The Verenfall Chronicles
A Short History of Timekeeping
In Verenfall, time and events are recorded meticulously by the lore keepers of Tasalin. These Scholars crafted a system to record the history of the land, and this system was adopted by the clergy and scholars of the capital, and eventually became used as the basis for timekeeping.
How Time is Measured
An example of Tasalinian Timeekeeping would be written as 3:26 of the 19th Year or as 3:26 Damian 19
Months and Days
Using these examples, a written date is broken down into three or four parts. These parts are the Month, which is represented by the number in front of the colon, in this example 3. The number after the colon- the 26, continuing using the given examples- is the day of the month. So, in this case whatever event is being recorded occurred on the twenty-sixth day of the third month of the year.
The second part of the date came about after Tasalinian timekeeping became Verenfall’s official method of timekeeping, and it refers to the year.
In the example 3:26 Damian 19, there are two parts to the year as written. The first part, “Damian” refers to the ruling king at the time of the event. The second part, in this case 19 refers to the year of that king’s rule. As such, the event on 3:26 Damian 19 took place on the twenty-sixth day of the third month of the nineteenth year of King Damian’s rule. This method of recording dates is used more often than the other variant, and this method is the only one used when referring to a date during a previous king’s rule.
In the date 3:26 of the 19th year (Often Abbreviated as 3:26 19) is a variant used less commonly and is less formal. In this method, the king’s name is left out as it occured during the current king’s rule.