TIMELINE: the world of Grace Lynn Cartwright

a timeline of events that influence the books and world

of my TRIALS OF THE BLOOD series

 

(Contains ***SPOILERS*** for virtually every single book in the series!!!)

33 — (Friday, April 3) Jesus’ crucifixion — first vampire created — Kristos is born in Athens, Greece

 

60 — Kristos’ wife and children are killed by vampires

 

61 — Peter creates the first werebears, including Kristos

 

100 — the vampire Vsevolod (based out of what is now Russia) starts keeping human feeders, starting a trend for vampires across the world, who no longer necessarily turn everyone they come across

 

170 — Kristos kills the first vampire (Longinus)

 

316 — Zacchaeus, consanguinea, is born to a poor family in Tolosa, Gaul

 

320 — the church makes Kristos the personal bodyguard of Zacchaeus

 

325 — first council of Nicaea

 

335 — Zacchaeus, consanguinea, becomes a vampire — Kristos is excommunicated for insubordination and failure to destroy a threat to humanity

 

336 — the church creates their first werewolves — among them is Adam, their first purgatum

 

340 — Adam turns a packmate human in an argument — church culls him, sends his pack on suicide missions

 

417 — Zacchaeus turns Aurelia vampire — Kristos joins Zacchaeus’ coterie

 

525 — Anno Domini era calendar invented based on estimated birth year of Jesus

 

570 — Soga no Kitashihime, former consort of the Emperor of Japan and mother to the first Empress of Japan (Empress Suiko), becomes a vampire five years after her thirteenth child is born

 

590 — Gregorian chants established

 

638 — Jerusalem and Syria conquered by Muslims

 

642 — Egypt conquered by Muslims (then rest of N. Africa)

 

711 — Muslim armies arrive in Spain

 

815 — the vampire Aurelia turns her first — Zacchaeus kills Aurelia — church razes Zacchaeus’ stronghold in Bulgaria, temporarily losing track of both Zacchaeus and Kristos

 

816 — church begins tracking consanguinea

 

817 — church realizes Zacchaeus must still be alive (relatively speaking)

 

1095 — Crusades begin (originally to quell vampire uprisings)

 

1119 — founding of the Knights Templar (predominantly werewolf strike teams)

 

1271 — Crusades largely end

 

1312 — Knights Templar officially dissolved (rumors abound of their continued operations)

 

1320 — Dante’s Divine Comedy completed

 

1354 — the Shroud of Turin (the burial shroud of Jesus) resurfaces

 

1400 — Chaucer completes The Canterbury Tales

 

1453 — fall of Constantinople

 

1478 — Tobias Sheppard is born

 

1492 — Columbus reaches the Americas

 

1495 — Leonardo da Vinci starts work on The Last Supper

 

1508-1512 — Michelangelo paints the Sistine Chapel ceiling

 

1517 — Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

 

1550 — Vampires arrive in the New World (America) along with the Spaniards

 

1600 — Sheppard comes to the New England colonies (America)

 

1614 — Christianity is banned from Japan (under Tokugawa Ieyasu)

 

1625 — Buckheim saves Sheppard from vampires

 

1685 — Matthew Wildes is born in Salem, MA

 

1692 — Sarah Wildes, Matt’s mother, is killed during the Salem witch trials

 

1703 — Frederick DuBois is born

 

1705 — John Wildes (Matt’s father) dies, Matt moves to Virginia

 

1712 — Matthew Wildes is turned werewolf while hunting deer

 

1719 — Sheppard meets Kristos, the pack squabbles, Kristos owes them three favors

 

1720 — Frederick is turned werewolf

 

1765 — Start of the American Revolution

 

1769 — Sheppard calls in favor #1, Kristos and the pack fight back the influence of the Anglican church over the natural packs of the colonies and wilds beyond

 

1776 — Declaration of Independence signed

 

1783, September — End of the Revolutionary war (via the signing of the Treaty of Paris)

 

1784 — first Korean Catholic baptized

 

1861-1865 — American Civil War

 

1866 — Kaylah Abernathy is born in southern Louisiana

 

1868 — Meiji Restoration in Japan lifts ban on Christianity

 

1871 — Frederick’s pack is killed by vampires, Frederick turns vampire

 

1883 — Kaylah is turned werewolf while traveling to visit a sick relative

 

1885 — the first car invented in Germany (by Karl Benz)

 

1896 — first American made car sold in the US

 

1903 — President Roosevelt quietly authorizes the US Military to build a force of werewolves, under the leadership of then-Colonel George Buckheim

 

1914 — World War 1 starts in Europe

 

1917 — Daniel Chapman is born

 

1917, Spring — America enters WW1 — the first US Army werewolf forces fight in the war

 

1917, Fall — Sheppard calls in favor #2, Kristos and the pack destroy a pair of vampire elders trying to move into America while the human men are away at war

 

1918 — Elias Clark, consanguinea, is born

 

1919, June — Treaty of Versailles ends WW1

 

1920, January — Kaylah joins Sheppard’s pack

 

1920, August — the 19th Amendment to the US constitution gives women the right to vote

 

1921 — Chastity McAllister is born in New York City

 

1931-1936 — Red Terror in Spain (instigated by vampire leadership)

 

1935 — Daniel Chapman is turned werewolf

 

1936 — Elias Clark starts school at Johns Hopkins University

 

1937 — Chastity is turned werewolf — first blood bank opens in Chicago

 

1939, February — US Army scouts Elias Clark (consanguinea, junior, top 10% of his class), marks him for entry, provides scholarship for the rest of his college career

 

1939, September — World War 2 starts

 

1940, September — Elias Clark, graduate of Johns Hopkins University, joins US army, continues medical training

 

1942 — Elias Clark is turned werewolf via General Buckheim’s program

 

1943 — Elias Clark, healer consanguinea, travels overseas on covert missions to help Allied forces

 

1945, September — World War 2 ends

 

1947 — Jonathan Holt is born

 

1952 — Jamie Holt is born

 

1954 — Lord of the Rings published

 

1969 — Jonathan and Jamie Holt are turned werewolf on a hunting trip

 

1991 — the internet becomes publicly available — Soviet Union dissolved

 

1992 — New York passes law requiring ATMs to have surveillance cameras

 

1997, March 20th — Grace Lynn Cartwright, consanguinea, born in Colorado Springs, CO

 

2001, September — World Trade Center in New York City destroyed by terrorists

 

2003 — finish mapping human genome — the military starts DNA mapping werewolves

 

2019, November — Grace is turned werewolf, becomes purgatum — Grace kills Frederick — Kristos takes up guardianship of Lynn — Lynn

destroys Zacchaeus, consanguinea day-walking vampire — Matt takes favor #3, healing the pack with Kristos’ strength