A timeline of events in this world, according to its most widely-used calendars.

Through the magic of translation convention, a lot of real-world time-related terms will be used, including units from Coordinated Universal Time and day-of-the-week names from the Gregorian calendar.

A year on this planet is 338 days of approximately 26 hours each – that is, roughly the same total length as an Earth year.


Ceannis used to use the Incarnate Era calendar, which started over whenever a new incarnation of Rhódon took over the country. The founding of Ceannis was in Rhódon 0; her next incarnation, Beccae, became Queen in Rhódon 224, which from then on was counted as Beccae 0.

Leachtric eventually had this replaced with the Rhodonite Era calendar, which just counts from Rhódon 0 forward. Leachtric 0 was reverted to RE 2681. Incarnate Era dates are still used in some cases for aesthetic purposes, like when you're trying to sound old-fashioned and historical.

Both of these calendars use the same set of 12 months (named after prominent constellations), with an average of 28 days each.

Sønheim uses the Era of the Sun, which begins much later, counting from when its capitol city was founded. This has replaced all other calendars in the region, partly by direct conquest and partly by “it's more convenient if we use the same dates as our biggest trading partner.”

Comparison of some significant dates in all three calendars:

Incarnate Era Rhodonite Era Era of the Sun
Rhódon founds Ceannis Rhódon 0 RE 0 SE -1640
Capitol of Sønheim founded Xiphilina 70 RE 1640 SE 0
Leachtric takes over Ceannis Leachtric 0 RE 2681 SE 1041
Leif meets Thorn; the comic begins… Leachtric 320 RE 3012 SE 1372

The years aren't a perfect match, because the Ceannic New Year begins in spring, and the Sønska New Year begins about 2 months earlier (in Still Winter). So (for example) SE 0 actually begins toward the end of RE 1639 – it just has the most overlap with RE 1640.

Before Leif & Thorn meet

Ancient history (100+ years ago)

Everything through Era of the Sun 1260 / Rhodonite Era 2900

(Mostly within the latest millennia-ish before the present.)

SE 472
(RE 2112)
Lady Stanczia born…approximately, making her somewhere in her 900's when she first appears.
SE 972
(RE 2613)
Stanczia, in her 500's, seated in the House of the Moon.
SE 1134
(RE 2774)
Stanczia and Imri (age 14) meet.

Several years later, Imri becomes Stanczia's accountant, and advises her to move money out of Skagendal into the more stable Sønheim.
SE 1152
(RE 2792)
Imri (age 32) is turned by Stanczia.
SE 1192
(RE 2832)
Skagendal annexed by Månborg.

Recent history (past 100-ish years)

Era of the Sun 1261-1371 / Rhodonite Era 2901-3011

(Basically the latest century before the present. As of the start of the comic, this is all within living memory.)

RE 2927-2937
(SE 1287-1297)
Original broadcast run of Hedge and Grassie episodes.

Some time during this period, a time-traveling Future Thorn appears in their studio during an earthquake that interrupts the filming of an episode.
RE 2977
(SE 1337)
Thorn Estragon born.
RE 2984
(SE 1344)
Leif of Sønheim born.
RE 2997
(SE 1357)
Thorn, Juniper Sel, and Agent Delphinium first meet while entering heartsword training.

Rowan Muscade and Violet Dupont first meet at school the year afterward, shortly before Rowan contracts the Whispers.
RE 3002
(SE 1362)
Rowan and Violet enter heartsword training together.

Leif gets his first indentured-servant assignment at the Rocky Rapids Guest Lodge.
RE 3004
(SE 1364)
Kudzu Carvi first employed by Northwind Prismaceuticals.
RE 3004
(SE 1364-5)
Outbreak of a new brumavirus leads to illness, deaths, shutdowns, and travel restrictions throughout Sønheim.

Stanczia and Imri employ a string of vampire servants, eventually including Valrún, as they keep losing workers to quarantine protocols, illness, or death.
RE 3006
(SE 1366)
Olive Romarin elected to her first term as President of Ceannis.
RE 3008
(SE 1368)
Four years before the start of the comic, Thorn's team confronts the Wyrm of Ruaidh.
RE 3009
(SE 1369)
Kudzu gets all murder-y up in the Northeast. Thorn is too busy with burn recuperation to pay much attention.
RE 3011
(SE 1371)
About half a year before the start of the comic. Thorn's team, reconstituted and with a clean bill of post-dragon health for all the survivors, is sent to guard a mountain observatory.
Still RE 3011
(SE 1372)
About a month before the comic starts, The Prophecy happens. Thorn & team receive new orders to guard the Sønheim Embassy.

