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This timeline attempts to list all known, relevant, events that have occurred in the Tortallan Universe, by date. The information is taken from the novels and the companion guide and supplemented with information provided by Tamora Pierce in interviews and online.

Early History BHE (AE)

For a complete list of rulers and their contributions to Tortall, please see the Succession of Tortallan Monarchs.

609 AE

  • Prior to this date, Romnan of the Many Heirs split his Northern Empire into three smaller empires for his sons: the Eastern Empire, the Southern Empire, and the Floating Empire[1]
  • Asaron I of Rethaward became Emperor of the Eastern Empire[1]

780 - 795 AE

788 AE

  • Choking of the Drell; a massive earthquake destroyed the capital of the Eastern Empire that sat on the River Drell, raising the land and creating a waterfall and lake[3]

795 AE

  • King Newlin I of Conté founded the sovereign nation of Tortall, created the Book of Gold, and founded the College of Heralds[3][4]

836 AE

900 AE (01 Modern Human Era)

1st Century HE

75 - 77 HE

82 - 125 HE

  • Tyrant Wars; Giamo conquered parts of northeastern Tortall and northern Maren[6]

91 HE

  • Parrac the Quiet inherited the throne of the Gallan Empire; the empire began to fall apart shortly after as his rivals fought for the land the Giamo conquered[6]
  • Miache Waterborn stole the Dominion Jewel[6]
  • Miache and Zefrem the Bear helped found the Tyran Council of Seven[6]

2nd Century HE

101 HE

125 HE

  • Treaty of the Falls at the end of the last Gallan war; signed by the kings of Maren, Tortall, and Galla[7]

127 HE

143 HE

  • Padraig of haMinch ends term as Lord Provost[8][9]

174 HE

181 HE

  • June - Final battle of the Plain of Sorrows; 1/3 of the Kyprish warriors were women[4]
  • Queen Dilsubai of the Copper Isles is betrayed to the white invaders and slain[12]
  • Midsummer's Day - Rittevon is crowned ruler of the Copper Isles[4][11]

187 HE

200 HE

3rd Century HE

204 HE

230 HE

238 HE

243 HE

246 HE

247 HE

249 HE

4th Century HE

312 HE

378 HE

5th Century HE

400 - 429 HE

401 HE

405 HE

409 HE

413 HE

415 HE

416 HE

418 HE

419 HE

424 HE

428 HE

430 - 439 HE

430 HE

Start of Alanna: The First Adventure

431 HE

432 HE

433 HE

End of Alanna: The First Adventure

434 HE

Start of In the Hand of the Goddess

435 HE

Start of Tempests and Slaughter

436 HE

437 HE

438 HE

End of In the Hand of the Goddess

Start of The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

439 HE

End of The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

Start of Lioness Rampant

End of Tempests and Slaughter

  • July (Full moon) - Jonathan is crowned King of Tortall[37]
  • Alanna returns to the desert and discovers a new constellation, The Cat, in the sky (Add reference - LR)
  • Autumn - Famine spreads in Tortall as a result of Jonathan using the Dominion Jewel[37]
  • October (2nd week) - Buri and Thayet visit Alanna[37]
  • King Jonathan announces his engagement to Princess Thayet[37]
  • George proposes to Alanna and she accepts[37]
  • November - King Jonathan marries Princess Thayet of Sarain (Add reference - T:ASG)
  • Midwinter - Sir Myles of Olau marries Eleni Cooper (Add reference - LR)

End of Lioness Rampant

440 - 449 HE

440 HE

(July: First anniversary of Jonathan's coronation celebrated with a royal progress throughout Tortall - can't find a reference for this piece of info in any of the novels - input welcome)

