Most of the nations in Mortalissar follow a calendar system introduced by Verathgar the First Wizard sometime in Mer 100s. Together with the Gods and Goddesses of the time, and the leaders of mortal creatures, he came up with an annual calendar consisting of 20 months, each month having 40 days. So a week in Mortalissar is about 10 days, half a year is 400 days and one day has 20 hours. Each hour is about 40 minutes and each minute is about 40 seconds. You can guess Verathgar has an obsession with the numbers 20 and 40. By the way, Verathgar was a mortal but he wasn't human. The old folk songs mentioned him to be a Hill Giant who became a little too wise after accompanying the Gods and Goddesses for some time. It's pretty hard to imagine if the giant's still alive today (that's more than 12,829 years ago) so...probably dead.
About the World
This section highlights the world of Mortalissar in greater detail, especially her territories, countries, races, magic, calendar and belief systems. Occasionally, I will write short fiction stories relevant to a particular realm to define its unique characteristics set against a larger canvas. Hopefully, over time, the collection gives you, the reader, a greater appreciation of the uniqueness of this world, and her many qualities and flaws.