Second Month of the Year
Rodruary is the second month of the Calendar of Harptos. It occurs in late winter and takes place just after the Midwinter festival. This month will forever live in infamy, for 20 Rodruary 4994 saw the destruction of the once-great kingdom of Verdun.
Harptos of Kaalinth named this month after Sir Roderick Steel to honor his significance and the many ways he influenced Argones in the Third Age.
Significant Holidays & Events
- 6 - Tain Gala (monthly): The Tain Gala is massive gala hosted by the powerful ir'Tain Family. It is perhaps the most important social event in all of Sharn. The families of the Sixty, Sharn's de facto royalty, all have permanent invitations (as do the leaders of each nation and each Dragonmarked House), while unusual and interesting celebrities are invited as entertainment - potentially including adventurers.
- 9 - Crystalfall (Sharn): This somewhat morbid festival honors the destruction of Sharn's Glass Tower during the Last Wawr. This attack, which occurred on 9 Rodruary 4918, was the most notable attack on Sharn during the war. The tradition surrounding this festival is to carve ice sculptures of the tower and then throw them into the Dagger River. The largest event of this festival occurs in Sunset Park, in the Ocean View Neighborhood.
- 18 - Bright Souls' Day (Suns of Pelor): This Pelorian festival, marking the end of winter, remembers the sacrifices and celebrates the lives of members of the church who died in the fight against evil. As it is a memorial day of sorts, practices include visiting the graves of the fallen to perform funeral rites. The faithful are forbidden to use artificial light sources for the entire day, though exceptions are made for emergencies.
- 20 - Day of Mourning: The Day of Mourning, 20 Rodruary 4994, marked the destruction of the nation of Verdun, the end of hostilities in the Last War, and the creation of the dreaded Mournland. in the years since, 20 Rodruary has become a day of remembrance for the lost kingdom of Verdun, celebrated with solemn stories of those lost and traditional Verdunian art forms.