The mostly defunct lunar calendar of the Great Kingdom, based on the movement of Mammetun, the White Moon of Fate. Unlike the modern solar calendar, it has 12 months in an alternating between 29 days and 30 days in length for a total of 354 days. The exact span of the Pharaonic calendar is lost to history, but it is speculated to have covered a period of well over 10,000 years and that if it had been maintained in parallel to the Stallion Reckoning calendar the current year would be in excess of 14,000.
- Aviv: 30 Days. The “month of happiness,” wherein the barley crop ripens.
- Ayyaru: 29 Days. The “month of love.”
- Simanu: 30 Days. The “month of building.”
- Tammuz: 29 Days. The “month of harvesting.”
- Av: 30 Days. The “month of ripening of fruits.”
- Elool: 29 Days. The “month of sprinkling of seeds.”
- Ethanim: 30 Days. The “month of giving.”
- Warahsamnu: 29 Days. The “month of awakening of buried seeds.”
- Kislimu: 30 Days. The “month of conceiving.”
- Tebetu: 29 Days. The “month of resting.”
- Sabatu: 30 Days. The “month of flooding.”
- Adaru: 29 Days. The “month of evil spirits.”
Most southerners track the gulf of time as an alternating series of “wet” and “dry” seasons. During the wet season, an increase in rains cause the rivers to flood (this is less of an issue with the larger Madaharine river, thanks to extensive irrigation all along its span, and the drainage systems devised by Maram near the headwaters). During the dry season, the rivers diminish, allowing the Talvyr to ride in from the east and monsters to swarm from the west.
The Gloaming North’s calendar, used even in “heathen nations.” Its starting point is the Stallion’s departure from the islands of the Daltanes to the mainland, 2000 years ago from the present. It is a solar calendar that has 13 months. Each month has 28 days for a total of 364 days. Months - Named after the Stallion’s original apostles on the eastern isles. As a point of comparison between the time of the south's mighty Pharaohs and the establishment of the Stallion Reckoning calendar, historians believe the last Pharaoh to have died sometime around 1800 B.S.R. (Before Stallion Reckoning).
- Marisol: Spring begins mid-Marisol.
- Zarita: Summer begins mid-Zarita in the North, as the sun orbits closest to the surface of the known lands and douses it its most intense rays of light. On the southern continent it heralds the coming of the Dry season, as the light it revives beams so intensely that often not even rain can reach the ground before turning to steam.
- Valencia: Autumn begins mid-Valencia in the North.
- Vasco: Winter begins mid-Vasco in the North. The sun hangs its furthest during this month, emitting its most diffused waves of light upon the land's surface. On the southern continent it heralds the coming of the Rain season.