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NSymon
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:52 pm    Post subject: Timeline (Work in Progress) Reply with quote

This is something I've started doing, kind of a quick reference to events that have happened. But it is worth reading the journals and books to gain further insight and information.

Part One: 205 BE - 2502 DE

Part Two: 2533 DE - 6284 DE

Part Three: 6731 DE - 9472 DE (It should be noted that all dates after the death of King Kerath are based on speculation)

Part Four: 1987 AD - 2004 AD


Sources

King Journals
D'ni History
DPWR.net
Letters from RAWA


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is very nice, far. The wealth of historical info on the D'ni is staggering.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work, Farlesis. I was thinking of doing something along these lines, too. I think organizing events by time is a very useful tool.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Professor and Kehrin

Thanks for your comments.

I totally agree Kehrin that organising events by time is a very useful tool and it helps me see things more easily in a chronological order. I like to see things in that kind of order, so if someone said 'such and such a thing happened' I can think oh yes that was around that time when he was King or when the Five Lords were ruling.

Will get the next two parts uploaded today.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Wow! That's absolutely great! Thanks Far!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a timeline also helps with deductions. For instance we wondered whether the garden mentioned in the King Shomat Story was Eder Kemo, but after we learned the relative dates, we knew it couldn't be.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 4:42 pm    Post subject: D'ni Timeline: Reply with quote

Perhaps this will help, a little, Farlesis:

Year 8, Leevot 9 ( September 27, 7648 BCE ) - Founding of the Writer's Guild
Year 100, Leenovoo 18 ( April 7, 7555 BCE ) - The Day of the Circle
Year 233, Leefo 12 ( May 7, 7423 BCE ) - The Common Library Opened
Year 1323, Leevot 12 ( September 30, 6333 BCE ) - First Arrival of the Great King
Year 1502, Leefo 23 ( May 21, 6154 BCE ) - The Sealing of the Great Temple
Year 2262, Leevobro 12 ( December 13, 5394 BCE ) - The Lost Books of Birenni found
Year 3646, Leetar 21 ( September 5, 4010 BCE ) - The First Day of Dancing
*Year 6300 ( 1356 BCE ) - Rock Biter and the Burrower are built for the broadening of the Rudenna Passage.
Year 6731, Leevofo 27 ( November 23, 925 BCE ) - Coronation of King Kerath
Year 6977, Leevotar 17 ( February 28, 628 BCE ) - Kerath appoints Council of Elders
*Year 7539 ( 117 BCE ) - Old Stone Teeth, Rock Biter and Burrower had been together for the breakthrough of the lower caverns and the opening of the Tijali Mines.
Year 9307 ( 1651 CE ) - A'Gaeris is born
Year 9313 ( 1627 CE ) - Aitrus is born
Year 9336 ( 1680 CE ) - Work on the tunnel to the surface begins
Year 9338 ( 1682 CE ): The Guild of Legislators observes the expedition to the surface and reports to the Council. The Council decides to extend the expedition for another year and also decide that a great shaft should be built to speed up the tunnelling to the surface.
Year 9340 ( 1684 CE ) - Shaft to the surface is completed and blocked
Year 9350 ( 1694 CE ) - Anna is born
Year 9351 ( 1695 CE ) - Aitrus becomes a Guild Master
Year 9365 ( 1709 CE ) - Aitrus is elected to the council
Year 9368 ( 1712 CE ) - Anna finds D'ni
Year 9377 ( 1721 CE ) - Anna and Aitrus are married
Year 9392 ( 1736 CE ) - Gehn is born
Year 9396 ( 1740 CE ) - Gehn is initated into the Guild of Books
Year 9400, Leesahn 8 ( July 11, 1744 CE ) - Final Revolt of Veovis
Year 9406 ( 1750 CE ) - Gehn runs away from the Cleft
* Year 9407 ( 1751 CE ) - Gehn marries Keta
Year 9411 ( 1755 CE ) - Atrus is born, Keta dies in childbirth, Gehn leaves for D'ni
Year 9417, Leevofo 8 ( October 29, 1761 CE ) - Gehn starts writing Riven
Year 9425 ( 1769 CE ) - Atrus conducts his Battery experiment and blows open the path leading to D'ni. Gehn arrives and takes Atrus to D'ni.
Year 9429, Leevot 22 ( October 10, 1773 CE ) - Atrus' Korfah V'ja, Gehn destroys Atrus' first Age, Inception, Gehn is trapped on Riven by Atrus and Catherine.
Year 9431, Leevosahn 13 ( January 17, 1776 CE ) - Atrus marries Catherine
* Year 94?? Sirrius and Achenar are born
Year 9441 (1785 CE ) - Anna dies
Year 9458 Leevotar 11 ( February 20, 1803 CE ) - Gehn successfully links to his 233rd Age
Year 9461, Leevotar 29 ( March 15, 1806 CE ) - Catherine Arrives on Riven
Year 9462, Leebro 2 ( May 29, 1806 CE ) - Gehn Captures Catherine
Year 9462, Leevobro 13 ( December 12, 1806 CE ) - Player Arrives in D'ni
Year 9462, Leevosahn 1 ( January 2, 1807 CE ) - Player sent to Riven
* Year 9466 ( 1810 CE ) - Atrus and Catherine enter Averone
Year 9469 , Leefo 1 ( April 21, 1813 CE ) - Atrus begins writing Releeshahn
Year 9472 ( 1816 CE ) - Player arrives on Tomahna
Year 9642 ( 1987 CE ) - John "Fighting Branch" Loftin re-discovers D'ni
Year 9643, Leenovoo 3 ( March 19th, 1988 ) - Branch (Loftin) and Elias Zandi ("Eli") make first journey to D'ni Caverns
Year 9644 ( 1989 CE ) - Branch and Eli reach the D'ni City on their third major expedition
Year 9645 ( 1990 CE ) - Richard Watson first accompanies Branch and Eli on an expedition to Ae'Gura
Year 9646 ( 1991 CE ) - Branch dies on expedition to D'ni with Dr. Watson and Eli.
Year 9647 ( 1992 CE ): Dr. Watson forms expeditionary group with former colleagues Elias and Dr. Watson disagree on how to properly restore the D'ni City. Dr. Watson begins to work with Rand and Robyn Miller on what would become Myst, based on translations of Catherine's Journals. This is the last year that D'ni is left uninhabited.
Year 9648 ( 1993 CE ): Elias Zandi undergoes open-heart surgery, is warned to slow down. Rand and Robyn Miller first visit the D'ni Cavern following the completion of Myst, but prior to its release.
Year 9649 ( 1994 CE ) - Two massive supply trips are organized by Dr. Watson, affectionately dubbed the "ice cream" trips because of the volume of safety cones brought down.
Year 9650 ( Early 1995 CE ) - Many small groups of people begin searching the desert for D'ni, following a "calling" they felt; most are accepted as volunteers to help with the restoration process.
Year 9651, Leevofo ( November, 1995 ) - Elias and Jeff Zandi enter a heated debate regarding the intended resortation of D'ni and part ways after the expedition is completed.
Year 9651 ( 1996 CE ) - Elias Zandi dies of a heart attack, leaving his fortune to the D'ni Restoration Foundation and the land surrounding the Volcano to his son, Jeff.
Year 9652, Leevosahn ( January, 1997 CE ) - Dr. Watson forms the D'ni Restoration Council
Year 9653 ( 1998 CE ) - Cyan makes an expedition to D'ni
Year 9654 ( 1999 CE ) - Major expedition brings machinery and tools down to the City
Year 9655 ( 2000 CE ) - Restoration of Ae'Gura (the City) begins
Year 9656 ( 2001 CE ) - Restoration of the first Neighborhood begins
Year 9657 ( 2002 CE ) - Authorized Explorers are allowed into D'ni and several Ages for the first time.
Year 9658 ( 2003 CE ) - Explorers from the Surface, assisted by Jeff Zandi, enter D'ni without authorization from the DRC. They now number in the thousands.
Year 9659, Leevotar 1 ( February 9, 2004 CE ) - The DRC restoration effort in D'ni is abandoned.

