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From:     TLHawkins@???.com
Date:     Mon, 7 Oct 1996 21:39:52 -0400
Subject:  Re: Astromundi Cluster: Merchants Calander
The Merchants' Calendar
     One of the great advantages that the Neogi have in the Astromundi
Cluster is their "web" of economic checks and balances that regulate commerce
and war in the shattered sphere.  Not only has their language (Neogi) been
adopted as the spheres Trade language or Common Tongue, but their calendar
has received acceptance as the standard.  Not wishing to be bothered with
difficult calculations (better to spend time counting property), the neogi
have kept the calendar simple.  This has contributed greatly to its general
acceptance.
     Not being particularly religious, the Neogi sought to put the
constellations to good use.  Most races were at first offended, but the
non-bias treatment has paved the way to acceptance and now religious
observances generally are held on a deities named month.
     There are six days of the week: Onesday, Twosday, Midday, Fourday,
Endday.  The weeks of the month are also named: First, Second, Middle,
Festival, and End Week. Example: Twosday of End Week in Yul is the 26th day
of the seventh month.
      The length of a day is measured by a rotation of Denaeb, the second sun
which orbits Firefall roughly every 26 hours.  This has lead to the races
breaking ship time into three 9- hour shifts inside the cluster.

                    The Merchants' Calendar

Pyrax (1)           Munigur (2)              Gelanicus (3)
____________          ____________         ____________
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------


Seltaine (4)             Hordent (5)              Tradifos (6)
____________          ____________         ____________
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
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         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------


Yul (7)             Fiira (8)           Chodak (9)
____________          ____________         ____________
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
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         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
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         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
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Reqis-Wajek (10)         Sstasa (11)              Lugribossk (12)
____________          ____________         ____________
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
---------------------           ---------------------
         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
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         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
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         ---------------------
|   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |   |   |   |   |   |          |   |
  |   |   |   |   |
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         ---------------------

 This is an easy way to keep track of time in the Astromundi Cluster
campaign.  I would recommend that a DM make copies of the calendar and assign
them to a player to keep track of the days.  This helps both know how long
they have been in space, in port, etc. and takes some of the work off the DM.
 An efficient player will keep a side journal with notes on important days
such as when they visit a port, explore an asteroid dungeon, or run out of
food/air in deep space.

Enjoy
Terry


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