Just to make out of game "real-world" dates and in game "EC" dates reconcilabile, I've matched "tuesday" to the real world "tuesday" and the beginning of Ablinth 0 EC just happens to correspond with the beginning of September 2004 in the real world. The years and months will eventually drift, with the Ghyllian year and months being shorter than the Earth one, but now we have a colloquial way to refer to specific days of the week and make reference to days and dates of researcher activity. Enjoy! --Qwentyth Pyre 00:32, 12 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Bursine the 14th made a gift of the calendar to his Paramount Queen, Litivia, on their joining day.
I can just imagine the conversation...
Bursine: Here you go dear, I made you a calendar!Litivia: A calendar? I really wanted a new fridge freezer, but okay... who's it of?Bursine: No dear, you don't understand--I mean a calendar system.Litivia: [stare]
I note that your entry doesn't say for how long they were joined [grin]. Hmm... so 0/1/1 EC was an Ulfsday? Okay... it should be possible to work out all the other days from that. Good careful point about the "aesthetic liberties", incidentally. --Sean B. Palmer 01:12, 12 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Actually: another important point is that since we take a Ghyll year to do each round, we measure the time in Ghyll according to that. In other words, today in Ghyll is actually somewhere between the evening of 0/1/12 EC (i.e. 1/26 of the way through the Ghyll year) and the early evening of 0/1/25 EC (i.e. 2/26 of the way through the Ghyll year). Morbus and I had a bit of discussion on the issue which you might like to read; it's not particularly straightforward, but hopefully we'll be able to keep on top of it and just publish the date, and the rest of you won't have to worry about it. --Sean B. Palmer 01:24, 12 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Thanks for the copy editing and nitpicking folks. Appreciated. And yes, the Bursine/Litiva conversation probably did go something like that. ;-) I'm sure somebody else will fill in those details later. ;-) --Qwentyth Pyre 16:00, 12 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Gee, maybe someone who knows PHP could write a script that would do the calculations? --Doctor Phineas Crank 08:16, 14 Sep 2004 (EDT)
Phineas - a script does exist, tied into the Folktown Records release dates (just change the number in the URL to the FR issue you'd like to know the date of). If every FR is released on an Ulfsday (as per the discussion on Talk:Encyclopedant Calendar, you can infer any other dates from that (just find the FR release nearest toward your intended date, and then count forward or backwards). --Morbus Iff 08:34, 14 Sep 2004 (EDT)