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This is an unofficial Sword of Truth timeline. All dates are relevant to the creation of the boundaries; events occurring before the boundaries were created are styled as BCB, where as events occurring afterwards are styled as ACB.

Timeline Edit

Assumptions: Edit

  • The Sword of Truth Universe adheres to the same basic physical rules that apply to the real world with the exception of the presence of magic.
  • Astronomical:
    • The length of a year is 365 days.
    • The Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, and Spring Equinox occur at the same times as in our world.
    • A lunar month last about 28 days.
  • People:
    • With the exception of magic, norms that apply to humans in our world apply to the humans in the Sword of truth universe.
    • For example a normal pregnancy takes about 38 weeks from conception.

-Time UnknownEdit

- 2,960 BCBEdit

- 750 BCBEdit

- 450 BCBEdit

  • The prophet Nathan Rahl informs Prelate Annalina of prophecies that predict an upcoming war for the survival of magic. Together they learn that an as of yet unborn Richard Rahl was the sole hope of life and magic's victory and begin dictating events in his favor.

- 140 BCBEdit

- 117 BCBEdit

- 116 BCBEdit

- 57 BCBEdit

- 29 BCBEdit

12 BCBEdit

  • Hannis Arc's family is murdered by Panis Rahl.
  • Hannis Arc begins his plan to take revenge on the House of Rahl.

- 10 BCBEdit

  • The sorceress Adie and her husband Pell are captured and tortured by the Blood of the Fold. After Pell's death, Adie renounces her oath not to use her gift and begins her life of studying magic.

- 0 BCBEdit

Begin Debt of BonesEdit

End Debt of BonesEdit

- 13 ACBEdit

- 15 ACBEdit

  • Darken Rahl rapes Zorander's daughter, impregnating her.
  • First Wizard Zorander exiles himself to Westland, taking his pregnant daughter with him.
  • Richard Cypher is born late "15 ACB" or "16 ACB" to the First Wizard's daughter, and George Cypher raises him as his own.
  • Annalina Aldurren and Nathan Rahl aid George Cypher to steal the Book of Counted Shadows from the Wizard's Keep. He proceeds to spend years having his adoptive son memorize the book, before destroying it.

- 20 ACBEdit

  • Sisters Verna Sauventreen, Elizabeth Myric and Grace Rendall are sent on a journey to find Richard Cypher; as a pretense only. Prelate Annalina was already well aware of Richard's whereabouts, having met him months after his birth, but secretly required Sister Verna to spend twenty years searching as a means of maturing into the important figure she had been identified to be, by Ann and Nathan, in prophecy.

- 22 ACBEdit

- 26 ACBEdit

37 ACBEdit

  • Darken Rahl is given a Box of Orden by Hannis Arc.

- 39 ACBEdit

  • Darken Rahl begins the Second D'Haran War by destroying the boundary between D'Hara and the Midlands, before beginning an invasion.
  • Rahl places the Boxes of Orden into play about half way between the Autumnal Equinox and the Winter Solstice.

- 40 ACBEdit

Wizards First Rule begins at about the start of fall. Edit

End of Wizards First Rule. Edit

Begin Stone of Tears Edit

  • Richard learns he is Darken Rahl's son and the heir of D'Haran Empire from the Witch woman, Shota.
  • Darken Rahl's spirit escapes through the tear and begins the process of freeing the Keeper from the Underworld.
  • Richard and Kahlan become engaged and plan to wed at the Mud People's village.
  • Richard is located by Verna and other Sisters of the Light (Grace and Elizabeth) searching for him.
  • Very reluctantly, he accompanies Sister Verna to the Palace of the Prophets at the forced insistence of Kahlan.
  • Richard frees Du Chaillu.
    • Du Chaillu is 6-10 weeks pregnant after being raped by her captors.
  • The Baka Ban Mana teach Richard to Dance With the Spirits (Dance With Death).
  • Du Chaillu names Richard "Caharin" or leader of her people and declares herself to be Richard's wife.
    • Richard concludes that this is simply a misinterpretation of the old law. After telling Du Chaillu this view he gives it no further thought.
  • Kahlan declares war on the Imperial Order.
  • Richard learns of prophecies about him.
  • Richard helps Warren interpret prophecies through insight granted by The Gift. In particular he explains to Warren that all three interpretations of "Fuer grissa ost drauka" (The Bringer of Death) are active and apply to him (Richard).
  • Richard learns that he has both sides of The Gift and is the first War Wizard to be born in 3,000 years.
  • Richard is helped to escape by Sister Verna. Together, they learn of the existence of the Sisters of the Dark.
  • Richard brings down the Great Barrier with the assistance of Du Chaillu.
  • Winter Solstice.
  • Richard uses the Stone of Tears to seal the veil.
  • Kahlan is placed under a death spell by Zedd, to protect her from treacherous members of the Central Council of the Midlands in league with the Imperial Order.

- 41 ACBEdit

  • Richard and Kahlan are reunited in the place between worlds by Denna who is with the good sprits.

End Stone of TearsEdit

Begin Blood of the FoldEdit

  • Kahlan Amnell succeeds Cyrilla Amnell as Queen of Galea.
  • Prelate Annalina Aldurren feigns her death, along with Nathan Rahl, and together they begin actively influencing events through prophecy.
  • Annalina names Verna as the new Prelate of the Sisters of the Light.
  • Richard Rahl demands the surrender of the Midlands alliance into the new D'Haran Empire; an empire founded by him to combat the Order.
  • Kahlan Amnell succeeds Cathryn Lumholtz as Queen of Kelton.
  • Jagang takes control of the Sisters of the Dark, and many of the Light, to use against the D'Haran Empire. Sisters Ulicia, Tovi, Cecilia and Armina believe they gain freedom from the dream walker, and begin their research into the Chainfire spell.
  • The Palace of the Prophets is destroyed by Richard.
  • A majority of the Sisters of the Light, with Verna as Prelate, swear loyalty to Richard as Lord Rahl and act as the gifted defense of his armies.
  • Richard, the D’Haran army, and the Gar nation with assistance from the Keltan Army defeats the mriswith and the Blood of the Fold in Aydindril.

End Blood of the FoldEdit

Begin Temple of the WindsEdit

  • Emperor Jagang has Sister Amelia release a plague from the Temple of the Winds, killing thousands.
  • Wizard Marlin Pickard appears at the Confessor’s Palace and announces that he is there to kill Lord Rahl.
  • Nadine Brighton from Westland arrives at the Confessors' Palace to ask for Lord Rahl's assistance in finding her love, Richard Cypher, not realizing that Richard is the Lord Rahl.
  • Richard finds the War Wizard's “accessories” in the Wizard's Keep.
  • Cara is seriously injured during an attempt by Cara and Kahlan to question Marlin against Richard's orders.
  • Kahlan and Nadine pursue and kill Marlin.
  • Richards’s half brother Drefan arrives just in time to save Cara's life.
  • The red moon appears.
  • The Plague takes hold in Aydindril.
  • Richards’s research reveals that the Temple of the Winds has been violated and the plague came from the magic stolen from the temple.
  • Kahlan travels by the Sliph to confront Shota about sending Nadine.
  • Kahlan travels to the Mud People after receiving a call from the Spirit Knife.
  • At the Mud People's village, Kahlan finds that the plague has been spread throughout the Midlands.
  • Kahlan learns that Richard will receive one more notice from the Temple of the Winds and he must act on that notice or the Midlands will be consumed by the plague.
  • The Temple messengers arrive and inform Richard that he must marry Nadine and Kahlan must marry Derfan in order for Richard to enter the Temple of the Winds and end the plague.
  • In order to leave the temple Richard must give up the knowledge he gained and also take the plague upon himself.
  • Richard returns to the world of life in order to beg forgiveness from Kahlan for the pain he caused her when he entered the Temple knowing that he would soon die from the plague.
  • Kahlan travels with the sliph and intervenes just in time to save Nathan, Verna, and Warren from the Sisters controlled byJagang.
  • Nathan gives Kahlan the book of magic containing the plague with instructions of how to save Richards life.
  • The chimes are released into the world of life when Kahlan invokes them in order to save Richard's life.
  • Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell wed in the village of the Mud People.

