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Dates
Replaced the Kings' Reckoning in III 2060
Superseded by the New Reckoning on 25 March III 3021
Origins
Introduced by Mardil Voronwë, the first Ruling Steward of Gondor
Race
Culture
First promulgated in Gondor, but spread across Middle-earth
Meaning
A revision of the much older calendar known as the Kings' Reckoning
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  • Updated 12 January 2008
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Revised Calendar

The Stewards’ Reckoning

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The Númenórean calendar was devised during the Second Age, but even after the fall of Sauron at the end of that Age, the old calendar was maintained by the Exiles of Númenor in Middle-earth into the Third Age. The change of Age, though, introduced an error into the calendar that its designers had not foreseen, so that eventually a thorough revision became necessary. That revision was introduced by Mardil Voronwë, whose Revised Calendar consisted of twelve months, each of thirty days, and five additional days that belonged to no month. This Revised Calendar, more commonly called the Stewards' Reckoning, was introduced nearly a thousand years before the War of the Ring, and became the standard calendar of Middle-earth.


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