441 HE

442 HE

443 HE

444 HE

445 HE

446 HE

447 HE

448 HE

449 HE

Start of Wild Magic

End of Wild Magic

450 - 459 HE

450 HE

Start of Wolf-Speaker

End of Wolf-Speaker

451 HE

Start of Emperor Mage

End of Emperor Mage

452 HE

Start of The Realms of the Gods

End of The Realms of the Gods

Start of First Test

453 HE

End of First Test

  • Summer - Yamani princess Chisakami dies in an earthquake - reference needed

Start of Page

454 HE

455 HE

456 HE

End of Page

  • Spring - Great Congress of Tortall's nobles takes place at Corus

Start of Squire

457 HE

458 HE

459 HE

End of Squire

460 - 469 HE

460 HE

Start of Lady Knight

End of Lady Knight

461 HE

Start of Trickster's Choice

  • March - Alianne of Pirate's Swoop returns from a month-long visit with her grandparents in Corus[61]
  • April - Aly and her mother, Alanna, fight over Aly's design to work in the field as a spy[61]
  • Aly sets sail for Port Legann and is captured by pirates[61]
  • Aly is sold as a slave to the Balitang family at a sale in Rajmuat, Copper Isles[61]
  • Prince Bronau informs the Balitang family that they have lost favor with King Oron and are in exile[61]
  • Kyprioth, the Trickster, poses as Mithros to convince Duke Mequen and Duchess Winnamine to keep Aly with their family during exile[62]
  • Aly makes a bet with Kyprioth to keep the Balitang children safe through the Autumn Equinox; if she succeeds, Kyprioth will talk her father into letting her work as a field spy[62]
  • Balitang party roots out bandits en route to their new home; daughters Saraiyu and Dovasary prevent the bandits' execution, favoring blood oaths of fealty instead[62]
  • Kyprioth informs Aly that she is to learn crow language, taught primarily by a young crow named Nawat, who also has a wager with Kyprioth[62]
  • Aly discovers that a spy is watching the Crown[62]
  • May - Daine gives birth to her daughter, Sarralyn Salmalín[62]
  • Frasrlund, on the border with Scanra, has been under siege and is in stalemate with each nation occupying a bank of the river[62]
  • King Jonathan tells Alanna that Alianne is missing[62]
  • Nawat assumes human form to better help Aly[62]
  • Prince Bronau visits Tanair Castle[62]
  • Aly is revealed to the raka protectors of Sarai and Dove as Kyprioth's chosen one[62]
  • Aly informs that Balitangs of Prince Bronau's risky behavior[62]
  • Junai Dodeka is chosen as Aly's guard[62]
  • Prince Bronau and the Balitangs visit the village of Pohon; Aly seeks out its mage[62]
  • June 22 (Midsummer) - Daine and Numair's daughter has her naming ceremony[62]
  • June/ July - Assassins come to Tanair[62]
    • Duchess Winnamine allows Sarai and Dove to continue weapons training and starts training herself[62]
    • Prince Bronau proposes to Lady Sarai[62]
  • King Oron dies shortly after naming his son Hazarin as his successor[63]
  • Prince Bronau leaves for Hazarin's coronation[63]
  • Ochobu Dodeka comes to Tanair to protect Sarugani's heirs[63]
  • Diplomats from Scanra head to Corus to negotiate peace[63]
  • Baron George leaves Pirate's Swoop and heads to Rajmuat to find his daughter[63]
  • King Hazarin dies and the toddler, Prince Dunevon, is crowned king[63]
  • Prince Bronau attempts to kidnap Dunevon and is charged with high treason[63]
  • Aly defends Kyprioth before Mithos and the Goddess[63]
  • Prince Bronau flees the capital and heads to Tanair where fighting has started[63]
  • Crows take human form to defend the Balitang family[63]
  • Prince Rubinyan comes to Tanair to collect his brother; after learning of Bronau's and Mequen's deaths, he asks the Balitangs to return to Rajmuat[63]
  • George arrives at Tanair Castle in search of Aly[63]
  • Autumn/ Winter - Prince Rubinyan tells Duchess Winnamine that there will be no more unnecessary executions[63]
  • Princess Imajane declares that full mourning regalia is "disrespectful to the Black God" and only a discreet black armband or black embroidery is appropriate for the mourning of King Oron, King Hazarin, and Duke Mequen[63]
  • Aly and the raka start seriously planning a rebellion to but Lady Saraiyu on the throne[63]
  • Lady Dove pieces together the raka conspiracy[63]

