Clan of the Cats Timeline

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[Ancient History]
[First Millenium CE] [Second Millenium CE]
[Nineteenth Century CE] [Twentieth Century CE] [Twenty-First Century CE]

 

Ancient History
circa 28 000
BCE
§ Lillith, transformed by the Elder Demons, rises as the first vampire.
§ Her new-born son, Kern, also taken by by Elder Demons; they save him for later.
circa 20 000
BCE
§ Upper Paleolithic Period.
§ Early examples of cave art.
circa 13 000
BCE
§ Timon, the future first Wizard-Councillor, born.
circa 12 000
BCE
§ Conall, the future first Wolf-Councillor, born in the Tribe of the Western Wolf.
circa 10 000
BCE
§ Portal Wars begin, lasting some two thousand years.
8096
BCE
§ Creation of the Council of Three ends the Portal Wars.
5345
BCE
§ Wizard-Councillor Timon “the First” dies.
circa 4000
BCE
§ Sumer and a variety of other city states rise to prominence in SW Asia (now Iraq), the southern part of Mesopotamia.
circa 2950
BCE
§ Construction started on the megalithic monument Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, England.
circa 2686
BCE
§ Major pyramid-building phase begins on the Giza Plateau, Egypt, under orders from the Pharaoh Khufu.
circa 2000
BCE
§ Babylonia formed by combination of the kingdoms of Sumer and Akkad.
circa 1775
BCE
§ Hammurabi (sixth king of the first dynasty) makes Babylon the capital of Babylonia and extends the empire. He institutes one of the earliest legal codes known.
1100
BCE
§ Wolf-Councillor Conall dies.
966
BCE
§ King Solomon of Israel begins building the Temple of Yahweh in Jerusalem.
500s
BCE
§ Period when the teachings of Lao-tzu (Chinese: Lao the Master) flourished, resulting in Taoism. He is the traditional author of the Tao-te Ching.
586
BCE
§ Temple of Yahweh in Jerusalem, Israel, razed by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II. This is probably when the Council of Three gained possession of both the Ark of the Covenent and the Tablets of the Ten Commandments.
circa 563
BCE
§ Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, born in what is now Nepal.
551
BCE
§ K’ung Fu-tzu (Chinese: Kong the Master, Latinised as Confucius), Chinese philosopher, born.
539
BCE
§ Babylonian Empire conquered by Cyrus the Great of Persia.
519
BCE
§ Xerxes I born to Darius I, king of Persia.
510
BCE
§ Roman Republic established with the expulsion of the Etruscans.
503
BCE
§ The wizard later known as Gustov born to the Family of the Nyx in the Balkan Mountains.
490
BCE
§ Persians under Darius I defeated by a small Athenian army at Marathon.
486
BCE
§ Xerxes I succeeds his father as king of Persia.
479
BCE
§ K’ung Fu-tzu dies. His students collect his teachings as the Analects.
circa 480
BCE
§ Siddhartha Gautama dies.
480
BCE
§ Xerxes I invades Greece by land and sea, winning at Thermopylae and Attica. The Greeks however defeat him at sea at Salamis.
479
BCE
§ The Greeks defeat the Persians on land at Plataea. Xerxes I withdraws from Greece.
465
BCE
§ Xerxes I dies.
356
BCE
§ Alexander (the Great), the future general, born to Philip of Macedon.
331-04-07
BCE
§ City of Alexandria, Egypt, founded by Alexander the Great. Ironically, he never had a chance to see any of its buildings since he continued on his campaigns toward India and died in the east.
323
BCE
§ Greek General and Emperor Alexander the Great dies unexpectedly.
§ One of his generals assumes the crown of Egypt as Ptolemy I Soter.
circa 295
BCE
§ The Great Library of Alexandria, the Mouseion, founded by Ptolemy I and Demetrius of Phaleron (a follower of Aristotle).
290
BCE
§ The wizard later known as Gustov settles in Alexandria, Egypt, taking advantage of the Great Library. He manages to stay very much in the background.
285
BCE
§ Ptolemy I deposed; he dies about two years later.
100
BCE
§ Gaius Julius Caesar, the future general and statesman, born.
circa 83
BCE
§ Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony) born.
63
BCE
§ Gaius Octavius (Octavian), the future Caesar Augustus, born.
58 to 51
BCE
§ Julius Caesar conquers Gaul.
48
BCE
§ Julius Caesar defeats Pompey at Pharsalus in Roman civil war.
47
BCE
§ The Great Library of Alexandria partly burned by the Romans.
