Golarion Timeline into Perspective via Earth Timline


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Just for the heck of it, I put together a brief that puts the distance of time on Golarion into perspective by using Earth. As mentioned in the AP Reign of Winter's Rasputin Must Die, which states Earth 1918 is parallel to Golarion's present (4713 AR) and using that to work backward as well as I could.

Yes I have to much time on my hands. :P

AGE OF ENTHRONEMENT
1 AR Absalom founded. Aroden, the Last Azlanti, raises the Starstone. = -2795 BC Old Kingdom starts in Ancient Egypt
896 AR Aroden mortally wounds the wizard king Tar-Baphon on the Isle of Terror. = 1899 BC
1893 AR Norgorber passes the Test of the Starstone. = -902 BC Zhou xiao wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
2632 AR Elves return to Golarion via the Sovyrian Stone in Kyonin. = -163 BC Reign of the Roman Republic
2795 AR = 0 AD
3313 AR Irrisen is born when the Witch Queen Baba Yaga conquers the eastern Lands of the Linnorm Kings. = 518 AD Byzantine Empire first golden age under Justinian Dynasty
3827 AR The Whispering Tyrant imprisoned in Gallowspire. = 1032 AD Benedict IX succeeds John XIX, as the 145th pope
4081 AR Chelish begins the Even-Tongued Conquest. = 1286 AD King Philip IV of France imposes the unfair gabelle tax that persists till 1790 AD
4307 AR Foundation of the Pathfinder Society in Absalom. = 1512 AD The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti, is exhibited.
4407 AR Cheliax founds Korvosa in the frontier region of Varisia. = 1612 AD Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune
4552 AR Mengkare, the great gold dragon, begins his grand experiment on the Isle of Hermea. = 1757 AD The Seven Years War (French & Indian War) rages
4576 AR First Hellknight order, the Order of the Rack, founded in Westcrown. = 1781 AD General Cornwallis surrenders to General George Washington at Yorktown.
4584 AR Chelish explorers from Korvosa settle Magnimar. = 1789 AD George Washington is unanimously elected the first President of the United States
4603 AR Taldor and Qadira reach an uneasy peace. = 1808 AD Napoleon's French troops occupy the Papal States (Vatican) while clashing with Duke Wellingtion in Spain.
4605 AR King Gaspodar of Cheliax prepares for the prophesied manifestation of Aroden. = 1810 AD Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland.

AGE OF LOST OMENS
4606 AR Prophecy fails, Aroden dies. Demonic powers create the Worldwound. The Eye of Abendego forms. = 1811 AD The New Madrid earthquake; Great Comet of 1811
4609 AR Khemet I retakes Osirion from the Keleshite satraps. = 1814 AD Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris.
4632 AR The province of Molthune secedes from Cheliax. = 1837 AD 18-year-old Queen Victoria accedes to the throne of Great Britain
4640 AR The diabolical House of Thrune seizes control of Cheliax. = 1845 AD "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe is published for the first time
4655 AR Nirmathas breaks away from Molthune. = 1860 AD Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of the United States.
4661 AR Razmir, the Living God, establishes the nation of Razmiran in his own name. = 1866 AD Austro-Prussian War (lasts for 2 months); Trans-Atlantic Cable Finished
4667 AR = The people of Galt break away from Cheliax in the brutal Red Revolution. = 1872 AD The now-crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found
4669 AR = Andoran proclaims independence from diabolical Cheliax in the People’s Revolution. = 1874 AD
4674 AR = The Shackles pirates unite under the the Hurricane King. = 1879 AD Anglo-Zulu War (5 months)
4682 AR = Queen Domina of Korvosa gains the service of the Hellknight Order of the Nail. = 1888 AD Wilhelm II becomes German Emperor.
4690 AR = Gorilla King Ruthazek attacks Alkenstar. = 1895 AD Rudyard Kipling publishes the story Mowgli Leaves the Jungle Forever
4698 AR = A terrible earthquake rocks Absalom. = 1903 AD The Wright Brothers fly at Kittyhawk
4699 AR = The royal house of Rogarvia vanishes in Brevoy, House Surtova takes the crown. = 1904 AD Theodore Roosevelt elected US President
4702 AR = The runelords stir to life in Varisia.= 1907 AD Britain, France and Russia form the Triple Entente to counter the Central Powers (Germany, France and Italy)
4708 AR = King Eodred retreats from rule of Korvosa, leaving Queen Ileosa, in charge. = 1913 AD Woodrow Wilson elected US President
4713 AR = 1918 AD (Earth) Armistic between the Allies and Central Powers
4714 AR = 1919 AD The Treaty of Versailles is signed ending World War I
4715 AD = 1920 AD Adolf Hitler presents his National Socialist Program in Munich to the German Workers' Party (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) which renames itself as the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei).


