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===1774===
 
===1774===
Approximate birth-year of [[William Laurence]], the third son of the Earl of Allendale.
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Approximate birth-year of [[William Laurence]], who is born in Wollaton Hall, the third son of the Earl of Allendale.
  
 
===1791===
 
===1791===
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Macartney,_1st_Earl_Macartney Lord Macartney]'s embassy to China.  His ship, the [[HMS Lion|HMS ''Lion'']], becomes the first Western vessel to chart the Bay of Zhitao.  Macartney refuses to perform the ritual obesiance, the kow tow, to the Emperor of China and the British expedition is forced to leave.   
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Macartney,_1st_Earl_Macartney Lord Macartney]'s embassy to China.  His ship, the Lion, becomes the first Western vessel to chart the Bay of Zhitao.  Macartney refuses to perform the ritual obesiance, the kow tow, to the Emperor of China and the British expedition is forced to leave.   
  
[[William Laurence]] is promoted to lieutenant in the [[Royal Navy]].  He serves under Capt. [[Barstowe]] on [[HMS Shorewise|HMS ''Shorewise'']].
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[[William Laurence]] is promoted to lieutenant in the [[Royal Navy]].  He serves under Capt. [[Barstowe]] on [[HMS Shorewise]].
  
 
===1798===
 
===1798===
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===1805===
 
===1805===
Early January: The [[HMS Reliant|HMS ''Reliant'']], under the command of Captain [[William Laurence]], captures the French frigate the [[Amitie|''Amitié'']]. Shortly after the battle, a hardening [[dragon eggs|dragon egg]] is found aboard and is determined to be close to hatching. Due to the distance from the nearest British port, the crew of the ''Reliant'' draws lots to determine who should attempt to harness the dragonet and a young midshipman, [[Jonathan Carver]], is selected.
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January: The French frigate [[Amitie]] and a [[dragon eggs|dragon egg]] are captured by [[William Laurence]] and [[HMS Reliant]]. One week later, [[Temeraire]] hatches and is harnessed and named by Laurence.  Laurence appoints Lt. [[Tom Riley]] as Reliant's captain.
  
Mid-January: The dragon egg found on board hatches and Midshipman Carver attempts to harness the dragonet. However, the dragon takes an interest in Laurence, who completes the harnessing by giving him the name [[Temeraire]]. Laurence transfers command of the ''Reliant'' to his Second Lieutenant, [[Thomas Riley]].
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February: Three weeks after Temeraire's hatching, Reliant arrives at Funchal, [[Madeira]]. After spending two weeks on a transport from the vicinity of [[Madeira]] to Britain, Laurence reports to [[Aerial Command]] in London. After spending a night at his family's home in Nottinghamshire, he reports to the [[Loch Laggan covert]], where he and Temeraire begin training with [[Berkley]] and [[Maximus]] under [[Celeritas]]'s supervision.
  
Late January: The ''Reliant'' passes through a storm and a seaman, [[Gordon]], is washed overboard. Temeraire makes his first attempt at flying to rescue him, in which Laurence dangles himself upside down to pull Gordon from the churning sea.
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Late August: [[Lily]]'s [[formation]] moves to the [[Dover covert]] and is attacked by French dragons en route (approximate).
  
Early February: The ''Reliant'' ports at Funchal, [[Madeira]], and Laurence—accompanied by Riley—reports to his commanding officer, Admiral [[Croft]] of the [[HMS Commendable|HMS ''Commendable'']]. Waiting for further instructions on his new posting, Laurence sets up a meeting with Sir [[Edward Howe]], a foremost expert of dragons, who informs Laurence that Temeraire is a Chinese [[Imperial]]. After a week in port, Captain [[Portland]] of the British Aerial Corps arrives to attempt to transfer Temeraire’s captainship with a trained officer of the Corps. However, it fails and Portland directs Laurence to a transport on course to Dover.
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September 29-30: [[Excidium]] leaves Dover for Cadiz. He arrives two weeks later, and the British begin their attack on the Spanish.  
  
Late February: Laurence and Temeraire arrive at Dover and report to Chatham to receive their orders at [[Aerial Command]], which are to report to Kinloch Laggan for training. En route, they rest a night at Laurence’s family home of [[Wollaton Hall]], Nottinghamshire, forcing Laurence to confront both his father [[Lord Allendale]] and his childhood sweetheart [[Edith Galman]] about his new posting. After arriving at [[Loch Laggan covert]], Laurence and Temeraire begin their training under the supervision of the aging dragon [[Celeritas]], and make acquaintances with Captain Matthew [[Berkley]], Captain [[Catherine Harcourt]], and Captain [[Jeremy Rankin]]. Due to their familiarity with higher society, Laurence and Rankin make and early friendship.
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October 14: [[Jean-Paul Choiseul]] attempts to kidnap [[Catherine Harcourt]] and [[Lily]] (approximate).
 