End Temple of the WindsEdit

  • The barrier protecting the Bandakar Empire falls shortly after Kahlan invokes the chimes to save Richard's life. See Naked Empire.

Begin Soul of the FireEdit

  • Zedd and Ann show concern when they learn that Kahlan invoked the names of the chimes to save Richard's life, but are somewhat relieved that Kahlan is not Richard’s third wife.
  • After the chicken that is not a chicken incident Richard realizes that the chimes may be present in the world of life.
  • Zedd and Ann, explaining that Kahlan is not Richard's third wife, convince Richard that the actual problem is something else and sends Richard to Aydindril to retrieve a magic item that will correct the problem.
  • It turns out that this is just a ruse to get Richard to return to the only place that Zedd believes Richard will be safe.
  • A very pregnant (at least 6 months) Du Chaillu and several blade masters arrive.
  • When Du Chaillu declares herself to be Richard's wife he is stunned speechless and realizes that the chimes are present in the world of life. See Chapter 26 & 27 S.o.t.F.
    • Kahlan demands to know why Du Chaillu is calling Richard husband. Richard says only that we are in a great deal of trouble while thinking about Kahlan being the third wife that Zedd spoke of.
    • In the confusion while Richard is attempting to explain all this to Kahlan, Cara quips, "I see you got her pregnant".
    • Kahlan tells Cara to "Do the Math", Richard would have been a prisoner at the People's Palace when this woman got pregnant.
  • Kahlan Amnell miscarries after being beaten nearly to death by thugs in Anderith.
  • Richard Rahl banishes the chimes by offering them a choice between continued enslavement to himself or revenge on the soul of their original enslaver, restoring magic to the world.
  • Du Chaillu's baby is born.
  • Anderith is taken over by the Imperial Order with little effort through the political manuvering of the Anderith Political elite.
  • After his wife's vicious beating, Richard withdraws himself from the war against the Order.

End Soul of the FireEdit

  • The Imperial Order invades the Bandakar Empire.
  • Richard, Cara and Kahlan return to Westland.

Begin Faith of the FallenEdit

  • Richard, Kahlan, and Cara are in the Midlands near Hartland near where Richard first met Kahlan the previous autumn.
  • Kahlan is still recovering from the injuries she received in Anderith.
  • After a lethal confrontation with people from Hartland he withdraws to the mountainous Upper Ven region in Westland.
  • Richard still receiving status reports from the D’Haran commanders who find Richard through the “Bond”.
  • Richard carves "Spirit" in order to encourage Kahlan during her recovery.
  • While Kahlan recovers we learn more about the Imperial Order through the eyes of Nicci, Richard’s former teacher at the Palace of the Prophets.
  • Nicci alone of all the gifted captives of Jagang is able to detect when Jagang is present in her mind.
  • She has noticed that when the chimes were free he was never in her mind and that there were other times when Jagang was not present that she did not understand.
  • Nicci also spends a great deal of time thinking about Richard trying to understand him.
  • When Nicci is called back to Jagang she learns about Ann’s attempt to free the Sisters of Light by having them commit themselves to Richard in their hearts.
  • Upon hearing this she understands why Jagang can not enter her mind and makes a decision to leave and find Richard.
  • Before leaving she intercepts information about Richards’s location given by a tortured D’Haran messenger and questions Hania, a captured Mord Sith about Richard’s captivity.
  • Zedd Returns to the D’Haran forces and tells them to stop sending messengers after learning that Richard has withdrawn from directing the war.
  • Zedd begins organizing the defense of the Midlands.
  • In late autumn Kahlan has fully recovered and decides that she and Cara must finally confront Richard about his withdrawal.
  • Before the confrontation can occur Nicci arrives and links Kahlan’s life to hers using a powerful maternity spell, forcing Richard to go with Nicci by the threat to Kahlan’s life through the spell linking Nicci and Kahlan.
  • Nicci’s objective is to teach Richard about the good of the Order believing that Richard, being a moral individual, will recognize that the Order only seeks the same things that Richard himself seeks.
  • Despite Richard's wish, Kahlan and Cara escape the high mountains just before winter traps them.
  • Kahlan and Cara make their way the D’Haran forces defending the Midlands just after a near totally disastrous battle that sees nearly all the high commanders killed.
  • After a confrontation with the one remaining General over tactics Kahlan demotes the general and promotes Captain Benjamin Meiffert to General.
  • Even through guerilla tactics the D’Haran forces are still unable to do much more than slow the Imperial Order advance.
  • As winter sets in the D’Haran forces finally force the Imperial Order forces to withdraw by releasing a magically created glass dust that blinds well over half the Imperial Order forces.
  • As a morale booster Kahlan and Zedd encourage Warren and Verna to get married.
  • Nicci and Richard finally make it to the capital of the Imperial Order where a spelled palace like the Palace of the Prophets is being built.

- 42 ACBEdit

  • During all this time Richard continues to confound Nicci.
  • It seems Richard never responds in a way that she can predict.
  • Much to Nicci’s surprise, Richard shortly manages to make friends and have people who are willing to follow his lead as though they were Richards’s private army.
  • She longs to learn what she sees in his eyes but she never is able to understand.
  • Often she considers killing him and going back to Jagang but then she again sees that something in his eyes.
  • One day out of longing to understand how Kahlan felt with Richard she asked Richard to make love to her.
  • When Richard refuses, Nicci, out of humiliation, has a young tough named Gadi take her, which she afterwards felt shameful for.
  • Shortly after this Gadi runs off to join the army in order to escape Richard’s friends who are appalled by Gadi’s actions.
  • Some time after this Richard is arrested for insurrection.
  • When Nicci finds out she goes to see him and tells him that he might be able to get out if they could find enough money to pay the fine.
  • Richard tells her that he has money hidden but she would have to get one of Richards’s friends to help her get to it.
  • Once Nicci has the money she assumes that he must have stolen it because there was so much.
  • She rushes off to the blacksmith, Victor Cascella, who she assumes is one of his victims to return the money.
  • The blacksmith who is in reality one of Richard’s friends explains how Richard’s actions have actually helped many other people earn a living.
  • As Richard's punishment for his crime Richard is assigned as a rock carver at the new palace where he is assigned to carve a hideous statue at his own expense as penance.
  • The statue is to be completed in time for a winter dedication of Jagang's Palace.
  • At this Richard nearly gives in to hopelessness, but after a night of sleep comes up with a plan to carve what he wants instead of what is asked.
  • As the war wears on through the next summer Kahlan and the commanders realize that the New World cannot hope to keep the Imperial Order from taking Aydindril.
  • Warren identifies a point that they would be able temporarily stop the advance prior to the onset of winter.
  • The decision is made to evacuate everyone who will go to D’Hara beyond passes that would be the most defensible.

