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This is a timeline of the major events of the world of The Last Sovereign, both before and during the plot of the game. As the game itself provides very few explicit dates, most of the dates are based on conjecture, interpretation, and information provided by the author outside the game. Nevertheless, this list is a good approximation of the order of events.

Dates are given in AE for Arclent Era, per Sierra Lee's definition. Cultures other than the human nations on that continent may use other calendar systems. All birth dates are taken from the ages on the wiki pages, with the ages presumed to be the age when they are first met by the party in game (Allowing some wiggle room as to what the date of the first meeting is). Also note that

Birthdays aren't generally celebrated on Arclent, sorry. Though they do have a good calendar system, not everyone even keeps perfect track of when they were born.
 
— Sierra Lee[1]

Before Arclent Era Edit

??? BAE

  • Humans spread to all three of the continents some time in the remote past.
  • Succubi and Orcs also colonize all three continents.
  • Elves speaking Proto-Storgan spread from an ancestral homeland[2] to occupy the forests of Southeastern Arclent, founding Darghelon and Gheldaron; areas in the North and South of Western Arclent, founding the Western Elf Kingdoms that would be overrun by the Incubus King in the 2nd Arclent War[3]; and the portion of Thenours that would become Ghenalon.
  • Dwarves, having previously colonized at least Thenours and Arclent, begin the process of isolating themselves into small centers of population in mountain kingdoms/mining colonies, such as Vestrin, Eustrin in Arclent, and Suorin in Thenours.[4] Eustrin is founded "for the protection of the Dwarven people".[5]
  • Halflings spread at least to Arclent and Thenours.
  • Zirantians spread to all three continents from an ancestral homeland called "Zirantia". It is unclear if this area coincided with the current nation of Zirantia.
  • An ancient Incubus King (not the Incubus King) ruled in present day Zirantia.[6]
  • Zirantian led monarchy in cultural successor to the Incubus King ruled state in present day Zirantia.[7]

Early Arclent Era Edit

1 AE

  • The fall of an ancient Incubus King's empire in Arclent.[8] Orcs and Succubi seem to be largely eliminated from Arclent between this period and the invasion of the Incubus King.
  • Beginning of Arclent Era.
  • Approximate time of the founding of the Church of Ivala. At least some Ivalan texts are adapted from originals from Thenours. Official Ivalan histories of this time are inaccurate.[9]

??? AE

  • At some point, the nations of Arclent lose trade and communications with Thenours, and knowledge of the continent is forgotten completely.
  • The Lustlord becomes a shard-holder, takes control of the Kingdom of Rodak.[10]
  • Arclentian "Feudal Era". Prior to the emergence of strong nation states in the 1st Arclent War, there is a more decentralized political system, with the Church of Ivala having political control over their own capital city and limited territorial and military holdings throughout the human and Western Elven nations of Arclent.[9] Some of this local political and military control persists through the 2nd Arclent War, most notably in Feroholm.
  • 1st Arclent War ("Foundation War" in Ardoheim.)[8]
  • Formation of Ardoheim, Aram and Givini as states.[8]
  • Xerces begins his career as an explorer of the Tower.[11]
  • The Lustlord acquires a larger shard as a result of a battle fought by several Incubus Kings against an invader from the Tower. The Lustlord was the only survivor of this battle.[11]
  • Xerces becomes a shard-holder, takes control of the Kingdom of Philon, assuming the title of the "The Anak".[11][12]
  • Within 40 years of the battle in which The Lustlord gained his second shard, Esthera kills the Incubus King she had been serving (not the Incubus King), and uses deep magic in the Tower to absorb his soul shard.[11] This leads to the formation of the Orgasmic Empire in Renthnor.[13]
  • Loss of the Dwarren Kingdom of Vestrin.[14] The royal family of Vestrin continues to be extant in Eustrin.
  • At some stage in this period, Ghenalon emerges as a multi-racial state under the political domination of elves.

c. 850-900 AE

877 AE

11th Century AE Edit

c. 1045 - 1065 AE

  • Aram conquers the nomadic Maranite tribes of the desert near Eustrin.[18]
  • Approximate date of Eustrin's transition from an ally of Aram to a dependent vassal.

1063 AE

  • Birth of future High Priestess Hester.

1066 AE

1068 AE

c. 1082-1083 AE

1092 AE

1093 AE

1097 AE

c. 1000?? - 1110 AE

c. 1080?? - 1100?? AE

12th Century AE Edit

c. 1100 - 1130 AE

1100s AE Edit

c. 1100-1115 AE

1104 AE

  • Birth of Wynn in a small nation near Givini that was subsequently conquered and destroyed by the Incubus King in the 2nd Arclent War[25].

