This timeline for the Tortallan Universe tries to list all relevant events by date. The information is taken from the books and supplemented with information Tamora Pierce gave in interviews.
2nd century HEEdit
- 127 - The Tortallan Provost's Guard was founded under King Baird III of Tortall and the Lord Provost Padraig haMinch
- 143 - Padraig haMinch's term as Lord Provost ended
- Dilsubai Haiming was the last raka Queen of the Copper Isles
- 174, April 5 - Rittevon of Lenman and his allies, among them Ludas Jimajen, begin their assault on the Copper Isles
- 185, Midsummer's Day - The first Rittevon of Lenman was crowned King of the Copper Isles and established a new ruling line in the isles
3rd century HEEdit
· Rebakah ‘Beka’ Cooper is born
· Beka leads the Lord Provost Gershom of Haryse to the Bold Brass Gang
· Beka and her family move into the Lord Provost’s home
· The Shadow Snake Gang claims their first victim
· Beka’s first day as trainee Dog
· Beka catches Shadow Snake gang after a month in the Provost’s Dogs
· Beka catches colemongers in Port Caynn
5th century HEEdit
410 - 420Edit
416 - Ralon of Malvern born.
417 - Prince Jonathan born. Son of King Roald "The Peacemaker" and Queen Lianne.
420 - Thom and Alanna of Trebond born. Son and Daughter of Sir Alan of Trebond.
421 - 430Edit
422 - Arram Draper born. Now known as Numair Salmalin. Parents unknown.
429 - Start of ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE. Alanna and her identical twin Thom switch places.
- Alanna goes to the palace to become a knight. (May). Ralon of Malvern starts picking on 'Alan'.
- Alanna defeats Ralon in hand to hand combat. Ralon leaves court(Autumn).
- Gary, Alex and Raoul made into squires.
- [Alanna age 11. Jonathan age 13. Raoul age 14. Gary age 14. Alex age 14. Ralon age 14.]
430 - ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE continued.
- Sweating Fever strikes the city of Corus in March (Spring).
- Francis of Nond, Alanna's good friend, dies of the Sweating Fever.
- Jonathan contracts the Sweating Fever, but Alanna saves him by using her strong Gift and by calling the Gods.
- Duke Roger arrives at the palace.
- Alanna gets her first horse, Moonlight, and Jon gets Darkness.
- Fencing Lessons begin (Winter).
- [Alanna age 12. Jonathan age 15].
431 - 440Edit
431 - ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE continued.
- Alanna humiliated in her first free style fighting against Sacherell.
- Alanna gets her period in May. (Spring).
- Alanna gets Lightning. (Autumn).
- [Alanna age 13]
432 - ALANNA: THE FIRST ADVENTURE continued.
- Alanna beats Geoffrey of Meron in freestyle fencing in April. (Spring).
- The squires and Alanna go down to Persopolis in Fief Meron. Jon and
Alanna defeat the Ysandir in The Black City. Jon discovers Alanna's true sex but still decides to make Alanna his squire.
- [Alanna age 14]
433 - Start of IN THE HAND OF THE GODDESS. Alanna receives a token from the Great Mother Goddess and also gets Faithful - a black cat with purple eyes.
- Tusaine embassy comes to Tortall. Alanna defeats Dain - a rude Tusaine knight - in fencing.
- Jon starts his affair with Delia. (Winter).
- [Alanna age 15. Jon age 19].
434 - IN THE HAND OF THE GODDESS continued.
- The battle at the Drell River. (Summer). Alanna is approached by Duke Roger. She turns down his offer of friendship. Alanna is then captured by Tusaine soldiers but rescued by Jon and other Tortall soldiers.
- Alanna starts dressing like a girl with the help of Eleni Cooper.
435 - IN THE HAND OF THE GODDESS continued.
- Duke Roger bewitches a wolf- Demon Grey - to kill Alanna, but Alanna slays the animal. (February - Winter).
- Jon and Alanna sleep together. (Summer).
- [Alanna age 17].
436 - IN THE HAND OF THE GODDESS continued.
- Alanna almost drowns while ice skating in January. (Winter). A messenger George sent to Thom was killed.
- Alanna and George visit Thom at the City of the Gods in April.
- Alanna becomes a knight of Tortall and kills Duke Roger after stealing evidence from his room.
- [Alanna age 18].