Late Fall

  • Just before winter the D’Haran camp is attacked by assassins disguised as D’Haran soldiers. One of these assassins mortally wounds Warren, who calls out to capture but not kill the assassin.
  • After Warren dies, Verna requests that Warren's assassin be slowly tortured to death.
  • As Cara carries out Verna’s request, she discovers that the assassin is Gadi, who knows where Richard is.
  • Armed with this information Kahlan and Cara tell the D’Haran forces to carry out the evacuation of Aydindril as planned. Then Kahlan and Cara depart to rescue Richard.

Begin The Pillars of CreationEdit

  • Events at the beginning of The Pillars of Creation overlap the end of Faith of the Fallen.
    • Faith of the Fallen Events are prefixed with FotF -
    • Pillars of Creation Events are prefixed with PoC -
  • FotF - As Richard works on the statue Nicci realized that he is not carving the statue the Order commissioned but is instead is carving something else.
  • FotF - Nicci agrees that she will wait until he is finished to see it.
  • FotF - Nicci also realized that she is in love with Richard but can never have him.

Early Winter

  • PoC - Jennsen finds a body of a "D'Haran" soldier.
  • PoC - As Jennsen searches the body, she finds a note which is a grave concern to her and Sebastian appears.
  • PoC - Sebastian insists that Jennsen take the soldier's House of Rahl knife and his money and helps her hide the body.
  • PoC - When Jennsen realizes that Sebastian has a fever she convinces her mother to let Sebastian stay in the cave behind their house.
  • PoC - Later that evening, Jennsen's home is attacked by five soldiers that are killed by Jennsen's mother, Jennsen, and Sebastian. However, Jennsen's mother dies of injuries received in the fight.
  • PoC - Sebastian is confused when Jennsen wants to flee because she fears that there are still three more members of a second Quad still out there.
  • PoC - Oba lives with his abusive mother on their farm. Oba is sent to visit the Sorceress Lathea to get medicine.
  • PoC - Jennsen and Sebastian go to visit a sorceress, Lathea, who had helped Jennsen and her mother when Jennsen was young.
  • PoC - The sorceress refuses, saying that the sorceress was Althea who helped, although it is apparent that Lathea knows more about Jennsen than she says.
  • PoC - Sebastian reveals that he is a strategist to Jagang from the Old World. Jennsen reveals the she is Jennsen Rahl and that she has run her entire life to escape the Lord Rahl who is attempting kill her.
  • PoC - After Jennsen leaves Oba arrives to get the medicine. During a confrontation with Lathea, Oba learns that he is a son of Darken Rahl. He then kills Lathea and sets her house on fire.
  • PoC - Jennsen resolves to get answers from Lathea but finds Lathea's house in flames.
  • PoC - Jennsen and Sebastian go the People's Palace to find Althea.

Winter

  • FotF - Once the statue is finished, Nicci sneaks into the workshop to see the statue.
  • FotF - At seeing the statue she finally understands what about Richard so attracted her both to her joy and to her horror for what she has done to Richard and Kahlan.
  • FotF - Once the statue is placed she goes to the blacksmith and tells him that he must go see that statue now and then begins searching for Richard.
  • FotF - When the statue is unveiled it causes an immediate sensation and the Palace grounds are soon packed with people wanting to see it.
  • FotF - Once Brother Narev sees the statue he attempts to destroy it but is unable to do more that flake off a few chips.
  • FotF - Narev then demands that Richard destroy it. As Richard prepares to swing the hammer he says for all to hear that this is what the Order thinks of life.
  • FotF - As the statue crumbles from Richard's hammer blow the assembled crowd rises up and overwhelms the Imperial Order guards.
  • FotF - Brother Narev flees and Richard follows to protect the ungifted from Narev’s power.
  • FotF - During all this Kahlan and Cara are in the crowd and follow Richard as he goes after Narev.
  • FotF - In the ensuing fight as Richard kills Imperial Order supporters and Brothers, Richard recognizes Kahlan in the fighting and sees Nicci as well.
  • FotF - Richard sees a way to make Nicci choose to free Kahlan by engaging Kahlan battle in order to force her to wound him with the Sword of Truth.
  • FotF - Nicci releases Kahlan from the maternity spell and then heals Richard.
  • FotF - After explaining that she had finally realized the lie that was the Order after seeing the statue, she renounces the Order, the Sisters of the Dark, and the Sisters of the Light, pledging herself to Richard and his cause instead.
  • FotF - Spirit is used as a model for a replacement to the statue that was destroyed.
  • FotF - Most of the new palace is torn down.
  • FotF - Richard sends Brother Narev’s preserved head to be placed on a pike in front of the Confessors’ Palace in Aydindril to greet Jagang.
  • PoC - Jennsen and Sebastian arrive at the People's Palace.
  • PoC - Sebastian is captured, Jennsen's money is stolen, and Betty, Jennsen's Goat, and Jennsen's and Sebastian's horses are missing.
  • PoC - Jennsen meets Tom, who sees the House of Rahl knife and helps her get to Althea's swamp.
  • PoC - Jennsen learns that she is in effect invisible to those with the gift.

End Faith of the Fallen Edit

  • On the way back from Althea's swamp Tom tells Jennsen that the Lord Rahl is located very far to the south.
  • Jennsen uses the knowlege and her experience to bluff her way into the People's Palace prison to free Sebastian.
  • On her way out she is seen by Nathan.
  • When she and Sebastian get out of the palace they find Tom waiting for them with their horses and Jennsen's stolen money.
  • Jennsen and Sebastian set out to join Jagang with the Army assaulting the Midlands.

- 43 ACBEdit

  • Oba Rahl arrives at the People's Palace.
  • Oba meets the same thief who stole Jennsen’s money, Clovis.
  • The thief offers to guide Oba to Althea.
  • When Oba arrives at Althea’s house he finds Althea alone.
  • Althea offers him “tea” but she dies before Oba can learn anything from her.
  • When Oba exits the swamp he finds the thief has stolen Oba’s money and left, assuming that the swamp would kill Oba.
  • Oba returns to Althea’s house where he gathers supplies and finds Althea’s and Friedrich’s life savings.
  • As Friedrich buries Althea, Nathan arrives to send Friedrich on a mission to carry a book to Richard the Lord Rahl.
  • Upon returning to the People's Palace, Oba finds the thief and beats the thief to death for stealing and leaving Oba to die.
  • Oba is jailed but escapes with the Keeper's help.
  • The Third Kingdom wall falls.
  • Irena kills most of her family and allows herself to be captured by Hannis Arc.

