Calendar of the High King
The Calendar of the High King commemorates the crowning of the first High King of the Old Empire in the year 1610 of the Fourth Age of Eméreni Reckoning. It continued to be used for 1246 years, until the end of the Second Acèntyra-Dekàli War (i.e. 4/2855 ER).Old Empire dates following the Empire’s fall continued with the Calendar of Dekàli Reckoning (DR). Dekàli historians that are concerned with the period that precedes the Calendar of the High King use the Calendar of Ancient Reckoning.
As of the 654th year of Dekàli Reckoning, it is the 1900th Year of the High King.
The Old Empire calendar is divided into 12 months, each consisting of two weeks.
- Amàrad (spring)
- Flald (summer)
- Lanal (fall)
- Ældrūan (winter)
Each Old Empire calendar month has 28 days. These days are organized into two weeks with a two weekend days at either end. When referring to the month as a whole, these four day weekends are called Monthturns and Midmonths. When referring to the days of a week, the days are named individually.
- Aldèrū (weekend)
- Kændrū (weekend)
- Virénrū (weekend)
- Palìnrū (weekend)
The Old Empire period is commonly divided into periods. Periods help to impose a framework of events that were happening in the Empire at a given time. Discoveries and military campaigns are the most popular reasons for a defining period.
- Time of Empire (1-720 HK)
- The Rûn Wars (72-85 HK)
- The Æzali-Jædðári War (113-194 HK)
- The Sha’al War (265-269 HK)
- The Oðeylfi War (681-683 HK)
- Time of Splendors (720-1244 HK)
- The Dekàli Invasions (730-788 HK)
- Time of Steel (835+ HK)
- The Tassèri Campaigns (840-1026 HK)
- The Second Acèntyri-Dekàli War (1244-1246 HK)