People are concerned with the events of their own
era, marking time by reference to the recent past. Not
surprisingly, Khorvairians use a calendar devised in
the early days of the Kingdom of Galifar. Hundreds
of years ago, the dragonmarked houses adopted this
system of timekeeping, claiming that it was partially
based on draconic measurements.
Years are numbered, with the founding of the
Kingdom of Galifar marking year 1. For 9 9 8 years,
since Galifar declared his kingdom, the years have
been designated YK for the Year since the founding
of the Kingdom of Galifar. Years before that time are
marked with a minus sign. Thus, the year of King
Galifar’s birth is known as – 4 5 YK.