Early spring

  • Meanwhile Jennsen and Sebastian catch up to the Imperial Order army outside of Aydindril where Jennsen asks Jagang for help in locating Richard Rahl so that she can kill him.
  • Jennsen and Sebastian join Jagang with the assault team in an attack on an apparently empty Aydindril.
  • As they approach the Confessors' Palace they find Narev’s head on a pike.
  • At the apparent sight of Richard and Kahlan an enraged Jagang leads his troops into the palace in pursuit.
  • In the ensuing battle well over 3 out of every 4 of the 40,000 soldiers in the assault force are killed and both Jagang and Sebastian are critically woundedby Zedd and Adie, who appear to be Richard and Kahlan to everyone but Jennsen.
  • Sister of the Dark Perdita offers Jennsen a bargain to exchange Sebastian’s life for a pact with the Keeper to use her life to kill Richard.
  • Jennsen accepts but only after she kills Richard.
  • As Friedrich nears Lord Rahl, he is attacked by heart hounds but is rescued by Richard, Kahlan, and Cara.
  • Richard is overjoyed to find out that he has a sister.
  • As they search for a secure location to sleep the night Friedrich sees a leather case that he used to own. Richard immediately recognized it as a threat but they are disabled by the Keeper before they can get away.
  • Oba who has been directed by the Keeper to travel south as well has been watching this from his hiding spot.
  • Oba is then directed by the Keeper to take Kahlan and the Sword of Truth and continue to the Pillars of Creation.
  • Jennsen, Sebastian, and Sister Perdita arrive just after Oba.
  • As Jennsen and Sebastian go down into the valley, Jennsen sees Richard arrive and kill the 1,000 Order solders that were given orders to kill anyone who attempts to follow.
  • She also sees Tom with Betty in his wagon also heading down into the valley.
  • As Richard approaches Jennsen, Jennsen attempts to kill Richard but he stops her without using magic.
  • Sebastian urges Jennsen to go on and kill Richard because his magic can not hurt her.
  • At this Jennsen suddenly realizes that she never told Sebastian the she was immune to magic and that every thing that had happened was because she was manipulated by Jagang and Sebastian.
  • Sister Perdita then tells Richard that he must kill Jennsen or Perdita would kill Kahlan.
  • When Richard refuses to harm Jennsen she then understands that the manipulation was a plot to get Richard to open a gateway between the underworld and the world of life.
  • At this Perdita moves to kill Kahlan forgetting about Kahlan’s Confessor power, resulting in Perdita's death.
  • Jennsen is reunited with Tom and Betty as she is welcomed into Richard's family.
  • Cara is fascinated by the fact that Jennsen is unaffected by the Agiel.

End The Pillars of CreationEdit

Begin Naked EmpireEdit

  • Immediately follows Pillars of Creation.
  • Richards meets Owen from the Bandakar Empire who asks the Lord Rahl to help remove Imperial Order troops from his homeland. Richard send him away believing that he has more important things that need attention.
  • Richard realizes that his gift is out of balance.
  • Richard, and Kahlan receive a note from Nicci warning that Jagang has forced the Sisters of the Dark to begin creating weapons out of wizards as was done during the great war 3,000 years ago.
  • Before they finish reading Richard, Kahlan, Cara, Jennsen, Tom, and Friedrich are attacked by Imperial Order special security forces.
  • Richards falls ill after the Order forces are killed except for one who is Confessed by Kahlan.
  • After this Owen finds Richard and his party and explains that he Owen has poisoned Richard in an attempt to force Richard to help remove the Order forces from his homeland.
  • After giving Richard a partial cure for the poison Richard coaxes the story of what happened out of Owen.
  • It turns out that Nicholas, a soul stealer who leads the Imperial Order troops in Bandakar, is also behind the people who attacked them.
  • The story unfolds Richard realized that the Bandakar nation is made up by descendants of the House of Rahl who are pristinely ungifted just like Jennsen.
  • Richard and Kahlan also realize that the Order might try to use these people to invade the Wizard's Keep and send Friedrich to attempt to warn Zedd.
  • The individual who was Confessed by Kahlan is also sent off in an attempt to assassinate Jagang.
  • The warning proves too late as Zedd and Adie are captured by ungifted young men and the Keep is looted.
  • Richard and the rest travel to the Bandakar Empire with Owen in an attempt to get the cure for the poison.
  • As Richard works to convince the few Bandakar people who are hiding from the Order he realizes that the Bandakar people were banished not because they were ungifted but instead because they chose not to “see” evil.
  • As Richard and the Bandakar who have been forced to see the truth about the Order work to retrieve the cure, they successfully eliminate Order occupation forces along the way.
  • Meanwhile Zedd is being forced to identify artifacts looted from the Keep under threat that children will be tortured.
  • Zedd is presented with an item that is intended to protect against theft of items stored at the Keep which he arms.
  • Just after he does this three separate rescue attempts manage to get to Zedd and Adie.
  • Zedd returns to the Keep with Rikka, Chase, and Rachel. Rachel is now about 14 years old.
  • Adie returns with Captain Zimmer and the families rescued from the Order encampment.
  • Nicholas captures Kahlan by offering her the final dose of cure but instead turns over a fake cure.
  • Richard and the Bandakar who are helping him follow after Nicholas and Kahlan.
  • As Richard becomes more ill from the effects of the poison he realizes the reason his gift is out of balance.
  • With his gift in order, Richard defeats Nicholas and instructs the others to brew up more cure.
  • Zedd, Chase, and Rikka free the Keep with assistance from Friedrich.
  • Zedd invites Chase and his family to come live at the Keep as defense against ungifted.