That's awesome, thanks! :)


S'mon wrote:
That's awesome, thanks! :)

Welcome. :)


DaemonAngel wrote:

Just for the heck of it, I put together a brief that puts the distance of time on Golarion into perspective by using Earth. As mentioned in the AP Reign of Winter's Rasputin Must Die, which states Earth 1918 is parallel to Golarion's present (4713 AR) and using that to work backward as well as I could.

Whoa, is that true!? It'd be so cool to write an adventure where someone establishes a permanent portal to earth and all sorts of weird things come to earth, and the humans reactions to it.

Cool timeline too!

Liberty's Edge

Barong wrote:

Whoa, is that true!? It'd be so cool to write an adventure where someone establishes a permanent portal to earth and all sorts of weird things come to earth, and the humans reactions to it.

Cool timeline too!

Yup. Totally true. And a valid game concept if you want to explore it...though there's some evidence that most of Earth (unlike the area you visit in Rasputin Must Die!) is somewhat anti-magical, which might ameliorate the effects somewhat.

I'll also third the 'Cool Timeline!' thing. :)


If 4714 is the "current" year on Golarion, why does it equate to 1919 on Earth?

Shadow Lodge

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Damon Griffin wrote:

If 4714 is the "current" year on Golarion, why does it equate to 1919 on Earth?

Reign of Winter has shown that 4713 AR = 1918 CE on Earth.

Now in the real world the publish date of Pathfinder products (2014) = current Golarion date (4714)


1874- Houdini and Churchill are born.

Sovereign Court

You mean to say the Golarion calendar is based on the Egyptian Old Kingdom calendar? Whoa.


"4702 AR = The runelords stir to life in Varisia.= 1907 AD Britain, France and Russia form the Triple Entente to counter the Central Powers (Germany, France and Italy)"

You've got France there twice. I think you meant Austria–Hungary and/or the Ottoman for the Central Powers.

Shadow Lodge

Coidzor wrote:

"4702 AR = The runelords stir to life in Varisia.= 1907 AD Britain, France and Russia form the Triple Entente to counter the Central Powers (Germany, France and Italy)"

You've got France there twice. I think you meant Austria–Hungary and/or the Ottoman for the Central Powers.

The Triple Alliance was between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.

The Central Powers of World War I were Germany, Austria-Hungary, and later the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria.

There was never such a thing as the Triple Entente. There was the Franco-Russian Alliance, the Entente Cordiale between the United Kingdom and France, and the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907, to which the timeline seemingly refers. This arrangement was and remains known colloquially as the Triple Entente by analogy with the Triple Alliance, but was not formalized in a single treaty the way the latter was. Ironically, the looser grouping stuck together in World War I until the October Revolution took Russia out of the war, while Italy ultimately entered the war as an Allied power and not a Central Power as one might have expected from its membership in the Triple Alliance.

The Allied Powers in World War I - originally France, Russia, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Serbia, and later Montenegro, Albania, Italy, Greece, Romania, the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and sundry colonies and bandwagoners - were sometimes called the "Entente Powers," and the Anglo-French alliance that undergirded the interwar system was often called the "Entente" until the fall of France in World War II.

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