Protected Lands II
The world of Maranex is plagued by dramatic tides due to its two moons, Drabel and Kodra. Kodra, especially, with its close, nearly tidally-locked sidereal orbital period of 26 hours (apparent period of 12 days), creates an overall cycle of tides of just over six days.
The Erathis week starts as the tide rises, with midweek at high tide and the end of the week at the day of low tide. Tides shift and some weeks must be stretched to seven days with the addition of the day of Ebb Tide, which is celebrated as a community holiday in most places. Low tide is also usually seen as a day of rest and leisure, especially in coastal areas where launching ships becomes too difficult.
Days of the Week
- Ebbtide (if needed)
The year is divided into 12 months of five weeks each. The last month will usually be only four weeks long, but is sometimes the full five. The months of the year are named after the ascendant gods. For centuries the church of Erathis has tried to replace Kordmoon (because of his association with elemental forces) and Bahamut (for the same reason) with other names, but so far the common folk still use the old names and the only place the new names appear is in government and church calendars.
Months of the Year
The Winter Gods
- Kordmoon (Kodra)
The Spring Gods
The Summer Gods
- Bahamut (Feymoon)
The Autumn Gods
Dates are expressed as the count of weekdays within a month, like the “third Hightide of Pelormoon.” This is also how the anniversary of important dates are celebrated. In some places, Ebbtides are expressed without the month – just “the fourth Ebbtide (of the year)”
The campaign starts in Spring, on the Second Hightide of Meloramoon.