.

A standard Centurian day consists of twenty-four candlescars. The sun rises in Dumnonia at approximately the sixth candlescar after midnight, and sunset designates roughly the sixth candlescar after midday.

Most divisions of time are rather vague, with how long a journey takes a Dragon or how long a journey takes a caravan being the usual standards. Heartbeats are another common unit of measurement and, because of close association with Daethians, most Dumnonians have some notion of what an candlescar is. A "watch" is roughly six candlescars long, and four watches make up one day.

Visit Me'ira's Clip Art For Dancers, the source for this image.

MAGIC ROOM CONVERSIONS

All magic room dates take place during the Feast of the Mother in the 26 year of King Sharadesh's reign. The magic room was a time loop used by Shashtah to age a group of much-needed Dragons to bonding age. The time in the Magic Room was 32 years long for all those involved, but under an candlescar for the rest of Centuria.

Please designate all magic room dates with the letters MR replacing all references to ruling monarchs; all magic room dates are done as Dumnonian dates.

Example:

8/Feast of Pain/3/MR would be the eighth day of the Feast of Pain in the third year spent in the magic room.

YEAR CONVERSION

TERRAN
&
CENTURIAN
DUMNONIAN
1951 1/Eschlend
1952 2/Eschlend
1953 3/Eschlend
1954 4/Eschlend
1955 5/Eschlend
1956 6/Eschlend
1957 7/Eschlend
1958 8/Eschlend
1959 9/Eschlend
1960 10/Eschlend
1961 11/Eschlend
1962 12/Eschlend
1963 13/Eschlend
1964 14/Eschlend
1965 15/Eschlend
1966 16/Eschlend
1967 17/Eschlend
1968 18/Eschlend
1969 19/Eschlend
1970 20/Eschlend
1971 1/Shaharadesh
1972 2/Shaharadesh
1973 3/Shaharadesh
1974 4/Shaharadesh
1975 5/Shaharadesh
1976 6/Shaharadesh
1977 7/Shaharadesh
1978 8/Shaharadesh
1979 9/Shaharadesh
1980 10/Shaharadesh
1981 11/Shaharadesh
1982 12/Shaharadesh
1983 13/Shaharadesh
1984 14/Shaharadesh
1985 15/Shaharadesh
1986 16/Shaharadesh
1987 17/Shaharadesh
1988 18/Shaharadesh
1989 19/Shaharadesh
1990 20/Shaharadesh
1991 21/Shaharadesh
1992 22/Shaharadesh
1993 23/Shaharadesh
1994 24/Shaharadesh
1995 25/Shaharadesh
1996 26*/Shaharadesh
1997 1/Shashtah
1998 2/Shashtah
1999 3/Shashtah
2000 4/Shashtah
2001 5/Shashtah
2002 6/Shashtah
2003 7/Shashtah
2004 8/Shashtah
2005 9/Shashtah
2006 10/Shashtah
2007 11/Shashtah
2008 12/Shashtah
2009 13/Shashtah

*MAGIC ROOM: If you or your Dragon was involved in this incident, please follow the separate instructions for Magic Room Dates.

Dates prior to the Reign of Eschlend must be rendered in standard Centurian notation (L.A. Malcor hasn't told use who the previous monarchs were yet <g>.).

