This is considered to be 'present day' Valdemar.
Please note: This information was compiled by MerlynPrime, who has been adding to it as time allows. The notes, surrounded by asterisks (**), are his. You can find him on Facebook, or on Twitter (@JoshuaWMurcray).
During the reign of Selenay the following works occur:
- Exile's Valor
- Crossroads: "Safe and Sound"
- Sun in Glory: "Brock"
- Take a Thief
- Sword of Ice: "Demons Den"
- Sword of Ice: "Another Successful Experimental"
- Arrows of the Queen
- Arrow's Flight
- Arrow's Fall
- By the Sword
- Sword of Ice: "Vkandis' Own"
- Crossroads: "Strength and Honor"
- Sword of Ice: "Blue Heart"
- Winds of Fate
- Crossroads: "Horse of Air"
- Winds of Change
- Winds of Fury
- Sword of Ice: "The School Up the Hill"
- Storm Warning
- Storm Rising
- Storm Breaking
- Crossroads: "A Change of Heart"
- Crossroads: "Dawn of Sorrows"
- "A Perfect Day"
- Crossroads: "Transmutation"
- The Valdemar Companion: "A Herald’s Journey"
1376 AF Edit
Alberich goes down to the Temple of the Lord of Light and meets the young boy, Kantis. Kantis acts and speaks like the incarnation of Sunlord Vkandis. He tells Alberich that one day he will meet Kantis’s daughter, "or should I say, my daughter who will be my Son." (Exile's Honor: Epilogue)
Beginning of Winter
Herald Elcarth is the Acting Dean of Herald’s Collegium. (Exile's Valor: Chapter Two)
Queen Selenay announces an Ice Festival. (Exile's Valor: Chapter Five)
**Hypothesis: Alberich just invented hockey.**
1377 AF Edit
Herald Alberich hears that plans are in the works to play Hurlee on solid ground. He thinks that the next thing he knows they will probably play the game Companion-back. (Exile's Valor: Chapter Nine)
WORK IN PROGRESS
Herald Jors - Companin Gervis
Herald Isabel - Companion Calida
Herald Isabel has been sick for the last 2 days.
Healer Lorrin runs the House of Healing.
Herald Jors meets Brock & Rock for the first time.
Brock is a Moonling and he has a hunting dog named Rock.
Brock thinks he is a Herald.
Healer Lorrin came to this town a year ago.
Brocks parents died three years ago.
That evening Brock warns Jors not to go to the Tanners.
The next morning Brock is waiting with Calida to go to the Tanners with Jors.
Later that evening they arrived at the Tanners only to discover a baby had been left alone and died.
Kerowyn's Ride is mentioned here. Since more recent songs are usually the first to be recalled, I'm assuming that Kerowyn's Ride is a somewhat new song. This places these events around the time Kerowyn is being instructed by Tarma.
The Tanners arrive and the men attack Jors and Brock.
Dory is married to Simen and mother to baby Tamas, who died.
Simen is son of Aysa and brother to Enric and Kern.
1 Day later the water in the river is low enough to rebuild the bridge.
The next day Jors and Brock head back to town.
The first public game of mounted Hurlee is played on Companion-back. (Exile's Valor: Chapter Thirteen)
Prince Karathanelan proposes marriage to Queen Selenay at the Midsummer Masquerade. (Exile's Valor: Chapter Fourteen)
One Month Later
Queen Selenay and Prince Karathanelan are married. (Exile's Valor: Chapter Sixteen)
Queen Selenay realizes that she is pregnant. (Exile's Valor: Chapter Eighteen)
1378 AF Edit
Beginning of Spring
**Discrepancy: By the Sword: Chapter Ten says this takes place two years after Prince Karathanelan and Queen Selenay are married.**
Heir-presumptive Elspeth is two months old. (Exile's Valor: Chapter Twenty-One)
1380 AF Edit
Prince Daren becomes Lord Martial for his brother King Faramentha of Rethwellan.
1381 AF Edit
1382 AF Edit
1383 AF Edit
**Hypothesis: She is thirteen years old**
Nerissa is Chosen.
**Hypothesis: She is thirteen years old**
1384 AF Edit
1385 AF Edit
**Hypothesis: He is thirteen years old**
Jeri was chosen six moons ago.
