Goranga dating system for man
For general dates, often only the year and millennium are included, such as 999. This is the millennium since the birth of the ancient human religious figure Jesus Christ in which the event took place. Not long after the Ultramarines Primarch Roboute Guilliman's resurrection in 999.
M41 as the Lord Commander of the Imperium, he launched the Indomitus Crusade to push back the encroaching Forces of Chaos that had been unleashed across the galaxy after the birth of the Great Rift.
Note that this system is not generally used by Imperial citizens in everyday life, but is simply for administrative use by the Adeptus Terra.
This is the year within the millennium, running from 001-999. 2017 would be represented very generally in the Imperial Dating System as 017. As almost all records of the religions practiced by Mankind before the development of the Imperial Cult in the 31st Millennium have been lost, none know exactly why the Imperial Calendar counts the years in this manner or the true origin of the dating system.
During the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy, the standard dating system had provided some idea of the order of events over time, but like everything else the Emperor had created, the calendar had become degraded by both dogmatic adherence and thoughtless revisionism.