The Cartethi calendar consists of thirteen months, each divided into three marches composed of nine days each, for a total of 351 days a year. This reflects the cycles of Carteth’s larger moon, Pirellis, which cycles through the sky every 27 days, and the smaller moon, Mischaline, which cycles every nine. Due to its position just south of the equator, Carteth enjoys a very temperate climate with long summers, taking up four of the thirteen calendar months.
Carteth’s months are named for the primary gods of The Faith, and are in order:
Each month is separated into three marches, known as the Qur, the Homp, and the Ond, respectively. The days within each march are denoted by a combination of the name of the march and the number of the day, such as the Qur’un or Ond’tre. Common formats for arranging these vary from region to region, so merchants generally refer to the days in common by their simple numbers, and in writing in the format of day/month/year or day/march/month/year.
The calendar begins with the start of spring, with summer coming in Arollan, Fall in Zorel, and winter in Ristal.