Mouvelian calendar

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Friends and fellows. Due to recent (amazing!) reasoning by scholars of the Astronomagical Society, we are pleased to announce that we have added the five hidden days to our calendar year! That's five extra days we've recognized for you to advance your work before the annual review. Gifts and gratitude are unnecessary. We merely acknowledged them officially; we did not create them. May all your projects be almost as successful as ours.

— Mikk[1]

The Mouvelian calendar (named after Grand Patriarch Mouvel, the first high priest of the Church of Dwayna) begins counting years from the moment the gods left Tyria. This event is known as the Exodus. Years before this date are labeled BE (Before the Exodus). Years after this date are AE (After the Exodus). Years prior to the year 1 BE count down, getting smaller as they get closer to the time of the Exodus (just as they do in the Gregorian calendar).

There are 4 seasons and 365 days in the Mouvelian year[1]:

Season Correspondent Alignment Days
Season of the Zephyr Spring Air 1-90
Season of the Phoenix Summer Fire 91-180
Season of the Scion Autumn Water 181-270
Season of the Colossus Winter Earth 271-365 [2]


  • For a time, ArenaNet's Narrative Team attempted to sync the in-game calendar and events to real time. However, this was eventually abandoned due to the inability to maintain continuous releases or merit certain events happening for two (or more) weeks.[3]


  • Had ArenaNet not stopped syncing the in-game calendar to real time, the current date would be 73 Phoenix 1337 AE.
  • 1335 AE corresponds to 1845 of the Canthan calendar.[4]

See also[edit]


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  1. ^ a b [VO] Questions to Angel Leigh McCoy | Espirits d'Orr. Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Accessed 2016-08-02.
  2. ^ Comment by Angel McCoy, Archive link.
  3. ^ Comment by Angel McCoy, Guild Wars 2 wiki
  4. ^ Story Journal/End of Dragons