End of Trickster's Choice

462 HE

  • Twenty-Third year of the reign of King Jonathan IV and Queen Thayet of Tortall
  • Winter - Raka continue preparing for revolution in the Copper Isles[63]
  • Tax collectors vanish from their beds, properties are damaged, and nobles and overseers are murdered[63]
  • Lady Saraiyu refuses to continue sword training[63]
  • Aly builds a cadre of spies and earns the nickname duani, meaning "boss lady"[64]
  • Spring/ Summer - Aly sends spies to Rajmuat three weeks before the Balitangs leave Tanair[64]
  • Balitang family relocated to Rajmuat with Mequen's Aunt Nuritin[64]
  • Nawat reveals that Kyprioth's wager with the crows was with all crows of the Copper Isles, not just those at Tanair[64]
  • Dove is let in on the secret of the planned rebellion, and advises the group not to tell Sarai or Duchess Winnamine; Dove doesn't want the duchess to force Elsren to take a blood oath leaving the way for Sarai to take the crown[64]
  • Aly is questioned by Duke Lohearn Mantawu while the Balitangs go to court to meet the regents for the young king[64]
  • Tkaa reveals himself at court and gives Aly messages from home[64]
  • Sarai meets Lord Zaimid Hetnim, the youngest ever head of the Carthaki Imperial University Healers' Wing and friend and cousin to Emperor Kaddar[64]
  • At Nawat's request, Ulasim sends him and other crows to aid distant fighters[64]
  • Scanran War with Tortall ends[64]
  • Alan of Pirate's Swoop becomes squire to Lord Raoul[64]
  • Princess Shinkokami is pregnant with her daughter, Lianokami[64]
  • Daine is pregnant with her second child, Rikash, and sends darkings to Aly to help her spy[64]
  • Tortallan spymaster sends funds to the Copper Isles to support the raka rebellion[64]
  • A riot breaks out in the street of Rajmuat; Sarai struggles to help, but Aly and Dove do not permit her to do so[64]
  • Zaimid heals the raka who are injured in the riot[64]
  • Dockmarket is magically blown up and a fire breaks out that destroys the ships at the dock[65]
  • Imajane and Rubinyan host an eclipse party, reinterpreting standard religion/ mythology to make it fashionable[65]
  • Aly's spies release political prisoners from the Kanodang Fortress as more riots break out in Rajmuat[65]
  • Imajane and Rubinyan offer a marriage contract between King Dunevon and Lady Sarai[65]
  • Graveyard Hag prevents Aly from stopping Sarai running away with Zaimid[65]
  • Kyprioth is furious with Aly for letting Sarai get away, but she reminds him that Dove is still available from the crown and is better suited for a queen's work[65]
  • For three days, all raka businesses and households close down[65]
  • Royal governors of Imahyn and Kerykun Islands are murdered[65]
  • Imajane and Rubinyan offer a marriage contract between King Dunevon and Lady Dove[65]
  • Aly has the army and navy food supplies sabotaged so the regents will press the merchants for food at a lower cost and make enemies of them[65]
  • King Dunevon, Duke Elsren, and three other young boys are lost at sea in a magical storm on the king's birthday[65]
  • Nawat returns home from his mission to a joyful reunion with Aly[65]
  • Week after Dunevon's death - Regents impose martial law on Rajmuat[65]
  • Duchess Winnamine and Aunt Nuritin demand to become part of the conspiracy[65]
  • Duke Nomru and Imgehai Qeshi join the conspiracy[65]
  • Tortall and Carthak put the Copper Isles under a trading ban until the king's murder is found[65]
  • Tyra contemplates putting the Copper Isles under a trading ban as well[65]
  • August - A riot breaks out in Rittevon Square when assassins try to kill Dove[65]
    • During the riot, Aly and the raka sneak into the palace[65]
    • Dove circles above the riot on a kudarung stallion, as a symbol for those who fight in her name[66]
  • End of August - only the island of Ikang, and parts of the islands of Malubesang and Lombyn resist Dove's rule[66]
  • Kyprioth regains his throne as god of the Copper Isles while Mithros and the Goddess look for their shields that he has hidden[66]
  • September - Dove requests that Aly stay on as her spymaster[66]
  • Winnamine and Dove receive a letter from Sarai; she is married, and pregnant, and planning to visist as soon as she is able[66]
  • Sarai and Zaimid plan to name their child Mequen if it is a boy[66]
  • Aly finally tells Dove, Chenaol, Fesgao, and Winnamine the truth about her origins[66]
  • October - Delegation from Tortall arrives in the Isles for the official "Season", in preparation of Dove's Midwinter coronation[66]
  • December - Dove is crowned Queen of the Copper Isles the day after the last day of Midwinter[66]

