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The suggested Elven calendar of twelve months seems odd, given their ties to the moon, and their starting on a new moon. I would have thought 13 months, new moon to new moon would make more sense for them - it also makes it slighlty alien to the humans, which has to be a good thing. In addition, lots of lunar phenomena fall into cycles of 13, making different length months, 13 of each making different years, a natural way of measuring time. Martin, any chance of reviewing this? Andreww 01:12, 23 Feb 2008 (NZDT)


Excellent idea! My only concern with this is that the festivals of Beltane, etc then fall inside months, rather than between months... not sure how much of a big deal this is, but I wouldn't want to lose the festivals. Martin Dickson 10:54, 23 Feb 2008 (NZDT)


With the festivals lying 91 days apart, there is little that can be done. 91 is divisible by 13, so one needs a year divisible by 169 = 132, and there just aren't any I can find, although the Asynchronic year (which does nice things for an elven calendar) is divisible by 168...

The question is then, do the festivals need to be intercalary? As they fall on Moondays, they fit nicely into the 28 day moon, 7 day quarter model. If you have some time to waste, take a look at Elven Calendars, or Lunar and Stellar Calendars, which outline some options. I'd also like a hand with an Elven Zodiac, if possible... Andreww 18:24, 23 Feb 2008 (NZDT)

This calendar currently is extremely regular. It has no black Fridays, no blue moons, no double blue moons, no super blue blood moon eclipse, no blood moons not even any wolf moons are marked on it.