§ The wizard later known as Gustov disappears for nearly a thousand years.
46
BCE
§ Julius Caesar makes himself dictator of Rome. He makes a number of reforms including the introduction of the Julian calendar.
44
BCE
§ Julius Caesar assassinated in Rome by a conspiracy led by Brutus and Cassius.
§ By the following year a triumvirate of Mark Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian rules Rome.
42
BCE
§ Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus, the future Tiberius Caesar, born.
31
BCE
§ Octavian’s forces defeat Marc Antony in battle of Actium in NW Greece. Octavian becomes supreme ruler of Rome, but does not yet claim title of emperor.
30
BCE
§ Marc Antony commits suicide in Alexandria, Egypt.
27
BCE
§ Roman Empire replaces the Republic when Caesar Augustus (Octavian) becomes the first emperor.
circa 5
BCE
§ Y’Shua ben Yosep, messiah and founder of Christianity, born in Bethlehem, Judea. He is more commonly known by the Hellenised name of Jesus of Nazareth.
First Millenium CE
14
CE
§ Caesar Augustus dies.
§ Tiberius Caesar becomes the new emperor of Rome.
32
CE
§ Y’Shua ben Yosep executed by Roman authorities at instigation of local government. His resurrection is the central tenet of the Christian faith. His followers spread His message of forgiveness throughout the Roman Empire and beyond.
37
CE
§ Tiberius Caesar dies and is succeeded by Caligula.
circa 200
CE
§ Marcus Lupus Ferox, the future Deus Lupus, born in a family of practitioners and morphs.
285
CE
§ Flavius Valerius Constantinus Augustus (Constantine the Great) born.
312
CE
§ Marcus Lupus Ferox is a legionary in the Roman army under Emperor Constantine.
§ Constantine has vision of the cross at Milvian Bridge.
324
CE
§ Constantine declares Christianity to be the state religion of the Roman Empire (much to the detriment of Christianity’s ethical qualities). This also has the effect of suppressing pagan religions that flourished up to this point in the Empire.
330
CE
§ Constantine moves the imperial capital from Rome to Byzantium, renaming it Constantinople.
337
BCE
§ Constantine dies.
395
CE
§ Roman Empire divided into the Western Empire (with capital at Rome) and the Eastern or Byzantine Empire (with capital at Constantinople).
476
CE
§ The deposition of Romulus Augustus ends the Western (Roman) Empire.
circa 570
CE
§ Muhammad, Arab prophet and founder of Islam, born in Mecca.
632
CE
§ Muhammad dies.
circa 641
CE
§ The Great Library of Alexandria destroyed by Arab invaders.
circa 1000
CE
§ First European settlement in the Americas by the Norse at L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland.
Second Millenium CE
1195
CE
§ Mabon Conall born to Nolan Perseus Conall.
1200s
CE
§ First recorded mention of Clan Chattan, the Clan of the Cats.
1216
CE
§ Mongol Kublai, grandson to Genghis Khan, born.
1231 to 1838
CE
§ Pope Gregory begins the Inquisition of the Damned specifically targeting members of the Netherworld.
1252 to 1259
CE
§ Kublai and his brother Mangu (the Mongol Khan) conquer China.
1259
CE
§ At the death of Mangu Khan, Kublai is elected khan of the Monguls. He completes the conquest of China and founds the Yuan Dynasty.
1294
CE
§ Mongol Kublai Khan, Chinese Emperor, dies.
circa 1295
CE
§ Seamus Uasal born.
1297
CE
§ Mór Sine born into a family of strong practitioners, part of the Clan Chattan. She is a shapeshifter.
1298
CE
§ Aingeal born, a sister for Mór Sine. She is a born-witch.
1315
CE
§ Aingeal killed by Mór Sine, resulting in the Curse of Mór Sine.
1316
CE
§ William Uasal born, son of Seamus and Mór Sine.
1318
CE
§ Antigone Uasal born, daughter of Seamus and Mór Sine.
1334
CE
§ Seamus Uasal killed by Antigone in morph form.
§ Antigone Uasal killed by William Uasal (her brother).
§ Mór Sine kills herself.
1368
CE
§ Zhu Yuanzhang founds the Ming Dynasty, replacing the Mongol Yuan Dynasty.
circa 1370
CE
§ Willaim Uasal dies.
1412
CE
§ Jeanne d’Arc, the future Maid of Orleans, born in France.
1425
CE
§ Eleanor Uasal born to Angus and Bein Uasal.
1429
CE
§ Four-year-old Eleanor Uasal witnesses the sack of Inverness by Alexander, Lord of the Isles. This triggers dreams of running in the woods and making a kill.