RE 3012 (SE 1372): Leif & Thorn meet

Spring (start of Volume 1)

Leif & Thorn meet

Thorn & team arrive at the embassy, and Thorn & Leif meet. That evening an escaped Hellhound makes it onto the grounds & Thorn saves Leif.

Soon after, Thorn has dinner at his sister's family's house, and retrieves his soulbonded cat, Tiernan.


Ragnild & Iona order some magic powder to strengthen Iona's legs, which Thorn stops from being smuggled into the Embassy. He ends up taking the powder to the face while chasing the smuggler, and wakes up to tentacles. Leif helps him hide in the Embassy's pool while Juniper and Holly make up an antidote.

Vampires, dinner, and dinner's knight

The next night is the bros' night out.

Further on, the Sønheim Embassy hosts a Cultural Exchange Celebration. Famous author Astrid Rødlund, along with vampires Lady Stanczia & Lord Imri are invited.

A member of the Secret Order of Monster Hunters sneaks in and gets caught by Juniper. Thorn comes across Leif being the vampire's dinner. Regrouping, Thorn lets the Secret Agent go.

Leif spends some time in hospital.


After Leif's recuperation, Thorn visits his old teacher, Sir Geranium to talk about secret organisations and ask to be ordered into secrecy.

Leif returns to work. Thorn & Leif organize totally-not-a-date.

Thorn has a flashback

The next Tuesday, Thorn takes Leif to meet his Unicorn, Caoimhe, and her foal, Caelan. They react badly to Leif, so the pair visit the aquarium instead, waiting in a long line. Meanwhile, Holly and Ivy join Hyacinth's class on a trip to the same aquarium.

A stalker attacks the aquarium. Holly and Ivy power up to stop him. Thorn & Leif wait nearby, as Thorn's heartsword or military-grade healing gem could be useful. Holly runs into Future Thorn. A team of serious mages arrive just as Ivy pins the stalker, and they arrest him.

The situation resolved, Thorn & Leif decide to have dinner, but Ceanska food is too spicy for Leif. They go to a traditional Sønka eatery next, but Thorn has a flashback. A med wagon is called, and Leif pretends to be Thorn's husband to join him on the ride back to his apartment. The pair talk on Thorn's rooftop. Thorn mentions it is his birthday.

A med-wagon ride

The next day, Leif tries to visit Thorn at his gate, but finds he is on medical leave.

A few days later, Ebony Muscade, Sir Geranium Sureau, President Olive, Magnolia Persil and the Woman in Black meet in a high-security chamber to discuss the Prophecy's progress after Thorn's incident. Meanwhile, Thorn is undergoing a psych evaluation.

That afternoon, Thorn meets with Tansy where she explains their mother's troubles. She gets notified that a mine collapsed and she's being called in as the geology expert. Thorn picks Hawthorn up from school. Tansy and Mata & Pato are flown to the mine as experts.

Three days later, the first exploratory drill begins. Thorn organizes Birch to be put on mine security detail, as his betrothed Annie works at the mine, and is trapped.


Annie and Birch's wedding 11 days post-collapse: The drill gets upgraded and makes it to a tunnel near the trapped miners. Contact is established.

17 days post-collapse: The drill makes it through to the miners.

Some days later: Tansy returns home. Ivy and Magnus Cornouiller are brought in to widen the borehole.

23 days post-collapse: Annie & Birch get married.

33 days post-collapse: The miners are are rescued.

Meanwhile, guards at the Embassy security office get a bunch of wrong numbers.

Also meanwhile, Violet introduces Rowan to the Leachtric soundtrack. Rowan reflects on their childhood friendship.

SE 1373 starts during winter of RE 3012.

RE 3013 (SE 1373)

Spring (start of Volume 2)

Weeks after the rescue, Iona and Ragnild get new lightweight clothes.

Seven to ten business days later, clothes are delivered. Thorn asks Leif on another not-a-date, and learns about his compulsion.

Days later, Thorn takes Leif to buy clothes for Summerfest. Thorn takes SO many pictures.


Leif singing karaoke for Thorn

Summerfest: Thorn & Leif have totally not-a-date, including non-spicy food, helping Kale with his hallucinations, playing some games, karaoke (which Future Thorn accidentally drops by for), and a personal discussion on a bridge.

Next week, Thorn offers the two on his team who do the best a job guarding the Culture Minister and his kids at a showing of Leachtric in about 1 month.

Violet picks up recently-awakened long-runner Blush Noisette Duval.

Thorn's knights have a friendly sparring session with the Sønheic guards, which Captain Sigrun uses to observe Leif & Thorn interacting.

Weekend, 2 weeks post-Summerfest, Thorn takes Leif to the Library. They also spend some time in Thorn's apartment.