1110s AE Edit

c. 1110-1112 AE

  • Simon's Father remarries.[26]

c. 1110 - 1118 AE

1112 AE

1112 AE

2nd Arclent War Edit

c. 1112-1115 AE

  • Death of Simon's Father and Step-Mother in early stages of war, before they had any children.[21]
  • Latest probable dates for the beginning of Alonon's reign as King of Ardoheim.[29]

c. 1112-1117 AE

  • Fall of the Northwestern Elven Kingdom.[3][30]
  • Fall of nations in what is now the Chalice.[30][31]

1115 AE

1117 AE

1118 AE

c. 1117 - 1122

  • Fall of Vinario.[30][33]
  • Loss of Western Aram to the Incubus King.[30][34]
  • Givini's Last Stand.[30] King of Givini and his personal guard make a last stand to allow their allies to escape. Simon, Wendis and Wynn escape from Givini with the Ardan Army, but most of the legion they were serving in do not.[35]
  • Fall of the Southwestern Elf Kingdom.[30][36]
  • Destruction of the political leadership of the nations in the areas of Feroholm and Stineford, temporary occupation of these areas by the Incubus King.[17][30]
  • The Incubus King's invasion begins to run out of momentum, and some counter-offensives to take back territory on the Ardan front are undertaken. There is "ebb and flow" in the initiative of the war for some period between Givini's Last Stand and the introduction of the Unpeople.[37]
  • Wynn is separated from Simon and Wendis when she is sent to Aram.[38]
  • Simon meets and rescues Linda, an aunt of the future Aramite Captain Palina, during a battle on the Ardan front, which included a near encounter with Riala. Simon and Wendis become lovers with Linda to help counteract the aftereffects of the lust magic used on them during the battle.[39]
  • Creation of the legions of Unpeople.[40]
  • Simon, Wendis and Linda are transferred to Aram.[41] Linda is killed in battle while Simon was present, and he carried her body back while severely wounded himself, which Palina witnessed as a child.[42]
  • Repulse of the armies of the Incubus King from the regions of Feroholm and Stineford, and also the territory of some of the ruined kingdoms west and South of Feroholm and the Withered Mountain. Ardoheim annexes all of these areas.[17]
  • The Incubus King is trapped in Devil's Pass for several months through powerful Divine magic.[43]

1118 AE

1120s AE Edit

1120 AE

1121 AE

1122 AE

1123 AE

1123-1155 AE

  • Church of Ivala wages an undeclared war on the Incubus King, ultimately resorting to the Chosen of Ivala. Military units serving the Ardan Army continue the fight in an apparently unofficial capacity at first, with only the Church armies remaining in the fight by the end.[45]

1124 AE

1125 AE

c. 1125 - 1150 AE

  • King Alonon begins his exploration of the Tower. At some point he learns about "Destiny", and enters a long period of depression.

1127 AE

c. 1123 - 1128 AE

c. 1126 - 1134 AE

c. 1128 - 1132 AE

  • Owing to political pressure from the ambiguity of the line of succession to her brother King Alonon following the deaths of many of the royal family in the war, Tyna's mother marries after remaining single until late in life.[51]

1127 AE

  • Birth of Janine to one of two major branches of the Yhilini Royal Family.

1128 AE

1129 AE

c. 1129 - 1133 AE


1130s AE Edit

c. 1130 - 1145 AE

  • Simon spends several years living in various countries in Thenours, including some time in Ghenalon[54], and then several years exploring the Renthnor Wilds searching for knowledge that would help defeat the Incubus King.[55]
  • During this period, Hilstara transfers from the Ardan Army to the Church armies[56], then becomes a mercenary with the Redlight company.

1131 AE

1132 AE

1133 AE

1135 AE

c. 1137-1143 AE

1134 AE

1135 AE

1136 AE

c. 1136 - 1146 AE

1139 AE

  • Birth of Min.

1140s AE Edit

c. 1138 - 1145 AE

  • The Fucklord acquires a shard and seizes control over Erosia.[61]
  • Dari's family flees a smaller country in Thenours[62] by paying for passage on an ocean-going trading ship. Both her parents died during the voyage, leaving Dari an orphan in Ardoheim on her arrival.[63]

c. 1140 - 1150 AE

c. 1140 - 1145 AE

c. 1143 - 1150 AE

  • Janine and the late King of Yhilin are married and ascend the throne as co-regnants.[66]
  • Death of King of Yhilin, Janine reigns as sole monarch.

c. 1143 - 1145 AE

  • Wynn settles in Zirantia and begins living alone in the wilderness, concentrating on her research.[67]

c. 1144 - 1150 AE

  • Teenaged Dari undergoes a botched and unwanted Unwoman transformation.

