Year by Year Timeline
This is a year by year time-line meant to tell who is where at what time and when certain things happened (already published in stories). Please keep all entries as brief as possible.
For story planning there's a more general past/present/future timeline (future events there still subject to change) and a weather timeline for significant weather events planned or already mentioned in stories.
Misha arrived at Metamor Keep and discovers that muffins are good!
September: 1st Battle of Hareford. Town falls after a tough but short fight. Battle of 3 Gates and the curse takes effect
May: George arrives at the Keep and gets command of all scouts.
July: 2nd Battle of Hareford. Hareford retaken by Keepers. A long running battle for control of the town and surrounding area begins.
September 12th: Last attempt to retake Hareford made by Nasoj fails in a battle called the 3rd Battle of Hareford. Town remains in Keeper hands.
Long Scouts are founded.
June: Zynaid Amadias and Parnsus Scolastin are shipwrecked somewhere in the Central Sea
September: The first MK story by Copernicus is set at this point.
Michael is changed into a beaver.
Michael is changed into a plaid beaver.
March: Charles is forced to break his vow of pacifism in the story "Fetish". Later attacks the Duke and is thrown in the dungeon.
April: Phil sends Charles to retrieve a magical amulet from Arabarb. Charles undoes his vow and may now use his Sondecki powers again.
Lord Loriod attempts a coup using the Censer of Yajakali. Duke Thomas crushes Loriod, while Wessex seals the Censer away inside Metamor.
Misha and Caroline start dating. Caroline becomes a Long scout.
Rickkter's arrival at the Keep and change into a raccoon.
Misha's Full form is reawakened and the Taur form is discovered.
June: Ambassador Yonson, a Weathermonger, arrives at Metamor.
Charles joins the Long Scouts.
July: Wessex begins having nightmares involving Zagrosek and the Censer.
August: Craig killed and Caroline taken prisoner but is quickly rescued.
Murikeer arrives at Metamor with Llyn after destroying Nasoj's road.
October: Patriarch Akabaieth visits Metamor in the story "Liturgy of Blood". He and most of his entourage are killed by Zagrosek. Only Egland, Bryonoth, Kashin, and Vinsah survive.
December 24: Wessex is murdered by Agathe and his reanimated corpse undoes the sealing spells on the Censer. Charles, Jerome, Garigan, and Zagrosek kill the Shrieker that is unleashed in the aftermath.
December 24 - 31: Winter Assault takes place. Massive surprise attack on the keep by Nasoj fails but only at great cost.
January: Jan 2 An army moves north from the Valley to counterattack Nasoj. Edmund first moves through the Haunted Woods and meets the Shadow Fox guarding it.
January 4 - Battle of Archford Crossing. Nasoj's forces are routed. (Covered in the story Counterstrike).
Edmund Delacot decides to stay at the Keep and is changed into a cheetah.
Zagrosek's presence at Metamor and Charles's hiding of this fact are discovered. Phil is nearly possessed by Zagrosek, but after receiving news that his father, King Tenomides of Whales is gravely ill, resigns his post as head of Metamor's Intelligence and returns to Whales. Charles and Kimberly are wed and move to Glen Avery.
Zagrosek and Agathe send the Sword of Yajakali through the Pillars of Ahdyojiak to Bishop Jothay in Yesulam.
Febuary: Stealth heads to the Keep in self-imposed exile and is changed into a cheetah.
March: Misha is ambushed and loses axe, but recovers it after a daring strike against Nasojassa.
Edmund befriends Stealth.
A trio of Questioners come to Metamor to investigate the Patriarch's murder.
April: Duke Thomas is freed from the enslaving control of a magical halter that attempted to make him a horse in mind and body.
May: Gordon Argentarge arrives as blacksmith in Metamor
Kimberly gives birth to five baby rats!
June: Edmund and his troops spend the month at Hareford on duty. Stealth also comes. They meet Nestorius.
Yonson, Agathe, Zagrosek, and the Marquis du Tournemire tie the Censer to Metamor in the belfry. Habakkuk leads a group to stop them but fail. Yonson is killed in the battle. Charles is turned into living stone. Habakkuk then leads a group of Keepers on a quest to Marzac to defeat the Marquis and his allies.
July: Murikeer, Malger and Vinsah part company in Silvassa.
August: Bradanes refugees start arriving at Metamor to be cured by the curse.
September: Andwyn begins spying on several persons of interest, using Stealth as a pawn.
Bishop Jothay ties the Sword of Yajakali in Yesulam but is killed by Kashin and Nemgas.
Kozaithy arrives at Metamor.
October: The reconstruction of the Jolly Collie in stone is completed in Euper.
Stealth goes feral and almost kills Cathal as side effect from Pascal's cold potion.
Patriarch Geshter is freed from the corruption of Marzac.
October 30: Jessica kills Agathe in the Imbervand and is gifted with the secrets of the Pillars of Ahdyojiak.
December: (12/24) Duke Thomas marries Alberta Artelanoth.
(12/22) Habakkuk's band defeats the Marquis, Yajakali, and destroys the power of Marzac. Habakkuk and Qan-af-årael lose their lives in the process.
(12/23) Exiled William Dupré arrives at Metamor.
George begins openly dating Terrant.
January: William Dupré is assigned to Hareford (Outpost) for life as its military leader.
Thanh Tan-mos arrives at Metamor from Lom Shi'Un.
February: Stealth and Edmund are transformed into cheetah cubs for a day, the incident is concealed by Terrant.
Andwyn's operations are exposed, leading to strained relations with the Longs.
February 9: Matthias and the rest of the Marzac crew returns to Metamor.
February 23-March 2: Bishop Tyrion Verdane visits Metamor Valley and assigns more Ecclesia priests.
