The Corwyn Calendar (Ravinian Calendar)

The annual calendar used by the vast majority of the human populations of the Continent of Corwyn is derived from a system invented during the Ravinian Empire. The so-called, "Ravinian Calendar," divides the Corwyn year into ten months of forty days each, and each month into four weeks of ten days each.

A Corwyn Year consists of ten Months; each is 40 Days (4-ten day weeks) long:

  • Fyrmont
  • Kaldmont
  • Thaumont
  • Ladermont
  • Flaurmont
  • Harthmont
  • Nieumont
  • Klarmont
  • Ambyrmont
  • Felmont

A Corwyn Week consists of ten Days; each 22-Hours long, beginning with Eiryundain.

  • Eiryundain
  • Grômdain
  • Tserdain
  • Nyrdain
  • Rhëasdain
  • Enomdain
  • Moldain
  • Karmadain
  • Isildain
  • Atordain

The Corwyn calendar also recognizes four seasons. Each season lasts 100 days. The first day of each season corresponds with an equinox or solstice:

  • Winter (also called Slumber) includes the three months of Fyrmont, Kaldmont, and Thaumont. (1 Fyrmont – 40 Thaumont)
  • Spring (also called Awakening) includes the two months of Ladermont and Flaurmont. (1 Ladermont – 40 Flaurmont)
  • Summer (also called Sowing) includes the three months of Harthmont, Nieumont, and Klarmont. (1 Harthmont – 40 Klarmont)
  • Autumn (also called Harvest) includes the two months of Ambyrmont and Felmont. (1 Ambyrmont – 40 Felmont)


The Corwyn year begins on the night of Midsummer’s Eve, (20/21 Nieumont)

First day of Awakening: (21 Nieumont) (akin to New Year's Day) The first day of the Corwyn year corresponding to the Summer Solstice. The Awakening Festival celebrates the end of Slumber (Winter), and the hopes for a new year.

First day of Sowing – (21 Ladermont) The Sowing Solstice, while a day of celebration, is not a day of much revelry. Rather, it is a day of much work followed by a large meal. Although song and dance after the meal is common, and moderate libation, tradition holds that everyone retires early to begin work fresh in the morning.

First day of Harvest – (1 Klarmont) The Harvest Equinox signals the beginning of harvesting. Like the First Day of Sowing, the Harvest Festival is more work than revelry. All family members are expected to contribute to the harvesting effort, so meals are traditionally cold dishes prepared the night before.

First day of Slumber – (21 Felmont) The first frost of the year generally falls on or around the Slumber Solstice. On Corwyn, this is less a holiday than a religious day of obligation. In the West this day commemorates the death of Ravinia and the fall of the empire (analogous to Good Friday). For many, it is also a day to affix storm shutters, chop firewood, and generally prepare for the cold months ahead.

Wyrmfall Festival: The Wyrmfall Festival is an annual holiday in the city of Sasserine; celebrating the Defeat of the Dragon Zelkarune, and the death of the city's founding Matron; Lady Sasserine.

Festival of the Solstice: Celebrated twice per year, at the summer and winter solstices, this holiday is thought to be the alignment of the Gods and a sign of good fortune. There are many parties and sacrifices that are associated with this festival. This holiday is very important to the followers of many different deities, because of the universal sentiment of good fortune and happiness.

Festival of the Sun: Holiday regarding the power of solar heat and warmth. The holiday also signals the end of spring and the zenith of summer and all its radiance. This festival usually takes places on the warmest and longest day of the Corwyn year. This holiday usually falls around the same date as the First Day of Awakening (summer solstice)

Festival of the Harvest: Holiday celebrating fall and bounty. This holiday gives thanks to the Gods of Nature and Bounty for the good harvest and the ability for all peoples to store enough food for them and their livestock

Festival of Awakening: Holiday celebrating spring and the end of winter. It is celebrated chiefly by agrarian peoples who look forward to the coming spring and the planting of their crops. It also signifies the growth of nature from its dormant state during the winter months. This is a popular holiday for followers of Karmalok.

Festival of Spirits: (akin to Halloween) This holiday is a day of remembrance for family and friends departed. It is celebrated in a much darker and more violent fashion by evil priests and cults of the chaotic Gods.

Festival of the Moon: Holiday celebrating night and the glory of darkness, chiefly celebrated by the followers and priests of Eiryundal. It is always celebrated on the night before the date when the moon will eclipse the sun

Festival of Dancing Lights: (akin to Christmas) This holiday celebrates life and all its joys, as well as remembering children and the innocence of youth. This holiday is very important to the followers of Nyjev, Ator,

Festival of Midsummer's Eve: (20/21 Nieumont) (akin to New Year’s Eve) This holiday is a time for great feasting, celebrating, and promises to improve oneself in the coming year. This holiday is very important to the followers of Shua.