NOTE: * Indicates information that needs to be confirmed by a secondary source before being considered correct.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool work, Mystlander!

Question: Is there a zero year in the D'ni calendar, or did they simply start at the year one?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the beginning, the D'ni inhabited a land called Garternay. At some point it was realised that the land was soon to perish. There was a great evacuation, and the Book of Earth was written by the Great king.

It is important to note that the year zero marks the D'ni's arrival on earth. The D'ni viewed their arrival on earth as a new beginning, of sorts, and marked the event with a blank year.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, that's right, they used a zero year to mark the transition. I have a very bad memory. That's why I take notes. Embarassed Very Happy

Where does it say that the Book of D'ni was written by the "Great King?" I have seen two, or maybe three, of the kings of the D'ni called a Great King so far. I wonder if that was an expression of honor and loyalty that was used in some cases. Ri'neref wrote the Book of D'ni. Maybe they called him a Great King, too.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to various journals, Ri'neref managed to attract a few thousand Ronay and convince them to follow him in the ways that he felt important and to the Age that he had written.

The King allowed Ri'neref to split away from the Ronay, along with a few other smaller groups, while the majority of Ronay left Garternay to a new home world called Terahnee.

Ri'neref took his group to Earth, where he established the D'ni (meaning "New Beginning"). Ri'neref was a strong leader, immediately establishing himself as King and reigning for 120 years until his death.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most impressive work, Farlesis! That's a great asset.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kehrin

I just realised the D'ni Desk Reference site is yours Very Happy That is an amazing and brilliant site.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Farlesis! Embarassed Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both of you are doing a fantastic job of researching and pulling the Timeline pieces together. KUDOS, Farlesis and Kehrin!
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