Local Times And Dates

While calendar conventions may vary radically from one village to another in rural areas, most legally recognized documents that pass through the city of Ebih follow the imperial standardized calender system, a 354 day calendar roughly based on the lunar cycle. While it still holds against the cycles of the moon more often than not, the calendar has also been altered in order to synchronize months with particular seasons.

Adukan (March)
sunlight hours: 9
humidity: Sparse
average temperature: 22 degrees
weather: Adukanaz is a fairly dry and cool month. The winds tend to shift from easterly and northerly to a dry southerly wind that often sweeps in dust and sand from desert regions. It rains about 5 times a month on average, storming occasionally.
Celebration: On the last day of Adukanaz, one an ancient celebration, 'Akitu'.

Thurvar (April)
sunlight hours: 10
humidity: Light
average temperature: 25 degrees
weather: Thurvar is hotter and slightly more humid than the previous month, but it rains less. Dust storms begin to give way to intermittent but spectacular brown thunderstorms about 5 times a month on average.
celebration: The Spring Equinox is celebrated on the first day of Thurvar in a celebration of 'The First moon of Spring'.

Yulan (May)
sunlight hours: 11
humidity: Moderate
average temperature: 28 degrees
weather: Yulan is a comfortably warm, somewhat muggy month with plenty of sunshine and very little rain. It rains as little as one or two times on average on this month.

Duzan (June)
sunlight hours: 12
humidity: Moderate
average temperature: 30 degrees
weather: Duzan is the coolest and least humid of the three hottest, humid and rainless months of the year, usually bringing with it the first of the desert traders sailing on the seasonal northward wind. The temperature outside is warmer than room temperature throughout the day, and many residents of the city take down their wooden doors and put up flow-friendly beaded barriers at this time of the year.

Turnas (July)
sunlight hours: 12
humidity: High
average temperature: 33 degrees
weather: Turnas is a incredibly humid, and the second hottest month of the year. It rains only once or twice a decade in the month of Turnas, and the occupants of Ebih frequently flock to the the city's waterside in order to find a reprieve from the heat. This month is traditionally associated with Meslam escaping from the underworld as the vengeful Erra, god of war and fire. Communities with poor harvests traditionally begin their war marches against neighbors in this rainless month, seeking a respite from starvation. The northward winds tend to die down completely by the end of Turnas, and the air is dreadfully still. Sailships who haven't yet passed through the straight of Tehorm usually resort to rowing at this point.

Karbasa (August)
sunlight hours: 12
humidity: Extreme
average temperature: 37 degrees
weather: Karbasa is the hottest, most humid month of the year. This is a month of both festivity and misery as the zenith of summer occurs on the third week, demarking the most miserably hot and humid days of the year and the pinnacle of the summer season. The waterfront of Ebih is usually packed during the month of Karbasa, and most of the city's denizens sleep on their roof in order to attain respite the intolerable heat. As Karbasa is a month of desperation, [[starvation economy]] often breaks out in satellite communities - It is widely known as a month of piracy, theft and predation. Religious peoples believe that during this month, sun gods, war gods and famine gods are at their zenith. This is the month in which it is most likely for the restless dead to rise from their graves.

Bagyada (September)
sunlight hours: 11
humity: High
average temperature: 32 degrees
weather: Several hours of intermittent rain showers offer respite from the preceding hot summer months during Bagyada, brought by the return of southerly and easterly breezes coming from the Sabine basin. This cooling factor often causes the pace of life in the city to quicken, despite the threat of freak thunderstorms caused by convective turmoil. The end of Bagyada is a time of festivity as people celebrate the end of the freakishly hot summer months, ceremonially banishing the spirit of the mad, war hungry god Erra back to the underworld prison from whence he came.

Markasan (October)
sunlight hours: 9
humity: Moderate
average temperature: 28 degrees
weather: The month of Markasan signals the beginning of fall, and a south and eastward breeze cools the city of Ebih down considerably. This is a popular time of the year to go out and gather wild honey and partially fermented fruits from the countryside, as these fruits will perish in the rainy conditions of the following months. Markasan is renowned for two major celebrations- the feast of the deluge and the feast of the dead, the former of which celebrates the first day of steady rain and tillable soil, the latter which celebrates and honors the return of Meslam, Erra and other restless spirits to the underworld. It rains intermittently during Markasan, an average of once a week.

Kislim (November)
sunlight hours: 8
humidity: Moderate
average temperature: 24 degrees
weather: It usually rains once or twice a week during the month of Kislim, and powerful storms tend to brew west of the Ebih mountain range, directly over the city itself. Kislim is the beginning of the wet, cloudy months, and most farm folk try to get the majority of their plowing and planting done within this still reasonably warm yet wet and relatively comfortable period of time. Fantastic thunder and lightning can usually be seen over the ocean during this month, and residents of the city often congregate on the lookouts of the north wall to get a good view of the proceedings. It's common for residents to return to sleeping in their houses during the months of Kislim, and wooden doors are often re-attached in preparation for the month of Anamakan.

Anamakan (December)
sunlight hours: 7
humidity: Sparse
average temperature: 21 degrees
weather: Anamakan coincides with the beginning of the monsoon. The air becomes crisp and clear of moisture, and the northern storms rain down deluges apon the city. It's fairly common for there to be at least a week of steady Anamakan, an event that washes clean the dusty streets of the city and replenishes the land. Thunder and lightning are the norm. Anamakan is replete with horror, as the strange, grisly occupants of [[Ina Qabal]]'s mist forests tend to head towards the city to seek refuge from the flooding. This is a fairly terrifying experience for most people, as noone likes to wake up to the sound of a giant [[bloatmoth]] sucking greedily at their leg.

Samiyan (January)
The month of Samiyama is a month of severe rain, whereapon huge thunderstorms and pillowy clouds regularly regularly dump their contents onto the city. The weeklong monsoon periods continue on from Anamakan, and typically the first day of this month that the rebirth of the sungod is celebrated. This is the most common time of the year for

Vixanas (February)
Final days of the month, along with the seventh, fourteenth, twenty-first, and twenty-eighth of each month are 'cursed', meaining that people are not to do stuff on these days.

day (Sunday) Day of the Sun
Sinsday (Monday) Day of the Moon
Nergalsday (Tuesday) Day of Mars
Errasday (Wednesday) Day of Mercury
Enkisday (Thursday) Day of Jupiter
Ishtarsday (Friday) Day of Venus
Ninurtasday (Saturday) Day of Saturn

Daytime Watches:

1st Watch - Morning 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2nd Watch - Midday 12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
3rd Watch - Afternoon 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nighttime Watches:

1st Watch - Evening 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2nd Watch - Starlight 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
3rd Watch - Dawn 4:00 AM - 8:00 AM

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