1430
CE
§ After various successful campaigns, Jeanne d’Arc is captured by the Burgundians.
1431
CE
§ Vlad III Dracula born to Transylvanian nobleman Vlad II Dracul.
§ Jeanne d’Arc handed over to English and burned as a heretic. Curiously, her heart was not consumed by the fire.
1437
CE
§ Vlad II Dracul, Dracula’s father, becomes Prince of Wallachia.
1439
CE
§ Eleanor Uasal manifests as an alpha-morph (white leopard).
§ There are rumours that someone answering to Wizard Gustov’s description met with her.
1445
CE
§ Eleanor Uasal joins the Order of Dark Practitioners.
1447
CE
§ Vlad II Dracul murdered while Dracula is a prisoner of the Turks.
1448
CE
§ Vlad III Dracula’s first, brief stint as Prince of Wallachia.
1450
CE
§ Eleanor Uasal’s parents discover her activities. She kills them.
1453
CE
§ Eleanor Uasal binds herself to her grimoire and creates a pocket dimension as her retreat.
§ Byzantine Empire falls to Ottoman Turks.
1456
CE
§ Eleanor Uasal becomes high priestess of the Order of Dark Practitioners.
1456 to 1462
CE
§ Vlad III Dracula’s reign as Prince of Wallachia. This is when he earns the epithet “Tepes”, the Impaler.
1459
CE
§ Eleanor Uasal acquires the Scrolls of Hekate.
1461
CE
§ Eleanor Uasal attempts to attain the power of a goddess, but is stopped by Morph Champion Marcus Lupus Ferox and Lillith.
1476
CE
§ Once again regaining his throne, Vlad III Dracula Tepes cannot deal with all threats against him. He is killed in battle and cursed, rising as a vampire.
§ Dracula sires his first fledgling, a friend and former servant Morana Muna.
§ The Order of Dark Practitioners disbanded.
1517
CE
§ Martin Luther nails his Ninety-Five Theses to the Cathedral door, sparking the Protestant Reformation in Christianity.
1524
CE
§ Dracula and Lillith have an affair. They break it off within three years, parting just short of enemies.
circa 1530
CE
§ Morana Muna, Dracula’s companion and first fledgling, discovers that Tepes-vampire magick is different from that of other practitioners. The term dark magick is used, since it only works for spells with selfish ends.
1675
CE
§ Senan Conall born to Mabon Conall.
1701
CE
§ Mabon Conall, fleeing the Inquisition of the Damned in Europe, goes to the Colonies, changing his name to Liberius Conner. His son becomes Senan Conner.
1701-06-15
CE
§ James Osbert Timon (the Twelfth) born.
circa 1750
CE
§ The town of Haven, approximately 30 miles (50 km) south of Wilmington, NC, is founded. (This is where Chelsea will live.)
1754
CE
§ Gustov arrives at Dracula’s Castle asking to study the dark magick of the Tepes-vampires with Morana, its founder.
1767
CE
§ Mabon Conall dies.
1769
CE
§ Gustov and Morana ran away together to Paris, leaving Dracula at his castle.
Nineteenth Century CE
circa 1818
CE
§ Baron Victor von Frankenstein manages to bring his artificial being to life. At some point, the monster’s brain ends up in the Vault of the Council of Three.
1838
CE
§ Inquisition of the Damned finally ends.
1847-10-29
CE
§ Gabrielle Angeline Chattan born in the American South.
1861 to 1865
CE
§ American Civil War occurs.
1863
CE
§ Gabrielle Chattan transforms into morph form for the first time.
1866-05-07 to
1866-07-19 CE
§ Gabrielle Chattan chronicles her attempts to deal with the Curse of Mór Sine. The book eventually becomes known as the Diary of the Mad Witch. It ends with her death at her own hand.
circa 1868
CE
§ Wilhelmina Murray, the future Mrs. Jonathan Harker, born.
1888
CE
§ Jonathan Harker encounters Vampire Vlad Dracula Tepes. Harker, van Helsing, and associates destroy Dracula.
1888-08 to
1888-11 CE
§ Jack the Ripper active in the East End of London, killing at least six prostitutes.
1892
CE
§ Kern is returned to Earth by the Elder Demons. His encounter with his mother Lillith does not go well.
1898
CE
§ Vlad Dracula restored by Morana, who makes him promise not to follow her; he agrees. Mina leaves her husband to return to the vampire’s side.
