The Elanthian calendar mimics the mundane (Gregorian) calendar. The CALENDAR verb can be used in game as a quick reference.
The setting of Elanthia was officially established in 1995 with the in-universe calendar year 5095, Modern Era. Elanthian time passes at the same rate as real time, so that, for example, the real-life year 2016 corresponds to 5116 in-universe. This is in contrast to DragonRealms where time in Elanthia works on a multiplier to compress the day for the Moon Mage profession, though this may be a purely out of character mechanic with no physical significance.
The first year of the Modern Era is Year 0, though there is no currently known event that specifically marks the start of the Modern Era. Documentation for events before the Modern Era will typically use negative numbers: for example, -15,188 refers to 20,304 years ago (as of 5116). Some documents may use relative time since a major historical event, so the same year may be referred to as "year 33,710 of House Vaalor" (the 33,710th year since the founding of the house in -48,897). The Illistim use the founding of their house as the baseline date for their own calendar. There are sometimes inconsistencies in the various chronologies but they are usually minor and possibly in character errors.
Time of Day
While the exact time in the game is eastern time, the sunrises and sunsets more closely follow central standard time. Use TIME to get the current time in game.
Certain generalized times of day have Elanthian names:
|Dawn||Hour of Lumnis|
|Noon||Hour of Phoen|
|Dusk||Hour of Tonis|
|Midnight||Hour of Ronan|
Day of the Week
|Friday||Day of the Huntress|
There are Elanthian holidays that fall on real life holidays, but are not carbon copies of the mundane holiday. The Elanthian versions do have their own in-game lore.
|Valentine's Day, 02/14||Day of Voaris and Laethe|
|April Fool's Day, 04/01||Day of Zelia's Warning|
|May Day, 05/01||Day of Kuon's Blessing|
|May 20th, 05/20||Festival of Oleani|
|July 14th, 07/14||Cholen's Eve|
|Halloween, 10/31||Eve of the Reunion|
|Christmas, 12/20-12/25||Feast of the Immortals|
|New Year's Eve, 12/31||Lornon's Eve|
Official Simutronics Calendar
- GemStone IV Events - Prime: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/pcab6kb6qe76j3fl2afq9q699s%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
- GemStone IV Meeting Hall Organizations: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/j92j2chtbqu5bob9scv0u2hlfo%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
- GemStone IV Events - Platinum: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/jv19jhbr7fepl3rfh474l5udgc%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
- GemStone IV Events - Premium: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/j6q1n0lq7vf222o6kltaupa01s%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
- GemStone IV Cooperative Houses of Elanthia: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/n058u7qetmcm2p49p7s650v5e0%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
- GemStone IV Lorekeepers of Silverwood Manor (Mentors): https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/t1vglkquofrk91qkbo8stl756g%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics