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Darkness Comes to Kurald Galain Edit

The First Days of the Sundering of Emurlahn Edit

K'Chain Che'Malle civil warEdit

298,665 years before Burn's Sleep Edit

119,739 years before Burn's Sleep Edit

119,736 years before Burn's Sleep Edit

92,836 years before Burn's Sleep Edit

33,421 years before Burn's Sleep Edit

  • Seventh century of the 12th Lamatath campaign of the Jaghut War[35]

6,031 years before Burn's Sleep Edit

  • Hel'eth Jal Im (Pogrom of the White Stag), 51st Jaghut War[36]

3,411 years before Burn's Sleep Edit

3,011 years before Burn's Sleep Edit

  • The Stormwall is completed, the beginning of the Korel calendar[38]

837 years before Burn's Sleep Edit

835 years before Burn's Sleep Edit

1st year of Burn's Sleep Edit

  • Sensing the coming battle against the Crippled God's infection within her flesh, Burn sleeps. She makes of herself a weapon, placing all of her spirit and power into a hammer capable of breaking the chains poisoning her.[41]
  • After several thousand years on his "solitary path", Caladan Brood returns around this time bearing the hammer of Burn. He, Rake, Hood, and the Queen of Dreams agree that the hammer should not be used.[42][43]

263rd year of Burn's Sleep Edit

264th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

363rd year of Burn's Sleep Edit

758th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

764th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

  • Approximate year that the River Catlin reroutes itself away from Saltoan. The city attempts to recapture river traffic by constructing Korselan's Canal, but is unable to halt its inevitable decline.[49]

1012th year of Burn's SleepEdit

Path to AscendancyEdit

1058th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1061th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

  • Approximate year when Itko Kan becomes part of the Malazan Empire[56]

1066th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1067th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1080th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1084th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

  • Year(+/- 1) of Dujek Onearm's birth according to a reference in Gardens of the Moon.[63] Go to Talk:Timeline for discussion of possible timeline inconsistency.

1085th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1099th year of Burn's SleepEdit

  • The ice filling Buryd Fissure in the Teblor lands of the Laederon Plateau suddenly melts. It reveals the preserved bodies of countless beasts and the bodies and broken stone weapons of an ancient T'lan Imass battle much to the Teblor elders' puzzlement.[65]

1101st year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1104th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1123rd year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1134th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1135th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1141st year of Burn's SleepEdit

1142nd year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1143rd year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1144th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1145th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

  • Korelri year 4156 SW (Since the Wall)[76]
  • Year 11 of the Malazan Occupation of the Lands of Fist[76]

1147th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

  • His small army facing nightly maulings from three tribal nations, Dassem Ultor develops a Malazan strategy that will still be known and practiced as 'Dassem's answer' decades later[77]
  • Crusade of 1147 - The Nathii call for the obliteration of the Teblor of the Laederon Plateau[78]

1148th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1149th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1150th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1151st year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1152nd year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1152/1153 Burn's Sleep Edit

1153rd year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1154th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1155th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1156th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1157th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1158th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1159th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1160th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1161st year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1162nd year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1163rd year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1164th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1165th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1166th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

1167th year of Burn's Sleep Edit

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Significant plot details end here.
Spoiler warning: The following section contains significant plot details about Gardens of the Moon and Deadhouse Gates.

Speculations on the start of Burn's Sleep calendar yearEdit

The first day of the Burn's Sleep calendar year may be tied to be the first day of Spring instead of the Malazan equivalent of our January 1st. In Gardens of the Moon the changeover from the Year of the Tusk to the Year of the Moon's Tears was tied to the Gedderone Fête celebrating the first day of Spring.[157][158] It is unclear if the Burn's Sleep calendar followed the same convention. The majority of events covered in Gardens of the Moon leading to the Gedderone Fete were recorded as occurring in 1163 BS.[159] The events of Memories of Ice were recorded as occurring two months after the Fete in 1164 BS.[160] But the Prologue of Deadhouse Gates begins in 1163 BS with the events of the Gedderone Fête already known.[161] Assuming the date is not an error by Erikson, Tavore Paran's ascension to Adjunct was either near instantaneous with Lorn's death or the Burn's Sleep year actually began some time in the two month window between the Fête and the start of Memories of Ice.