Other Secular Holidays

Life Day (20 Thaumont) – (analogous to Easter) This holiday occurs 20 days into the Awakening season, by which time the ground has thawed and buds begin to appear. It is a celebration of life and renewal. It is also a time of resolution and positive change symbolized by “Awaken Cleansing” of the house and a feast that exhausts the stockpiles of the previous year.

Launch Day (21 Thaumont) – The day after Life Day sees the launching of the merchant fleets and the dedication of new vessels. Most major cites, especially the ports, have a grand Market Day and related festivals.

Festival of Lights (20 Nieumont) – (Hanukkah/Fourth of July/Octorberfest/Taste of …) As the days warm up, the opportunity for evening celebrations begins to present itself. The first full moon to fall on an Atordain (Day of Ator) after Launch day represents just such an evening. Food vendors close their shops early, but continue their business from carts in the town squares. Musical performances are common and the festival areas are alight with paper lanterns and torches. In some of the larger cities, magical incendiary spectaculars are performed in the skies overhead.

Midsowing Eve (10 Flaurmont) – (Labor Day)Another Sowing festival like the Festival of Lights, though not associated with magical lights displays. This evening marks the midpoint (50th day) of the season. It is generally viewed as a good day to rest and enjoy oneself, falling at a point between sowing and harvesting and, in some cases, the last opportunity to enjoy leisure before Slumber.

Family Day (20 Harthmont) – A day that started as a religious holiday dedicated to Enom has come to be a traditional day celebrating family in secular Corwyn society. Family reunions and weddings are commonly planned for this day. Travel is very common as extended families make an effort to meet together. Naturally, large family meals are a strong focus of the day.

Day of the Dead (1 Fyrmont) – (Day of the Dead/Halloween/All Saints Day/All Souls Day) The first new moon of Slumber corresponds with an annual solar eclipse making this the “darkest day of the year.” Legends say that on this night, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead is the weakest. Religious services focus on the dearly departed. Those that do celebrate do so to make light of the otherwise somber atmosphere, with children dressing as ghosts and other frightful creatures, and ghost stories being told around the fire. Followers of Eiryundal consider this their most sacred day, referring to it as the Festival of the Moon.

Day of Sharing (21 Kaldmont) – (Thanksgiving/Christmas) The three-quarter mark of Slumber is a point where most find their Harvest reserves beginning to thin. The Day of Sharing is traditionally a day for friends and families to come together and share what they have and giving thanks. It s also a day of generosity where those who have plenty give to those without. Feasts prepared by extended families and neighbors are common, as is the exchanging of gifts, particularly the giving of toys to children. Legends tell of a mythical druid (some stories claim he is a Saar) named Clease who travels the world on this night to leave hand-made toys for children.

Religious Holidays

Nyjev’s Day (10 Nieumont) – (Valentine’s Day) A day dedicated to Najev, the goddess of love. While mostly a religious holiday, it has gained secular prominence as a special day for lovers. Dances and other couples-friendly events are common. It is also a popular day for weddings.

Festival of Ator (Sun Day) (20 Flaurmont) – The first full moon of Sowing to fall on Atordain is set aside to celebrate the God of the Sun. While it is, primarily, a religious day to followers of Ator, it has become somewhat secularized as a day to enjoy outdoor activities and “frolic in the sun.”

Day of Atonement (40 Kaldmont) – (Yom Kippur/Ash Wednesday) The last day of Slumber is also the last day of the Corwyn year. It is a day of introspection in almost all Western religions as people reflect on the past year and evaluate themselves. Depending on the specifics of their patron deity, they will either seek penance, absolution or forgiveness for the sins of the past year and make plans to improve in the next. Those that do observe this religious tradition generally will reaffirm their resolutions on Life Day.

Personal Holidays

These days mark special celebrations in the life of the citizens of Corwyn and may occur at any time throughout the year.

Newborn Dedications – It is common for parents to present their newborns in the temples and dedicate them to their patron deities. Depending on the dogma of the church, this may occur the day the child is born, on a specific day following the birth, or within a certain period following the birth. It is generally a special family celebration including gifts for the child, generally of either a religious or child-care functionality nature.

Rite of Ascension – This is the coming of age ceremony which acknowledges that child has become an adult. Although the specific age can very based on religious affiliation, 18 years is the legal and secular age when someone may marry, own property, and serve in the military.

Other civilizations

The Vilzari of the South use their own calendar, as do the Daroon of the Far East. All other human civilizations on Corwyn use the Ravinian calendar. The Eloysians of Azoria use the Aldurian Calendar.

The elves and dwarves of Corwyn also have their own distinct calendars.