The Great Imperial Calendar was founded by Marius the Great, Emperor of Minthras, Bane of Dragons, the Vanquisher of Elves and the Protector of Men. Years are counted from the foundation of the Minthras Imperium, and are referred to as "Anno Imperii" (A.I.). Events before it are referred to as "Pre Imperium" (P.I.).
The current year is A.I. 66.
Calendar of the Old Continent Edit
Most kingdoms of the Old Continent accepted the Great Imperial Calendar as their own, acknowledging the practicality of conforming to the most powerful country on the continent.
Certain regions, such as the Kingdom of Rubia and the Upper Free Cities, have been reluctant to submit in any way to the Imperium, against which they were very recently waging war. In these regions various other calendars are also in use; tradesmen and high-ranking businessmen, however, have been pushing for the adoption of the Great Imperial Calendar. As a result, official documents are frequently dated in both the local and the Imperial Calendar.
Dates of Recent Events Edit
P.I. 36: Marius Augustus I (born Marius Sestius), first Emperor of Minthras is born
A.I. 0: Conquest of Londar by the Kingdom of Minthras, the Minthras Imperium is founded
A.I. 26: Gregor the Conqueror ascends to the Imperial Throne and begins his campaign of conquest
A.I. 43: King Eckbert annexes the Free City of Gormouth into Rubia
A.I. 48: Queen Merilda III is crowned Queen of Rubia after the death of King Eckbert
A.I. 50: The colonies of Two Sisters are founded, orc slavery is legalized in the Kingdom of Rubia
A.I. 57: Emperor Marius II ascends to the Imperial Throne
A.I. 63-66: The Adventures of The Faultless Arrow
A.I. 64: Imperial invasion of Rubia
A.I. 65: Awakening of the Sorrow