Twentieth Century CE
1910-08-04
CE
§ George Beowulf Conroy, né Conner, born to Lord Senan Conner.
1913
CE
§ Peter James Chattan, Ruth’s husband and Chelsea’s grandfather, born.
1914-06-28
CE
§ World War One begins.
1915-03
CE
§ Lillith destroys Dracula and places his ashes in a silver urn in the Vault of the Council of Three.
§ Mina Harker throws herself on Lillith’s mercy and becomes her servant and eventual right-hand woman.
1917-09-08
CE
§ Sara Anne Conroy, née Conner, born to Lord Senan Conner.
1917
CE
§ Marcus Lupus Ferox kills Lord Senan Conner, making it look like a normal battlefield casualty.
1918
CE
§ The Council of Three dissolved by Marcus Lupus Ferox.
1918-11-11
CE
§ World War One ends.
1927-03-21
CE
§ Ruth Netta Madison, Chelsea’s grandmother, is born.
1928-12-24
CE
§ Waldemar Hercules Timon (the Thirteenth) born to James Osbert Timon (the Twelfth).
1931
CE
§ The grave of Vlad Dracula Tepes is unearthed and opened. The only remains inside belong to an animal, not the Romanian Prince.
1930s
CE
§ James Osbert Timon tries to get Lillith interested in the Council and on-going Great War. By the end of the decade, he gives it up as a bad job, but not before introducing Lillith and his son.
1938-01-05
CE
§ Benjamin Douglas Monroe born.
1939
CE
§ World War Two begins.
1941-12-07
CE
§ The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbour in Hawaii, drawing the US into WWII.
§ James Osbert Timon (the Twelfth) dies in a house fire.
1945-07-26
CE
§ Jacob Livingston, a fire-wizard, born.
1945
CE
§ World War Two ends with the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima (1945-08-06) and Nagasaki (1945-08-09), Japan.
1946
CE
§ Gustov and Morana move to the United States, travelling and rekindling their romance.
circa 1948
CE
§ Diane Erato Hunt, Chelsea’s mother, born.
1948-12-21
CE
§ Peter Christopher Chattan born to Peter James and Ruth Chattan.
1951-03-07
CE
§ Martel Harris, the future Craftsman-Detective, born.
1958-04-18
CE
§ Harry Elpidius Conroy, the future seventh Wolf-Councillor, born.
1961-02-13
CE
§ Benjamin DeForest Taylor, the future sheriff of Haven, NC, born.
1966
CE
§ Lillith emerges from self-imposed seclusion. She changes the spelling of her name to distract attention from the Lilith myth.
1969
CE
§ Peter Christopher Chattan confesses about the Curse to Diane Hunt at Woodstock.
1970
CE
§ Peter Christopher Chattan and Diane Hunt married.
1972
CE
§ Rose Wilson Turned into a Tepes-vampire by Morana. Rose manages to retain some of her essential humanity.
1974
CE
§ A were-wolf kills Martel Harris’s father. Martel hunts the beast down and kills it, thus becoming part of the Netherworld.
1974-10-31
CE
§ Chelsea Urania Kate Chattan born to Peter Christopher and Diane Chattan.
circa 1975
CE
§ Paul Winston McRae born.
§
Alexander Jubal McRae born.
§
Henry Philbin Wald born.
1976
CE
§ Raven Dawn Svoboda born to Raymond and Lorinda Svoboda.
1976-06-12
CE
§ Peter Christopher Chattan killed in an automobile accident when hit by a drunk driver. He dies just a few weeks before Corrine is born.
1976-07
CE
§ Corrine Elizabeth Melpomene Chattan born to Peter Christopher and Diane Chattan.
1977
CE
§ Ben Monroe and Diane Hunt-Chattan married.
1978
CE
§ Cynthia Marie Angeline Thalia Monroe born to Ben and Diane Monroe.
1986-03-25
CE
§ Duncan Tiberius Deal, a nascent chaos wizard, born to Jacob Livingston’s sister.
1986-10-31
CE
§ [“Happy Hallowe’en”] Chelsea, Corrine, and Cynthia participate in a Samhain ritual with Ruth’s Coven in Haven, NC. Chelsea sees her father.
1986
CE
§ Tired of Rose’s internal conflicts, Morana sires another companion, a male, causing Rose to leave, taking the Dark Sun Necklace with her.
1987
CE
§ Peter James Chattan, Chelsea’s grandfather, dies of pancreatic cancer only three months after diagnosis.
1987-10-30
CE
§ Sara Anne Conroy dies.
