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The Calendar, Alpha 9.0

The calendar is a chart displaying the number of days, weeks, and months of a year, showcasing any event that may occur during a particular day. There are four months of each year; each month corresponds to a season - spring, summer, autumn, and winter - and contains 28 days each. There are four weeks and seven days to make up a week; the seven days are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. After four months, the calendar cycles to the next year, starting back to the first month of the year.

The format for labeling the game time can be written in two different ways: a simplistic version and a formal version. The simplistic version is written as month.day (day of the week), for example, "2.6 Saturday" for month 2, day 6, Saturday. The formal version is written as Day, Month, Year, for example" Day 6, Month 2, Year 1.

Understanding the Calendar[edit | edit source]

See also Weather and Time.

Seasons[edit | edit source]

There are four distinct seasons in Portia: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The game begins at the start of Spring.

When the season changes, the environment and background music changes, but the difference is mostly aesthetic. The primary non-aesthetic difference between the seasons is crops. Some crops are seasonal, while some can be grown year-round (including Winter). Tree seeds generally are fruitful year-round.

Season spring.png
Spring
Season summer.png
Summer
Season autumn.png
Autumn
Season winter.png
Winter

Notes[edit | edit source]

Notepad.png

Notes can be added to each individual calendar day. To input a note onto the calendar, an icon resembling a notepad is found on the bottom right of the calendar page. These notes can serve as an event reminder, capable of reminding the player of an upcoming event, such as a fireside meeting. A time can be added to help remind the player of the event, which is formatted in 24-hour. In the event the player no longer needs the reminder, the reminder can be deleted.

Birthdays[edit | edit source]

See also: Gift preferences page for a list of characters and their birthdays

Birthdays are the anniversary of a day in which a character was born, occurring once a year. During one's birthday, gifting an item to the character usually will yield a higher or lower relationship value, as he or she will react greatly to it. After the player becomes buddies with someone, the character's birthday will be displayed on the calendar, indicated by the character's facial portrait on the calendar. If the player character gives a gift to them on their birthday without first becoming buddies, the character will acknowledge that it is their birthday, but the event will not show up on the calendar.

Player's birthday[edit | edit source]

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The player's birthday is chosen at the start of the game and can be any day of any season, and is displayed on the calendar and their Builder License. Birthdays cannot be changed after character creation.

If choosing a day that coincides with an event, a message warns the player of the possibility of the event affecting any player-involved event, such as parties. If the player selects a day that is concurrent with an event, such as a festival or wedding anniversary, a disclaimer appears warning the player of the possibility of the event affecting the player's parties or any other player-involved event. If the player's birthday is concurrent with their spouse's birthday and/or their anniversary, certain dialogue and spouse missions will acknowledge this.

If playing on a save file that was started before player birthdays were implemented, the player will be prompted to choose a birthday once their character wakes up. If the player has backup save files that were also made before being able to choose a birthday, those backups do not get updated with the birthday chosen in newer days, and every time the player accesses these backup days, they will have to choose a birthday again.

On the player's birthday, the townspeople will come to the workshop in the morning to wish the player happy birthday and leave gifts in front of their yard, up to a maximum of 25 gifts total. Any character that is a Buddy or higher can leave a present, though all presents are unsigned and it is not possible to tell who left which gift. If the player is married, their spouse will also give them a gift. The gifts the spouse can give depends on if the player's character is male or female. Of the presents, the Pink Cat's Ears accessory is the only item that currently cannot be obtained in other ways.

Player birthday icon.png Possible Gifts
From Gifts
Friends
Spouse
(to female character)
Spouse
(to male character)

Festivals[edit | edit source]

Each season has two festivals. These range from seasonal activities such as fishing, ghost hunting, a horse racing competition to community events like gift giving or a communal hot pot.

Day Image Event Description
1.12 (Fri)
1.13 (Sat)
Fishing Day.png
Fishing Day A festival where the citizens of Portia compete in a fishing event.
1.19 (Fri)
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Day of the Bright Sun A festival that revolves around giving gifts to the city and dropping them from an airship. The townsfolk can compete with each other by grabbing and claiming the gifts first. Prior to the festival, the townsfolk can give the mayor the gifts, who can then organize the event on the day.
2.12 (Fri)
2.13 (Sat)
Martial Arts Tournament.png
Martial Arts Tournament A sparring tournament that tests the townsfolk's fighting capabilities.
2.27 (Sat)
2.28 (Sun)
Day of Memories.png
Day of Memories A festival where the citizens of Portia can participate in a Ghost Hunt and other activities.
3.12 (Fri)
3.13 (Sat)
Land Run.png
Land Run A festival where the citizens of Portia can compete in a Horse Racing Competition.
3.20 (Sat)
Autumn Festival.png
Autumn Festival A festival where the citizens of Portia can compete in the Autumn Festival Competition and Portia Cook Off.
4.12 (Fri)
4.13 (Sat)
Snowball Battle.png
Snowball Battle A festival that challenges all townsfolk in a snowball battle.
4.23 (Tues)
Winter Solstice.png
Winter Solstice A festival where all townsfolks gather around a hot pot in Central Plaza and toss food ingredients to make it spicy and delicious. Afterwards, the town participates in another Snowball Battle.

Season Calendars[edit | edit source]

Spring[edit | edit source]

Season spring.png Spring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1
Mint.png
2 3 4
McDonald.png
5 6 7
Dana.png
8 9
QQ.png
10
Antoine.png
11 12
Fishing Day.png
13
Fishing Day.png
14
Russo.png
15
Django.png
16 17
Emily.png
18 19
Day of the Bright Sun.png
20
Gale.png
21
22 23
Martha.png
24 25
Dolly.pngMolly.png
Polly.png
26 27 28
Sophie.png

Summer[edit | edit source]

Season summer.png Summer
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 2
Abu.png
3 4 5
Yeye.png
6 7
Carol.png
8
Oaks.png
9 10
Albert.png
11
Gust.png
12
Martial Arts Tournament.png
13
Martial Arts Tournament.png
14
15
Sonia.png
16 17 18
Mars.png
19 20
Phyllis.png
21
22 23
Presley.png
24 25 26
Remington.png
27
Day of Memories.png
28
Day of Memories.png

Autumn[edit | edit source]

Season autumn.png Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1
Alice.png
2 3 4 5
Arlo.png
6 7
Lucy.png
8 9
Lee.png
10 11
Mei.png
12
Land Run.png
13
Land Run.png
14
15
Sanwa.pngErwa.png
Dawa.png
16

Liuwa.pngSiwa.png
Wuwa.pngQiwa.png

17 18 19 20
Aadit.png

Autumn Festival.png
21
22 23
Sam.png
24 25 26 27
Scraps.png
28
Toby.png
Pinky.png

Winter[edit | edit source]

Season winter.png Winter
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1
Ginger.png
2 3 4 5
Nora.png
6 7
8
Tody.png
9 10 11
Petra.png
12
Snowball Battle.png
13
Snowball Battle.png
14
Xu.png
15 16
Isaac.png
17 18 19
Jack.png
20 21
Merlin.png
22 23
Winter Solstice.png
24 25
Paulie.png
26 27
Higgins.png
28
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