1150s AE Edit

c. 1148 - 1154 AE

Events of The Last Sovereign Edit

Prologue Edit

1153 AE Autumn/Early Winter

Chapter One Edit

1153 AE Winter - 1154 AE Early Summer

  • The party spends about six months in Ari-Yhilina.[73]

Chapter Two Edit

1154 AE Summer/Early Autumn

1154 AE Autumn

  • The Reunion.
  • Ardford Summit.[75] Simon's secret surprised by Vhala.
  • Rescue of Dari. Party investigates the misuse of unpeople with Vhala.
  • The party meets Antarion, a great duelist and an incorrigible woman-chaser.
  • Trial of Radical Ivalans before King Alonon. Tyna acts as prosecutor.

1155 AE Winter/Spring

Chapter Three Edit

1155 AE Spring/Summer

1155 AE Late Summer/Autumn

3rd Arclent War Edit

1155 AE Autumn

Chapter Four Edit

1156 AE Summer/Autumn

  • One year after the end of the 3rd Arclent War, Simon relocates his headquarters to a castle abandoned by the the Incubus King on the border between New Givini, the Chalice States and Tak'Kan. The party is reassembled from their various political tasks across Arclent, and the party makes its first incursion into the Tower, or Extradimensional Space.
  • The party constructs an extension of their HQ into Extradimensional Space and stores Riala's anti-shard there. A mysterious being taking the form of a little girl takes up residence there. Yarra, Iris, Nalili and Qum all extend their lifespans by sipping from Riala's anti-shard.
  • Beginning of the Ardan Succession Crisis. The party travels to Ardford and New Givini to manipulate the competition for the Ardan succession. Kalant helps to stop an assassination attempt on Tyna which used demons as weapons. Riala, Robin, Vhala, Varia and the rest of the Ardford party encounter King Alonon in his personal part of the Tower, where he reveals his longstanding plan to make Tyna the next Queen of Ardoheim. Alonon also explains to Varia that her strange luck is a byproduct of her "Destiny". Tyna is officially designated as heir to the throne by Alonon.
  • Uyae joins the harem.
  • The party explores the "upper levels" of the Tower, encountering Xerces, the Anak of Philon. A tentative détente between Xerces and the Doom King is made, and the party is warned of an impending attack on Arclent by the Fucklord.
  • The party splits up to build extra-dimensional defenses against the Fucklord in several locations around Arclent. They encounter Ginasta and come to an understanding on the upcoming battle with her in the Tower near Zirantia. They meet Ulrissa for the first time in the Tower near Tak'Kan. The Fucklord launches his attempted invasion, but is repulsed. He is confronted directly by the Doom King and Esthera. An emissary of Stenai arrives from Thenours via airship, offering the submission of Stenai as a vassal to the Doom King, and proposes that it become a staging area for the deployment of his military for a counter-attack on Erosia. Queen Fheliel arrives in Yhilin to negotiate a secret alliance with the Doom King. Robin's membership in the Harem is revealed to the others.
  • The Lustlord offers the Doom King a secret, provisional alliance against the Fucklord and Esthera. This is dismissed as a trap by Simon and the party but is played along with to tease out more info.

