The Ultimate Belgariad/Malloreon Calendar
The author's comments (written by Kamion):
Looking at some J.R.R. Tolkien books one night, I noticed that either
J.R.R. or his son, Christopher, had gone off at some point and worked out
a chronology of Middle Earth. I thought it might be an idea to have a try
at working one out for the world of Bel/Mal. (If nothing else, it'd be
invaluable for sorting out alt.fan.eddings
arguments (the sort that would lead to bloodshed if they weren't conducted
in cyberspace ;-))). I had a read through my copy of BtS, took down exact
dates where possible, and figured out approximate relative dates for
B.C. = Before the Cracking of the world
A.C. = After the Cracking of the world (or Alorn
R.Hn. = Ran Honeth
R.Hb. = Ran Horb
R.V. = Ran Vordue
R.B. = Ran Borune
(all Emperors of Tolnedra reigning during the relevant year)
|c. 2200 B.C.
||Birth of the first Gorim.|
|c. 2150 B.C.
||Foundation of Prolgu.|
|c. 2100 B.C.
||Birth of Belgarath.|
|c. 1600 B.C.
||Birth of (Bel)zedar.|
||Births of Belkira,
|c. 800 B.C.
|c. 500 B.C.
||Aldur sends his disciples out of
Vale to survey the world.|
|c. 10 B.C.
||Torak seizes Orb of
|0 B.C./0 A.C.
Torak cracks the world.
Belzedar to Mallorea.|
Belgarath goes to Prolgu,
Arendia, and Tolnedra.
Belgarath return to the Vale.|
Belsambar destroys himself.
Belmakor return to the
||Poledra learns to
||Ran Honeth I founds
Arendish civil wars break out.
||Beldin returns from Mallorea,
Belmakor from Maragor.|
Poledra leaves the Vale.
||Poledra returns to Vale in
Belgarath returns from
Alorn clan wars break out.
Uvar Bent-Beak puts down Bear-Cult
||Marags invade Nyissa.|
Birth of Cherek
||Cherek ascends throne of
||Birth of Dras Bull-
||Birth of Algar Fleet-
||Birth of Riva Iron-
Riva recover Orb from Cthol
Belgarath divides up Aloria.
Riva forges Sword.
Grul the Eldrak.
||Birth of Polgara
Apparent death of
||Belgarath returns to
Belgarath leaves the Vale for
||Belgarath leaves Camaar
Arendia, Tolnedra, Nyissa, and Maragor.|
Belgarath out of Mar Amon back to
Murgos, Thulls, and Nadraks come to the West.
Alorn Council is founded.
||Birth of Daran.|
Polgara visit Darine and Mrin
Polgara confirmed as disciple of
||Ashabine Oracles completed.|
||Darine Codex completed.|
||Mrin Codex completed.|
||Death of Beldaran.|
||Death of Cherek.|
||Death of Riva.|
||Tolnedrans invade Maragor.|
||Polgara goes to Vo
Arendish civil wars end temporarily.
||Ran Borune I ascends
||Vo Wacune destroyed.|
||Accords of Val Alorn signed.|
||Vo Astur destroyed.|
||Foundation of Sendaria.|
||Assassination of King Gorek
Hiding of the Rivan King.
Alorns destroy Nyissa.
That's got a fair bit of the way through Belgarath the Sorcerer. Much like
Belgarath himself, I'm too lazy at the minute to finish it. When I do finally get
around to it, I'll run through Polgara the Sorceress as well, and finish it
off by going through the Belgariad and the Malloreon themselves. I
sure hope somebody finds a use for this! Still, it's interesting to see how subtle
Eddings has been in crafting his history. For instance, according to BtS,
there were at least two Tolnedran emperors named Ran Vordue IV. I thought
this was a mistake at first, but it seems that each dynasty restarted its
numbering from I. Confusing, but neat ...
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