Significant plot details end here.

Speculations on the length of a yearEdit

A comment made in Midnight Tides seemed to indicate a year in the Malazan world may only have been around 200 days long.

Spoiler warning: The following section contains significant plot details about Midnight Tides.

After being told Gerun Eberict had killed two to three thousand people in the past year,[162] Bugg estimated that the Finadd was killing ten to fifteen people a day. [163] (Using those numbers: 10x200=2000 and 15x200=3000).

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Notes and ReferencesEdit

  1. Forge of Darkness, Chapter 3, UK HC p.55
  2. Forge of Darkness, Chapter 9, UK HC p.264-5
  3. Forge of Darkness, Chapter 3, UK HC p.78
  4. Forge of Darkness, Chapter 2, UK HC p.50
  5. Forge of Darkness, Chapter 9, UK HC p.270-1
  6. Forge of Darkness, Chapter 20, UK HC p.651
  7. Forge of Darkness, Chapter 20, UK HC p.660
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Midnight Tides, Prologue
  9. Midnight Tides, Chapter 16, UK MMPB p.618
  10. Midnight Tides, Prologue, US SFBC p.24-25
  11. Midnight Tides, Chapter 17, US SFBC p.535-537
  12. Midnight Tides, Chapter 7, US SFBC p.229-230
  13. Midnight Tides, Chapter 3, US SFBC p.116-119
  14. Midnight Tides, Chapter 3, US SFBC p.117-118
  15. Memories of Ice, Chapter 15, UK MMPB p.592-593
  16. Midnight Tides, Prologue, US SFBC p.22
  17. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  18. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  19. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  20. House of Chains, Chapter 16
  21. House of Chains, Chapter 16
  22. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  23. House of Chains, Chapter 16
  24. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  25. Memories of Ice, Prologue, UK MMPB p.34
  26. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  27. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  28. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  29. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  30. Memories of Ice, Prologue, UK MMPB p.34
  31. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  32. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  33. Memories of Ice, Prologue
  34. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 15, US HC p.414 - In 1164 Icarium determines it has been 94,000 years since his visit
  35. Assail (novel), Prologue
  36. Assail (novel), Prologue
  37. Stonewielder, Prologue, UK TPB p.18 Calculated by knowing Korelri year 4178 equals 1167 BS and that the Stormwall was started 400 years before the start of the Korelri calendar
  38. Stonewielder, Prologue, UK TPB p.22 Calculated by knowing Korelri year 4178 equals 1167 BS
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 5, UK MMPB p.171
  40. Memories of Ice, Chapter 5 In 1164, Quick Ben said this occurred nearly two thousand years ago
  41. Memories of Ice, Chapter 5
  42. Memories of Ice, Chapter 5 Tool says it was perhaps a thousand years ago from 1164 BS
  43. Memories of Ice, Chapter 5 Brood says he has been carrying the hammer for almost 1200 years
  44. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 5, UK MMPB p.178
  45. Memories of Ice, Chapter 5 In 1164, Quick Ben said this occurred nine centuries back
  46. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 20, UK MMPB p.577, In 1163 BS, Rake says this visit occurred 800 years ago
  47. House of Chains, Chapter 1, this date based on approximate date of Pahlk Orlong's raid as he was the first Teblor to be cultivated by the Unbound after they joined the Crippled God.
  48. House of Chains, Chapter 1, US SFBC p.32, In 1159, Karsa Orlong said it had been more than four centuries since his grandfather's famed attack
  49. Memories of Ice, Chapter 6 Gruntle says these events occurred 400 years previous to 1164 BS
  50. House of Chains, Chapter 2, Epigraph
  51. Dancer's Lament, Prelude
  52. Dancer's Lament, Chapter 22
  53. Deadhouse Landing, Prologue
  54. Deadhouse Landing, Chapter 1
  55. Deadhouse Landing, Epilogue
  56. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.14
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 57.3 Return of the Crimson Guard, Book 1 Chapter 1, US HC p.7
