A Cage Without a Key
The Imperial Calender has been the standard of measurement for the passage of time in Mercade for the last 1000 years. The year always begins on a full moon and the lunar cycle is 74 days long. There are 12 months and each month is 30 days long. The years are divided by a five-day holiday to end the previous year and bring in the new one.
The current year is IR (Imperial Reckoning) 1043