The Tortallan Monarchs listed below date back to the Eastern Empire before the Human Era, which included Tortall, Barzun, Maren, Tusaine, Tyra, and Galla. Jonathan I of Conté does not appear in the source material for this line of succession (nor does Baird I or Jonathan III), but has been placed in the line as the first Conté king (mentioned by Tamora Pierce) without a date listed.
Before the Human Era (BHE) - Asaron's Era (AE)
609 AE - Asaron I of Rethaward, Emperor of the Eastern Empire
- Remade the existing calendars to read A.E.
- Spent most of his time riding around his empire
644 AE - Asaron II, "the Hopeful"
653 AE - Asaron III, "the Warrior"
- Fought with his neighbors and taxed his nobles
- Married his children off to his favorite people for political protection
688 AE - Asaron IV, "the Gracious"
703 AE - Asaron V
707 AE - Strassic I, "the Unlucky"
- Rethaward second cousin
- Was an infant when Asaron V was killed
- Had 3 wives
738 AE - Strassic II, "the Great"
- Was a great warrior, who carried a heavy sword
- Was killed in battle
752 AE - Strassic III, "the Small"
766 AE - Strassic IV
771 AE - Strassic V, "the Fertile"
- Had many children, all daughers
788 AE - Strassic VI, "the Weak"
- Held no power over his own nobles
795 AE - Newlin I of Conté, King of Tortall
- Founded the sovereign nation of Tortall
- Created the Book of Gold
- Founded the College of Heralds
832 AE - Newlin II of Conté
- Grandson of Newlin I (his father died while still a prince)
845 AE - Roald I and Annable of Tortall (co-regnants)
- Were told by a seer that they would never have children of their own
- Adopted Annable's nephew Ennalt and renamed him Newlin
887 AE - Newlin III of Conté (born Ennalt)
- Inherited the throne at the age of 41
889 AE - Roald II of Conté, "the Virtuous"
900 AE = 01 Human Era (HE)
19 HE - Gareth I of Conté and Doras of Great Minch (co-regnants)
33 HE - Gareth I of Conté and Merice of Queenscove (co-regnants)
57 HE - Gareth I of Conté and Andrette of Tameran (co-regnants)
- Gareth I had 5 daughters, 4 sons, 18 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren
74 HE - Baird II of Conté, "the Lucky"
- Third great-grandson of Gareth I and Doras of Great Minch
86 HE - Roger I of Conté, "the Unlucky"
- Tripped on his way to be crowned king
- Killed in battle with the Drell River hill tribes
89 HE - Jonathan II of Conté, "the Lion"
- Assassinated in 119 HE when someone put dreamrose in his supper wine
119 HE - Baird III of Conté, "the Adamant"
125 HE - Roger II of Conté, "the Wall Builder"
- King Roger inherited at the age of 5 and a council of lords ruled until he came of age
181 HE - Jasson I of Conté and Sidea of Naxen (co-regnants)
- Jasson and Sidea were not married, and Jasson never had children of his own
- Adopted Henrim of Queenscove from his cousin's family
200 HE - Gareth II of Conté, "the Stern" (born Henrim)
- Changed his name to Conté after being adopted by Jasson I
278 HE - Gareth III of Conté, "the Builder"
- Repaired city walls and fortresses following the Era of Civil Wars from 251 - 280 HE
- Started the practice of having part of every noble's family at court with him to keep them under control
321 HE - Wylles of Conté, "the Sickly"
323 HE - Margarry of Conté, Queen (regent)
- Ended the practice of keeping nobles at court for half the year
339 HE - Jasson II of Conté, "the Goddess-Blessed"
- Built a convent and suggested his mother, Margarry, take vows and become Head Daughter
346 HE - Roald III, "the Horse-Tamer"
- King Jonathan IV's horse, Darkness, is descended from one of Roald III's lines of mounts
351 HE - Roger IV, "the Ill-Fated"
- Adopted his nephew Roald of Legann
- Died of a cold he contracted while bear hunting in the mountains
353 HE - Roald IV of Legann, "the Quiet"
- Wrote a law requiring all members of the Royal Family be accompanied by a mage with a mastery of healing whenever they travel outside a royal residence
367 HE - Baird IV of Conté, "the Roisterer"
396 HE - Jasson III of Conté, "the Fierce"
- Married Daneline of Jesslaw, in Barzun, in 386 HE
- Retook the western bank of the River Drell from Tusaine in 395 HE
- Conquered the country of Barzun in 400 HE (in-book discrepancy)
422 HE - Roald V of Conté, "the Peacemaker"
- Married Lianne of Naxen in 417 HE
- Became king when his father abdicated the throne
- Jonathan inherited the throne after his mother was assassinated and his father committed suicide
- Thayet left Sarain for Tortall after her mother committed suicide and her father was assassinated
Notes and References
- ↑ Inconsistency: "King Roger II" was the King of Tortall in the Hunt Records Trilogy. In Tortall: A Spy's Guide, same king listed as Roger III.
- ↑ Inconsistency: Same king mentioned here is called "Roger II" in the Hunt Records trilogy. Listed as Roger III in Tortall: A Spy's Guide.
- ↑ Inconsistency: In Tortall: A Spy's Guide: "Timeline of the Realm of Tortall", Jasson III conquered Barzun in 400 HE, but in "An Official Chronology of Tortallan Events" and in Trickster's Choice: Excerpt from "The Luarin Conquest", he conquered Barzun in 378 HE, and was already king.