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« on: April 03, 2012, 10:08:43 AM »

Hi everyone, first time poster here.  I was planning a one-shot for my group set in the 600th year of the final empire.  Which brought up an interesting question:

What calendar does the final empire use?
Would this be 600 AD (in the year of the Lord Ruler?), 600 LR (Lord Ruler), 600 FE (Final Empire)?
I assume it uses a pre-Final Empire calendar, since no one can see the stars at night.  (I donít think Scadriel has a moon anymore, so months make little sense in that context.)

For the most part itís not all that important.  Yet, when dealing with the occasional shipping records or ministry investigations, itís a little cleaner than always saying ď5 years agoĒ or ď20 years agoĒ if I can just put dates on important papers.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 11:24:37 AM »

The calendar is one of those great unknown in the Mistborn universe (at least, pre-Alloy). The Lord Ruler's reign literally halted most technological process - not to mention the social - and things effectively stayed the same for 1000 years. The upcoming Mistborn video game from Little Orbit will be set hundreds of years before Kelsier and Vin got up to their mischief....but my guess is that very little will be different from the world of the novels.

As to your question, the marker that we've always had to work with is the date of the Lord Ruler's Ascension, the effective start of the Final Empire. If I were to list a date, I would say "this happened in 600 PA (post Ascension)". Don't know that's official, but it's the best measure the canon points us to.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 11:56:23 AM »

I think Scadrial does have a moon. IIRC, Vin sees it when she goes higher than the mists near the end of HoA.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 02:10:33 PM »

They mention stars a lot, but not a moon.

Post Ascension was one I hadn't thought of.  I'll use that for now.  Seems like an abbreviation the ministry would enjoy using.
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