Incidentally, just because the council is upset and the evaluation result is to remove a medal, doesn't mean you have to accept that. Until your 30 day medal duration is up, you're not *forced* to accept the council's decision. You can instead choose in the cutscene to keep working on campaign so that you'll look better to the council.
So it's not like you only have those five first days to impress the council and if you haven't done enough in that time then you're screwed. Just turn down the evaluation results, go do more campaign, and check back with Alfred (or whoever) every few campaign battles to see if the council's being friendlier yet.
When they're offering an upgrade (unless you're already at Holyknight Emblem four-squiggle, which is the max at the moment, in which case they can't offer an upgrade), accept it. Or if you're at Holyknight Emblem four-squiggle, when they're offering status quo, accept *that*.
If you blow off campaign for a long time so that your 30 day medal duration expires, then you're forced to accept the evaluation, no matter whether it's gaining a medal, staying the same, or losing a medal. But until then, you're free to turn down the evaluation and keeping working on making yourself look good to the council.
Oh, and as already explained to you... the game won't tell you exactly in hours and minutes, but it *will* have a particular hour and minute when the number of days rolls over (which is the same hour and minute that you *accepted* your last evaluation). So if it says "5 days", that means anywhere from "4 days, 0 minutes, 1 second" to "5 days, 0 minutes, 0 seconds". Similarly "1 day" could mean anywhere from 1 second to 1 day. It rounds up, in other words.
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