End Naked EmpireEdit

Begin ChainfireEdit

  • Story continues shortly after Richard and Kahlan have left the Bandakar Empire to meet with Nicci en route to Altur’Rang.
  • Richard has been gravely injured, but is healed by Nicci and wakes up to find Kahlan is missing and no one remembers her despite Richards attempt to prompt them to remember significant interactions with Kahlan.
  • Meanwhile Nathan discovers a hidden cache of prophecy books that appear to be missing large sections of text where he clearly remembers that there should be text.
  • Ann writes in her journey book to have Verna check the books in the People's Palace for the same problem.
  • Zedd also discovers the same problem in books at the Wizards' Keep.
  • Chase and Rachel leave the Keep to travel to get the rest of the family to come live at the Keep.
  • Ann, Nathan and Tom depart to travel to Aydindril, leaving Jennsen in the Bandakar Empire
  • On arriving in Altur’Rang Richard, Cara, and Nicci learn that Imperial Order troops are en route to Altur’Rang to put down the revolt.
  • Richard decides to leave, believing the search for Kahlan is more important despite objections from the others that Kahlan is a delusion caused by Richard's near death from his injury.
  • Nicci remains behind to assist with the gifted leaders of the approaching troops.
  • Richards’s first objective is to go the Shota to ask for information.
  • Shota demands that Richard go the Sword of Truth to Samuel as the ‘price’ for the names “Chainfire”, “The Deep Nothing”, and “The Four Headed Viper”.
  • Nicci catches up with Richard and Cara just as they both arrive in Aydindril.
  • Richard insists on digging up Kahlan's ‘grave’ to prove there is no body, only to find the grave does indeed contain a body.
  • After this Richard is despondent over the loss of Kahlan and asks Nicci to be Death's Mistress for him just one more time, but Nicci refuses saying that since Richard taught her the meaning of life she can not take his life because of her respect of him.
  • Instead she convinces Richard that the body does not prove he is wrong since the body is no longer identifiable.
  • Nathan, Ann, and Tom arrive at the Keep and when they begin discussing the missing text in prophecy that apply to the time after Richard is born, Richard correctly realizes that the problem must some how be linked to Kahlan’s disappearance, although none of the others see this connection, much to Richards’s frustration.
  • Ann, Nathan, and Zedd approach Nicci to ask her to “cure” Richards’s delusional obsession with finding a fictional woman by using Subtractive Magic to remove Richard’s memory of Kahlan.
  • At this point Kahlan, who remembers nothing of who she is, is now a slave under the control of Sisters Ulicia, Tovi, Cecilia, and Armina at the People's Palace.
  • Kahlan goes into the Garden of Life to steal the Boxes of Orden as instructed by the Sisters but only comes out with one because they would not fit in her pack.
  • Sister Tovi is sent on with the first box while Kahlan is sent back to retrieve the other boxes. She is instructed to leave some of her “things” to make room, so she leaves Spirit, the statue Richard had carved for her.
  • While considering the problem of Kahlan’s disappearance, Richard finds a book about the creation of the boxes of Orden in a secure room in the Keep that Zedd can not enter. He suddenly realizes that the “Four Headed Viper” is in fact the four Sisters of the Dark who have “Bonded” themselves to Richard.
  • Nicci goes to Richard and tells him that he must get out of the Keep to protect himself from the well intentioned but extremely dangerous attempt to “cure” him.
  • Richard realizes that Nathan, Ann, and Zedd might well be watching the exits from the Keep so suggests that they take the Sliph as the best way to prevent a confrontation and pursuit by the others.
  • When Richard tell the Sliph he would like to travel to the People's Palace the Sliph volunteers that the People's Palace is a central site.
  • As they are about to depart Richard asks the Sliph whether she knows anything about Chainfire or the Deep Nothing. When the Sliph says she knows several locations in The Deep Nothing and that Caska is a central site, they travel to Caska.
  • In Caska, they meet Jillian who is Priestess of the Bones for her people.
  • Jillian asks for help in chasing the Imperial Order troops away from her people.
  • Richard sends Nicci and Cara to deal with the troops while Richard and Jillian look for books.
  • Jillian finds a book named “Chainfire”.
  • While Nicci examines the book Richard sees snake vine growing and realizes that the Boxes of Orden have been put in play.
  • Richard, Nicci, and Cara travel to the People's Palace and find that the Boxes of Orden are missing, but also find the statue “Spirit”, the proof that Kahlan does exist.
  • Richard receives a report of a woman matching Sister Tovi’s description has been found wounded and near death.
  • Nicci realizes that the best way to get information from Tovi is for Nicci herself to question Tovi.
  • Nicci heals Tovi just enough to enable her to answer Nicci's questions and so Nicci finds out the entire plot from Tovi before killing her.
  • Nicci returns to Richard with Kahlan’s Confessor dress and begs forgiveness for not believing Richard about Kahlan’s disappearance.
  • Richard confronts Ann, Nathan, and Zedd with the proof he has found and the fact that the Boxes of Orden are in play, reasoning that the Chainfire event is the final battle Richard must lead.

End of ChainfireEdit

Begin PhantomEdit

  • Phantom begins at an inn where Sisters Ulicia, Cecilia, and Armina with Kahlan arrive to meet Tovi.
  • The innkeeper recognizes Kahlan but is killed by the Sisters before he can name Kahlan as the Mother Confessor.
  • They then learn from the innkeeper’s daughter that Sister Tovi was at the inn, but has already left for their planned final destination.
  • At the Wizard's Keep Richard senses that something is not right. When he goes looking for the problem he finds Zedd, Ann, and Nathan with Nicci inside an analysis of the Chainfire spell.
  • Richard realizes that something in the spell is corrupted and the corruption is killing Nicci.
  • After Richard uses magic to shut down the spell the Beast appears, but Nicci managed to ward off the beast, nearly dying.
  • Shota appears with Jebra with news that she has found Chase wounded but no news of Rachel. Shota has brought Jebra to Richard to have her convince Richard to take up leadership to defeat the Imperial Order. Shota also shows Richard what will happen if the Order wins.
  • Rachel has been taken back to Tamarang to again be an object of abuse for Violet. Rachel spends time watching Six instruct Violet in making a drawing a picture of something that involves Richard.
  • Richard travels back to the People's Palace to send the D’Haran army to the Old World to destroy the support for the Imperial Order army.
  • Before Richard Nicci and Cara return to the Wizard's Keep, Berdine shows Richard and Nicci a hidden book that Darken Rahl frequently consulted which turns out to be the Book of Life. When Richard sees this book and another book Richard has a sudden insight regarding the Book of Counted Shadows, the Book of Life, and the Sword of Truth but in his hurry to get back to Zedd he does not confide the insight to Nicci.
  • During the trip back to the Wizard's Keep Richard is attacked by the Beast and also by Six through the drawing Violet created, causing the Sliph to institute emergency measures to save Richard's life that results in Richard being separated from Nicci and Cara.
  • Upon returning to the Wizard's Keep Nicci learns that Zedd has found another copy of the Book of Counted Shadows down in the Keep's catacombs.
  • Richard is no longer able to access his gift.
  • Nathan takes Richard's place as the Lord Rahl.
  • When Richard recovers his conversation with the Sliph triggers an instruction and a test given to the Sliph by Baraccus explicitly for Richard. Once Richard realizes that he is being tested he correctly remembered the time and who first gave him this test allowing the Sliph to tell Richard about the Book Baraccus left for Richard with the Night Wisps.
  • Richard retrieves the book but is captured by Six and taken to Tamarang to be tortured by Violet.
  • Kahlan arrives at Caska with the Sisters and encounter Jillian who tells them that Sister Tovi has sent her to met them and guide them to her.
  • When there arrive at the catacombs they instead meet Jagang and learn that Tovi is dead and that they have been following a trail set up by Jagang.
  • At Caska Jagang has located another copy of the Book of Counted Shadows.
  • Kahlan kills two guards and Sister Cecilia to help Jillian escape.
  • Back with the Imperial Order Kahlan learns that Jagang has another copy of the Book of Counted Shadows the he got by using Gifted wizards he controlled from the Palace of the Prophets’ catacombs many years ago.
  • When Six and Richard return to Tamarang they find that the Imperial Order army has arrived ahead of schedule.
  • Richard asks Six where Kahlan is and he is surprised that Six knows who Kahlan is and that she is a captive of Jagang.
  • While Six is negotiating with the Imperial Order commander, Richard seizes a sword from an Imperial Order soldier and kills many but surrenders when confronted by archers. The Imperial Order commander offers Richard a choice: death or join his division's Ja’La team.
  • During the confusion in Tamarang Rachel escapes, taking the Box of Orden with her to the Wizard's Keep.
  • After several months of studying The Book of Life Nicci realizes that the Book of Counted Shadows and all its copies are false keys to the power of Orden. Furthermore she realizes that in order for Richard to lead them in the final battle Richard must be a player for the power of Orden so she puts the boxes into play in Richard's name, resetting the time by which the boxes must be opened. It is the first day of winter(About Nov. 1). One of the boxes must be “opened” within a year.
  • Richard arrives at the Imperial Order encampment outside the People's Palace and sees Kahlan.