**Hypothesis: Approximating it to be six months ago. Making her thirteen years old**
1386 AF Edit
One Month Later
**Hypothesis: He is seventeen at this time**
**Hypothesis: Dirk is eighteen at the time**
1387 AF Edit
Talia from Sensholding is Chosen by Companion Rolan on her thirteenth birthday. Talia’s birthday is Midsummers Eve.
Queen Selenay is thirty years old.
Elspeth, daughter of Queen Selenay, is seven years old.
**Hypothesis: Beltren is the same age as Keren**
1388 AF Edit
Talia turns fourteen.
Herald-in-training Sherrill, Chosen by Companion Silkswift, becomes a full Herald.
Herald-in-training Nerissa becomes a full Herald.
Herald Beryl and Companion die.
Herald Gerick and Companion die. (This is not the same Gerick as Kris and Dirk's internship counselor.)
Herald Jadus and Companion die.
1390 AF Edit
Dean Elcarth admits under Truth Spell that he is fifty-seven.
Talia is sixteen years old on Midsummer's Eve.
Herald Keren is slightly more than twice Talia's age, which puts her around thirty-three years old.
**Hypothesis: He is eighteen at this time**
1392 AF Edit
Talia is seventeen years old when she becomes a Herald. (Talia mentions that it has been two years since she had been carried to her room after helping retrieve Ylsa's arrows. She also mentions that her birthing day is on Midsummer's Eve)
**Discrepancy: Talia is thirteen when she arrives at Collegium. Elspeth is seven. If Elspeth is fifteen (as The Valdemar Companion states) then it has been eight years that Talia has been in school. Since Elspeth’s birthday is in the spring I am placing her age at just turning thirteen years old.**
Heralds Keren and Sherrill are senior Heralds and instructors at the Collegium.
1393 AF Edit
Herald Christa dies.
Talia turns twenty years old on Midsummer's Eve.
Herald-in-training Princess Elspeth is about fifteen years old.
Herald Kris is killed while trying to escape King Ancar of Hardorn.
Herald-in-training Princess Elspeth kills Lord Orthallen when he attacks her and Talia.
Queen's Own Herald Talia and her lifebonded, Herald Dirk, are married.
1395 AF Edit
Kerowyn has been Captain of the Skybolts for less than ten years. The town of Bolthaven sprang up around the winter quarters of the Skybolts. (By the Sword: Chapter Eighteen - Kerowyn mentions it has been ten years since she met Herald Eldan)
**Hypothesis: It is the beginning of the year, just after Midwinter**
**Hypothesis: For continuity I am placing Kerowyn’s age as two years older than Selenay**
Queen Selenay is forty years old.
Ancar is beaten back again by the Valdemar army, Captain Kerowyn’s Skybolts, and the army of Rethwellan led by Lord-Martial Prince Daren of Rethwellan. (By the Sword places this two years after the rescue of Talia)
Lord-Martial Prince Daren is Chosen by Companion Jasen. He also falls instantly in love with Queen Selenay of Valdemar.
Captain Kerowyn of the Skybolts is Chosen by Companion Sayvil.
**Hypothesis: Prince Daren and Queen Selenay are married within a month.**
1396 AF Edit
1402 AF Edit
It has been seven years since Prince Daren and Captain Kerowyn were Chosen.
In lieu of a normal Herald Circuit, Elspeth is assigned to Herald Captain Kerowyn. (Winds of Fate: Chapter One)
**Hypothesis: Elspeth received her Whites one week ago.**
**Discrepancy: Winds of Fate: Chapter One states that Skif "had apprenticed himself to a thieving uncle, and when that worthy was caught, set up shop on his own." and that his could have suffered "death at the hands of a competitor, like his mother."**
Companion Gwena mentions that the twins will be Chosen in a couple of years.
**Hypothesis: The twins are almost seven years old**
Elspeth mentions that Talia and Dirk have a son named Jemmie
After her lesson, Elspeth heads to her potting shed where she is "attacked" once more by Skif. (Winds of Fate: Chapter One)
**Hypothesis: Kerowyn mentions that the Cold Blades come from far South. She mentions that the Cold Blades have the ability, due to a magic spell, to be nearly invisible to sight or mind-probes. Could these Cold Blades be the descendants of Bey from the House of the Sleepgivers?**
Darkwind mentions that he was a powerful Adept at the age of nineteen.
**Hypothesis: He was nineteen when the Heartstone shattered and his mother died**
Elspeth is twenty-four years old.
1404 AF Edit
Herald-Mage Elspeth is twenty-six years old.
**Chapter One, Companion Gwena almost called Vanyel’s aunt, "Sayvil," but quickly changed it to the proper "Savil." This alludes to the possibility that Companion Sayvil is the re-incarnation of Herald-Mage Savil**
WORK IN PROGRESS
Under the Vale: "A Healer’s Work"
It has been several weeks since the power of the Heartstone was wrested from Mornelithe Falconsbane and was centered as a heartstone in the middle of Haven in Valdemar causing every Herald to suffer from a bad headache.
1405 AF Edit
WORK IN PROGRESS
Darian Firkins’ parents disappeared during a Mage Storm six months before Owlflight.
During the Mage Storms…Under the Vale: "Warp and Weft"
Darian Firkin has been living with Wizard Justyn for six months.
Under the Vale: "The Bride's Task"
Darian Firkin's Tale
Darian Firkin is fourteen years old.
1406 AF Edit
1408 AF Edit
Darian Firkin is now eighteen years old.
Keisha Alder is eighteen years old.
1409 AF Edit
Darian Firkin returns to Errold’s Grove, four days after Midsummer. This probably puts Darian Firkin and Keisha at nineteen years old.
Twins Kelsie and Kavin Firkin are born to Kullen and Daralie Firkin.
Ranie Firkin is born to Kullen and Daralie Firkin six years before Owlknight.
Tel Firkin is born to Kullen and Daralie Firkin two years before Owlknight.
Kullen and Daralie Firkin have been missing for ten years.
Nineteen Years Later Edit
Bard Jeriko journeys through the Northern lands. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Traveler's Guide to Valdemar & The Surrounding Kingdoms")
One Year Later Edit
Bard Jeriko is fifty years old after the war with Hardorn and when he is commissioned by Queen Selenay to write a travel book. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Traveler's Guide to Valdemar & The Surrounding Kingdoms")
Bard Jeriko mentions that Prince Lothar of Ruvan allows prostitution and slavery along with Dark Magic and narcotics. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Traveler's Guide to Valdemar & The Surrounding Kingdoms")
Tafri Tallyman is ten years old.
Tafri Tallyman is twelve years old when he is Chosen by Companion Andelayan. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Herald’s Journey: A Journey Begins")
Seven Days Later
Tafri and Andelayan arrive in Haven. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Herald’s Journey: On The Road")
The Next Day
Adan mentions that Heraldic Trainee Lerek is fifteen years old. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Herald’s Journey: Directions")
The Housekeeper for the Herald Collegium is named Seshel. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Herald’s Journey: Directions")
Adan mentions that the teachers of Mages Collegium are: old man from the Eastern Empire (could be Selenjay), the gryphons (Treyvan, Hydona and their twin children), a couple of Sunpriests from Karse (Karal is mentioned later as being one of them), some mage that used to be with Herald Kerowyn (later mentioned as Shoshonna), and Hawkbrother Darkwind.
Tafri meets Dean Teren for the first time. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Herald’s Journey: Directions")
Tafri meets Holly and her twin brother Hadrin who are from Hunsted. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Herald’s Journey: Directions")
Four Years Later Edit
Herald-Captain Kerowyn is Weaponsmaster. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Herald’s Journey: Trying the Paces")
Hawkbrother Darkwind, Ambassador Karal, and White Winds Mage Shoshonna teach “Magic, or Fakery” class at the Mages Collegium for all students. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Herald’s Journey: Trying the Paces")
One and a Half Years Later Edit
Midsummer Faire Season
Tafri and Jon ride into Michelham when they encounter a man who claims to be able to speak to the spirits to determine who is telling the truth. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Herald’s Journey: Journey’s End, and New Beginnings")
Tafri reveals the man to be a fraud. (The Valdemar Companion: "A Herald’s Journey: Journey’s End, and New Beginnings")