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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #120 on: December 02, 2009, 03:52:22 AM »
I think that last quote is what BW was referring to.
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #121 on: December 03, 2009, 05:24:10 PM »
Also I didn't see that whole
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #122 on: December 03, 2009, 09:04:08 PM »
Im looking through the epiogue and Im not seeing this refernce to Last Year you guys are talking about, where is it?  I see several references to how it was six months ago
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  The only reference to "last year" is "Last year we were marching with legions saving the Realm"  which has been true since CF.

I did have one question though.
Do all the various races use the same calendar? They are on the Alera Continent now, but I'm not sure there would be uniformity?   .... M.

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #123 on: December 03, 2009, 09:48:23 PM »
well, iirc varg mentioned that the canim reckon years differently than alerans do, when talking about his age.  My guess is that they will conform to the aleran calendar in
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and for trade reasons since the alerans are kind of the core of these various alliances as well as in the geographically center. 
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #124 on: December 06, 2009, 08:36:32 AM »
are we talking about last year or a year ago?
and does anyone know what a normal Marat pregnancy is?
Is it nine moons, does that refer to Eatrh moons or Aleran moons?
although we do know that an Aleran year is roughly an Earth year

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #125 on: December 08, 2009, 07:21:53 PM »
are we talking about last year or a year ago?
The time of the FLF epilogue
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and does anyone know what a normal Marat pregnancy is?
6 Months iirc
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Is it nine moons, does that refer to Earth moons or Aleran moons?
although we do know that an Aleran year is roughly an Earth year
As per the long and drawn out conversation a few pages ago, we are going to assume that the Aleran time measurements line up to earth ones, Unless and until we get some reason to think otherwise.
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #126 on: October 14, 2010, 02:55:40 AM »
I am making an assumption that FoC takes place at the same time as our own time.
That means that FoC takes place in 2004 AD (or CE)

Date in Our TimeDate Relative to Furies of CalderonEvents
9 AD1,995 Years beforeRoman 17th, 18th and 19th Legions plus Germanic opponents sent to Carna
10 AD1,994 Years beforeApia Founded on Carna
C. 500 AD~1,500 Years beforeFury Crafting Discovered
C. 1,000 AD~1,000 Years beforeHouse of Gauis becomes First Lords of Alera
C. 1,150 AD~850 Years beforeSenatorum founded & Gray Tower built
C. 1,500 AD~500 Years beforeChildren of the Sun destroyed in Feverthorn Jungle
1989 AD16 Years beforeGauis Septimus Wounded at the Battle of the Seven Hills
Gauis Septimus marries Isana

1989 AD15 Years beforeFirst Battle ofCalderon
Gauis Septimus Killed by Kalurus Brencis Majoris, High Lord Rhodes & Lady Invidia + others,
Gauis Octavian Born

1999 AD 10 Years BeforeGauis Sextus marries Attica Caria
2004 AD1 Day BeforeAmara ex Cursori and Fidelias ex Cursori begin final training exercise for Amara ex Cursori

I would like to flush this out more so posts and I will update as more info comes in I am stopping at the start of Furies of Calderon as we know what happens from there on out

Thaks Priscilla for the correction (but what are the odds that it was exactly between us)

it's sort of bugging me that  the time line is still stating that first Calderon was 15 years before second Calderon, it was said in the first book and has been discussed that the battle happened earlier and Isana lied about Tavi's age, and he was born during the battle. The time line should note that it happened about 16-17 years before FoC

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #127 on: October 14, 2010, 03:32:14 AM »
I thought Tavi was 15 in FoC? (Note, it's been awhile since I've read that one, as I don't own FoC or AF)

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #128 on: October 14, 2010, 03:39:44 AM »
Okay, give me a couple days, and I'll start on a comprehensive timeline.  Need to order the hardcovers and grab em from the library while waiting for them to come in.  I need another Industrious Little Gnome Project, and I was going to do this soon anyway.  :D

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #129 on: October 14, 2010, 03:49:33 AM »
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #130 on: October 14, 2010, 04:16:34 AM »
Why yes, yes we are.

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #131 on: October 14, 2010, 05:22:17 PM »
I'm WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Y late to this party. But wouldn't the IX Legio Hispana (Ninth Hispanic Legion) have been the one to disappear in 117 AD?

As far as I know that's the "famous" Lost legion.
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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #132 on: October 14, 2010, 10:11:26 PM »
I thought Tavi was 15 in FoC? (Note, it's been awhile since I've read that one, as I don't own FoC or AF)

i loaned my FoC copy to my friend, so i can't get you a page number,  :-\ but i'm certain it's stated when they were in the princeps' grave site or when they were leaving that the battle had happened almost 17 years before, which makes sense since Isana lied about his age. so yeah it happened at least 16 years almost 17 after the first Caldernon

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #133 on: October 15, 2010, 06:22:48 AM »
Tavis PoV: "A horde hadn’t been seen in more than fifteen years—not since before Tavi was born,"

Gaius: "The furies of earth and air and wood whisper everywhere that something dangerous is abroad and that the peace our land has enjoyed these past fifteen years nears its end."

Amara: "Marat? The savages hadn’t given the Realm any trouble since the incident on this very site, fifteen or sixteen years ago. Amara had"

Amara: "The Marat had returned to the Calderon Valley, something that had not happened in nearly seventeen years."

Isana about Araris: She turned to face him and said, very quietly, very firmly, “Yes, Tavi. He died. Fifteen years ago. Do you understand?”

I took those from an e-book, so i don't have page number either...

So, accounts vary from 15 to "nearly 17" years
Tavi looks young for his age, Amara estimates him at 12-13.
Isana might have been able to disguise Tavis age from strangers, but there is just no way that she'd be able to shave 2 years of his real age when dealing with people she sees every day.
What would she say: "Oh, this child here, my nephew... he was born two years after his mother died" ??
No, people knew how old Tavi was, Isana just made him look younger so that people wouldn't get ideas.

I think 15 Years is pretty well established, but that my be just me.

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Re: Codex Alera Timeline
« Reply #134 on: October 15, 2010, 08:54:32 PM »
No worries, I'll sort it out, picked up FoC and AF today.