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  1. ReverendDangles

    Free Peoples Calendar

    I was reading some of the Malign Portents short stories this morning. Beyond the Walls is broken up into dated entries which intrigued me for some reason. I felt like getting into the weeds and seeing what I could infer from this; so I made a calendar based off the entry dates (attached). What I gleaned from this story is: 1. The story takes place in the City of Heldelium. Not sure what realm but, given the naming convention, it could possibly be Azyr. 2. We know there are two months: Azy'rs Gleaming and Golden Harvests, in that order. Given the name of the first month, I feel the Realm of Azyr is a safe assumption. The second month implies it could be during the time of year that crops are harvested which is October-November. So this could mean the story takes place in the fall. 3. Five days are mentioned by name in the story: Moonsday, Starsday, Cometsday, Voidsday, and Sigmarsday. 4. There are three entries of Starsday in the story: 10th, 24th and 31st. The 10th and 24th are 14 days apart and the 31st is 7 days. So it looks like their calendar follows a 7 day week. 5. If we assume the 31st is the last day in Azyr's Gleaming, the next entry in the story, Voidsday (2nd), would be 14 days from the previously mentioned Voidsday. This shows that Azyr's Gleaming has 31 days and confirms the 7 day week. 6. With this in mind, we can extrapolate more days and populate the calendar. Starsday (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st) Voidsday (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, and 2nd) Cometsday (6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th) Moonsday (7th, 14th, 21st and 28th) 7. From this, we see that Voidsday, Cometsday, and Moonsday are always in that order. My assumptions all line up with the story except for the last two entries. It says both Voidsday and Cometsday are on the 2nd. Maybe it was a typo and Cometsday was supposed to be the 3rd; or maybe it happened at midnight. Not sure. For me, this excercise has painted a more vivid picture of what the town is going through. I now imagine an chilly autumn scene with gray, dreary clouds. The author trying to defend the city while refugees come in to be safe from the undead. Townsfolk locking themselves inside their homes. The city is running low on food because the farms that should be sending crops (because it's harvest time) are being raided. Anvils of Heldenhammer dragging people out of the pubs because they are spreading stories of what they've seen or heard is happening outside the city. The overall fear of the townsfolk growing as the story progresses. I hope someone else finds this useful. To me, this adds more depth to the lore which is what I think people are wanting. I think it would be interesting to see more of these little details build upon each other as the AoS lore progresses. Azyr Calendar.xlsx UPDATE: I forgot to mention Sigmarsday. It's on the 28th which is also Moonsday. My thinking is that it might be a special day that they observe; or possibly what they call the last Moonsday of the month?
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