Days later, Stanczia and Imri reflect on Wacky Bracelets. Juniper reveals Rowan and Violet won the Leactric duty.

Summer (Volume 3)

3.5 weeks post-Summerfest, Rowan comes down with a case of wings, so Thorn takes his spot for Leachtric duty, while Rowan befriends head-writer-of-MCLIS Archie.

The introductory song to Leachtric!

4.5 weeks post-Summerfest: Leachtric!

Unfortunately, the show is called off after the first act due to a a plant monster overgrowing the Royal Ceannic Opera. Kale runs into Thorn, and asks him to cut off his magical restraints so he can help. They are interrupted by the Woman in Black before Thorn decides.

Meanwhile, Cedar makes his Magical Boy debut. Soon, Laurel Cerise arrives and destroys the plant monster. This allows Agent Delphinium access to Sven, where she arrests him. Conveniently, he has some information the police want and they release him.

Later, Thorn is debriefed at the Embassy before heading home. Thorn finds Kale waiting outside his apartment, and they discuss the night. Meanwhile, the Woman in Black is debriefed by Acai at her apartment.

Summer (Volume 4)

5.5 weeks post-Summerfest, Leif and Elisa discuss the plan for Thorn to rent her to pay off most of her contract.

Around the same time, Holly sits her big star-mage evaluation and Cedar gets his powers evaluated, where Holly is assigned to teach him while he is on tour.

A few days later, Pascentia cooks dinner for her overworking-from-worry sibling Agent D10.

Meanwhile, the embassy is surprised Thorn has ordered a sex package to rent Elisa, rather than Leif, so set Embassy Guard Lulen to spy on their sign language communications.

6 weeks post-Summerfest, Juniper's aquarium-based speed dating is interrupted by an emergency call that Marula Sheaver is in jail, under suspicion of murdering two children. Marula quickly realizes Juniper won't help her, and starts messing with them. Juniper eventually catches on and leaves, where Agent Delphinium and the Woman in Black question her about Marula, as their Order want to hire her. That night, Agent Delphinium and Juniper have some mutual no-strings-attached stress relief.

Thorn and Elisa bake cookies

Later that week, Violet has a sexy encounter with a Tamaputian, while Rowan, unusually, has a quiet night in.

Thorn and Elisa have their cooking date. They make crescent cookies. Unfortunately, bad weather means Thorn takes Elisa back to the embassy early.

Thorn dissociates because of the fire, but is soon found by his team's new magical girl: Atarangi. They have to stay and guard a security breach as a tree breaks some of the Embassy's wall.

Violet thinks she recognizes Atarangi, but in fact the Tampautian she met the other night, Kallie, is one of Atarangi's headmates.

7 weeks post-Summerfest, D10 and Delphinium conduct a dramatic high-stakes operation bringing Dr. Helichrysum Glazier to Central to testify against Northwind Prismaceuticals. Koplovision

Later, Kale and Thorn have coffee and discuss Kale's worries before Thorn's Kolpovision party. After, they go pick up Hawthorn and protect the house from Larch's parents.

Later, Kolpovision Party time! Agent D10 shows up as the plus one of Pascentia, and threatens Kale at knife point. Thorn, alerted by Leif, intercepts them outside. Kale cuts one of his bracelets, allowing him access to healing magic and alerting the authorities. Dex's and Thorn's ensuring fight is interrupted by Pascentia, then Lark's parents, and finally the authorities, who scare off Dex and fail to catch them at their husband's place. The party wraps up with Tamapoa winning Koplovision 3013!

Fall (start of Volume 5)


Leif and Thorn go on a date to the library. Leif looks up his mother and takes a walk alone before triggering something in the rental agreement, which has him locked up when he returns to the embassy.

In another part of the world, Dex teams up with Kahu Wairua to stop some animal smuggling. Meanwhile, their incredible and charming husband finds a gift from Dex.

Some time later, Archie visits Rowan in Ceannis. Violet & Atarangi act as backup security and find Alfhild Ølsten, who knocks them out using the Whispers before interrupting Archie's dinner with Rowan. Archie cuts up Alfhild's gem with Rowan's heartsword. Archie and Rowan spend the night together, as do Violet and Atarangi.

Meanwhile, the Embassy has a horde of people out front wanting to enter to cure their (totally real) Whispers. Thorn convinces the guard to let the people walk through the embassy. Hermosa takes a bath and talks to his brilliant and delightful spouse who is staking out Thorn's apartment, who encounters the Woman in Black. She is having a really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, REALLY long day.

Sometime later, Thorn meets up with Chartreuse and passes on something from Katya. Soon, Torsten ends up in hospital where he ends up taking an early retirement.


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