Timeline Years

Timeline Notes

This timeline is based, as much as possible, on events mentioned in various Witch World books, novels, and short stories, as well as an attempt to incorporate the GURPS years. This timeline uses the years as they first start appearing in Year of the Unicorn. Later books, however, often contradict earlier books, so while this timeline is an attempt to unite the books as much as possible it will not agree with all the books due to the afore mentioned continuity errors. It should also be noted that the GURPS timeline was published in 1989. It is possible that later continuity errors are due to authors following the GURPS timeline, which does not entirely mesh with earlier books. Since this timeline relies as much on speculation as book evidence it is tagged as a discussion as well. Years marked with an asterisk have been specifically mentioned in at least one Witch World text outside of the GURPS.1

Founding Years of Varn2 Year Since the Betrayal Dale Year Event(s) Ciara's Timeline3
circa 5758 Year of the Betrayal Year of the ??? Shorrosh and Elsenar bring in the Alizonders from their home world. Elsenar weds lady Kylanina. Alizon City created; Lormt erected. The First Turning. Shorrosh reveals himself as a Dark Adept and Elsenar seals the Gate to the Alizonder home world with Shorrosh trapped on the other side. The Master Gate is attempted at Lormt but fails. Elsenar attempts a postern to Arvon but it is first broken by the energies of the failed Master Gate, then later rerouted by the Dark Adept Narvok. Elsenar is subsequently trapped, severed spirit from body, until released by Kasarian.4 Presumably Es City is founded around this time too.
circa 5759 1 Year of the ??? Krevonel, son of Elsenar and Kylanina born.
circa 6358 circa 600 Year of the Cloven Hoof The first Dalesmen come to High Hallack through their own Gate. They are caused to forget why they left their homeworld, however. Events of Horn Crown take place
circa 6582 circa 825 Year of the??? The first Karstenians arrive in what will become Karsten.5
circa 6682 circa 925 Year of the??? The Falconers arrive seeking sanctuary in Estcarp.6; Sometime between now and when Mereth is born, Sulcarkeep is built.7
6744 987 Year of the Blue-Horned Ram*8 Mereth is born.
6745 988 Year of the ???
6746 989 Year of the ???
6747 990 Year of the ???
6748 991 Year of the ???
6749 992 Year of the ???
6750 993 Year of the ???
6751 994 Year of the ???
6752 995 Year of the ???
6753 996 Year of the ??? Trovagh is born9
6754 997 Year of the ??? Ciara is born10
6755 998 Year of the ???
6756 999 Year of the ???
6757 1000 Year of the ???
6758 1001 Year of the ???
6759 1002 Year of the ???
6760 1003 Year of the ???
6761 1004 Year of the ???
6762 1005 Year of the ???
6763 1006 Year of the ??? Ciara is 9 and the Horning occurs11
6764 1007 Year of the ??? Mereth turns 20. Earlier this year her mother dies.12 Ciara is 1013
6765 1008 Year of the ???
6766 1009 Year of the ???
6767 1010 Year of the Serpent King Kerovan born14; Sif born
6768 1011 Year of the Ringed Dove Kerovan's sister Lisana is born
6769 1012 Year of the Bicorn Joisan born
6770 1013 Year of the Salamander*15 Almondia and Truan arrive in Wark, High Hallack; Alys born
6771 1014 Year of the Sea Serpent*16 Elyn and Elys born
6772 1015 Year of the Pronghorn*17 Coughing sickness kills two of Lorcan's siblings Ciara is 1818
6773 1016 Year of the Kestral
6774 1017 Year of the Pard*19 Lorcan born
6775 1018 Year of the Yellow Dwarf*20
6776 1019 Year of the Mandrake Ciara (22) gives birth to her son Kirin.21
6777 1020 Year of the Spitting Toad*22 Kerovan (10) and Joisan (8) ax-wed
6778 1021 Year of the Winged Bull*23 According to Port of Dead Ships shortly before Kolder invade Gorm
6779 1022 Year of the Horned Worm According to The Magestone the Kolder invade Gorm (p.154); Mereth 34-35.
6780 1023 Year of the Raven*24 Night Hound's Moon takes place at the end of this year and the beginning of the next.25 Ciara (26) gives birth to her daughter.26
6781 1024 Year of the Night Hound*27
6782 1025 Year of the Cameoleopard Simon Tregarth enters the Witch World28; Sulcarkeep falls to Kolder forces29; The Horning takes place early winter this year.30; All other events of Witch World take place31; Events similar to those of Port of Dead Ships take place in Varn.; Simon Tregarth and Jaelithe probably married at the end of this year32 In Ciara's Song it mentions this is about the time Pagar starts his raids on Estcarp and the Sulcar sack Kars. Pagar is mentioned as being 33.