ReferencesEdit

  1. blog comment
  2. Resisting the temptation to call it an "Urheimat"... It's made clear that a mutually intelligible dialect of Storgan with the Arclentian Storgan dialect is spoken in Ghenalon, because Varia is able to provide a translation for Aka of the robbers' conversation in Denmiel based on her knowledge of Ghenalese Storgan. Altina also speaks fluent Arclentian Storgan despite coming from a population of the Western Arclentian elves. Orilise's description of the etymology of the names of the three kingdoms makes it clear that the divergence of the languages is sufficiently ancient to likely be before the Arclent Era. We have no idea where the speakers of Proto-Storgan lived, but it's safe to assume there was an ancestral common population since the TLS world seems to follow the laws of Earth linguistics. The most reasonable guess is that the place of origin is the current Darghelon and Gheldaron, since this is the most central location and has the most pure concentration of elven population now.
  3. 3.0 3.1 There were "two different kingdoms" belonging to the elves in the west that were destroyed by the Incubus King per Altina when Kai asks about the shrine outside the fortress on the Withered Mountain. When Simon and Neranda discuss Dwarven atheism in Eustrin, Simon mentions that elven theologians in the northwest were Ivalans who had become atheists in all but name prior to being mostly wiped out in the invasion. One of the kingdoms must have been relatively near the Withered Mountain, since they're unlikely to have ventured far into (what is now) Ardoheim to randomly build a shrine to one of their sages there. The Withered Mountain is near the Southern extremity of the Incubus King's Domain, so it follows that there was a Northwestern elf kingdom, most likely on the coast northwest of what is now the Chalice, and a second Southwestern one encompassing territory west and south of Feroholm and the Withered Mountain. It's also a safe bet that the Northwest elf kingdom was hit first, since it would be facing Renthnor. This inference has been confirmed implicitly by SierraLee in this discussion with DukeLeto7.
  4. One hypothesizes that there is or was a Dwarren colony called "Nororin" in Renthnor.
  5. Happened in the ancient past per the monument in Eustrin. BAE date slightly more probable.
  6. The Arclent Era was defined by the deposition of an Incubus King Empire, and no others have been known in Arclent until the arrival of the Incubus King, so the tomb of the Incubus King in Zirantia must predate the Arclent Era.
  7. The tomb Biyue shows to the party is also ancient, and thus presumably also predates the Arclent Era.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 See DukeLeto7's conversation with SierraLee in the community section of the Patreon page.
  9. 9.0 9.1 See DukeLeto7's conversation on with SierraLee on the origins of the Church of Ivala in this here
  10. The Skullcrusher tells Ginasta that the Gathering has lasted a thousand years during the Carnival of Sex. The Lustlord then claims to have been ruling for an unspecified (but implicitly large) number of years in the conversation that follows. Ginasta then points out that there was a time when he was the youngest King at the Gathering. If both statements are true and taken at face value, then the Lustlord has been ruling for less than a thousand years.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 This information is gleaned from the conversation between Esthera and Simon at HQ before the first confrontation with the Fucklord.
  12. The order of seniority denotes that the Anak has been ruling for less time than the Lustlord but more time than Esthera.
  13. Esthera has been ruling for centuries, not millennia.
  14. "Centuries ago" per Simon in first conversation with Relondo in Eustrin.
  15. Conversation on the Continents in Academy Library.
  16. Sign in lobby of Academy.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 See DukeLeto7's extended conversation with SierraLee on world history issues in the 9/17/2017 Patreon update comments.
  18. Megail says this happened about a century back on entering the Eastern Deserts.
  19. It's overwhelmingly likely that Riala was born somewhere on the continent of Renthnor.
  20. He was 55 per Robin's conversation with Hilstara in the lower caverns of Devil's Pass in Chapter 1, but told the archivist that he was 56 during his stay in the Orgasmic Empire in Chapter 2, meaning he had his 56th birthday sometime in the interval between Spring and Autumn of 1153 AE. See also SL's comments on this very page here.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Conversation on family with Chaya.
  22. We know he attended at least one Gathering prior to 1153 AE, since he is listed as one of the four "regulars" during the introductions on the first day, but we have no idea when. We also don't know how long he was in Renthnor prior to his attacking Arclent, but I'm inclined to think it wasn't all that long.
  23. This is a guess as much as anything else. She had to have been alive and an adult to witness the fall of Givini, but has apparently not extended her life beyond the normal span. Her character art has white hair but no other signs of age, so a date putting her in her 50s is more likely.
  24. This has to have been recent enough that there has been no Gathering since his appearance, but prior to the Fucklord acquiring his shard, based on the order of seniority at the Gathering.
  25. Conversation with Wynn at Givini Mage Guild.
