Emarion Time Scale

It’s about time I explain the various aspects of the standard Emarion calendar, and perhaps do something absurd like calculate the age of the universe when it dies. For starters, the second is the same length as our second, mostly for simplicity and because there’s no point in it being any longer or shorter. Emarion time also uses a sort of base sixty, so minutes are sixty seconds and hours are sixty minutes.

From there on it distinguishes itself from our time. There are 36 hours in an Emarion day, eighteen of them night and the other eighteen day. The average person sleeps about ten to eleven of those hours. Weeks aren’t really counted, though Bangar culture separates the months into two fortnights with one day in between each, the days being holidays of sorts. Each month is thirty days, no more and no less.

The months are separated into four seasons, which each contain two months, making the months per year eight. Each month is named after a god, and each season is named after an element. Thus, the season of Fire (Summer) contains the months Ifire and Oriin; the season of Wind (Autumn) contains Mhogul and Indra; the season of Water (Winter) contains Leviah and Histan; and the season of Earth (Spring) contains Shadou and Bhrin. The new year is considered to be the first of Ifire.

After Eathanu became a god, he added two more days to the year, in which a season of his creation universally affects Azureus. The days are slightly foggy and small ice crystals descend, not completely unlike snow, but they are always moving slowly straight down. The two days became a holiday that, during the Sky Age brought a lot of pilots home for the display. These two days technically lengthened the year and required the orbit of Azureus be slowed by that amount, which the gods agreed to, and they stayed there every year proceeding the year D0.

Speaking of which, it may be obvious, but in case it isn’t, year notation is simple. 1000D means one thousand years before the Dragonian War, and D1000 means one thousand years after. The year zero is usually shown as D0 instead of 0D, just as a standardization.

That leads us to the semi-promise I made on the last article. The universe was created by Youle in 1648D. The universe ended in D4024, which means the universe was only 5672 years old when it poofed. This seems like very little time, and it is, but since Emaria pretty much takes evolution out of the picture, with all of the existing races having been created by a god, it’s actually a decent amount of time (and, as I understand it, longer than our universe has been around, according to the Bible. Go ahead and correct me if I’m wrong on that). So (*deep breaths*):
The universe was 5672 years in existence,
24 712 seasons passed (including one for each of Eathanu’s two days),
45 376 full months of age,
1 369 328 days in number (again counting Eathanu’s days after the war),
49 295 808 hours to it,
2 957 748 480 minutes alive,
and 177 464 908 800 seconds old. Holy fuck.
One hundred seventy-seven billion, four hundred sixty-four million, nine hundred eight thousand, eight hundred seconds in all of this universe’s life. I expected several times that.
Oh, and in Hex that’s 2951BB9C00. Cause, you know, I like hexidecimal.

Hopefully this was, in a way, informative. At least I can start typing out whatever relating to months or seasons and not think “are is my reader going to get that?”

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One Response to “Emarion Time Scale”

  1. Commentary: So yeah, I expected a whole lot more seconds there. Um. Not sure why I’m doing a commentary on a commentary, but you know. I wish I could say that I joke about only having a reader or two, but that is literally about it on any given day. My site’s had a lot of views, but it’s all been that monkey chow thing I linked to, not to mention a lot of people clicking the links in Chris’s other site, 1Fort, because I comment there often.
    I almost ALMOST ALMOST put the number of seconds up in binary, too. I’m sure it won’t be missed.

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