6783 1026 Year of the Crowned Swan*33 Events of Web of the Witch World take place34; Kerovan is 16 and Joisan is 1435; Merreth born and left at the abby.36
6784 1027 Year of the Moss Wife*37 Spies of Alizon begin snooping around the Dales38; Lorcan 1039; Una of Seakeep born40; Doubt proposes to Mereth (age 39 or 40)41
6785 1028 Year of the Fire Troll*42 War in Dales begins43; Gillan (between 10-12) brought over on an Alizon vessel for unknown reasons44; Kasarian is 5 or is born45; Kyllan Tregarth is born on the last day of the year.
6786 1029 Year of the Leopard*46 Kemoc and Kaththea Tregarth born the first day of the year47; Elyn joins the war, Elys and the people of Wark travel inland (spring) and it would also be their first summer in exile48; Wolfhead could take place this year49; Well into this year, the Dales make their first, small victories50; Pagar strong enough to take on his rivals by the end of the year.51 In Ciara's Song it is mentioned that this is the year Pagar's supposed half brother is killed but others rise to replace him.
6787 1030 Year of the Sword Smith Sif (20) returns to Ulys to rescue Alys (17)52; Four months into the year Pagar proclaimed Duke of Karsten; In the summer of this year Pagar is border raiding against Estcarp. In retaliation Hostovrul of the Sulcar leads twenty ships to attack Karsten, even attacking the city of Kars. This attack leaves Pagar’s hold on Karsten weakened so that shortly after Pagar’s half-brother challenges his rule.53; This would be the second summer of the people of Wark's exile.54
6788 1031 Year of the Frost Giant The Year the GURPS timeline places Simond's birth55; This would be the third summer of the people of Wark's exile - when they finally find refuge.56
6789 1032 Year of the Barrow-Wight Kerovan goes back to Ulmsdale to see how it fares - he is atacked along the way, finds his father dead and Lady Telphana in charge. She, Rogear, Hlymer, and Lisana all plot to deal with Power, to the undoing of Ulmsdale; Cyart, Math, and Toross die and Ithdale is overrun; Kerovan meets Joisan and most of The Crystal Gryphon takes place57; People of Wark's first midsummer since finding refuge.58
6790 1033 Year of the Gryphon*59 Covenant made with the Were Riders in the spring of this year. Specifically, Kerovan meets the Wereriders in the Waste.60; Gryphon in Glory takes place61; People of Wark's second midsummer since finding refuge. When Elys meets Jervon and he tells her of the covenant with the Wereriders in the spring of this year62; Elys defeats the Curse of Ingaret and rescues her brother Elyn with the help of Jervon.63; Past-Abbess Malwinna dies in winter of this year.64
6791 1034 Year of the Fire Drake*65 If Were-Wrath takes place in the Witch World, this is probably when it takes place. Tirath may have met Herwydin the fens; Khemrys may be born.66
6792 1035 Year of the Hornet*67 Alizon forces are beaten68; Pagar has defeated his half brother and other forces69; Kasarian is 12; Lord Baron Facellion is overthrown and killed, Mallandor is placed as Lord Baron70. Brixia, Marbon & Dwed travel into the The Waste free the ancient city An-Yak from Zarsthor's Bane. Elys & Jervon fight an ancient god in The Waste with the Sword of Unbelief. Hertha raped by Daleman in the aftermath of the Invasion and seeks out The Toads of Grimmerdale. Before the first day of the Year of the Unicorn, twelve and one brides are given to the Were Riders as payment in the Great Bargain.
6793 1036 Year of the Unicorn*71 On the first day of the year the Were Riders and their new brides enter Arvon. Events of Year of the Unicorn take place; Gillan believes herself to be no younger than 18 and no older than 20; Fyndale fair may be resumed this year.72; Hertha's baby girl Elfanor born and Hertha seals the circle of the Toads in Changeling. Gryphon's Eyrie takes place this year.73; Ysmay marries Hylle in High Hallack and journeys to Quayth where she frees Broc and Yaal. Hylle is overthrown on Midwinter Day74; Lorcan 18 and Meive 16 Years old at end of Year of the Unicorn.75
6794 1037 Year of the Red Boar*76 Kethan and Aylinn born and switched at the Shrine of Gunnora at the beginning of this year77; Hyana may be born to Kerovan and Joisan78; Legacy from Sorn Fen probably takes place around here.79; According to Silver May Tarnish in spring of this year, Lorcan is captured by bandits. Meive saves Lorcan from these bandits in summer. They begin wandering the Dales looking for people to repopulate Honeycoombe.
