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Not to be confused with the book order

This is the entire main canon timeline.

Creation[]

  • The Song begins
  • Great fire is started, and divides into three
  • Crystal is formed and Thra forms around it

Age of Innocence[]

  • Ceaseless warring between flora, fauna, water, land and sky
  • First Gelfling is born
  • Aughra is born
  • Aughra ends the warring
  • Gelfling teach Aughra to dreamfast
  • The six sisters travel to the far reaches of Thra and start their own clans
  • Gelfling discover death
  • Early clans are formed (Silver Sea, Spriton, Drenchen, Stonewood, Dousan, Sifa)
  • Aughra records movement of the Three Suns
  • Aughra sees the future
  • Raunip’s rock crashes in Thra
  • Aughra creates Raunip using the rock
  • The first Great Conjunction occurs
  • Urskeks leave their homeworld
  • Aughra loses her eye
  • UrSkeks arrive

Age of Harmony[]

  • UrSkeks heal Aughra
  • UrSkeks create the Castle of the Crystal
  • Gelfling travel to the far reaches of Skarith
  • Modern Gelfling clans are formed
  • Aughra is gifted the observatory
  • Spriton Gelfling maiden gets gifted wings from Aughra
  • Gyr the song teller hears Darkheart’s song
  • Raunip plots against urSkek
  • Raunip rallys Gelfling against urSkek
  • Aughra and Raunip part ways
  • Gyr is brought to Kel and Raunip and asked to join their journey
  • Gyr, Kel, Kotha and Raunip travel to the Castle of the Crystal
  • Darkheart is darkened by Gyr
  • The Second Great Conjunction occurs
  • The urSkek split in two: the cruel Skeksis and the gentle urRu
  • Skeksis breaks the Crystal and the Shard falls down the crystal shaft

Age of Division[]

  • Darkening begins
  • Skeksis attack urRu
  • SkekHak chokes urYa, killing urYa and SkekYi
  • SkekHak throws urHom down the Crystal shaft and dies
  • Skeksis and urRu discover that they are connected
  • Aughra and Raunip travel underground to recover the missing Shard
  • urRu escape Castle
  • Castle turns dark
  • Makraks escape from underground through the Claw Mountains
  • Noy is destroyed
  • Aughra and Raunip find the Shard and come back above ground
  • Skeksis create an alliance with the Gelfling
  • Skeksis create the Skeksis Empire
  • SkekSo declares himself Emperor
  • SkekSa is disgusted and leaves Castle
  • SkekMal decides to leave Castle and live in the Endless Forest
  • Raunip and Thall attempt to stop Skeksis from helping Gelfling
  • UrGoh brings Thall and Raunip to the Valley of the urRu.
  • Raunip is reunited with Kotha
  • Makrak meet Kotha and Raunip
  • Raunip, Skeksis and the urRu make an agreement regarding the Makrak.
  • Raunip ventures to the Field of Fire with the Makraks
  • Raunip dies
  • Skeksis create Alliance of the Crystal
  • Arathim decline invite to alliance
  • Silver Sea split into Vapran and Grottan
  • Skeksis place Grottan in Domrak and force the Arathim to move out.
  • SkekGra and urGoh get given a vision
  • urGoh and skekGra create Dual Glaive
  • urGoh gives Dual Glaive to urLii and is kept in the Tomb of Relics
  • urGoh and SkekGra move to the Circle of the Suns

Around 600 Trine later[]