  58. Return of the Crimson Guard, Book 2, Chapter 3, US HC p.344
  59. Return of the Crimson Guard, Book 1 Chapter 5, US HC p.207
  60. 60.0 60.1 Return of the Crimson Guard, Book 1 Chapter 4, UK PB p.169, When Stoop reunites with Skinner in 1166 BS he mentions that it has been nearly a century since the Guard left Stratem
  61. Return of the Crimson Guard, Book 1 Chapter 3, UK PB p.137, During the Malazan civil war Silk says that it has been nearly a century since Ryllandaras' imprisonment
  62. House of Chains, Chapter 1, US SFBC p.33, Karsa said in 1159 he was newly arrived to his 80th year of life
  63. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 2, UK MMPB p.65 - Dujek was described as being 79 in 1163 BS
  64. The Bonehunters, Chapter 2 In 1164 BS, Mappo recalls that it has been nearly 80 years since their last visit
  65. House of Chains, Chapter 1, US SFBC p.63-64, Said to occur 60 years before 1159
  66. Midnight Tides, US SFBC p.576 - In 1161 BS, Seren Pedac says it was about sixty years ago
  67. House of Chains, Chapter 5, US SFBC p.250, In 1164, Fiddler said the Seti lands had been pacified for 60 years
  68. The Bonehunters, Chapter 17, Epigraph
  69. Memories of Ice, Chapter 25 - during the siege of Capustan Itkovian said he was born three decades ago
  70. Stonewielder, Chapter 1, US HC p.22 - Korelri year 4156 was the 11th year of the occupation. Korelri year 4178 was equivalent to 1167 BS
  71. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 4, US HC p.103
  72. Gardens of the Moon, Prologue, UK MMPB p.5
  73. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.49 - Tavore was 1 year younger than Ganoes
  74. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 9, UK MMPB p.302/303 - Lorn was eleven in 1154 BS
  75. Midnight Tides, Chapter 2, US SFBC p.69 - In 1169 BS, Tehol Beddict says the palace has been under construction for 17 years
  76. 76.0 76.1 Stonewielder, Prologue, US HC p.22
  77. House of Chains, Chapter 19, US SFBC p.624/627
  78. House of Chains, Chapter 14, Epigraph
  79. Midnight Tides, Chapter 1, US SFBC p.43 - At the start of Midnight Tides in 1161 he says he has been a slave for 13 years
  80. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 2, Tor MMPB, Page 65, Fiddler tells Kimloc in 1164 BS, that he joined the Malazan Army 15 years ago.
  81. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 3, US HC p.84 - Felisin says she entered her 16th year in 1164 BS
  82. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 6, US HC p.142 - direct reference to being 15
  83. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 7, US HC p.182 - direct reference to being 15
  84. Midnight Tides, Chapter 1, US SFBC p.33-34 - At the start of Midnight Tides, Trull Sengar says the war recently ended after a dozen years of war parties
  85. Midnight Tides, Chapter 2, US SFBC p.66 - At the start of Midnight Tides, Seren Pedac says Hull's promotion was twelve years ago
  86. Memories of Ice, Chapter 9 In 1164 a Pannion priest says these events happened 14 years ago.
  87. Midnight Tides, Chapter 10, US SFBC p.332 - In 1161 Shurq says it was 10 years ago
  88. Gardens of the Moon, Epigraph book 1, UK MMPB p.10
  89. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.32 - Aragan's comment roughly supports this date
  90. Gardens of the Moon, Epigraph Chapter 2, UK MMPB p.51
  91. House of Chains, Chapter 20, US SFBC p.651, calculated based on their 1154 return for the Shadow Moon
  92. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 2, UK MMPB p.94/95 calculation is based on the timeframe given for the surrender of Karakarang and the known beginning of the Genabackan Campaign
  93. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 2, UK MMPB p.94/95
  94. Midnight Tides, Chapter 2, US SFBC p.67 - In 1161 BS Seren says this occurred eight years ago
  95. Gardens of the Moon, Prologue, UK MMPB p.5
  96. Gardens of the Moon, Prologue, UK MMPB p.3-8
  97. Gardens of the Moon, Prologue, UK MMPB p.3
  98. Night of Knives, Prologue
  99. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.12
  100. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, US HC p.37
  101. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 2, US HC p.54
  102. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 4, UK MMPB p.132
