The Sosarran Calendar Year consists of 52 weeks. Four of the five seasons consist of 10 weeks each, while the middle season, Vur, consists of 12 weeks.
Season 1: Ori – The season of Ori begins the annual cycle, marking the first signs of the end of the Long Death. Ori lasts from the beginning of the first month, Atrastyr, to the end of the second week of the third month, Leibscea. The Old Tribal word Ori means origin, rise or beginning. The season of Ori is also called the Rising.
Season 2: Reibhar – In the Old Tribal tongue, the word Reibhar is closely connected to the wordl Ori, but more suggestive of a beginning’s continuation. Reibhar is most easily translated as to rise above the ground. It is also known as the season of New Growth.
Season 3: Vur – The third and middle season, Vur, is also called the season of Fire; Fire being the direct translation from Old Tribal. It is, as its name suggests, the warmest season of the year and lasts three whole months.
Season 4: Herfos – Herfos begins with the first day of the ninth month, Vindere. Herfos is the Old Tribal word for harvest, which is why Herfos is also known as the Harvest season.
Season 5: Decir — The coldest season, Decir lasts from the beginning of the third week of Paregelah to the end of the thirteenth month, Sveykora. Decir is also called the season of Death, or the Long Death, the latter being a remnant of the pre-Calendar era when the historical records depict the coldest time of the year to be longer (and, conversely, the warmest time of the year to be shorter).
The Five Seasons
Ori (The Rising)
Reibhar (New Growth)
Each of the thirteen months of the Sosarran Calendar consists of 28 days, which is the time it takes for Verragos’s largest moon, Haleth, to complete a full cycle from new moon to full moon.
Month 1: Atrastyr – The first month. Atrastyr is Old Tribal for new start, and has etymological connection with Atros, the Grey Watcher. The beginning of Atrastyr marks the end of the Long Death and the start of the Rising.
Month 2: Aveigeb – The second month’s name means Aveia gives (life), referring to the Dyad God of Life.
Month 3: Leibscea – InThe third month. Meaning life shows. The half-way point of Leibscea marks the end of the Ori season and the beginning of Reibhar.
Month 4: Silspri – In the Old Tribal language, Silspri means Silphus Spreads,referring to the God of Beasts and Plant-Life.
Month 5: Leibrij – Meaning life is rich. The end of Leibrij marks the end of the season of Reibhar.
Month 6: Banaelsen – InMeaning Banael rises, referring to the warming of the sun, Banael. The start of Banaelsen marks the beginning of the Vur season.
Month 7: Banaeloch – Meaning Banael reigns, when Banael shows his majesty as the Empyreal God of Fire and Light. Banaeloch is the height of the Vur season.
Month 8: Banaelag – Banaelag marks the end of the Vur season. Banaelag translates as the Lowering of Banael from the Old Tribal tongue. Meaning Banael lowers. Banaelag marks the waning of Banael. As the month draws to a close, so the Vur season does likewise.
Month 9: Vindere – Vindere means Vindala Prepares in the Old Tribal tongue, referring to the Patroness of Wealth and Fortune preparing her skills for the coming harvest. Meaning Vindala blesses, referring to the Patroness of Wealth and Fortune blesses the harvest. Vindere is the beginning of Herfos, the Harvest season.
Month 10: Genopreta – The word Genopreta means Praise for Plenty. Jalis Falconet was born in the month of Genopreta. Meaning praise for plenty. Genopreta is the month the crops are taken. It is practice to thank Aveia if the crops are plentiful, but if they are not it is a sign that Aveia’s counterpart, Svey’Drommelach, the Dyad God of the Afterlife, is rising in the balance. Genopreta is the height of Herfos.
Month 11: Paregelah – Meaning prepare for frost. The season of Herfos ends after the second week of Paregelah, leading into the season of Decir.
Month 12: Sveynah – InMeaning Svey’Drommelach nears. Sveynah marks the coming of the frosts and snows, and marks the drawing of the shadow of the Long Death.
Month 13: Sveykora – Meaning Svey’Drommelach takes (life). Sveykora is often the time when the weakest – the old and infirm – perish, unable to see the harsh season of Decir through to its end, taken under the cloak of the Dyad God of the Afterlife into their next life in the Underland of Kambesh.
The Thirteen Months
Atrastyr (New Start)
Aveigeb (Aveia Gives)
Leibscea (Life Shows)
Silspri (Silphus Spreads)
Leibrij (Life Is Rich)
Banaelsen (Banael Rises)
Banaeloch (Banael Reigns)
Banaelag (Banael Lowers)
Vindere (Vindala Blesses)
Genopreta (Praise For Plenty)
Paregelah (Prepare For Frost)
Sveynah (Svey’Drommelach Nears)
Sveykora (Svey’Drommelach Takes)