 
Early March: Laurence discovers Rankin’s mistreatment of his dragon [[Levitas]] after a day in Edinburgh and strives to disassociate himself with Rankin thereafter. The following five weeks are spent in flight and signal training.
 
 
 
March 29: Villeneuve slips out from Toulon as French dragons bombard Nelson’s fleet.
 
 
 
Early April: Several dragons from the [[Edinburgh covert]] answer a distress call from Aberdeen and clash with French dragons over the North Sea. The British dragon [[Victoriatus]] is wounded in battle and Temeraire and Maximus are called to support him back to Loch Laggan for medical attention. Temeraire himself is injured—accidentally raked on the side by Victoriatus—and is given a week to recover. Celeritas assigns Temeraire and Maximus to [[Lily]]’s [[formation]].
 
 
 
Mid-April: Temeraire and Maximus begin their formation training.
 
 
 
May 8: Nelson discovers that Villeneuve has sailed across the Atlantic and promptly sets out in pursuit. The HMS Reliant, commanded by Captain Riley, is among the ships that give chase.
 
 
Mid-June: Laurence is introduced to Jean-Paul Choiseul, a French aviator who had fled to Austria during the French Revolution. He and his dragon Praecuroris bring news of the Austrians beginning to mobilize (Approximate).
 
 
 
Early August: Temeraire and his crew begin to test his devised aerial formation movement.
 
 
August 21: Villeneuve ports at Cádiz.
 
 
Early September: Just before Laurence and Temeraire present their formation movement design, Celeritas informs them that Villeneuve is penned up at Cádiz and Lily’s formation must replace Mortiferus’, which has been sent to Cádiz, at the [[Dover covert]]. En route, Lily’ formation is attacked by French dragons somewhere between Felixstowe and Dover, which leaves Lily wounded. Laurence meets and shortly thereafter forms a relationship with Captain [[Jane Roland]] of [[Excidium]].
 
 
 
September 30: Roland and Excidium leave Dover for Cádiz.
 
 
October 13: Captain James and Volatilus return to inform them that Roland and Excidium arrived safely. Choiseul attempts to kidnap Harcourt and Lily (Approximate).
 
  
 
October 21: The British defeat the French and Spanish at the [[Battle of Trafalgar]]. [[Excidium]], [[Mortiferus]], [[Laetificat]], and [[Volly]] all present. Admiral Nelson is wounded during the Battle.
 
October 21: The British defeat the French and Spanish at the [[Battle of Trafalgar]]. [[Excidium]], [[Mortiferus]], [[Laetificat]], and [[Volly]] all present. Admiral Nelson is wounded during the Battle.
  
October 24: James and Volatilus arrive early morning to announce British victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. Choiseul is executed.
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October 27: [[Jeremy Rankin]] spies Bonaparte's plans for Dover. [[Levitas]] dies.
  
October 25: Praecuroris is sent to a transport heading for Nova Scotia. Public celebration is held for the victory at Trafalgar and fireworks are shot off over the mouth of the Thames.
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October 28: An attempted French invasion of Britain is prevented by British victory at The [[Battle of Dover]]. [[Temeraire]] discovers the [[Divine Wind]].
  
October 26: Rankin and Levitas cross over French borders to and spy the French “airships”—transport ships lifted by dragons—Bonaparte has constructed near Cherbourg. In their retreat to Dover, Levitas is fatally injured by pursuing forces. After Rankin reports to Admiral Lenton, Levitas dies from his wounds.
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November 20: A Dakota is transferred from Greenland to Britain, introducing the Dragon Plague to the Aerial Corps.
 
 
October 27: An attempted French invasion of Britain is prevented by British victory at The [[Battle of Dover]]. [[Temeraire]] discovers the [[Divine Wind]].
 
 
 
Early November: The [[Chinese Embassy]] arrives in search of Temeraire, whom they called Lung Tien Xiang. However, they find him—to their horror—in military service and companioned to Laurence. By the demand of Prince [[Yongxing]], brother of the [[Jiaqing Emperor]], Laurence and Temeraire are separated.
 
 
 
Mid-November: A meeting between the Chinese Embassy, Admiral Barham, Admiral Powys, and Laurence occur in the board room of the Admiralty in London on the issue of Laurence’s captaincy over Temeraire.
 
 
 
November 23: Laurence and Temeraire board the dragon transport [[HMS Allegiance|HMS ''Allegiance'']] to be taken to China.
 
 
 
November 24: The [[Valerie engagement|''Valérie '' Engagement]].
 
 
 
November 26: The ''Allegiance'' rendezvous with the [[HMS William of Orange|HMS ''William of Orange'']]
 
  
 
December 2: Napoleon defeats Russia and Austria at the [[Battle of Austerlitz]].
 
December 2: Napoleon defeats Russia and Austria at the [[Battle of Austerlitz]].
  
