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Welcome to the history section of the website. Below you will find a brief
explanation of Talamh’s calendars as well as a timeline, including
chronological placement of the books in the chronicles.
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Talamh Chronicles Timeline
The Canri and Kingdom Calendars
The world of Talamh does not have a unified calendar. Instead, each region
has developed its own calendar based on the history of its people and
rulers. Two of these calendars feature predominantly in the Talamh
Chronicles, those of Canri and The Kingdom.
The Canri system started in the year the city of Canri was founded (0 Anno
Canri Conditae) and has run continuously ever since.
The Kingdom system started in the year Alistair al-Seamus, Third Lord of
Kincaid, declared himself king and commenced the conquest of the
continent which would become known as The Kingdom. The years are
named after the king who ruled at the time, starting with the first full year
in which he reigned, and ending at the end of the year during which he
The Inchlass Calendar
As a semi-autonomous region of The Kingdom, Inchlass officially follows
The Kingdom calendar. For internal affairs, however, it uses its own, similar
system, based upon the reign of the Princes who rule the island. This
calendar is used in the Amast books.
The Dark Times
After The Breaking, society collapsed, the ideals and religion which
had unified the world’s people were lost or abandoned, and survival
of the individual or family took priority, Uncounted years passed
before new religions and societies emerged from The Dark Times.
-50 Pre-Canri (PC) to -30 PC
The First Vortai is born and begins the rebellion against the region’s
Andistalkern rulers. More details of this time are revealed in The
Captive and The Carer.
An event now either forgotten or considered myth, The Breaking
resulted in the loss of the true gods and the creation of the
Andistalkern. The story of this time will be told in the Origins books.
(To be written after the Andistalkern Sequence.)
-30 PC (Pre-Canri) to -1 PC
The Andistalkern-Vortai war.
0 Anno Canri Conditae (ACC)
The Vortai win the war and the city of Canri is founded. Conquest
of the continent begins.
1st Year of the Reign of King Alistair al-Seamus
Alistair al-Seamus, Third Lord of Kincaid, conquers his neighbour
and declares himself king. This begins a war to conquer the entire
continent, which will come to be known as The Kingdom. His rise
coincides with that of the godsmen, preachers of the new gods.
19 KKA-24 KKA/157-162 ACC
During the reign of King Kenrick al-Ailin, the vision of King Alistair is
brought to fruition as Inchlass Island becomes the final region to
come under Kingdom rule. The books The Musician and The Prince,
The Lovers and The Lovelorn, and The Founders are set during this
A time of exploration begins for both nations. Canri becomes the
dominant nation in the south, and The Kingdom in the north. The
Kingdom commences conquest of a large continent discovered to
the west. The Canri prefer to establish trade routes with their
32 KAF/323 ACC Onwards
Lady Morgain, ruler of the al-Rafael region of The Kingdom, seeks
to establish a trade agreement with the Canri. It soon becomes
apparent, however, that trade is not her only motive, and that
others pose a threat to her delegation. Start of The Andistalkern