The Roklavian Calendar
The roklavs reckon the year 0 as the year of the state conversion in honor of Svetla. Today, it is a system mainly found in Maruba, following Roklavia’s downfall.
- Important Events
When the state announced Svetla as the only true divinity, the roklav reckoning commenced. Missionaries had arrived for centuries b.s. (before Svetla) from somewhere south. Most probably they originated in some kingdom in ancient Vallenora, perhaps in the Lavandan area. The first missionary is known in legend as Siilvus, although his real name has been debated much since. He arrived in Smertangelsk and spoke to the king of the time, Valentin II. Despite being turned away rather firmly, he remained in the land and travelled the land, documenting on tradition, flora and fauna, and unrelentingly spreading his message. Eventually, he was martyred by assassins sent by the Lord of Rubegradshire, Lentor Kimorov. The followers of Siilvus, fellow missionaries, and other devotees combined eventually managed to convert all of Roklavia to the new faith. This event was marked as the year 0 of roklav reckoning. Siilvus is since this a saint.
The Roklavian Calendar holds 12 months with 28-31 days each, and seven day weeks. All in all it is structured precisely as the Gregorian Calendar, which to some Mesters are known via ancient legend.
The Week of Strastnya - Celebrated by the roklav people, the week of Strastnya is a harvest feast and marks the end of the summer, celebrating the arrival of St. Siilvus to Smertangelsk, followed by his setting out to speak to the people after being publicly humiliated by Valentin II. It lasts from the last Sunday of August to the first Sunday in September. During the week, the people traditionally donate bread and pork to the monks of nearby orders (the only time during the year when these are allowed meat) and light red candles, representing the fire that was lit in the hearts of the people, as well as the blood that came to be shed as a result. In the old days, festivals were held in many of the major cities, and the Lords held speeches. After the fall of Roklavia, the tradition lived on in Maruba, although notably, the festival is here only held in the capital, which has a vast majority of ethnically roklav citizens.
Freedom Day - Occurs on 13th of June every year. Celebrated in Maruba and its ruled surroundings, the Freedom Day is the National Day of Maruba, the very day that the Migilancy of Maruba was signed. In the capital, as well as in Piterud (since 2365 rr), large caravans wander the high streets, and the towns folk are out and shopping, drinking, and generally enjoying life. At midnight, fireworks are released from the Lighthouse of Alma, as well as the Fehérvár castle and the tower of the Cathedral of St. Icarus. The day is a holiday for all, where schools are closed, yet since 2369 businesses have had the option of keeping open until sundown, pubs all the way until sunrise.
New Year Feast - The New Year is, according to the Roklav Calendar, when the days are at their shortest. This is made to be the last of December. Again, firework displays are provided by the city, but the crowds are significantly less mobile, mainly due to the harsh winter temperatures.
- Before Svetla
83 b.s. - St. Siilvus arrives in Smertangelsk
82 b.s. - St. Siilvus holds his first official lecture in Rubegradshire. His word catches great interests by the pagan roklavs.
65 b.s. - Failed assassination attempt at the missionary is carried out in a suburb of the capital.
61 b.s. - St. Siilvus returns to Rubegradshire on invitation of Lord Kimorov. There he is captured, tortured finally publicly torched.
61-14 b.s. - Followers of St. Siilvus grow exponentially in number and spread his messages to much of western Nordenya.
14 b.s. - King Valentin II dies from a prolonged illness. His first born son, Bela, dies with him. The second son of Valentin is crowned as Attila I, the first Clairist king of Roklavia.
0 - Roklavia embraces Clairism.
532 - Roklavia becomes a feudal society.
820 - First peasant rebellion commences in the north.
835 - Last resistance is defeated by forces of king Ambrus III. Proper feudal system is implemented as a result.
1091 - Second peasant rebellion commences, along the coastal villages this time.
- 12th Century
1111 - Last resistance is defeated by forces of king Tedavar I
- 13th Century
1249 - Roklavian Dark Age begins.
1452 - King Ambrus V takes up trade with the merchants of Arrakia.
1461 - Consequently to the new trade a plague strikes Roklavia, killing off an estimated 60% of the inhabitants. The disease is recognized by mesters as Ebon Flu.
1805 - Roklavian Dark Age Ends with the sudden market export of marble to the world.
2230 - Lásenor Calendar is established.
24th Century [divided into decades for sake of ease]
2327, January 2nd - Valdemar Kovac is born.
2330 - Valentina Arloven is born.
2340, April 30th - Roklavian Uprising commences in Smertangelsk.
2346, Autumn - Yawron village becomes gathering point for exiles and refugees from Roklavia.
2347, September 9th - Lord Trebedin is killed and his former wife, Valentina of house Arloven becomes leader of the revolutionary forces.
2348, April 4th - Valentina Arloven is crowned Queen of Roklavia, marking the victory for the rebels.
2349, May - Valdemar of house Kovac gets news of the uprising on his journey home from a distant voyage.
2352, October - A famine reaches the refugee camp of Yawron, Kovac saves the people from starvation by allying with the marubi.
2352, November 1st - Kovac is named leader of Yawron. A formal document begins to get drafted.
2355, June 13th - Maruba is founded through the signing of the Migilancy of Maruba by elders of the village of Yawron, the marubi elders, and the leaders of the roklavian exilees. The official state name becomes "The Free City of Maruba.
2355, July 2nd - Yawron officially goes through a name change to “Maruba”. The Red Harbor commences to be built.
2356, June 13th - Fehérvár Castle commences to be built.
2358, January 1st - Marble is founded, ending a 3 year era of near anarchy.
2359, November 16th - Iván Fekete, Chief Architect of Maruba, succumbs to a sudden illness. All construction citywide stagnates.
2359, December 13th - Jarl Valdemar Kovac of Maruba marries Alma of Piterud, uniting the two City States.
2361, January 1st - Kingdom of Piterud is annexed by Maruba.
2361, February 14th - A piteran architect is summoned to become new Chief Architect of Maruba by the governing council.
2362, February 29th - Red Harbor is now operational.
2362, March 1st - Jarl orders ships to be sent to foreign leaders to set up trade routes, meanwhile riders are dispatched to neighboring states of Larkimar and Kaldaross.
2364 - Virion of Lásenor born.
2365 - Meira of Lásenor born.
2378, July 4th - Fehérvár Castle is finished upon Mt. Nedeves.
2382, December 6th - Maruban government begin auditions for tournament of Roklavia.
2383, January - Tournament is held in Roklavia, amongst other things celebrating the 35th anniversary of the New Order.
2383, January 15th - Monsters are unleashed in Smertangelsk.
2383, January 21st - Roklavia is officially no more.
2384, October - Month of the Rogue War
2384 - Present Day