March 4-11: Bubonic plague strikes Metamor Keep via an idol of Tallakath, destroyed by Lightbringers and others.
March 20: The Quarantine of Metamor Keep and Euper is lifted.
Late March -Early April: Events in Second Steps where Thomas and Misha meet with Lutin chief.
April 15: Baron Calephas is killed and Arabarb freed. Lindsey is transformed into a dragon in the process.
May 5: Jessica will finally be freed from Marzac's corruption and the new hyacinth will be destroyed ('Dominion of the Hyacinth')
Current ongoing plots (both in progress and finished) of note. Here new and current writers can review what is occurring with locations and notable characters and how to avoid, or interact, with them and the authors involved in their writing.
~March 22 - ~April 8 Kuna is deposed as "Grand Master" and a new Headmaster is chosen to rebuild and lead the Mages Guild.
April - May Merai will be captured by Sathmore's forces, and before she can be rescued, she will agree to a plan of Suspira's, seduce the emperor of Sathmore, and have Alarun, the corrupted Lothanas of Elvquelin killed and his head sent to Raven as proof that the corruption in the Lightbringers is at an end. (Of course, Merai's corruption is just beginning)
~May 12 Charles, after sinking into despair over the loss of his son Ladero, will finally embark on a trip through the hells themselves to at least see his son one more time, while pondering whether he can take his son back as well. The conclusion will free him, the last of the companions, from Marzac's corruption and bring an end to its interference in the world. (upcoming tale: 'Divine Travails of Rats')
~May 14 William Dupré decides upon a course of action that will take years, but will forever after change the face of the Metamor Valley. He intends to build a massive wall across the Giant's Dike. (upcoming tale: 'Designing a New Valley')
~May 16 - June 709 CR Charles will take his family, along with Malger, Misanthe, Lindsey, Pharcellus, Lubec, Quoddy, Machias, Jerome and Garigan back to Sondeshara (upcoming story: 'Delivering a Ferret'). Charles and his family, along with the dragons and most of the rest, will return sometime in June 709.
~710-714 CR Not established in any detailed plot outline (and thus available for use) — In late 710 whispers from the north indicate that there is considerable unrest brewing among the Lutin tribes. Through 712 CR local raids begin to fall off markedly and news reaches Metamor of a great… something… happening among the Lutin tribes. They seem to be in the midst of some sort of civil war, and an as-yet-unknown tribe is gaining dominance. Understandably this does not sit well with anyone. Through 713 further news comes that the dominant tribe has consolidated its strength and the war is, essentially, over. But now there is a huge force of Lutins out there somewhere in the Giant Downs, but no one knows where.
~712 CR Although their numbers were still few, automations have began to gain recognition and popularity in the Keep, after recovery of more ancient automatia runes and records. This, however, this has led to a division in the occupants of the Keep. An unknown automation had repeatedly attacked Keepers and travelers alike, and after the reports of such reach the general population, most in the Keep split into two sides: One supporting the automations and encouraging others to embrace the change, believing that automations could solve all problems; while the other side completely condemning the automations and even called for them to be destroyed, stating that both automation and the ancient magic inside them are dangerous. They led frequent protests, often clashing with groups of different ideology in the city. These clashes had became more and more violent, often resulting in severe injuries. They eventually escalated to a point where a group captured Madog from the Keep and intended to destroy it. Madog was rescued eventually. With negotiations, the two groups finally did compromise, agreeing to at least give automations a chance to prove themselves.
~June 714 CR A great host of Lutins encamps north of the now-fortified Dikes, but makes no move to sortie against those defenses. A missive is sent to Metamor Keep seeking an audience on the Summer Solstice. Duke Thomas is not invited in that missive, but attends the meeting anyway. The new 'King' of the lutins demands one thing: Peace. After lengthy negotiations Duke Thomas agrees to that entreaty and allows a limited number of Lutins to enter Metamor and reside within. This, of course, is not taken easily by the populace for years and decades following, but they grudgingly accept that peace with the Lutins is better than the constant wars of the past.
Past plots, some with ongoing threads. These plots are considered, for the most part, complete in their original inception. Some events, such as the Winter Assault, cannot be added to without some considerable explanations concerning the desire to include additional pieces.
Calendar Dates in 708 CR
January has 31 days. Sundays are 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
The full moon occurs on January 7.
February has 30 days. Sundays are 6, 13, 20, 27.
The full moon occurs on February 5.
March has 31 days. Sundays are 4, 11, 18, 25.
Important days include the Vernal Equinox which is March 21.
The full moon occurs on March 4.
April has 30 days. Sundays are 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Important days include Palm Sunday which is April 1, and Easter which is April 8.
The full moon occurs on April 2.
May has 31 days. Sundays are 6, 13, 20, 27.
The full moon occurs on May 1 and 30.
June has 30 days. Sundays are 3, 10, 17, 24
Important days include Summer Solstice which is on June 21.
The full moon occurs on June 28.
July has 31 days. Sundays are 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
The full moon occurs on July 27.
August has 30 days. Sundays are 5, 12, 19, 26.
The full moon occurs on August 25.
September has 31 days. Sundays are 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
Important days include the Autumnal Equinox which is on September 22.
The full moon occurs on September 24.
October has 30 days. Sundays are 7, 14, 21, 28.
The full moon occurs on October 22.
November has 31 days. Sundays are 5, 12, 19, 26.
The full moon occurs on November 21.
December has 30 days. Sundays are 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Important dates include the Winter Solstice which begins on December 22, and the Feast of the Nativity on December 25. Also, the first anniversary of Duke Thomas's Wedding on December 24.
The full moon occurs on December 19.