Timeline

Jane holds Broderick up. “Broderick never tells me that he is right. He never tells me that he is wiser, or smarter, or better, or knows more. He never tells me he’s doing the right thing. But sometimes he is.”
— The Girl and the Rat

Third Kingdom
 
1715 BCE  Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed.
Lia and Amiel are spared.
Maya turns into a pillar of salt.
1315 BCE  Tantalus begins his quest to learn the secrets of the gods.
1290 BCE  Pelops woos Hippodamia.
1223 BCE  Spring  Thyestes considers redeeming his line, then rejects the notion.
1212 BCE  Aegisthus becomes a monster.
Cyane, a nymph, becomes Magic A.
Pelopia plans to become Evasive A.

Best-laid plans of mice gang aft agley; possible implications regarding human project management.
— Broderick summarizes Thyestes (III/IV)

Third Tyranny
 
703 BCE  Ella becomes the first hero of Lia’s line.
586 BCE  Kingdom of Judah falls. Earliest possible date for the Mylitta/monster confrontation.
538 BCE  Babylon falls. Latest possible date for the Mylitta/monster confrontation.

Jesus-loving mice display successful integration of church, state, cheese.
— Broderick summarizes The Interpretation of Spam

Fourth Kingdom
 
715 CE  Sabin weds a Princess

Rat-run airline creates pre-boarding security maze.
— Broderick summarizes In a World Rapidly Turning to Cards

Fourth Tyranny
 
1925 CE  Vicious Lily is created to advance the cause of Impressionism.
1973 CE  Jenna and Sebastien live in a cedar house.
1974 CE  January The Pandora Squad begins stocking the tunnels.
Jenna hears about the monster for the first time.
April Jenna dies, revives, and goes to live in the tunnels.
1975 CE  Karen succumbs to woglies.
The monster pulls Mei Ming from the shadow’s womb.
1976 CE  Daniel deals with Mr. Banks and Ms. Bell
1980 CE  Midyear Alan is born.
1981 CE  December Jenna meets Ninja Tathagata and Dukkha.
Ninja Tathagata leaves behind a forest.
1983 CE  Winter The spiders in the tunnels go hungry.
1989 CE  Winter Bob meets the wogly.
The firewood world is born.
1997 CE  Martin visits Mei Ming.
1999+ CE  Erin becomes Forbidden A
2001 CE  Martin meets the monster.
2004 CE  January The shadow eats Mr. P.’s arms.
April 3 Martin’s letter reaches the monster.
April 17  Tainted John begins his one-year pact.
April 18  Micah surrenders.
Note to Readers

Feel free to post comments now and over the next chapter suggesting items you’d like included in the next publication of this timeline.

Rats demonstrate a perfect Marxist state.
— Broderick summarizes The Problem with Elves

2 thoughts on “Timeline

  1. Hmm.

    Could this one include when Martin meets Jane, and when Jane encounters the AWA?

    Also, is the “Martin meets the Monster” entry the Barbie Inspection Squad encounter, or another one? Or is that intentionally ambiguous?

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