437 - Start of THE WOMAN WHO RIDES LIKE A MAN. Alanna's first year as a knight. She becomes a Bazhir shaman and Jonathan becomes the Voice of the tribes. Alanna is adopted by Sir Myles of Olau. Duke Roger is raised from the dead by Thom.
- Ali Mukhtab (former Voice of the tribes), Akhnan Ibn Nazzir (former Shaman of the Bloody Hawk) and the Sorceress of Alois die.
- Daine born. Daughter of Sarra Beneksri and the God Weiryn. Conceived on Beltane.
438 - Start of LIONESS RAMPANT. Alanna collects the Dominion Jewel from the Roof Of The World and kills Duke Roger for the second time.
- Princes Thayet, Buri and Liam Ironarm - the Shang Dragon - journey to Tortall.
- Jonathan's coronation - he becomes King of Tortall.
- George kills Claw.
- Liam Ironarm dies defending Jonathan.
- End of SONG OF THE LIONESS quartet.
-- Nealan of Queenscove born. Son of Duke Baird of Queensclove.
439 - Jon and Thayet get married.
440 - First complete year of reign.
441 - 450Edit
441 - Second year of reign.
- Prince Roald born. Son of King Jonathan the Third and Queen Thayet.
442 - Third year of reign.
- Princess Kalasin born. Daughter of King Jonathan the Third and Queen Thayet.
- Keladry of Mindelan born. Daughter of Baron Piers and Lady Ilane of Mindelan.
443 - Fourth year of reign.
444 - Fifth year of reign.
- Thom of Pirate's Swoop born. Son of Sir Alanna of Olau and Pirate's Swoop and Baron George Cooper of Pirate's Swoop.
445 - Sixth year of reign.
446 - Seventh year of reign.
- Twins Alan and Alianne born. Son and daughter of Sir Alanna of Olau and Pirate's Swoop and Baron George Cooper of Pirate's Swoop.
447 - Eighth year of reign. Mages in Carthak found spells that opened the gate separating the human and Divine Realms.
448 - Ninth year of reign.
449 - Tenth year of reign.
- Start of WILD MAGIC. March. Onua takes Daine and Rider ponies to Tortall. Daine learns to heal animals. Rider trainees taken to Pirate's Swoop for Summer camp. Pirate's Swoop attacked by Carthaki raiders. A dragonet
- Kitten (Skysong) is born.
- [Daine age 13. Numair age 27. Prince Roald age 9. Princess Kalasin age 8. Alanna age 31.]
450 - Eleventh year of reign.
451 - 460Edit
451 - Twelfth year of reign.
- Group of Riders disappeared near Dunlath in March. Twenty Tortallan
soldiers from the army vanished in the same area in July.
- Start of WOLF-SPEAKER. (Autumn). September. Plot to overthrow King Jonathan discovered. Yolane of Dunlath arrested for high treason. Lord Belden committed suicide. Tristan Staghorn was turned into a tree by Numair.
- Prince Roald becomes a page.
452 - Thirteenth year of reign.
- Start of EMPEROR MAGE. (Autumn). Peace talks in Carthak fail. Ozorne transformed into a Stormwing. Prince Kaddar becomes Emperor. Peace treaty signed between Tortall and Carthak. [Daine age 15.]
- Start of REALMS OF THE GODS. (Winter). Death of Ozorne and Inar
Hadensra. [Daine age 16. Numair age 30. Kitten almost age 3.]
- Start of FIRST TEST. Kel is made a probationer. [Kel age 10. Neal age
15. Prince Roald age 12.].
453 - Fourteenth year of reign.
- FIRST TEST continued. (Summer).
- Start of PAGE. (Autumn) September. Kel now in her second year as a page. No longer a probationer. Kel discovers she's grown breasts. [Kel age 11 Cleon age 14]
454 - PAGE continued. (Late Winter - Early Spring) Kel gets her period on the day of the second year tests for the pages.
- Kel, Faleron, Neal, Prosper, Merric, Owen and Seaver discover a group of bandits while hunting for food and are forced to fight. (Summer camp).
Kel shows her leadership and tactic skills.
455 - PAGE continued. Kel gets her first compliment from Lord Wyldon!
(Winter). Kel passes third year examinations. (Spring) Is now a fourth year page.
456 - Lalasa kidnapped in order to stop Kel attending the exams. Kel rescues Lalasa and passes exams for Squire two days later. (Spring). End of PAGE.
457- Start of SQUIRE
461 - 470Edit
461- Keladry of Mindelan becomes a knight
462- the Scanran War ends