A Guide to the Ages is a book written by Olfred Ingerson, a lore entry found by Kael during the events of Realm of Magyk, which provides an explaination on the notation and naming of the commonly used system of Timelining. Olfred also takes a forray into the actual reasons for the notation, looking at events of the first era. The book also contains a reference for the months of the year, speculating on the reasons why each moon/month got it's name.
A Guide to the Ages
by Olfred Ingerson
On the AgesEdit
All of history is divided into four ages, derived from the calendar system of the Scribes of the Divines, who supposedly recieved the dates from the gods themselves.
The First Age, by far the longest, represents all of time before the dawn of Vetteri civilisation.
The Second Age, spanning ten thousand years, represents the age of the Vetteri civilisation.
The Third Age, spanning ten thousand years, represents the age following the fall of the Vetteri civilisation.
The Fourth Age, not yet over, is the age in which we live.
"The notation itself can quite easily be explained in the example: 4E 421, which means 4th Era, year 421."
"The date can be written as, for example, 16 Serpent 4E 452; which means: Day 16 of the Moon: Serpent , in the 421st year, of the 4th Era."
On the MoonsEdit
"Moons(Or months, as reffered to by some) are named as follows in Council Calendar:
1st Moon - Serpent
2nd Moon - Bow
3rd Moon - Hammer
4th Moon - Scepter
5th Moon - Flower
6th Moon - Mountain
7th Moon - Dwarf
8th Moon - Fish
9th Moon - Songbird
10th Moon - Stallion
11th Moon - Lightning
12th Moon - Star"