463 HE

Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Cooper Family Papers (pg. 225; Random House)
  2. Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Cooper Family Papers (pg. 226; Random House)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Cooper Family Papers (pg. 227; Random House)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 269; Random House)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Cooper Family Papers (pg. 228; Random House)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Cooper Family Papers (pg. 229; Random House)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Cooper Family Papers (pg. 230; Random House)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Terrier, The Provost's Guard
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Bloodhound, The Provost's Guard
  10. Trickster's Choice: The Luarin Conquest: New Rulers in the Copper Isles (pg. 1)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Trickster's Choice: The Luarin Conquest: New Rulers in the Copper Isles (pg. 2)
  12. Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Cooper Family Papers (pg. 231; Random House)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Terrier, November 13, 244
  14. Terrier, Friday, May 8, 246
  15. Terrier, Saturday, May 9, 246
  16. Terrier, Wednesday, April 1, 246
  17. Terrier, Tuesday, April 7, 246
  18. Terrier, Thursday, May 14, 246
  19. Bloodhound, Tuesday, September 25, 247
  20. 20.00 20.01 20.02 20.03 20.04 20.05 20.06 20.07 20.08 20.09 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 270; Random House)
  21. In-book discrepancy - Tortall: A Spy's Guide: Timeline of the Realm of Tortall in the Cooper Family Papers (pg. 235) lists this date as 415 HE; Tortall: A Spy's Guide: Official Chronology of Tortallan Events (pg. 270) lists this date as 409 HE
  22. Inconsistency - Tortall: A Spy's Guide: Official Chronology of Tortallan Events (pg. 270) lists George's birth year as 413 HE; Terrier: Prologue suggests his birth year was 400 HE, as he's six years old on March 18, 406 HE; Alanna: The First Adventure, Ch. 2, Alanna says George is seventeen, which suggests he was born in 413 HE, and is six years older than Alanna
  23. Tempests and Slaughter, Ch. 2
  24. Mastiff, January 2, 430 H.E.
  25. Mastiff, Epilogue - May 24, 430 H.E.
  26. 26.00 26.01 26.02 26.03 26.04 26.05 26.06 26.07 26.08 26.09 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 271; Random House)
  27. 27.0 27.1 Tempests and Slaughter, Ch. 1
  28. 28.00 28.01 28.02 28.03 28.04 28.05 28.06 28.07 28.08 28.09 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 272; Random House)
  29. 29.00 29.01 29.02 29.03 29.04 29.05 29.06 29.07 29.08 29.09 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 273; Random House)
  30. Tempests and Slaughter, Ch. 3
  31. 31.00 31.01 31.02 31.03 31.04 31.05 31.06 31.07 31.08 31.09 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 274; Random House)
  32. 32.0 32.1 Tempests and Slaughter, Ch. 7
  33. Tempests and Slaughter, Ch. 9
  34. 34.00 34.01 34.02 34.03 34.04 34.05 34.06 34.07 34.08 34.09 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 275; Random House)
  35. Tempests and Slaughter, Ch. 16-17; Ch. 17 states that on September 15 Ozorne had returned from the twelve-day mourning period about two weeks previously
  36. Tempests and Slaughter, Ch. 17
  37. 37.00 37.01 37.02 37.03 37.04 37.05 37.06 37.07 37.08 37.09 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 276; Random House)
  38. Tempests and Slaughter, Ch. 19-22
  39. 39.00 39.01 39.02 39.03 39.04 39.05 39.06 39.07 39.08 39.09 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 277; Random House)
  40. Wild Magic, Map
  41. 41.00 41.01 41.02 41.03 41.04 41.05 41.06 41.07 41.08 41.09 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 278; Random House)
  42. Emperor Mage, Ch. 5
  43. 43.0 43.1 Squire, Ch. 15
  44. The Realms of the Gods, Ch. 2
  45. 45.00 45.01 45.02 45.03 45.04 45.05 45.06 45.07 45.08 45.09 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 279; Random House)
  46. Reddit AMA [1](response to question by silverbrighteyes)
  47. Elder Brother
  48. Lady Knight, Ch. 2
  49. 49.00 49.01 49.02 49.03 49.04 49.05 49.06 49.07 49.08 49.09 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 280; Random House)
  50. First Test, Ch. 1
  51. 51.00 51.01 51.02 51.03 51.04 51.05 51.06 51.07 51.08 51.09 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 281; Random House)
  52. 52.00 52.01 52.02 52.03 52.04 52.05 52.06 52.07 52.08 52.09 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 282; Random House)
  53. 53.00 53.01 53.02 53.03 53.04 53.05 53.06 53.07 53.08 53.09 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 283; Random House)
  54. Lady Knight, Ch. 6
  55. 55.00 55.01 55.02 55.03 55.04 55.05 55.06 55.07 55.08 55.09 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 284; Random House)
  56. 56.00 56.01 56.02 56.03 56.04 56.05 56.06 56.07 56.08 56.09 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 285; Random House)
  57. Squire, Ch. 14
  58. 58.00 58.01 58.02 58.03 58.04 58.05 58.06 58.07 58.08 58.09 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 286; Random House)
  59. 59.00 59.01 59.02 59.03 59.04 59.05 59.06 59.07 59.08 59.09 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 287; Random House)
  60. 60.00 60.01 60.02 60.03 60.04 60.05 60.06 60.07 60.08 60.09 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 288; Random House)
  61. 61.00 61.01 61.02 61.03 61.04 61.05 61.06 61.07 61.08 61.09 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 289; Random House)
  62. 62.00 62.01 62.02 62.03 62.04 62.05 62.06 62.07 62.08 62.09 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 290; Random House)
  63. 63.00 63.01 63.02 63.03 63.04 63.05 63.06 63.07 63.08 63.09 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 291; Random House)
  64. 64.00 64.01 64.02 64.03 64.04 64.05 64.06 64.07 64.08 64.09 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 292; Random House)
  65. 65.00 65.01 65.02 65.03 65.04 65.05 65.06 65.07 65.08 65.09 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 293; Random House)
  66. 66.00 66.01 66.02 66.03 66.04 66.05 66.06 66.07 66.08 66.09 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 294; Random House)
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