It is the first day of winter

End PhantomEdit

  • Some time prior to the end of Phantom Jillian is recaptured by Jagang's men.

Begin ConfessorEdit

  • It is still the first day of winter.
  • Richard receives notification by the magic of Orden that he has been named a player.
  • Uticia also receives notification that a new player has been named.
  • Richard realizes that he will be recognized when he is seen by Jagang.
  • To counter this Richard asks for red paint under the pretext of making his Ja’La team appear more fearsome to their opponents.
  • Richard sees Kahlan and Jagang at the first match, but Jagang is called away.
  • The Order workers building the ramp up to the People's Palace uncover hidden catacombs.
  • Jillian is brought to Jagang so that she can be used as leverage to control Kahlan.
  • Zedd finds another copy of the Book of Counted Shadows.
  • The Wizard's Keep is attacked by Six and the box of Orden is taken.
  • After the attack Zedd realizes that the magic of the Keep is failing.
  • Rachel has also disappeared and Chase has followed after her.
  • Because of this the Keep must be put into a fail safe lockdown mode and everyone must leave.
  • Nicci and Cara return to the People's Palace using the Sliph. Zedd, Tom and Rikka also depart for the Tamarang Palace.
  • Rachel is being pursued by “creatures” that have been sent by Violet.
  • Shota appears to Rachel as Rachel’s birth mother and gives her something that she will need.
  • After Nicci returns to the People's Palace, Ann attempts to convince Nicci that Nicci must act to become the woman in Richard's life, but Nicci declines, saying that if she did such a thing she would not be worthy of Richard.
  • Nicci and Ann are attacked by Sisters controlled by Jagang who have gotten into the crypts at the bottom of the People's Palace through the catacombs found by Jagang’s work teams.
  • Ann is killed and Nicci is overpowered and taken to Jagang.
  • Jennsen is captured in the Bandakar empire by Jagang's advance troop searching Nathan Rahl’s “Crypt” for important books.
  • Another copy of the “Book of Counted Shadows” is located in the Nathan Rahl crypt.
  • Unknown to Jagang, Nicci can ‘see’ Kahlan. Nicci realizes that Kahlan is the woman that belongs with Richard. Nicci avoids telling Kahlan anything about Kahlan’s connection to Richard for fear that the knowledge of the emotional connection to Richard would prevent Orden's restoration of the damage caused by Chainfire.
  • Jagang begins staging troops in the crypt area of the People's Palace.
  • It is now about 14 days after the first day of winter.
  • Rachel continues to flee ahead of the “creatures” all the way to the caves at Tamarang, where she is confronted by Violet, who has drawn a picture of Rachel being killed by creatures.
  • Rachel alters the drawing so that the girl in Violet's picture looks like Violet instead of Rachel, turning the creatures on Violet.
  • Rachel then turns her attention to the drawing of Richard.
  • Richard's team has beaten all the other teams and is now set to play against Jagang's own team.
  • The game begins with an intensity that far exceeds any of the other games since Jagang's team intends to win at any cost.
  • Richard intentionally manipulates the game so that the score remains close, causing an extreme level of tension and excitement among the spectators.
  • At the end of the game Richard’s team has the last possession and must score two points in order to win.
  • Although Richard scores the required points twice before the end of time, Jagang invalidates both scores on the pretext that Richard has stepped out of bounds.
  • This infuriates many of the spectators, causing a riot, allowing Richard an opportunity to take a bow from one of the guards and to shoot Jagang. The arrow does not cause a fatal injury because Jagang moves at the last second.
  • The riot and injury of Jagang allows Richard, Kahlan, Nicci, and Jillian to begin their escape, but just as they start for the Palace Jagang uses the Rada’Han on Nicci and Kahlan to immobilize them.
  • Samuel appears and attempts to use the Sword of Truth to kill Richard, but the sword will not work against a player of the power of Orden.
  • Richard tells Samuel to use the sword to cut the Rada’

Han from Kahlan's neck and tells Kahlan to go with Samuel since they have been separated.

  • Richard is nearly stopped from rescuing Nicci by one of Jagang's Sisters but Adie and General Meiffert arrive just in time to kill the Sister.
  • Nicci tells Richard about the route into the Palace through the catacombs Jagang has uncovered.
  • Richard, General Meiffert with Nicci and Adie, sneak through the catacombs past the troops' staging.
  • Cara has also been trying to find out what happened to Nicci and Ann and has identified a section of the catacombs that is not as the crypt staff remembers.
  • Just as Cara positions the palace guard in the area, a disturbance occurs on the other side of the wall that is not right. As the palace troops prepare to deal with what ever is happening, Richard smashes through the wall with Nicci.
  • After the Imperial Order troops in the Palace are defeated, Richard turns his attention to helping Nicci, but is unable because he is cut off from his gift.
  • Just as it appears that nothing can prevent Jagang from killing Nicci through the Rada’Han, Richard's gift returns through the efforts of Rachel, allowing Richard to remove the Rada’Han.
  • Nicci begins teaching Richard what he needs to know to open the boxes of Orden.
  • Jennsen is brought to Jagang along with the copy of the Book of Counted Shadows found in the Bandakar Empire. This new copy is the original and so does not need a Confessor to verify its words.
  • Jagang gives Richard two weeks to surrender the People's Palace and give Jagang access to the Garden of Life, or have all the people in the palace killed in a full out assault.
  • To use Orden to restore Kahlan's memory Richard must make a trip to the underworld to retrieve those memories with have been sent there by Chainfire.
  • When Richard enters the underworld the beast attacks again but Richard defeats the beast at the loss of his way back to the Garden of Life.
  • Shota has sent Rachel to the Mud people to have them call their ancestors' spirits to give Richard a way back.
  • Kahlan, traveling with Samuel to Tamarang, is nearly raped by Samuel, but during the struggle Kahlan touches the Sword of Truth and in that instant she remembers what a Confessor is and is able to save herself by Confessing Samuel.
  • Shortly after this Richard finds Kahlan, but much to Kahlan's dismay he will not tell her anything about Richard's connection to her.
  • Zedd, Cara, and Tom have been captured by Six.
  • Richard and Kahlan arrive in Tamarang to retrieve the copy of the book left by Baraccus, but as he locates the book Six again appears, but Shota is there to kill Six.
  • Shota re-introduces Richard to Gregory the red dragon, son of Scarlet. Richard, Kahlan, Zedd, Cara and Tom are taken to the People's Palace by Gregory.
  • At the People's Palace Richard surrenders to Jagang.
  • Jagang, anxious to reclaim Nicci, goes to the cell she is locked up in without a guard. When Jagang arrives in the cell, Nicci puts the Rada’han that Ann left in that cell on Jagang, allowing Nicci to control Jagang.
  • When Nicci and Jagang return to the Garden of Life they watch as Jagang's Sisters attempt to open the boxes of Orden only to see Jagang's Sisters and men consumed by the power of Orden.
  • Richard explains that the power of Orden can only be used when the user does not have hate in his heart. Nicci then kills Jagang.
  • Richard then uses the power of Orden to separate the world and sends the people who do not want to live with magic to the new world.
  • Richard is likely 27 at this point.
  • Jennsen, Tom, and the Bandakar people also choose to go to the new world as well so as not to contaminate the world of magic with the ungifted blood line.
  • Richard returns the Temple of the Winds to the world of life and makes red fruit safe to eat again as well.
  • After the worlds are separated and the "Order" people are gone, Nathan reveals that Richard has taken the very branch of the prophecy Ann and Nathan were attempting to avoid. Nathan also reveals a new prophecy that states, "Someone not from this world will one day save this world" ( the Magic world ).

