||The common calendar keeps this basic counting
method, based on the Yezun cycle, but ignores the Verym cycle totally, only a vestige
remaining in the common Tiestia (ten-day) reckoning. The sequence of tiestia
is interrupted twice each year for festival days, which are not part of any tiestia.
The Jalani named the days after various celestial bodies (themselves often named for
Jalani gods) visible in the night sky of Geoza: Verytia, Yeztia, Chaeltia, Estotia,
Maertia, Ciftia, Asutia, Daetia, Naptia, and Soltia.
||This common calendar is used from Zur to
Malyk, with the exception of Mekystan, which uses a solar calendar of five seasons, ten
months, and seven-day weeks. Since this system doesn't stay in line with the heavenly
movements, enough Holy Days and festivals are added to the ten five-week months to equal
the solar year. Only Mekystanis bother to figure it out.