Ways of the Seven
The Valuan Calendar was formally adopted a few months after the Pact of Valua and the ascension of the First Emperor to the throne. It is based on several regional systems, integrated and streamlined by Valuan scholars and astronomers.
The Valuan year consists of twelve months made up of five weeks of six days each, plus a five-day holiday period which takes place at the end of each year, for a total of 365 days in a year.
The Valuan months are:
The five-day period between 30th Destmar and 1st Septimus is known as the Pact-Revel and is spent in celebration of the founding of Valua. Several important religious ceremonies also take place during that time, to curry the gods’ favor for the coming year.
The first of each month is known as the Kalends, and the fifteenth as the Ides. The Kalends is traditionally the day on which debts are settled, and Cult festivals are officially announced. Dates are sometimes reckoned by their relation to these two days (e.g. III Ides Vite. would be the 12th of Vitellius, while VI Kal. Gorv. would be the 24th of Tellurius), though this practice is usually reserved for official contexts such as legal documents or Imperial proclamations.
The days of the week are named after the most commonly worshiped gods, with the week beginning with Avandra’s day and Erathis’ day. In common usage, the day names are shortened: