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Meridian Time Line

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0 -- First explorer crosses the Nexus to Meridian 59.
60 -- Castle Victoria constructed as an outpost of the Old Empire.
140 -- Tos built as colonists move away from the harsh mountains.
225 -- Empire discovers a sea route to the Meridian 59 colony.  Begin to send immigrants via ships.
250 -- City of Barloque founded at the docks.
270 -- Jasper mining operation large enough to support a town.
275 -- Castle Victoria all but abandoned.
299 -- Village of Marion founded by Barloque immigrants.
315 -- First Barloque/Tos wars begins.
330 -- Barony of Cor Noth founded around university.
411 -- Far'Nohl born in the Empire of the Nexus.
430 -- Konima born.
431 -- Prince Far'Nohl comes from Empire to represent the Meridian 59 colony.
436 -- First Jasper rebellion against the crown.  This becomes known as the Far'Nohl Insurrection.
450 -- Meridian snaps and chaos ensues.  Orcs, Trolls, and other foul creatures enter the land.  All sailing ships lost at sea.  Few survivors returning to the Empire proclaim Meridian 59 lost.  Six very powerful heroes step forth to try to save the land.  Each helps bring it back under control.
451 -- A dark ages of sort, government barely stable. Wars between Barloque and Tos begin anew.
459 -- Konima takes his pilgrimage.
462 -- Prince Far'Nohl declares himself King of Meridian 59 and establishes Barloque as the capital city.  Work begins on the Bourgeois Castle.
468 --    Far'Nohl's son Zarcos born.
470 -- Tensions increase with the encroaching Orcs.
473 -- Orc Wars begin.  Tos under siege for many months.
474 -- Konima returns from pilgrimage and leads small army into the Warrens to end the war.  Warrens are sealed off behind them as per Konima's instructions.
486 -- King Far'Nohl abdicates the throne and returns to Castle Victoria to study the lost Nexus.  His son, Zarcos becomes King.
Age of rebirth.  Temple built to honor the Six.  Future generations will call them gods.  Old gods of the Nexus Empire forgotten.
510 -- Priest Alexand of Kraanan declares first God Days holiday.  Others follow suit.  A time of religious unrest.  King Zarcos declares that there will be only one official God Days each year.
511 -- Second Jasper rebellion begins, The Kraanan War.
516 -- Zarcos II born.
538 -- Zarcos passes on and throne is passed to Zarcos II.
563 -- Zarcos III born.
572 -- Zarcos II falls in battle against Jasper rebellion at the Battle of Denthan Crossing.  Council rules the land during this time.
581 -- Zarcos III earns birth rite and becomes King.
593 -- Qor followers destroy the Temple of Jala.  The temples unite against Qor and send them into hiding.
594 -- Zarcos III declares the worship of Qor illegal and bans Qor God Days.
608 -- Zarcos IV born
628 -- Zarcos III feels no longer competent to rule and relinquishes the kingdom to Zarcos IV.
648 -- Age of Prosperity begins for miners of Jasper.
650 -- King Zarcos IV marries Joline.  Huge 200 year celebration.
660 -- Under pressure of Queen Joline, King Zarcos IV ends all God Days and separates religion from government.  He bans the organized practice of any religion within a city.
662 -- Council uncovers that Queen Joline is a secret follower of Qor.  They demand the gallows for her.  Zarcos IV's good friend S'Quani uses diplomacy to have the Queen merely exiled.  S'Quani is granted the title Duke of Tos.
668 -- Kalior born.
672 -- Zarcos IV is removed from rule by the council due to failing health.  Zarcos V is crown King.  Katria born.
696 -- Queen Katria dies giving birth to Kateriina.  Duke S'Quani falls down staircase and dies.  Kalior becomes Duke of Tos.  Jasper mines fail to produce the same quantity of resources, Age of Prosperity comes to an end.
699 -- Zarcos V officially puts the council in charge of day to day affairs of state.
715 -- Princess Kateriina vies for power against Duke Kalior.  Influx of newtravelers in the land.
The 200 year celebration (Year 650) line should be altered due to Joline being a secret follower of Qor, and the current Meridian year should be ~720 to include Jonas' full rebellion and current state of political affairs.


Things that are missing from this timeline:
650-654 -- Zarcos V is born to King Zarcos IV and Queen Joline
~690 -- Zarcos V marries Katria making her Queen
~715-720 -- Duke Kalior mysteriously dies and his nephew Akardius is made Duke of Tos
~715+ -- Jonas leads a rebellion against the throne. New Travelers to the land take up arms for one of the 3 sides. Wars over territories begin
~715++ -- Jonas takes his rebels to Jasper

Current state of political affairs: King Zarcos the 5th is alive but must be in failing health. He would be at least 61 by the meridian year 715. Duke Akardius is young and realistically stands no chance at overthrowing the monarchy or defeating the rebellion of Jonas, unless something is done involving his bio which states:

Despite being only 16 years old Duke Akardius skillfully maneuvered himself into position to succeed his murdered uncle. The young Duke simply radiates confidence and power. Rumor has it that he is a zealous devotee of Riija and his cunning smile suggests the manipulative, deceitful aspect of the Trickster God. In spite of his lavish and very public displays of mourning for his Uncle, there are some who doubt the sincerity of his grief.


That aside, the things that are for sure going to happen soon.

Zarcos the 5th will die making Kateriina Queen.
Kateriina will then probably (try) to appoint a new Duke of Tos and get rid of Akardius. Queen Kateriina would then probably deal with the rebellion.

So Queen Kateriina is going to happen with 99% certainty. She is at least 19 years old.
Duke Akardius, who is 16, will probably be replaced unless he can convince/trick Kateriina to leave him in power.
Jonas and the rebellion will either be stopped or win the fight (whatever it is that he is fighting for...)