1990
CE
§ At a vampiric peace summit between Lillith and Morana, Morana recognises Lillith’s right-hand woman as Mina Harker, one of Dracula’s lovers.
§ Morana and Mina meet to begin plotting Dracula’s restoration.
1991
CE
§ Corrine Chattan runs away from home because she cannot stand her step-father. In San Francisco, she tries to commit suicide and comes to the attention of Jacob Livingston, who offers to mentor her in the Craft. As a result of her experiences, she starts calling herself Melpomene.
1991-12-15
CE
§ George Beowulf Conroy dies.
1994-04
CE
§ Anna Louise Crenshaw born to Clarice Crenshaw.
1996
CE
§ Chelsea Chattan moves to New York to make her way as an artist.
1998
CE
§ Lillith starts a feminist fashion magazine, calling it Lillith. When asked about the misspelling she replies that the magazine reflects her, not a myth. Of course she does not divulge that she is the myth.
1999-06
CE
§ [“Coming Home”] Chelsea Chattan returns home to Haven, NC, from New York for the wedding of her half-sister Cynthia to Paul McRae.
§ The stresses of the occasion (plus dealing with her step-father) cause her to morph into her pureblood form for the first time.
1999-10-31
CE
§ A magick ritual is performed to help Chelsea control her transformations.
2000-01
CE
§ [“Magic”] Ruth begins mentoring Chelsea in the Craft.
2000-03-12
CE
§ [“unremarked interlude”] As a result of Chelsea casting a spell from her Grimoire, Eleanor Uasal awakens in her pocket dimension, finding Eric Hanford waiting for her.
2000-06
CE
§ [“Melpomene”] Melpomene, long believed dead, returns to Haven to test her sister, accompanied by Fire Wizard Jacob Livingston and were-boar Jeremy Moon.
§ Having passed the tests, Chelsea is informed of the on-going Great War in the Netherworld, a war that is likely to start having noticable effects on the mundane world of humans. Chelsea agrees to help when Melpomene is kidnapped.
§ Pureblood Deus Lupus apparently kills Melpomene in a duel when his wizard ally interferes with the battle.
§ In her grief, Chelsea kills Deus Lupus, ending the Great War.
2000-06
CE
§ Eleanor Uasal and her acolyte Eric Hanford begin searching for her Grimoire in Canada.
2000-07
CE
§ Eleanor Uasal reinstates the Order of Dark Practitioners.
2000-09
CE
§ Jacob Livingston arrives in Haven, NC, to open the Livingston Library, his magick shop and reference centre. Chelsea gets a job working there, at minimum wage.
2000-10
CE
§ [“CRFH meets COTC”] In an attempt to placate the demon Fin-Groot-Taboo, an Underling attempts to perform a Dis-Creation ritual.
2000-11
CE
§ Jubal McRae killed for the first time; a resurrection spell brings him back to life.
§ [“Council of Three”] The Council of Three is reinstated.
Twenty-First Century (Third Millenium) CE
2001-02
CE
§ [“Bringing Up Chelsea”] For Valentines Day, Paul and Cynthia, Jubal and Chelsea go to a mountain love nest, where Paul learns that things are not as simple as he thought.
2001-02-26
CE
§ The seventh and final victim of Eleanor Uasal’s search for her Grimoire is found in Canada.
2001-03-03 to
2001-03-05 CE
§ [“Eleanor”] Eleanor Uasal returns for a brief reign of terror, only to be destroyed by Chelsea and Melpomene.
2001-09-11
CE
§ Terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, USA.
2001-09
CE
§ Henry Wald dies, turned into a Tepes-vampire by Rose Wilson.
2001-10 to
2001-12 CE
§ [“Aftermath”] Chelsea attempts to deal with being tortured and other emotional shocks.
2001-12-25
CE
§ Christmas celebrations at the Chattan household include Chelsea, Ruth, Diane, Ben, Jubal, Cynthia, Paul, and Wald (now a vampire).
2002-03
CE
§ Anna Crenshaw killed by Tepes-vampire Rose Wilson.
2002-03
CE
§ [“Snowfall and Rose Petals”] Gustov and Morana judge Chelsea and find her wanting as an ally. They try to kill her, or at least convince her to kill herself. That fails.
§ Morana destroyed by Rose.
§ Gustov escapes.
§ Rose destroyed by the rising sun.
§ Chelsea returns home and almost commits suicide, but is saved at the last minute by Jubal and some of the Cats.
2002-07
CE
§ [“The Portal Storm”] Chelsea and Raven go on a wild ride through various dimensions due to a Portal storm.

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