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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

[Milieu] Sidereal Year Data-

Prompted by Rob Conley's blog post for today, I have this to add to the Urutskan Database:

Copyright (c) 2010 Kyrinn S. Eis

There are 46 weeks of 8 days forming one 368 day stellar year.

Every 5,760 days (15.65 years), an additional non-calendar day is added.
--This is known in Vrun as, Avdmurtkal: 'orbital adjustment', and is due to the rotational 'wobble' upon Urutsk' axis.

Avdmurtkal is celebrated in most Northern Hemisphere cultures as a time of omens, and in particular, a time in which new possibilities are ripe for the working. Accordingly, magickal and priestly groups and their adherents often set aside the days prior for fasting and self-discipline so as to enter the new era devoid of the trappings and shortfalls of the prior era.

It is estimated that there have been roughly 2,755 occurrences of Avdmurtkal since the formation of the cosmos, placing the date of the observable cosmos at roughly 43,116 years (as of year 777 New Calendar).


  1. I love cosmic calendars. You've got the wobble on the axis and the Orbital Adjustments and a nice cosmic number of 43,116.

  2. bliss_infinite: Thanks. :)

    Working up the intersection of the ancient Zodiac with celestial coordinate Astrogation scales will be the real hard work. Fortunately that's not a project figuring into any of the essential manuals, so there's no rush. :)

  3. Very nice. I like that the "leap day" is so infrequent, something that most humans would only remember happening once or twice in a lifetime.

    In addition to the celebration of a new era, is there fear and trepidation? Like with our Y2K and such?

  4. Kilgore: Thanks.

    I imagine that there will always be those that would feel that way in the Northern hemisphere, but primarily, it is so in the Chaos Isles.
    --However, the Khark there are extremely superstitious about everything, so a few additional sacrifices would hardly be noticed. ;)