  • Arathim begin to attack Stone-In-the-Wood villages
  • Maudra Vala sends Ordon on a mission to the Mountains of Grot.
  • Fara follows Ordon
  • Ordon and Fara meet urLii and Maudra Argot
  • Fara and Ordon retrieve Dual Glaive
  • First Battle of stone-in-the-wood is won
  • Ordon and Shoni have Rian
  • Skeksis recruit Gelfling across Thra to be palace guards
  • SkekTek discovers how to drain Gelfling for essence
  • Mira’s essence is drained
  • Rian discovers Skeksis betrayal
  • Rian tells Gurjin and escapes Castle of the Crystal
  • Deet witnesses darkening
  • Deet is sent above ground by Vliste-Staba
  • Brea is brought to tithing ceremony by SkekOk and skekLach
  • Brea starts to question Skeksis Laws
  • Thra gives Brea a vision
  • Naia leaves Sog and meets Kylan
  • Deet is attacked by an Arathim and Hup saves her
  • Brea is sent to Order of Lesser Service
  • Ordon is sent to bring Rian to his sense
  • Aughra awakens
  • Deet and Hup queue to see Maudra Fara but are skipped by Rian
  • Aughra ventures to the Castle of the Crystal
  • Rian attempts to speak with Maudra Fara but is cornered by Ordon
  • Rian escapes
  • Aughra discovers Skeksis betrayal and seeks the Archer’s help
  • Rian is cornered in a Podling inn by Naia and Kylan
  • Tavra and Naia argue over who is going to take Rian
  • Rian shows everyone Mira’s essence
  • Rian, Tavra, Kylan and Naia dreamfast
  • Ordon finds them and joins the dreamfast
  • The Gelfling create a Dream Etching
  • Tavra, Naia and Kylan venture to the Castle of the Crystal to free Gurjin
  • Ordon and Rian are chased by skekMal
  • Ordon sacrifices himself to kill skekMal
  • SkekMal survives and Ordon dies
  • Tavra, Kylan and Naia find Gurjin and escape
  • Tavra stays behind and witnesses the Emperor absorbing the darkening
  • Tavra is trapped in a cage
  • Deet and Hup comfort Rian
  • SkekMal captures Rian and is brought to the castle by skekSil
  • SkekZok and skekVar request 8 of the Vapran’s finest warriors
  • Brea meets Onica an brings her “The brightest jewel in her mother’s chamber
  • Rian is saved by Kylan and Naia
  • Brea follows the newly-hatched moth to her mother’s throne room and discovers a room beneath it filled with rocks, each showing one of the clan’s symbols.
  • Deet and hup venture to Ha'rar
  • Kylan, Naia and rian venture to Ha'rar
  • Brea discovers the clan’s natural order and the Lore is formed.
  • Brea leaves the chamber and tries to tell Seladon
  • Deet and Hup arrive at Ha'rar, and request an audience with the All-Maudra
  • Seladon says they can speak to her but deet refuses
  • Aughra meets Naia, Seladon, Brea, Kylan, Mayrin, Rian, Deet, Tavra and Gurjin in the Dream Space, and gaves them a vision
  • Mayrin stands up against the Skeksis
  • SkekVar kills Mayrin
  • The volunteers, Brea, Deet and Hup are pushed into a cage by the Skeksis and are driven away.
  • Rian, Naia and Gurjin free the prisoners in the Skeksis Carriage
  • Rian, Hup, Naia, Gurjin, Deet and Brea travel to the crystal sea
  • The group meet Rek'yr and he offers to bring them to the Wellspring
  • The group split, Naia and Gurjin heading to Sog to rally the Drenchen, Kylan going to Sami Thicket to rally them, Deet, Hup, Rian and Brea going to the Circle of the Suns.
  • urGoh and skekGra shows the True History of Thra, which tells them about the Dual Glaive
  • skekMal captures Brea, while, Rian and Deet go to Grot through the Breath of Thra
  • The Stone-in-the-Wood clan, led by Maudra Fara attempt to attack the Castle of the Crystal, but get enslaved by the Arathim Ascendancy in the process.
  • Deet and Rian find Domrak full of Arathim
  • The Sanctuary Tree is attacked by darkened Nurlocs, and transfers his power to Deet, who gets a vision of the future
  • Rian and Deet evacuate along with the other Grottan
  • Maudra Argot gives Rian and Deet her sword
  • Brea is put in the cage along with Seladon and the other Vapran and stonewood.
  • Tavra and an Arathim's mind are merged, and Tavra frees the prisioners
  • The Second Battle of Stone-in-the-Wood begins
  • The prisioners regroup with Kylan Rian and Deet, and prepare for war
  • the Skeksis are defeated, and Deet has fully absorbed the darkening
  • The Skeksis create the Garthim
  • The Crystal Bats are bred
  • The Garthim destroy the Gelfling Clans and murder every last Gelfling
  • Kira and Jen survive the Great Gelfling Purge
  • Jen is saved by the urRu
  • Kira is found by the Podlings

20 Trine later[]

  • urSu dies and sends Jen on a mission to reunite the Crystal Shard with the Crystal
  • Jen meets Kira and they restore the Crystal, just before the third Great Conjunction occurs
  • Kira dies
  • The urRu and Skeksis are one once more
  • The urSkeks resurect Kira and makes Jen and Kira eternal, then fly away back to their home planet

Age of Power[]

  • Jen and Kira rebuild Thra
  • Jen and Kira fall into a deep slumber
  • The Crystalline Eminence forces people to pay the Crystal with riches, which blocks the light from reaching Mithra
  • Thurma is sent to Thra by the Ember Queen
  • Thurma meets Jen and Kira
  • Thurma cracks the Crystal
  • The Skeksis and the urRu return
  • Thurma and Kensho travel to Mirtha
  • Kensho is bathed in the Pool of Tears
  • Kensho ruins the process of saving Mithra
  • Kensho is killed
  • Thurma releases, then jumps down the shaft
  • Thurma comes out in the Crystal Chamber and explains why Mithra was dying
  • Thurma returns the Shard to the Crystal

Second Age of Harmony[]

  • Kensho is resurrected
  • Kensho is praised by the Gelflings
  • Thurma is challenged to the throne by apparent "Heir to the throne" Nita
  • Nita and Thurma travel to the Fire That Stays
  • Kensho, Toolah, Aiyana and Danevay attempt to sneak into Dagger Root
  • Thurma and Nita discover that the Fire that Stays is evil
  • Kensho is tortured by Trunk
  • The Fire that Stays attempts to wipe out the firelings
  • Thurma and Nita defeat the Fire that Stays and become Ember Queens
  • Thurma and Nita build the castle
  • Kensho becomes the Ruler of Thra
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