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Old Jul 28 2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Ninth Pass Time Lines

Some time ago I went through the last three Pern books noting down significant dates. The more I tried to get these in order the more confused I got.

So I'm posting the results of my endeavours for discussion, additions and alterations. I won't even try to put it into order, it was all there for a purpose in the first place.

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PernTime Lines - 9th Pass

2525 Reported by AIVAS : (Skies)
10 DAY 4 month 11th year after landing: Last message received had been from Captain Keroon to
confirm that Fort Hold was operational

2nd Pass 46 years : 5th Pass 52 years: 7th Pass 48 years: Two intervals each 400 years
ATWoP Pg 187


2495 Thella leaves home


2497 1 Start of 9th Pass
Jayge & family caught in fall
Spend winter at Kimmage Hold
Readis leaves

2498 2 Thella attends Gather at Igen and recruits workers


2508 11 Mardra makes a fuss about broken sacks
Sharra meets Piemur gathering herbs in Southern

2509 12 Lord Holders wonder who is raiding holds at
Lemos and Telgar
Jayge is 23
Piemur gets his Journeyman knot
Jayge rescues Aramina and they go south
2520
13 Readis born (Jayge son) ATWoP 142

2522 8.28.15 Robinton Heart Attack
Ramoth’s egg stolen
Jaxon suffers firehead at Cove
Piemur meets Sharra & Jaxom at Cove
D’ram takes over Southern weyr
Piemur meets Aramina & Jayge at Paradise River
16/17 8th Weyr, Eastern, opened between Landing
and Monaco under T’Gellan
D’ram retires to Cove leaving K’Van as weyrleader
Piemur meets Jancis
Storage caves revealed at Landing after earthquake
Denol takes over Toric’s island
17 Thella attackes Paradise River Hold and is killed
AIVAS is discovered

Jarrol born (Jaxon Son)

2525 22 yrs to end of Turn ? DoP pg 283

2526 Jarrol is 4

2526/27? F’lessan discovers Honshu ATWoP 280

2527 Farli & Ruth go to Yokohoma and turn on life
support system
? Sallah Telgar brought home for burial: ATWoP Pg 192
AIVAS attacked same day as funeral
Next day Jayge talks to AIVAS about dolphins
Readis 7 turns
Jaxon goes forward in time to Yokohama
Robinton kidnapped from Ruatha Gather


ATWoP Pg 405
2528 Fuel sacks discovered at Honshu
Jaxon space walk ATWoP Pg 317

2529 ? Scheduled attack on red star
??? 31 Readis 11 DoP 188
AIVAS/Robinton dies DoP 194
_._.21 ?? sb 31? Readis at LandingSchool DoP 201

2532 3 turns later 400 students living at Landing

2538 Readis 18 DoP 312

Skies of Pern: AIVAS has adjusted the dates and we are now in the 2552 year since landing
??? “Back in 16 – or 2538 – made us add 14 turns” Pg 38

2547 There are 6240 dragons on Pern Pg 160
2552 5th month 27th day 30 year 9th Pass Comet strikes mine at Crom

2553 1.1.31 “Since AIVAS was discovered in 2538” Pg 55
F’lessen is 38



?? F’lar is 63
Lessa has been at Benden 35 years
10 turns since loss of AIVAS & Robinton Pg 83



Pg 93
Healer Hall attacked
1.8.31 Tai watches Zaranth move trundlebugs Pg.174
Comet sited over Ruatha Pg 187
2.1.31 Golanth learns to move trundlebugs Pg.359
1.9.31 Comet falls into sea Pg 212
2.9.31 F’lessan and Tai start up observatory at Honshu Pg.378-384
2.14.31 Abominators attack Printer Hall Pg.393
Dorse exiled
2.26.31 Felines attack at Honshu Pg 457


3.27.31 F’lessan & Golanth fly by telekinesis Pg 573





Revised: ATWoP
187 Orbits of Red Star: 3 passes were 258 years. 1 was 240. 9th Pass will be 47 yrs

Implied dates occurring prior to start of book:
14 2505 Start of 9th Pass
142 2520 15 Readis born
137 2522 17 Jarrol born
102 2523 18 Robinton Heart Attack


Years Since Landing Years since beginning of 9th Pass

2525 30 AIVAS is rediscovered
Jaxon takes sand from Paradise river
Readis is 5


2527 22 Farli turns on oxygen on yokohama
Piemur & Jaxon go to Yokohama
Sallah Telgar brought home
Interment of Sallah Telgar
AIVAS attached same day
Jayge talks to AIVAS about dolphins (Alemi?)
Readis is 7 / Jarrol is 4


2527 22 Spring Gather at Tillek to appoint new Lord
2527 22 Jaxon goes forward 50 years to 2577
2528 23 Lessa has beenWeyrwoman for 23 Turns
Ramoth’s 35th hatching
2528 23 F’lessan discovers Honshu
2528 23 Fuel sacks discovered at Honshu
2529 23 Scheduled attack on Red Star
2529 23 Death of AIVAS & Robinton
23 “Nearly 20 turns ago when the 5 lost
Weyrs had reappeared”
2531 26 Readis at Landing School
34 400 students living at Landing
2538 33 Readis is 18
2538 33 AIVAS adds 14 turns to date
47 Scheduled End of 9th Pass


Skies: Pg.38.”Back in 16 (sb 33?) – or 2538 – AIVAS made us add 14 turns”

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Oh dear! The original is all nicely tabled. I hope you can make sense of it
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Old Jul 28 2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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*sigh*. It's a mess. If it still looks messy, to correct it is going to take more time than I have now. But I will.
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Old Jul 28 2010, 09:39 PM   #3
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It's a good effort, though. I just gave up keeping track of the timeline and ignored the dates. Rather, I look at each book's dates separately but don't try too hard to connect them to the other books.
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It gets even more confusing if you remember that AIVAS mentions that the orbit of the Red Star isn't consistent, and that the Falls & Passes vary each time.
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Old Jul 29 2010, 02:37 AM   #5
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I've often discussed with Anne the huge discrepancy with Jayge's age (and therefor everything "deriving" from him); this is a simple, stupid error between Renegades and AtWoP.

It is one of those that can't be reasonsed of "funnied" away *sigh* It's a mistake that irritates Anne no end...

But a good effort, Lily, a very good effort! Thank you!
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Old Jul 29 2010, 04:31 PM   #6
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That's a very good work you got there. I too don't try to keep track of the timeline.
Didn't we discuss it somewhere else that you can't track time on Pern, and that Anne's characters are as old as she want's them to be at the time of writing?
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