  26. Note below that Simon's Father and Step-Mother died in the war "before they could have any children". This would be a somewhat odd thing to say if their marriage had happened soon after Simon was born, which happened 15 years before the war. There being no particular reason to put off having additional children prior to the invasion of the Incubus King, this implies that the marriage took place very shortly before the war itself.
  27. She has to have been a child when she saw Simon return with Linda's body c. 1119 - 1122 AE. I'd be more inclined towards her being born around 1115 or 1116 AE, making her in her late 30s during Megail's path.
  28. 28.0 28.1 Hilstara's birth date and her being a minor by modern standards during her early military service with Simon and Wendis have been confirmed by SierraLee in this discussion with DukeLeto7.
  29. The monument in Stineford refers to the 2nd Arclent War as "King Alonon's", and he was 45 when it began, so his predecessor is very unlikely to have survived very long into the war.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 The sequence in which these kingdoms fell is a guesstimate, but the assumption that the invasion progressed from the northwest extremity of Arclent to the east and the south seems intuitive enough.
  31. Old Givini, if it was located in the same territory as New Givini, did not include the Chalice, so there must have been some other political entities here.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 See SL's comments on this very page here, which thankfully ends all dispute on this date.
  33. Vinario was located in the North of the Incubus King's Domain in what is now Tak'Kan, so it must have fallen before Western Aram.
  34. Conversation at campfire in Megail's Path. Vinario not being a part of Aram, this must have happened after Vinario was overrun.
  35. Conversation with Givini clerk in the Merchant Camp, plus the discussion of Simon's military career in "War of Lust" (you can read for free on Literotica, or you can buy it on Amazon or Smashwords to support Sierra), which pegs Givini's Last Stand after the marriage of Simon and Wendis in 1117 AE. Also, based on the dream of Wendis Simon has in the Orgasmic Empire, she asked him about his interest in a female Givini Captain, which would suggest that Givini was still a functioning country at the time they were first married. (Or at least first "dating".) Unfortunately, since Givini is evidently not the same as the Chalice (which seemed likely as of 0.28.0), we can't really be sure whether Givini fell before or after Vinario and Western Aram.
  36. Since this territory must be at least partly adjacent to the Withered Mountain, military logic suggests it fell after Givini.
  37. The storyline of "War of Lust" (you can read this story free on Literotica, or you can buy it on Amazon or Smashwords to support Sierra) happens during an operation to "(push) the Incubus King back one more step" relatively shortly after Givini's Last Stand, meaning there were at least some strategic counter-offensives before the Unpeople were introduced. SierraLee used the term "ebb and flow of the war" in response to comment asking for clarification on the details of the story.
  38. The text "War of Lust" (you can read this story free on Literotica, or you can buy it on Amazon or Smashwords to support Sierra) says Wynn went to Zirantia, but this is chronologically impossible and SL has acknowledged that this is a gaffe for Aram in conversation with DukeLeto7.
  39. This story is told in "War of Lust" (you can read this story free on Literotica, or you can buy it on Amazon or Smashwords to support Sierra).
  40. This is implied to have been a late war turning point.
  41. See conversation with DukeLeto7 again.
  42. Palina is surprised Simon recognizes her as an adult, implying that they last met before she was. That means she'd have to have been a child when she saw Simon carrying back Linda's body. This effectively means that this has to have taken place while Simon was fighting in Aram itself, since there is no reason for an Aramite child to have been near the line of battle anywhere but Aram. Since there is no indication that any fighting against the Incubus King took place in Aram after the official end of the war, and no indication of any other conflict of any kind in Aram that Simon and Wendis would have been involved in since, it follows that Linda died during the war. Palina was also quite clear that Simon and Wendis were already married when the affair with Linda took place.
  43. Conversation on entering Devil's Pass. There being no way to get into Devil's Pass except by starting in Yhilin or the Stineford region, and it being unlikely to have happened during his advance into Stineford as opposed to his retreat, this had to be after he was kicked out of Stineford. (SL notes that teleportation was disabled by divine magic of the same type as Ivala's Wall at this time here.) It's a fair bet that his being personally trapped in this area led directly to the treaty that officially ended the war.
  44. She is listed as Yhilini.
  45. Hilstara fought with Simon and Wendis in the Ardan armies as a young teenager after the war officially ended. She refers explicitly to her service with the "Church armies" prior to becoming a mercenary in the conversation with Simon while they wait for her custom helmet.
  46. Yarra says her nationality is Rodakian at the Reunion.
  47. Robin says that the Incubus King invaded "what is now" Zirantia, implying that Zirantia was not in existence prior to this point. We have no indication how long the Zirantian campaign lasted other than that it began after the end of the 2nd Arclent War but before the death of Wendis.
  48. Hilstara says they served together in the Ardan Army.
  49. SL says that they met Hilstara years after the marriage in Zirantia.