6795 1038 Year of the Hippogriff*80 Eydryth born, Alon may also be born. In spring of this year Meive and Lorcan visit Tildale. By near the end of the year there are now twenty-four in Honeycoombe. It is this winter that Hogeth decides to come after Lorcan, but he and his army are killed.81
6796 1039 Year of the Roc Around this time Ully the Piper probably takes place. Lorcan and Meive wed as are Levas and Elesha. Lord Silas and his people arrive in summer and settle in Merrowdale. Meive is pregnant by the end of the year and will give birth before the summer of the next year.82 Ciara's daughter turns 16 and is wed.83
6797 1040 Year of the Basilisk Events of The Sword Seller take place84 Kirin and Aisha are wed and Pagar resumes raiding Estcarp.85
6798 1041 Year of the Black Adder Kyllan, Kemoc and Kaththea are 12. Kyllan and Kemoc go on their first foray. The three rescue a Witch in need from Karstinian forces.86 At some point, Ciara's daughter dies and trader Tanrae is slain, though it may not be exactly this year. Similarly at some point Kirion is born87
6799 1042 Year of the Gorgon Simon Tregarth vanishes at sea while exploring islands suspected of Kolder activity. Jaelithe moves to Estford and shuts herself up for months. When she emerges she calls her children to her and uses them to help her find Simon. Shortly after this she rides out and vanishes as well. She made Koris swear on Volt's Axe to protect her children from the wiles of the Counsel.88
6800 1043 Year of the Fox Maiden Kethan (6) goes to the Youth's Tower89; Firdun born90
6801 1044 Year of the Horned Hunter*91 The story Candletrap takes place; Mereth is traveling to Lormt over sea.92 Keelan may be born. (He is three years younger than Kirion in any case.)93
6802 1045 Year of the Lamia*94
6803 1046 Year of the Chimera*95 Kaththea (17) taken by the Witches, Koris wounded and can no longer wield Volt’s Axe96
6804 1047 Year of the Sphinx*97 Sand Sister may take place98
6805 1048 Year of the Harpy*99 Khemrys turns 16100; Elys and the unborn Trevon hidden by forces of the Dark; Eydryth 10, Firdun 5; Trevon would have been born101; Kemoc (19) wounded and goes to Lormt.102; Most events of Were-Flight takes place at the end of this year and the beginning of the next.
6806 1049 Year of the Orc*103 Una of Seakeep may be married to Ferrick and shortly after a sickness sweeps over the Dales104
6807 1050 Year of the Kobald*105 Year of the Second Turning; Pagar tries to invade Estcarp; Kyllan and Kemoc rescue Kaththea and all three escape to Escore106; Three against the Witch World, Warlock of the Witch World, and the beginning portion of Sorceress of the Witch World all take place this year as does Trey of Swords107; Trey takes place concurrently with Warlock108; according to The Magestone Kasarian is 22109; Exile takes place during this year, shortly after the Turning; According to Spider Silk Dairene is saved from the sea appearing to be age 6 or 7; Aisling is born this year110; Kerovan is 40, Joisan is 38. According to Ciara's Song Aisling would be born this year - it is also the year of the Turning. The year itself is not mentioned, but Kirion is 9 and Keelan is 6 when Aisling is born. Ciara would be 52.
6808 1051 Year of the Werewolf*111 Kethan (14) and Thaney are betrothed and would be married except for year name; Simon, Jaelithe, and Hilarion all return to the Witch World from their exile112; Eydryth is 13; Alon is supposedly adopted by Hilarion and Kaththea this year113; Monso is foaled114; Jervon Power blasted at the Cyclops scry stone115
6809 1052 Year of the Horned Cat*116 Elona and Keris may be born to Kyllan and Dahaun117; Mereth is 65; The Gate of the Cat likely takes place this year118; Early events of the Magestone are supposed to occur119; 30 years since the Kolder invaded Gorm.120
6810 1053 Year of the Manticore Eleeri may enter the Witch World.121 'Ware Hawk takes place in spring of this year.122 Alon is at least 12 this year and comes to Escore123; Events of To Rebuild the Eyrie may take place this year124; Eirran 18 and Yareth no older than 20.125; Later events of The Magestone are supposed to take place this year.126
6811 1054 Year of the Weld Jenys/Mouse is born this year.127 The first child of Hilarion and Kaththea born128
6812 1055 Year of the Hydra Mereth is 68; This would be 30 years from the Horning.129
6813 1056 Year of the Triton The second child of Hilarion and Kaththea may be born; Sulcar visit Rannock six years after the Year of the Kobold130
6814 1057 Year of the Centaur Eydryth is 19; events of Songsmith take place; the events of Seakeep take place; Ingvarna teaches Dairine to "see" with her fingers the year after Ortis's visit131; This is also possibly the year Falcon Blood takes place in.132
6815 1058 Year of the Weldworm*133 Events of Were-Hunter may take place.134; events of Knowledge take place in spring; According to Spider Silk Dairine passes into "young womanhood" (she'd be 14 or 15), Ingvarna dies, Captain Ortis returns and Dairine is taken to Usurt, learns to weave better, regains her sight.135; The events of Falcon Law may take place.136; Eleeri, Jerrany, and Mayrin rescue Romar from the Dark Tower. The Keplian are now able to stand for the Light again. The Dark Tower is ruined and may be destroyed.137; Port of Dead Ships takes place in fall of this year.138; The events of Falcon Hope take place near the end of the year139; This would be 30 years since the War in the Dales and 33 years after the Horning.
