The Conditary Calendar (Nolavine vernair savelion, "foundational years" Vanirian: jovavijom) is an internationally-recognized timekeeping system derived from the classical Aletrian calendar. This is also referred to as the Conditary standard (verni petravi), used mainly by the Palatine System, Hallegian Concord, Free Commonwealth and Futurist International as their main basis of timekeeping. The calendar is considered to be one of the Five Conditary Standards of the Conditary world which bears its name.
The calendar proper utilizes a 6-month year (each divided into two lunar terms) on an exact 360-day year based on the calculated rotation of Adia from Mater. It is designed so in order to keep tabs on astronomical events and to "erase arbitrariness" within the Nexedrine system of which it was derived from.
Months proper are seasonal in character, divided between two "lunar terms" (asioni eleriasi). The terms are based around the original Nexedrine months, though removed of any sort of religious and pre-revolutionary character. Originally planned to be a fully solar six-month year with days instead being honored proper, later Novatist thinkers began to advise against the total change to the six-month year due to concerns of accurate farming by the peasantry, hence leading to the use of lunar terms. In Progressive and Futurist societies, the six-month year is fully implemented.
|Season||Ordination||Lunar Term||Alt. name||Etymology|
|1||Saragre||Sarvena Sagre, "heavenly ocean" - in reference to the bright blue skies of the month.|
|2||Atora||Lit. "love", ie. pertaining to the Seme Atoria, the Amatorian feast of the miracle of love|
|3||Kerebeion||Lit. "fecundity", time when plants start sprouting again, marking the start of the spring season|
|4||Erykos||Contraction of Eirenasi Falkosi, "blooming harvest". Period when crops bloom just before harvest begins|
|5||Falkorion||Ertov||Falkorion, lit. "the harvest". Conditary name Ertov, lit. "laborer", ie. industry|
|6||Anission||Emparé||Lit. "motherhood", referring to the Seme Anissia, the holiest feast of Amatorism. Conditary name Enparion lit. "enlightment".|
|7||Entamere||The month of the Ennead, marking a period of remembrance of the great exodus.|
|8||Hyra||Named after the Nexedran festival of Hyreion, a week-long celebration of revelry, theater and performance.|
|9||Zaperion||Lit. "time of fishes", a secular Lavinian feast day.|
|10||Eneline||Lit. "purification" or "purgation", a period of catharsis, reflection and mourning.|
|11||Noakele||Kavornissia||Lit. "new temple" Inauguration of new temples,when sacred spirits and thaumic energy are most powerful and tangible in the mortal world. Conditary name from the celestary, an academic observatory-temple.|
|12||Enotrion||Embaria||Contraction of "Enhoron Untrion, lit. "To go down", ie. "Descension". Month of comfort and gratitude. Conditary name Embaria contraction, "Enbata Haria", "to strike upward", ie. revolution.|
The Calendar utilizes an exact 360-day year with an intercalary 5-hour period before the new year, called kivalia. Larger calendrical counts are a recursive reflection of the Conditary year, with the largest conventional division being a 360-year period called the ananta or cycle, divided into 60-year periods called parynes (sing. parynon), analogous to the season. Parynal are further divided into 2 korynes, a half-parynon. For historiographical reasons, the cycles are further gathered into groups of 3 called a kykanta. Most Amatorian or eastern Antraean cultures tend to give parynes auspicious meanings as it roughly corresponds to a person's lifespan; republics often opining from celestaries or secular observatories on whether the state shall endure for another generation.
There are two ways to count the years: first is the more traditional Amatorian method, based on the parynon which marks the year of Nexedra's enthronement as the capital of the Dragharic League. The years would be numbered from the parynons ab urbe assumpta (Lavinian Tyspatorion or Tys.), with the years before Tys. being marked "primordial", or (Storkarθa or Sta., lit. "before order"). This method was deemed irrational and reactionary during the Age of Proliferation, seen mostly as aggrandizing one city over the multitudes of the Lavinian civilization. This led to the more conventional and modernist dating system, using the foundation of the Celestary of Rivina as its year zero, marking the "New Age" (Noa Avele or Næ.). The modernist year is currently 2105 Næ., while in the "traditional" method, the current year is listed as 41:21Tys., or the 21st year of the 41st parynon.
Weeks and Days
Ten day week (3 each month). Days are numbered (english primday, seconday, terceday, quadday, quinday, hexday.)