Today I also have a guest post from Jacob Burleson (@ReverendDangles) on a partial description of the Age of Sigmar Calendar as we know it. Jacob used the journal entries of the narrator in the Malign Portents short story, “Beyond the Walls” to piece together the calendar of Azyr for, at least, this part of the Mortal Realms.
For more great lore articles, check out the lore section of the site. But for now, I’ll hand over to Jacob.
The Age of Sigmar Calendar
While the Age of Sigmar lore grows ever expansive and broad, some smaller details are becoming known. These little features may seem insignificant but they add more depth to the lore and they can have a powerful impact on our ability to imagine a particular place or people.
The Malign Portents short story Beyond the Walls is presented in the form of a series of diary entries. From these entries, we can deduce the calendar used in this part of the Realms.
- Moonsday, 7th of Azyr’s Gleaming, City of Heldelium, Crowswatch Barracks
- Starsday, 10th of Azyr’s Gleaming, City of Heldelium, Crowswatch Barracks
- Cometsday, 13th of Azyr’s Gleaming, City of Heldelium, Crowswatch Barracks
- Voidsday, 19th of Azyr’s Gleaming, City of Heldelium, Crowswatch Barracks
- Starsday, 24th of Azyr’s Gleaming, City of Heldelium, Hawkswatch Tower
- Sigmarsday, 28th of Azyr’s Gleaming, City of Heldelium, Hawkswatch Tower
- Starsday, 31st of Azyr’s Gleaming, City of Heldelium, Crowswatch Barracks
- Voidsday, 2nd of Golden Harvests, City of Heldelium, Crowswatch Barracks
- Cometsday, 2nd of Golden Harvests, City of Heldelium, Crowswatch Barracks
Two months are currently known: Azyr’s Gleaming and Golden Harvests, in that order. Given the name of the first month, the Realm of Azyr is a safe assumption. The second month implies it could be during the time of year that crops are harvested (October-November on Earth). So this means the story could take place in the fall.
Five days are mentioned by name in the story: Moonsday, Starsday, Cometsday, Voidsday, and Sigmarsday.
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 the calendar seems to follow a seven day week.
If 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.
With this in mind, more days can be extrapolated to 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)
From this, it follows that Voidsday, Cometsday, and Moonsday are always in that order.
The fifth day mentioned, Sigmarsday, is on the 28th of Azyr’s Gleaming, which is also a Moonsday. From this, it is likely a special day that the people of Azyr observe and not a separate day itself.
You can find a Google Sheet of the Calendar here.
The Mortal Realms on the Age of Sigmar Calendar
- Malign Portents short story: https://malignportents.com/story/beyond-the-walls/
- Original TGA post: http://www.tga.community/forums/topic/16621-free-peoples-calendar/