Timekeeping and Cosmology

Without a daily rotation, timekeeping on En’quorra is based on the orbit of the moons. The Jun-Dei Eclipse is a total eclipse of Dei by the moon Jundum that shrouds En’quorra in a period of darkness. Although this is a somewhat terrifying event, it comes with a predictable regularity. The transit of Jundum over Dei takes eight hours, which are identical in length to earth hours. Inhabitants of En’quorra colloquially call this eight-hour period a “Junday”, and three of them are one “Day”. Workers on En’quorra choose, or are assigned, a particular junday to work for every day, so there is no ‘night-time’ that is globally shared, but an individual household might all operate on the same schedule. The Jun-Dei eclipse occurs every 28 days, a period that En’quorrans know as a month.
The similarity to our own timekeeping is partly for convenience’s sake, but it’s not entirely coincidental. Since clerics and wizards can only recover their spells once per day, En’quorrans consider the time period to be linked in some way to the deity Dei, hence the homophony.

Timekeeping and Cosmology

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