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Platinum Lion GroupBy Platinum Lion Group
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$680
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 17 2010

Update 10 - World of Trexlin

Posted by Platinum Lion Group (Creator)



Today’s update gives some insight into one of the systems of measurement found in Trexlin – the units used in the Empire of the Platinum Lion. I’ve selected this system, as the Platinum Lion Calendar (one of the three primary calendar systems) is widely used as the conventional calendar throughout much of the land.



Calendar of the Platinum Lion

Before we can speak of the calendar, it is helpful to become familiar with the units of time in this system:

Beat - The smallest unit of time. It is based on the heart-rate of a lion, or roughly 1.5 sceonds

Wain = 100 beats (roughly 2.5 minutes)

Watch= 100 Wains (roughly 4 hours 10 minutes)

Day = 6 Watches (roughly 25 hours and equal to a solar day)

Year= 381 Days

The calendar is a yearly calendar of 381 days (a solar year) divided into eight months, each of 42 days, plus a ninth month of 45 days.

Months

Prendul (42 days) – Winter Solstice is 1st of Prendul

Drisdul (42 Days)

Osendul (42 Days)

Mesdul (42 Days)

Kon (45 Days) – Summer Solstice is 21st of Kon (which marks the start of Midyear feast 21-23 Kon)

Brekdul (42 Days)

Xephdul (42 Days)

Zeckdul (42 Days)

Weildul (42 Days)

Seasons

There are four seasons:

Winter – Weildul 12 to Drisdul 29

Spring – Drisdul 30 to Mesdul 40

Summer – Mesdul 41 to Brekdul 42

Fall – Xephdul 1 to Weildul 11

In addition to the units of time, we have units of weights and distance in the system.

Distance

Stride – Smallest unit of distance. Based on the stride of a lion (roughly 2.35 feet or 27 inches)

Leap = 15 Strides (roughly 35.25 feet)

Strande = 150 Leaps (roughly 5,287 feet or 1 mile)

Great Strande = 300 Strandes (roughly 300.5 miles)

Note – there is no official (Imperially sanctioned units of measure less than a Stride – but a number of unofficial units are used.)

Weights

Paw = Smallest unit of weight (roughly 3.25 ounces)

Leg = 4 Paws (roughly 0.81 pounds)

Body = 4 Legs (roughly 3.24 pounds)

Oresel = 50 Bodys (roughly 162 pounds)

Great Oresel = 100 Oresels (roughly 8.1 tons)

Liquids

Drink = Smallest unit of liquid measure. (roughly 6 fluid ounces)

Kremen = 5 drinks (roughly 0.2 Gallons)

Basin = 10 Kremens (roughly 2 gallons)

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