- 44 ACBEdit

  • The Sisters of the Light move to the Wizard's Keep.
  • Chase and his family move to the Wizard's Keep and Chase becomes a "Keep Warden".
  • Rachel is named Queen of Tamarang but continues to live with Chase's family while she receives training in the use of her artisan ability and the education required to become the Queen of Tamarang.
  • Richard reveals some of the things he did while he was in control of Orden to Zedd.
  • Cara and Benjamin get married. 

End ConfessorEdit

  • Based on the resolution of Jennsen and Tom, the Daggett Society was most likely formed by Jennsen and Tom or by their descendants within one or two generations.
  • All of the leaders of the Midlands and D'Hara, who are there for Ben and Cara's wedding, become much more interested in prophecy.
  • Richard and Berdine start a filing system for all the books in the People's Palace. 

Begin The Omen MachineEdit

  • Richard and Kahlan meet a boy, Henrik, who has visions. He attacks them, scratching them both on the hand.
  • All of the leaders of the Midlands and D'Hara question Richard and Kahlan on prophecy.
  • Ludwig Dreier has marks planted at Richard and Kahlan's bedroom to spy on them.
  • Richard and Kahlan discover the Omen Machine.
  • Richard learns the language of Creation, a language the Omen Machine speaks in.
  • Ludwig stirs up some of the leaders against Richard and Kahlan and turn them to Hannis Arc, who favors prophecy.
  • The Omen Machine gives out multiple prophecies, all being found later to have been in books of prophecy.
  •  Jit summons Henrik to her lair.
  • Hannis Arc has Jit summon Kahlan to her lair and is able to with Henrik but is unable to summon Richard.
  • Richard goes after Kahlan to rescue her.
  • Kahlan frees Henrik for Jit.
  • Zedd, Cara, Nicci, Ben, and men of the First File go to rescue Richard and Kahlan.
  • Richard kills Jit and by doing so Jit releases the touch of death into Kahlan and himself.
  • Richard and Kahland are saved but need to get to a containment feild to be healed of death's touch.
  • The group heads for the People's Palace.

End The Omen MachineEdit

  • Zedd, Cara, Nicci, Ben, and men of the First File are attacked by half people and leave Richard and Kahland behind to save them.
  • Cara sends Henrik to find help for Richard and Kahlan.
  • Zedd, Cara, Nicci, Ben, and men of the First File are captured by the half people and taken to Hannis Arc in the Third Kingdom.

Begin The Third KingdomEdit

  • Richard is attacked by half people and finds that he has lost the ability to use his gift.
  • Richard and Kahlan are saved by Ester and her people and taken to Stroyza.
  • Richard learns that he and Kahlan have the touch of death inside them and that it is blocking his gift and Kahlan's confessor power.
  • Stroyza is attacked by the undead and is saved by Richard.
  • Richard and Kahlan are healed by Samantha.
  • Samantha shows Richard the wall to the Third Kingdom and explains to him that Stroyza is meant to watch the wall and warn the Wizard's Counsel when it falls.
  • Richard learns that with the touch of death inside them, both Kahlan and himself are apart of the Third Kingdom.
  • Richard learns from the accounts of Naja Moon what the half people are and how he is the only one who can end the war from her time.
  • Richard and Samantha head for the Third Kingdom.
  • Richard and Samantha are attacked by half people and with Richard's help Samantha is able to defeat them.
  • Kahlan is captured by Ludwig and Erika
  • Kahlan discovers that she cannot use her confessor powers.
  • Richard and Samantha reach the Third Kingdom.
  • Richard is captured by Hannis Arc.
  • With the use of Richard's blood Hannis Arc revives Emperor Sulachan.
  • Hannis Arc and Emperor Sulachan head for the People's Palace with an army of half people and undead.
  • Hannis Arc learns of Ludwigs treason against him.
  • Emperor Sulachan sends a group of half people after Ludwig and Richard.
  • Richard escapes from Hannis Arc and rescues Zedd, Cara, Nicci, Ben, Irena, and men of the First File.
  • Ben is killed by the half people.
  • Ludwig escapeds the half people sent to kill him thanks to Richard killing them to save Kahlan.
  • Ludwig and Erika head for Fajin Province. 
  • Kahland escapes Ludwig and reunits with Richard and the others.
  • Cara asks for Richard's permission to leave him and heads off by herself.

End The Third Kingdom

Begining Severed SoulsEdit

  • Richard sees ghost asking for their dead which he assumes where spirits looking for their bodies.
  • The group is attacked by Half people sent to kill him by Sulachan.
  • They defeat the group and retreat to higher ground.
  • The First File capture and half person alive and Richard learns they can track and will attack the next time the poision of death's touch makes him unable to fight.
  • Richard becomes unable to fight and the group is attacked by the thousands of Shun-tuk.
  • When Richard's plan is thwarted by Shun-tuk with occult powers, Samantha is able to defeat the whole swarm.
  • Kahaln befriends a wild cat, which she names Hunter.
  • Ludwig Dreier and Erika reach Fajin Province and take control of the citadel.
  •  Richard and Kahlan learn that they don't have a high chance of making it back to the People's Palace before the poison kills them.
  • Irena tells them that there is a containment feild in the Citadel in Saavedra, which they decide to head to.
  • Zedd suggests to Richard that after he is healed of death's touch that he quit and take Kahlan somewhere remote and safe and to start enjoying there life together.
  • Zedd is killed by Irena.
  • Richard has a funeral for Zedd.
  • The group are attacked by a swarm of cave dragons but are lead to safety by Hunter.
  • The group comes to a village of cunning folk and are only allowed to pass with permission of their oracle.
  • Kahlan speaks to the oracle and discovers that she is a witch woman named Red.
  • Red tells Kahlan that she will be murdered and that Nicci will kill Richard because she loves him.
  • The group is granted passage through the village.
  • The group reach Saavedra, the capital of Fajin Province.
  • Irena shows them the way to the containment field, which is really a containment cell for the gifted, helping Ludwig capture them.
  • Richard, Kahlan, Nicci, and Samantha escape from the dungeon with the help of several Mord-Sith who do not wish to serve Ludwig.
  • Richard and Nicci capture Ludwig and Erika.
  • Richard notices a journey book fall out of Irena's clothes.
  • After reading the journey book Richard discovers that Irean was working with Ludwig and was the one who killed Zedd.
  • Richard kills Irena.
  • Samantha, seeing her mother killed by Richard, attacks them, murders Kahlan, and escapes, declaring that she is now their enemy.
  • Richard has Nicci kill him so he can save Kahlan's soul, knowing she still has some life in her since death's touch allows them both to bridge the gap of life and death while in either state.
  • Richard saves Kahlan's soul from the demons, drawing them all to himself and effectively removing death's touch from her.
  • Kahlan's soul returns to her body. She regains life and her Confessor power is restored since her life essence is no longer disconnected from the Grace.
  • Kahlan has Ludwig perserve Richard's body in the futile case that he can be brought back to life.
  • Kahlan releases Ludwig as part of their deal, but kills him before he can fully leave the citadel.
  • Kahlan uses her power on Erika, which, as a Mord-Sith, causes her to experience a slow and painful death.
  • With both Zedd and Richard dead, Kahlan takes the Sword of Truth.

