DATES AND THE DATE COMMAND - Lusternia Online Help

18.2 DATES AND THE DATE COMMAND

(See also HELP CALENDAR)


DATE
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To see the current date in Lusternia, simply type DATE. The result will show
the day of the month, Lusternian month, and year after the Coming of 
Estarra.

This date command also shows you the date in 'your world.'


CONVERTING - REAL-WORLD to LUSTERNIAN
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Let's say you have a real-world date in mind and you want to know what
Lusternian date that will be. This can be very useful for staying in character 
(IC) in public posts and the like. Type:

   DATE 3/22/2004 18

(Which means please convert March 22, 2004 at 18:00 (6 pm) to Lusternian.)

The general rule is to include the month, day, and year, followed by the hour
of the day, with 0 being at midnight, and 23 being just before midnight of the
next day. 

The date must be as follows:  mm/dd/yyyy hh

   mm    - is the numeric month, such as 1 or 10. Must be 1 through 12.
   dd    - is the day of the month, from 1 to 31, depending on the month.
   yyyy  - is the year, all four characters, 1991 - 2019.

NOTE: this conversion is not perfect, as Lusternian days are not precisely one
real-life hour long. The error may be small, but may be compounded for dates
far from the current date. Be careful to treat this conversion as a reasonable
approximation only.


CONVERTING - LUSTERNIAN to REAL-WORLD
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Let's say you have an Lusternian date in mind and you want to know what Real
world date that will be. This can be very useful when someone is staying in 
character (IC) in public posts and the like, but you'd like to know for sure 
when that is. Type:

   DATE 2 Kiani 358

(Which means please convert the 2nd of Kiani, year 358, to real world.)

The general rule is to enter the day of the month, name of the month (either
the first three letters, or the whole name of the month), and the year.

The date must be as follows:  dd mmm yyy

   dd   - is the day of the month, from 1 to 25.
   mmm  - is the name of the month, full name, or first three letters.
          (Urlachmar or Url, Avechary or Ave, Klangiary or Kla, etc.)
   yyy  - is the year since the Coming of Estarra, 1 through 999 only.


NOTE: this conversion is not perfect, as Lusternian days are not precisely one
real-life hour long. The error may be small, but may be compounded for dates
far from the current date. Be careful to treat this conversion as a reasonable
approximation only.

(See also HELP CALENDAR)