Date

The traditional method of dating, by monarch or chief magistrate and year of tenure, caused great confusion in the Archaic Period, when the years had different identifiers in each community. About this time the custom spread of dating from the Eldest of Days. Some uncertainty resulted from the fact that the year was not recognised for some time, counting was not perfected for some time after that, and writing for centuries after that. Several different dates for the Eldest of Days were calculated, and it wasn’t until Gehennum was united under Thekla that a single standard for dating was adopted. In this system, the moment described as typical of the Archaic Period is 4600 years after the Eldest of Days, the moment described as typical of the Classical Period is 4800 years after the Eldest of Days, the the moment described as typical of the Decadent Period is 5000 AED.


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