Absalom Reckoning, or AR for short, is the most commonly used calendar in Avistan and Garund and possibly all of Golarion. In Absalom Reckoning, the day of the month is always listed first, followed by the month and the year and generally suffixed with the letters "AR".
It originates with the founding date of Absalom on 1 Abadius, 1 AR. In Absalom Reckoning, each day on Golarion has 24 hours, each week has seven days, and each year has 52 weeks. A year is also divided into 12 months, although once every eight years an extra day is added to the end of Calistril to make up for the slight variance in the planet's orbit around the sun. The next leap year will be 4712 AR.
Days of the week[edit | edit source]
Although most days of the week are assigned for work, a few also have other meanings in most Inner Sea region cultures.
- Moonday: Generally a work day with some religions holding ceremonies at night and the first day of the week.
- Toilday: A work day.
- Wealday: A work day.
- Oathday: A work day on which it is often considered advantageous to sign contracts and oaths.
- Fireday: A work day that is most often the market day.
- Starday: A work day.
- Sunday: Generally a day of rest and one devoted to religious observances.
Months of the year[edit | edit source]
Each of Absalom Reckoning's months are associated with a specific deity.
|1||Abadius||(ah-BAY-dee-us)||31 days||The first month of the year, named in honor of Abadar.|
|2||Calistril||(KAHL-izz-trihl)||28 days||A late winter month named for Calistria, goddess of revenge.|
|3||Pharast||(fah-RAHST)||31 days||An early spring month named after Pharasma, the goddess of birth and death.|
|4||Gozran||(GOHZ-ran)||30 days||A stormy month named for the god of the wind, Gozreh.|
|5||Desnus||(DEZ-nuhs)||31 days||A mild month named for the goddess Desna.|
|6||Sarenith||(sa-REHN-ihth)||30 days||The sun goddess Sarenrae gives her name to this sun-blessed month.|
|7||Erastus||(eh-RAS-tuhs)||31 days||Named in honor of Erastil.|
|8||Arodus||(AIR-oh-duhs)||31 days||Although he is no longer widely worshiped, the summer month is named for the dead god Aroden.|
|9||Rova||(ROH-va)||30 days||The beginning of autumn is named after the violent god Rovagug.|
|10||Lamashan||(lah‑MAHSH‑ahn)||31 days||Named for Lamashtu, the goddess of monsters.|
|11||Neth||(NEHTH)||30 days||Named for Nethys, the two-faced god of magic.|
|12||Kuthona||(koo-THOH-nah)||31 days||The shortest day of the year comes during the month named after the god of darkness, Zon-Kuthon.|
Seasons[edit | edit source]
The Inner Sea region has four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall (or autumn). The months of Kuthona, Abadius, and Calistril are considered to fall in winter. Spring falls during Pharast, Gozran, and Desnus, while summer occurs during Sarenith, Erastus, and Arodus. Finally, Rova, Lamashan, and Neth are considered fall.