I have been taking look at the timeline and sure I know, Timeline in the Witcher universe is something kinda impossible because Mr. Sapkowski did not really followed his own dates and made it really impossible.
however I have a question that you might be able to answer.
The Season of the storms clearly statest it takes place in the 1245 yet on the page, it is stated that the year is incorrect and should be much later based on the dates of the saga. My question is this - what exactly indicates that? I ask because I was trying to make some internal chronology - Geralt´s birth and sacking of Kaer Morhen and I kinda used this date as a jumping point, But now, I am no longer sure as it might me wrong.
Could you please tell me what was the "info" that point you to the conclusion that the year 1245 is wrong? (or point me to other admin that knows ;) )
thank you very much and I wish you very succesfull new year ;)
Thx for the wishing, it does look good for me so far and I believe it trully will be successful.
As my pal Miki already managed to point out, mentions of Dandelion's time at the Oxenfurt Academy and how he became bard due to his love for Countess de Stael in TTotS are what points to Mr making an error.
In The Tower of the Swallow, when discussing Half a Century of Poetry, Geralt states Dandelion started to do poetry at 19 and his "service to the poetry" lasts less than 20 years; this means he is around 38. 1267-19=1248; three years after the supposed date of Season of Storms.
1250s match much better because the meeting with Yen in The Bounds of Reason 4 years after the breakup can be then understood as the meeting after their first breakup. It matches both Dandy's age and the date of The Last Wish short story used in games, that is 1249.
the thing that "bothers" me is that this approach is "double edged sword" in a way, We are disregarding an explicit date stated in the book for something mentioned by a character.
I mean, if we use this approach to other parts of the story - namely Triss and her birth, the entire story kinda fell apart.
Though I will not dispute it further (the timeline is unfortunately incostient with itself straith from the books and there is nothing we can try, that would change it.
though in the Timeline article, there are few obvious errors - for example, it says that Shard of ice takes place before the Season of Storms. It most certainly does not. The Season of the storms takes place roughly a year afther the Last Wish, thus the Shard of Ice takes place three years after the Season. ;)
Part of me would like to go through all the books once again a fix it, but I know it would be a lost cause entirely... :(
Well I had an idea to kinda make the timeline work in my head but I gave up - I felt like the Darhema´s golem in TW2 - one contradiction after another. I think that there is no way to make a full timeline unles there are some major retcons. Not even Geralt´s age makes sense. By the facts given in the books, he should be well over 120 years old during the second war. Yet I remember Mr. Sapkowski said he thinks Geralt is in his 60s and in TW3 (1272) Vesemir says that Geralt is almost a century old. But it makes no sense.....
Anyway, since there is no point to continue, my question is what is the most needed right now? I would guessed that the Netflix series is now quite hot, thus articles about that are in high demand, But I noticed that there is still quite a lot of stuff from the books missing. Would it be ok if I take a look at that book stuff?
Replying late but nevertheless doing so is becoming my sort off speciality ehrm... Yes! Our archives are still largely incomplete so if you feel like adding missing book information, you're more than welcome to do so ;)