  50. This happened while she was still a child per her conversation with Simon while setting up the explosives before the battle with the orc horde.
  51. See conversation between DukeLeto7 and SierraLee here. I am guessing the marriage took place ~3-7 years prior to Tyna's birth.
  52. Riala's conversation during the meeting with Sarai and Janine at the end of Chapter 1 implies that she witnessed Wendis' death.
  53. Robin indicates that the amphibious assault happened before Zirantia existed as a nation when describing Wendis' death in Wynn's lab. 1133 AE is an absolute maximum for the founding of Zirantia, because it has been existing more than two decades per Simon (Stineford Academy library conversation), and the Divine Claw has been around since at least Uyae's birth in 1133 AE.
  54. Conversation with Fheliel during trade negotiations.
  55. Conversation in Academy Library. No wild oats were sown. It is unlikely he would have gone wandering like this after adopting Robin or before the death of Wendis.
  56. She mentions serving with the Church armies while her custom helm is being crafted.
  57. Tyna said her mother had died when she was very young, guesstimating as being between age 2 and age 8.
  58. There are reasons to suspect that Nalili is 18 in succubus years instead of human years...
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 From a certain point of view.
  60. Megail describes the Lady Megail as having been a "young woman" and the slum girl she abused as "about the same age". That implies an age of 16-26 for the time of the events in question, but the earlier half of that date range is a bit more probable, giving more time for her to gain experience as a merchant.
  61. The presence of an Erosian child in his harem at The Gathering precludes his celibacy spell being cast prior to ~1145. Fheliel remembers his first appearance in Thenours during her reign. Elves have shorter life spans than humans in TLS and she doesn't look older than 45, so she is extremely unlikely to have been on the throne 15 years prior to The Gathering. Lastly, the Fucklord's activities in Thenours are implied to have caused Dari's family to flee, and she was a child when it happened. Also, as Yarra implies, his current regime is unlikely to thrive for more than one generation before population issues make it implode. There's also no indication that the Fucklord waited long after acquiring his shard to take over Erosia, as it was one of the major ones and subtlety is not his forte...
  62. Possibly either Tatseni or Stenai, but Dari specifically says it's one we would not have heard of, and we met a woman of a Tatseni background in the Stineford brothel, and that person gave no indication that Tatseni was all that obscure.
  63. First conversation with Dari in "The Hole" near Ardford.
  64. He's after the Fucklord by order of seniority, so he must have gotten his shard some time after the Fucklord.
  65. She was "elementary aged" at the time, see blog comment thread here.
  66. She's unlikely to have married and taken the throne before she was age 16, plus needs to have had a few years reigning alone before the first coup attempt.
  67. Wynn tells Simon she has been living alone in her lab for "about a decade" when they first meet again in Zirantia. Other conversations with Simon indicate that they had run into each other multiple times and in multiple locations for several years prior to her settling in Zirantia.
  68. Must have been just recent enough to have given time for Aka to build up a grudge against her.
  69. The majority of students are teenagers, implying that Robin would have been a teenager or pre-teen when she arrived.
  70. He's unlikely to have undertaken covert military service while Robin was still a child in his household.
  71. I'd be inclined to say this did happen 1154 AE because the imprisonment seems to have had a length of weeks or months, not years.
  72. There's less wiggle room here on the timeline than would appear. The game can't have started before Midwinter because there's a person in the Yhilini Hall of Petitions soliciting donations for the Midwinter ball at the end of Chapter 1. This same person is soliciting donations for the Midsummer Ball at the start of Chapter 2 and donations for the Midautumn Ball in Aka's Path. Conversation with the citizens in Feroholm in Chapter 1 indicate a concern regarding the impending winter, which also suggests an autumn date for the start of the game. Robin says that Simon turned 55 "earlier this year", but he is 56 when he speaks to the archivist in the Orgasmic Empire the next summer, which is consistent with an autumn 1153 AE date for Chapter 1.
  73. The Yhilini Midwinter Ball has not happened yet at the end of Chapter 1, and the Midsummer Ball is pending at the start of Chapter 2, implying a time skip of about six months.
  74. Even accounting for travel time from the Orgasmic Empire to Ari-Yihilina, the party split cannot have been much more than 120 days. And the same putz as above solicited Aka for donations for the "Midautumn Ball" at the start of her path.
  75. There is a standing field of wheat at the shrine on the road to Ardford that isn't yet ripe, so this had to have taken place towards the start of Autumn.
  76. No winter weather during the Battle of Yhilin, plus Simon states that the party has been focused on the details of the plan for "several months" during the council of war at the Retreat on the day before the battle.
  77. The expansion of the Ch 1-Ch 2 interval correspondingly compresses the Governing Yhilin portions of Ch 3.
  78. This is unmissable, right?
  79. Aram is rather far North of the equator, so Summer would likely be the only time its deserts were all that hot... but then again Aram's climate as a whole is rather nuts.