When discussing events in D’ni’s history I shall always provide both the D’ni date and the equivalent surface date. In order to differentiate the two time systems, the DRC coined the term Before Earth (BE) and Dni Era (DE). As with Earth’s own BC and AD, BE counts backward – so 10 BE would be 10 years before the D’ni arrived on Earth. DE counts forwards – so 10 DE would be 10 years after the D’ni arrived on Earth. If you’d like more information on D’ni time, see MystAges and the Guild of Archivists.