End Severed Souls

Begining WarheartEdit

  • Nicci finds Richard's spirt in the Underworld, and prepares him to come back to life.
  • In the Underworld, Zedd frees Richard's spirt to reutrn to life.
  • Cara returns to Richard and Kahlan and scarifies her life to be the bridge to bring Richard back.
  • Richard returns to life, with death's touch still inside of him, and takes back the Sword of Truth.
  • Richard learns of Hannis Arc's true intentions and leaves for Stroyza.
  • Samanta attempts to kill Richard, Kahlan, Nicci, and Mord-Sith, but is killed by an avalanche of granite she created.
  • Richard (able to travel with the Sword of Truth due to death's touch), Kahlan, Nicci, and Mord-Sith head to the Wizard's Keep via Lucy.
  • Richard, Kahlan, Nicci, and Mord-Sith head to the People's Palace via the Sliph.
  • Hannis Arc and Sulachan invade the palace.
  • Richard return to the Wizard's Keep and collects the stray spirts of the half people, and then returns to the People's Palace with the Sword of Truth and the spirts.
  • Richard kills Sulachan by screaming out death's touch and keeping it under control using his gift, destroying the Omen Machine and the Boxes of Orden in the process.
  • Richard returns the veil to normal.
  • Vika kills Hannis Arc and joins Richard's side.
  • Richard returns the sprits to the half people or the Underworld if their bodies are already gone, ending the war.
  • Nathan and Nicci leave to help villages destroyed by Hannis Arc.

End The Warheart

- 1044 ACB (In non-magic world)Edit

  • At least 1000 years after end of Confessor. Time line is unclear because we do not know whether time passes at the same rate in the magic world and the non-magic world. The only clear statement about the time frame is that the Daggett Society can trace its history back at least 1000 years in the non-magic world.

Begin Law of NinesEdit

  • Book begins on Alex Rahls' 27th birthday (Sept. 9.)
  • Jax Amnell rescues Alex from Betheny about 28 days later (Nov.7 or so)
  • One day later. Alex and Jax are captured at the "hospital" that also has Alex's mother as a captive.
  • Somewhere between one and two weeks later Alex and Jax overpower the people from the magic world that are running the “hospital” and escape.
  • Alex defeats Radell Cain at Castle Mountain about two or three weeks later About Dec 1.

End Law of Nines.Edit

Legend of the Seeker discrepancies Edit

The televised series has a radically different timeline that that of the books. The books have these differences:

  • Richard thought of Zedd as his best friend and not just a crazy old man as shown.
  • Richard's father (George Cypher) was killed the day Kahlan came to Westlands. In the book it was 3 weeks before.
  • Richard Rahl was approximately 22, not 24-25, when he became the Seeker.
  • Kahlan Amnell was around 26 when Richard was around 24, making her two years older than him.
  • The boundary between D'Hara the Midlands and the Westlands had been put up by Zedd as the D'Haran war came to an end while in the show it had already been up for hundreds of years.
  • In the book Khalan comes through with the help of 5 second-order wizards who later kill themselves. In the show these second-order wizards are never mentioned.
  • In the book wizard Geller (second-order wizard) works for the Queen in Tamarang but who actually secretly worked against Darken Rahl and helped in getting a box of Orden away from him via Rachel. In the show, Geller (first-order wizard) instead works for Darken Rahl and never redeems himself and is killed by Khalan and instead Zedd is the one to befriend Rachel and gets the box away from Darken Rahl.
  • Richard found a way to be with Kahlan after the defeat of Darken Rahl despite her confessor powers and soon weds him.
  • Richard was not rescued from the Mord Sith by Kahlan.
  • Richard killed Darken Rahl by tricking him to open the wrong box of Orden, He did not open them himself.
  • Banelings are entirely different beings in the show where they're basically "zombies" sent back from the underworld after death by the Keeper (and play a major role in the show) while in the book they are just regular people who have turned to the Keeper.
  • Zedd was never kidnapped by Denna.
  • Richard killed Denna before the boxes of Orden were ever opened where he released her from her madness as she herself willingly lets him do so. She later helps Richard out multiple times after her death as where Denna never has this change of heart in the show and they never develop that relationship.
  • Michael willingly joined Darken Rahl for power, not because he was forced.
  • Darken Rahl had blond hair, not black.
  • The mud people are crucial to the book, yet aren't mentioned in the series.
  • Richard does not have the Book of Shadows memorized in the series.
  • Darken Rahl was Richard's Father, not half brother.
  • In the show Zedd was employed by Panis Rahl as a wizard and was responsible for the birth of Darken Rahl as he made once-infertile Panis fertile.
  • After Panis Rahl kills Zedd's father only then does Zedd stop working for him and instead goes after him.
  • In the show Zedd never kills Panis Rahl and he's alive well into Stone of Tears where he actually seeks to help out Richard and Zedd on their quest whereas in the book Zedd kills Panis just as Zedd is putting up the barrier between D'Hara and the Midlands.
  • In the book Richard accepts he is a Rahl and takes command as so while in the show he rejects this position and continues to fight against the D'Haran empire even after finding out.
  • In the book the Mordsith are among those that know the truth of Richard's lineage along with the First File and all are sworn to him right after Darken Rahl's death while in the show none know, but it is only Cara who swears her allegiance to him after the First File tell Richard the truth.
  • Kahlan Amnell is the last confessor.
  • Richard's mother was killed in Westland in a fire attempting to save the night wisp Ghazi and not by Denna.
  • The Book of Counted Shadows was brought across the boundry by George Cypher, Nathan, and Prelate Annalina Alduren, not by Kahlan.
  • Richard is frequently referenced as being large in the series.
  • Richard didn't see Kahlan release her power against the quad.
  • Jennsen appeared in the books long after Darken Rahl was dead. In the tv series she was tricked by Darken Rahl to side (temporarily) against Richard, but in The Pillars of Creation she was tricked by Jagang.
  • The prophet Nathan Rahl played a key role in the books.
  • In the tv series, Sister Nicci, after absorbing both Ulicia's and Richard's gifts, went after the mother confessor and got incinerated by Zedd's Wizard's Fire.
  • Richard was a War Wizard.

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