  103. Return of the Crimson Guard, Book 1 Chapter 1, UK PB p.12, Ogilvy was recruited in the Second Induction, a decade before Kyle's recruitment in Return of the Crimson Guard
  104. 104.0 104.1 Gardens of the Moon, Book One Epigraph Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.10
  105. Reaper's Gale, Chapter 17 - Fiddler places the march on Mott a week after the Moranth alliance and the first supply of munitions
  106. Midnight Tides, Chapter 2, US SFBC p.60 - In 1161 BS Seren Pedac says she is in the sixth year of her contract
  107. Midnight Tides, Chapter 4, US SFBC p.129 - At the start of Midnight Tides, Brys Beddict says the attempt was made four years ago
  108. Stonewielder, Chapter 4, US HC p.190
  109. Midnight Tides, Chapter 4, US SFBC p.147 - In 1161 BS she says it was three years ago
  110. Midnight Tides, Prologue
  111. Q and A with malazanempire No 2 (2003).Steven Erikson confirms 1159 as the date of Trull's shorning in this Q&A
  112. Gardens of the Moon, Epigraph Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.10
  113. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 2, UK MMPB p.61 - the Malazan 5th Army had opposed Brood and his forces for four years by 1163 BS
  114. 114.0 114.1 House of Chains, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.32
  115. Midnight Tides, Prologue, US SFBC p.26-27
  116. Midnight Tides, Chapter 16, US SFBC p.495-496/503 - Iron Bars said they had been stranded for two years in 1161 BS
  117. Memories of Ice, Chapter 1
  118. Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 2, US HC p.57 - Pormqual had been High Fist for 4 years in 1164
  119. 119.0 119.1 Midnight Tides, Chapter 1, US SFBC p.32
  120. 120.0 120.1 Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, US HC p.32
  121. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.17
  122. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 1, UK MMPB p.19
  123. Memories of Ice, Chapter 6 - Reese says he has been working for his masters for three years and counting
  124. Midnight Tides, Chapter 1, US SFBC p.33-34 - At the start of Midnight Tides, Trull Sengar says the war recently ended
  125. Midnight Tides, Chapter 9, US SFBC p.270-275
  126. Midnight Tides, Chapter 11, US SFBC p.344
  127. Midnight Tides, Chapter 13, US SFBC p.408-409
  128. Midnight Tides, Chapter 9, US SFBC p.274
  129. Midnight Tides, Prologue, US SFBC p.26 - 1159 BS is noted as being three years before the Letherii Seventh Closure
  130. 130.0 130.1 Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 2, US HC p.57
  131. 131.0 131.1 Deadhouse Gates, Prologue, UK MMPB p.23
  132. Gardens of the Moon, Epigraph Chapter 2, UK MMPB p.51
  133. 133.0 133.1 Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 20, US HC p.402
  134. Deadhouse Gates, Prologue, UK MMPB p.29-31
  135. 135.0 135.1 Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 1
  136. Memories of Ice, Chapter 1
  137. The Bonehunters, Prologue
  138. House of Chains, Chapter 7
  139. Memories of Ice, Epilogue
  140. House of Chains, Chapter 12
  141. House of Chains, Chapter 17
  142. House of Chains, Chapter 26
  143. House of Chains, Chapter 25
  144. House of Chains, Chapter 26
  145. House of Chains, Chapter 26
  146. House of Chains, Chapter 26
  147. House of Chains, Chapter 26
  148. The Bonehunters, Chapter 7
  149. The Bonehunters, Chapter 18
  150. The Healthy Dead, Section 11 - Reese has been gone from Lamentable Moll for four years
  151. Stonewielder, Prologue
  152. 152.0 152.1 Stonewielder, Chapter 1, US HC p.43
  153. Stonewielder, Chapter 11
  154. Stonewielder, Epilogue
  155. The Crippled God, Chapter 4, UK HB p.94
  156. Fall of Light, Chapter 1, US SFBC p.30 - Fisher mentions King Tehol the Only placing this event after Reaper's Gale
  157. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 7, US HC p.171
  158. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 20, US HC p.402
  159. Gardens of the Moon, Chapter 2, US HC p.57
  160. Memories of Ice, Chapter 1
  161. Deadhouse Gates, Prologue, US SFBC p.21/27, Felisin is aware that Tavore has replaced Lorn
  162. Midnight Tides, Chapter 14, US SFBC p.435
  163. Midnight Tides, Chapter 17, US SFBC p.524
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