6816 1059 Year of the Sumurgh140
6817 1060 Year of the Remorhaz
6818 1061 Year of the Elder Tree Events of Falcon Magic would take place spring this year.141; Mallandor is killed and Norandor is now Lord Baron in Alizon; the second child of Eirran and Yareth is born later this year.142 When Aisling is almost 11, Kirion visits and challenges her to a race. After she beats him (and he humiliates himself) he attempts to kill her and she uses Power to defend herself. Later Kirion remembers this and starts to learn about various ways of Power. He also spends his time making Keelan miserable, which causes him to move to Aiskeep. Sometime later this year Shosho the cat is born and Keelan is given her to take care of.143
6819 1062 Year of the Wild Hunt Mereth is 75144; Events of the Magestone would take place at the end of this year and the beginning of the next.145. Keelan's 18th birthday comes in early spring of this year. It is also when Kirion attempts to gain entry to Aiskeep to further his research but he is rebuffed. Keelan formally asks to stay at Aiskeep.146
6820 1063 Year of the Troll-Dame To keep track of things, by this point Duratan (38) and Nolar (33) have some kind of relationship going on147 and Derren of Karsten is married to Anylse148; Simon, Jaelithe, Koris, and Loyse are ruling Estcarp149; Mereth is 76; Kerovan 52-53, Joisan 50 (51 in the fall); Elyn and Elys 49; Gillan 45-47; Lorcan 45 and Meive 43; Una of Seakeep 36; Jerrany, Kasarian 35150; Tirtha and Nirel are probably 38151; Kyllan, Kemoc and Kaththea are 34; Romar and Mayrin 32; Simond and Tursla are probably around 32152; Yareth 30 and Eirran 28; Elfanor (daughter of Hertha) 27; Eleeri, Hyana, Kethan and Aylinn 26; Eydryth 25; Harwin and Glinda 24153; First child of Meive and Lorcan 23; Alon is at least 22154; Firdun 20; Dairene 19-20; Trevon 15; Elona and Keris 11; Jenys/Mouse, The first child of Hilarion and Kaththea 9; The second child of Hilarion and Kaththea 7; Second child of Eirran and Yareth will be 2 at the end of this year.155 Kirion raises Shandro to be duke and tries to stir up hatred against those with Old Race blood in order to extract revenge against his own family. He changes course when he realizes this will make himself a target.156
6821 1064 Year of the Silversmith
6822 1065 Year of the Bitter Herb This may be the year that the events of The Warding of the Witch World take place.157
6823 1066 Year of the Alfar Last year mentioned in GURPS. Kirion attempts to force Aisling (now 16) into a marriage she doesn't want to Ruart. It is in this year that Shosho (during the summer) gets pregnant at age 4 and later gives birth to Wind Dancer. Aisling is kidnapped after her refusal and held by Ruart and Kirion. She manages to escape.158
6824 1067 Year of the ??? Kirion and Ruart resume their efforts to get Aisling for their own purposes. In winter of this year Aiskeep is under siege and Elanor dies. Aisling decides to leave for Estcarp but Ciara tells her about her dream of Escore. She first goes to Geavon then to Temon where Ruart catches her, but he and Temon die. Aisling passes through some kind of gate and meets Neevor in Escore.159
6825 1068 Year of the ???
6826 1069 Year of the ???
6827 1070 Year of the ??? Aisling returns to Karsten under a geas to remove Shandro and Kirion from power. In summer, Franzo leads a siege due to many deaths in the Coast Clan thanks to Shandro and Kirion. This is also when the events of The Gate of the Cat are mentioned (page 128 of the hard cover).160
6828 1071 Year of the ??? In spring of this year, Franzo makes a second siege of Kars. Shandro and Kirion die and Aisling and Hadrann are formally betroth.161
6829 1072 Year of the ???
6830 1073 Year of the ???
6831 1074 Year of the ???
6832 1075 Year of the ???
6833 1076 Year of the ???
6834 1077 Year of the ???
6835 1078 Year of the ???
6836 1079 Year of the ???
6837 1080 Year of the ??? Thirty years after the Turning. Events of The Key of the Keplian take place; The events of Songsmith are also supposed to occur this year.162
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