DAY CONVERSIONS

TERRAN CENTURIAN
(including Dumnonian)
January 1 Feast of Light
Month 1
1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
10 10
11 11
12 12
13 13
14 14
15 15
16 16
17 17
18 18
19 19
20 20
21 Fast of Darkness
Month 2
1
22 2
23 3
24 4
25 5
26 6
27 7
28 8
29 9
30 10
31 11
February 1 12
2 13
3 14
4 15
5 16
6 17
7 18
8 19
9 20
10 Feast of Laughter
Month 3
1
11 2
12 3
13 4
14 5
15 6
16 7
17 8
18 9
19 10
20 11
21 12
22 13
23 14
24 15
25 16
26 17
27 18
28 19
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   20
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   Fast of Sorrow
Month 4
1
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   2
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   3
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   4
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   5
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   6
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   7
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   8
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   9
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   10
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   11
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   12
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   13
TIME WARP! No corresponding Terran date.   14
March 1 15
2 16
3 17
4 18
5 19
6 20
7 Feast of Pain
Month 5
1
8 2
9 3
10 4
11 5
12 6
13 7
14 8
15 9
16 10
17 11
18 12
19 13
20 14
21 15
22 16
23 17
24 18
25 19
26 20
27 Fast of Pleasure
Month 6
1
28 2
29 3
30 4
31 5
April 1 6
2 7
3 8
4 9
5 10
6 11
7 12
8 13
9 14
10 15
11 16
12 17
13 18
14 19
15 20
16 Feast of Shadows
Month 7
1
17 2
18 3
19 4
20 5
21 6
22 7
23 8
24 9
25 10
26 11
27 12
28 13
29 14
30 15
May 1 16
2 17
3 18
4 19
5 20
6 Fast of Sunlight
Month 8
1
7 2
8 3
9 4
10 5
11 6
12 7
13 8
14 9
15 10
16 11
17 12
18 13
19 14
20 15
21 16
22 17
23 18
24 19
25 20
26 Feast of Druids
Month 9
1
27 2
28 3
29 4
30 5
31 6
June 1 7
2 8
3 9
4 10
5 11
6 12
7 13
8 14
9 15
10 16
11 17
12 18
13 19
14 20
15 Fast of the Dead
Month 10
1
16 2
17 3
18 4
19 5
20 6
21 7
22 8
23 9
24 10
25 11
26 12
27 13
28 14
29 15
30 16
July 1 17
2 18
3 19
4 20
5 Feast of the War Goddess
Month 11
1
6 2
7 3
8 4
9 5
10 6
11 7
12 8
13 9
14 10
15 11
16 12
17 13
18 14
19 15
20 16
21 17
22 18
23 19
24 20
25 Fast of Peace
Month 12
1
26 2
27 3
28 4
29 5
30 6
31 7
August 1 8
2 9
3 10
4 11
5 12
6 13
7 14
8 15
9 16
10 17
11 18
12 19
13 20
14 Feast of the Elven King
Month 13
1
15 2
16 3
17 4
18 5
19 6
20 7
21 8
22 9
23 10
24 11
25 12
26 13
27 14
28 15
29 16
30 17
31 18
September 1 19
2 20
3 Fast of the Lost
Month 14
1
4 2
5 3
6 4
7 5
8 6
9 7
10 8
11 9
12 10
13 11
14 12
15 13
16 14
17 15
18 16
19 17
20 18
21 19
22 20
23 Feast of Plenty
Month 15
1
24 2
25 3
26 4
27 5
28 6
29 7
30 8
October 1 9
2 10
3 11
4 12
5 13
6 14
7 15
8 16
9 17
10 18
11 19
12 20
13 Fast of Want
Month 16
1
14 2
15 3
16 4
17 5
18 6
19 7
20 8
21 9
22 10
23 11
24 12
25 13
26 14
27 15
28 16
29 17
30 18
31 19
November 1 20
2 Feast of the Dark One
Month 17
1
3 2
4 3
5 4
6 5
7 6
8 7
9 8
10 9
11 10
12 11
13 12
14 13
15 14
16 15
17 16
18 17
19 18
20 19
21 20
22 Fast of the Free
Month 18
1
23 2
24 3
25 4
26 5
27 6
28 7
29 8
30 9
December 1 10
2 11
3 12
4 13
5 14
6 15
7 16
8 17
9 18
10 19
11 20
12 Feast of the Mother
Month 19
1
13 2
14 3
15 4
16 5
17 6
18 7
19 8
20 9
21 10
22 11
23 12
24 13
25 14
26 15
27 16
28 17
29 18
30 19
31 20

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