Divisions of time
One year in Vampire Notation lasts 400 days in total. Each of these days has a length of 10 hours, and each hour has a length of 100 minutes, each with a length of 50 seconds. Thus a day in Vampire Notation is equal to approximately 13.9 hours in the Gregorian Calendar, and a year to approximately 232 days.
One year is divided into 4 seasons, each one lasting 100 days, thus lasting approximately 58 days on a Gregorian calendar. The four seasons are Yule Season (YS), Lithe Season (LS), Summer Season (SS) and Autumn Season (AS).
Above years are the Eras. As an Era has no set number of years (the longest era lasted more than 500,000 years whilst the shortest lasted only 49), one just uses the number of years the year is in an era, thus always adding the number of the era (i.e. one does not say "the year 300" but "the year 300 of the Second Era", or shorter, "300 - 2").
The Vampire Notation notes dates in the following manner:
- [Number of the day of the Season] ’ [Season] – [Year of the Era] ‘ [Number of the Era] V
One must always follow the notation with the letter "V" to indicate that the notation is the Vampire Notation.
So, for instance, the 68th day of the Lithe Season of the 46,913th year of the Sixth Era would be notated as:
- 68’LS – 46,913’6 V
If the time of day needs to be added in any way, it is put as [hour] ‘ [minute] behind the V of Vampire Notation, followed by Ú. For instance, if it would have been 8:47 on the day above, it would be notated as:
- 68’LS – 46,913’6 V 8’47 Ú