An Elric Chronology
The following is a chronology developed by forum member redcoat from the Elric stories using modified Chaosium dateline.
Events of Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer.
Elric is given a week to prepare for his first great dream.
Each four hours dreaming on the dream coach represents a year in ‘the dreamlands of our common past’ according to Tanglebones.
Thus Elric's dreams take around ~
- Four hours~ The Dream of Earth.
- Eight hours~ The Dream of Water
- Twenty hours~ The Dream of Air
- Forty hours~ The Dream of Fire.
‘Sadric has been dead a year’ before events of Elric of Melniboné.
Possibly Spring as Cymoril conjures up a warm day for the time of year and squirrels and flowers are in evidence.
Events leading up to Yyrkoon’s flight.
A month passes. Messengers ride through Young Kingdoms.
A second month passes, dragons are used.
A fourth month passes, fleet has been used.
Elric summons Arioch. Events leading to Elric’s wandering.
'Parts company with Rackhir' at Menii.
Seeks Elwher, travelling through northern steppe.
Events of The Black Blade's Summoning.
Supposedly only a month between Elric’s leaving the Island of Purple Towns and becoming a fugitive from the Governor of Ryfel in Pikarayd. (However Duke Avan Astran has been seeking him for ‘several months’ since his exile. ) Elric travels from Southern continent through various realms on the Dark Ship The Sailor on the Seas of Fate, once arriving back in the Young Kingdoms he visits the Unknown Continent.
Elric winters at Purple Towns before starting back for his throne. (Presumably a year has past.)
Events of The Dreaming City
Elric presumably comes ashore at Pan Tang.
One year passes after sack of Imryyr and events of While the Gods Laugh.
Elric and Moonglum visit Thokora in Jharkor, then travel to Lormyr prior to the events of Black Petals. Up to arrival in Nassea-Tiki, Elric has spent some months in areas of the Young Kingdoms where he is well known.
Events of The Singing Citadel. Two years after sack of Imrryr.
Winter sees him in pursuit of Theleb K’aarna in Lormyr. Events of The Sleeping Sorceress.
Stays in Tanelorn a while.
Events of The Revenge of the Rose. Returns to Tanelorn.
Elric and Moonglum adventure in Cesh.
Events of The Dreamthief's Daughter
Five years pass from sack of Imrryr to events of The Stealer of Souls. Three years have passed since Elric left Jharkor to pursue Theleb K'aarna.
Unknown period of time up to events of Kings in Darkness. Though if Elric and Moonglum’s itinerary is the same as that followed by Astran in the first published The Jade Man's Eyes then Elric moves from Bakshaan to Jadmar to Filkhar to Argimiliar (Where he spends the winter and squanders their wealth) and then rides into Chalal that spring.
Elric is married for three months before events of The Flame Bringers
As the Pan Tangian led Western fleet is coming into action against the Southern continent’s fleet Elric undertakes a thousand year dream quest as related in The Skrayling Tree, The White Wolf's Son and possibly the Zodiac stories whilst strapped to the mast of the Pan Tangian flagship.
Elric has encountered the pirates of the Vilmirian Straits and Vilmirian bandits prior to his adventures in The Fortress of the Pearl.
Forthcoming story Red Pearls.