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Stupid Question about Fourth Age Calender System

Is the first year of the Fourth Age (3021) counted as Year Zero or Year One? I'm trying to figure out whether someone born in 3021 would be 15 in the year 16 of the Fourth Age. RAKSHA

 

 

Re: Stupid Question about Fourth Age Calender System

I would assume the Fourth Age would start with the year 1. All the other ages of Arda begin with 1 in the Tale of Years - and that makes sense, even if you're only basing it on a knowledge of RL calendars. Perfect example: the new millennium began in AD 2001 (not AD 2000, as all the hoopla that New Year's Eve might have suggested). HTH ~Nessime

 

 

Re: Stupid Question about Fourth Age Calender System

Stupid calendars.... From Appendix D (it's near the end): "... but for the purposes of record in the Kingdom Fourth Age 1 was the year that began according to the New Reckoning in March 25 3021 old style." Cheers, Liz

 

 

Re: Stupid Question about Fourth Age Calender System

Duh! *thumps head* That's what I get for trying to answer a question without my texts in front of me. I should have known that the answer was in Appendix D - it's only about the stupid calendars after all! Thanks for posting the definitive answer, Liz. ~Nessime

 

 

Re: Stupid Question about Fourth Age Calender System

Thanx, Nessime and Tanaqui! RAKSHA

 

 

Re: Stupid Question about Fourth Age Calender System

Thanks for posting the definitive answer, Liz. *Liz tries to hand back her research geek insignia* No, no, really, I am not a research geek, honest, I just want to write stories.... No problem, Ness, I'd just quoted this passage to someone else not that long ago, so it was fairly fresh in my mind that there was an answer there. Cheers, Liz

 

 

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