Skull and Shackles
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Although many calendars exist among the peoples of the Inner Sea, the one in widest use employs Absalom Reckoning (AR) for all of its dates. This reckoning system is based on the foundation of Absalom (which occurred on 1 Abadius, 1 AR), and because of Absalom’s expansive influence, the city’s calendar has achieved great popularity throughout the region. In Absalom Reckoning, the day of the month is always given first, followed by the name or number of the month, with the year coming last.
Golarion spins on its axis roughly once every 24 hours. A week consists of 7 days, with 52 weeks per year. A year has 12 months, each of which corresponds to a popular deity and (roughly) to a single cycle of Golarion’s sole moon. In order to most accurately reflect reality, many calendars across Golarion add in leap days. In the Absalom Reckoning, the leap day is tacked on to the end of Calistril and occurs on every year divisible by 8.
The Inner Sea World Guide includes information about Inner Sea holidays and festivals.
|Days of the Week||Day Task|
|Moonday||Work, religion (night)|
|Oathday||Work, pacts signed, oaths sworn|
|Fireday||Work, market day|
|Months of the Year||Days in Month||Month Season||Associated Deity|
1 AR – The hero Aroden raises the Starstone from the heart of the Inner Sea, ascends to godhood, and founds Absalom. The Age of Enthronement begins.
3007 AR Taldor founds the province of Cheliax.
4111 AR – Chelish explorers discover the disturbing ruins of Ghol-Gan on the coast of the region now known as the Shackles. The explorers deem the coastline cursed and haunted.
4138 AR – Cheliax founds the colony of Sargava in Garund.
4139 AR – Raiders target trade ships ferrying goods between Cheliax and Sargava. Pirates form small communities in hidden harbors where they hide from Chelish warships.
4606 AR – Rather than fulfilling prophecy and returning to Golarion, Aroden dies. Demons and Abyssal energy overrun Sarkoris, transforming the barbarian kingdom into the Worldwound. The Eye of Abendego forms off the western coast of Garund. The Age of Lost Omens begins.
4640 AR – Sargava secedes from Cheliax, and Baron Grallus pays the Free Captains of the Shackles for protection against the inevitable Thrune backlash; when the Chelish fleet arrives 3 years later, it is quickly sunk.
4674 AR – The pirates of the Shackles unite under the banner of Hurricane King Kerdak Bonefist to harass the fleets and merchants of the north.
4677 AR – The first Captains’ Regatta is held in the Shackles. Six of the 17 ships that enter are scuttled, capsized, or lost at sea.
4681 AR – The Glorious Age of the Free Captains begins, a time of unparalleled prosperity for Shackles pirates that continues to the present day.
4687 AR – Chopper is born.
4692 AR – Ezikial Hands and Reiko are born.
4693 AR – Feruzi is born.
4706 AR – Reiko’s brother Tatsumi leaves the Ushinawa Isles in search of their birth parents.
4707 AR – Dragon’s Dishonor disappears.
4709 AR – Reiko leaves home.
4712 AR – Skull & Shackles begins.
1 Sarenith – CHAPTER 1. The PCs awake on the Wormwood and meet the crew. Jakes Magpie is keelhauled.
2 Sarenith – Four pirates Make Trouble for the PCs.
4 Sarenith – dire rats in the bilges.
5 Sarenith – The Owlbear.
6 Sarenith – heavy rain.
7 Sarenith – building storm.
8 Sarenith – The Storm.
9 Sarenith – weakening storm.
11 Sarenith – reefclaw attack.
12 & 13 Sarenith – heat wave.
14 Sarenith – boarding school.
17 Sarenith – unpleasant duties.
19 Sarenith – Maheem and Fipps try to kill Chopper in the bilges.
20 Sarenith – sails on the horizon.
21 Sarenith – piracy!
22 Sarenith – pirate party.
23 Sarenith – New Ship, Old Rules.
24 Sarenith – An example made of Ezikial. Teacher reads a note aloud. Reiko makes a friend.
25 Sarenith – Storm.
26 Sarenith – Bonewrack Isle. The PCs rescue Sandara and Conchobar.
27 Sarenith – Wreck of the Infernus. Mutiny!
28 Sarenith – Owlbear’s funeral. Leaving Bonewrack Isle.
30 Sarenith – CHAPTER 2. Arrival at Rickety’s Squibs.
2 Erastus – Serissa the naga attacks.
3 Erastus – Wasps attack. Pegsworthy arrives. Boar feast.
4 Erastus – Awkwardness with Tatsumi and Leila.
5 Erastus – The Crisis is rechristened.
6 Erastus – Sahuagin attack. Matty’s scream saves the day.
8 Erastus – Arrival at Tidewater Rock. Lady Agasta’s proposal.
10 Erastus – Deathknell sighted.
11 Erastus – Dowager Queen. Morgus the manticore. Deathknell sighted again.
12 Erastus – Sahuagin trap. Vs. Whalebone Pilk.
15 Erastus – Arrival in Senghor.
19 Erastus – Depart Senghor.
23 Erastus – Mbaiki ruins. Koro-Koro. The Dominator.
24 Erastus – Devil’s Pallor and the Sea Chanty.
25 Erastus – Mast snaps.
28 Erastus – Return to Tidewater. Wedding for Chopper. Sahuagin attack.
2 Arodus – Inkskin attacks Tidewater. Funeral for McCleagh.
3 Arodus – Vorsfang and the Famished Mane. Meet Hirakogawa Saburo
4 Arodus – Treasure of Mancatcher Cove. Arrival in Genzei.
5 Arodus – Bury Soshimira.
10 Arodus – Leave Genzei.
12 Arodus – Return to Tidewater Rock.
13 Arodus – Depart Tidewater Rock.
17 Arodus – CHAPTER 3. Arrive in Port Peril. Riptide Alehouse.