December 23: The ''Allegiance'' ports at Madeira to restock. After leaving port, the ''Allegiance'' makes a sort encounter it a storm; though no damage is made to the ship, it causes Liu Bao a bout of nausea.
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December 25: Christmas. [[Sun Kai]] recites poetry by [[Lung Li Po]], initiating Temeraire's Chinese education.
 
 
December 24: Liu Bao seeks out Laurence to thank him for the biscuits and wine, which effectively cured his sea-sickness. Laurence takes the opportunity to invite him and the other members of the Chinese embassy to dine with the British officers on Christmas.
 
 
 
December 25: Christmas. [[Sun Kai]] recites poetry by [[Lung Li Po]].
 
 
 
December 28: Prince Yongxing emerges from his quarters and begins to educate Temeraire on the Chinese culture.
 
  
 
===1806===
 
===1806===
January 8: Battle of Blaauwberg, also known as the Battle of [[Cape Town]].
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January 31:  The Allegiance crosses the equator en route to China.
 
 
Early/Mid-January: Scuffles between the aviators and sailors begin to break out and quickly escalate, finally leading to a fist fight between Temeraire's armorer's mate [[Blythe]] and the midshipmen [[Reynolds]]. For striking a officer of the King's Navy, Blythe is flogged.
 
 
 
January 18: Cape Town is capitulated to the British.
 
 
 
Late January: The ''Allegiance'' ports at Cape Coast.
 
 
 
January 23: Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger dies.
 
 
 
January 30 or 31:  The ''Allegiance'' crosses the equator en route to China.
 
 
 
Mid-February: James and Volly bring the post, a well as the news of Pitt's death. By this time Volly a contracted the Dragon Plague and has unbeknowingly given it to Temeraire.  
 
  
 
February 18: Chinese New Year. [[Feng Li]] attempts to murder William Laurence.
 
February 18: Chinese New Year. [[Feng Li]] attempts to murder William Laurence.
  
February 19: Temeraire sneezes, the first signs that he has contracted the Dragon Plague; though, at the time, it is believed to be only a cold.
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June 17: The Allegiance arrives in Macao.
 
 
Late February/Early March: The ''Allegiance'' ports at Cape Town and they spend nearly two weeks there trying to cure Temeraire of his "cold". After eating a rather rancid specimen of mushroom, Temeraire illness alleviates.
 
 
 
Early/Mid-March: Shortly after setting sail from Cape Town, the ''Allegiance'' experiences a three day storm; during which time, Feng Li makes another attempt to murder Laurence, but is washed overboard in the attempt.
 
 
 
Early April: The ''Allegiance'' makes port at New Amsterdam to restock supplies. Shortly after setting sail again the ship is attacked by a large sea-serpent, which they manage to kill.
 
 
 
Late May: The ''Allegiance'' passes through the Banka Straits.
 
 
 
June 17: The ''Allegiance'' arrives in Macao.
 
  
 
October 14: Prussia defeated at the [[Battle of Jena-Auerstadt]]. These battles are notable for the innovative uses that the French put their arieal corps to. Many of these innovation can be attributed to [[Lung Tien Lien]]'s influence over the French at this time.
 
October 14: Prussia defeated at the [[Battle of Jena-Auerstadt]]. These battles are notable for the innovative uses that the French put their arieal corps to. Many of these innovation can be attributed to [[Lung Tien Lien]]'s influence over the French at this time.
  
Late October/Early November: The Prussian army begins its march towards Warsaw to rendezvous with the Russians. Prince Hohenlohe surrenders to Murat at Prenzlau, but Kalkreuth escapes aboard a courier and is taken to Danzig. Less than a week after his arrival, the French are camped outside the city walls. The [[Siege of Danzig]] begins.
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November 4: In a series of surprise attacks on the road, Napoleon defeats the Russian army before it reaches Warsaw. Laurence leaves the Prussian army and heads for home.
 
 
November 4: The Prussian army is three days from Warsaw when Napoleon begins a of surprise attacks against the Russians.
 
 
 
November 5: By the afternoon, Napoleon has beaten the Russian army. Temeraire and his crew separate and begin their journey back to Britain; they spend the night sheltered by the shell of a castle.
 
  
November 6: The Kazilik egg hatches and Granby harness the dragonet, which is named [[Iskierka]]. They make a mad dash for Danzig, pursued by an enemy patrol.
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November 6 - 20: The [[Siege of Danzig]]. In comparison to the other towns sieged during the winter of 1806 by the French, Danzig is exceptional in that a large proportion of the garrison were able to escape the city and were not forced to give their parole to the French. Temeraire, and a group of around 20 feral dragons ferried approximately 15,000 men to a British Fleet stationed in the Baltic Sea.
 
 
Late November: Lien lands at the French encampment outside Danzig; though her arrival is unconfirmed for sometime due to a snow storm. A week later, Lien’s efforts drastically advance the French trenches.
 
 
 
Early/Mid-December: Temeraire and a group of around 20 feral dragons ferry approximately 15,000 men to a British Fleet stationed in the Baltic Sea, ending the Siege of Danzig.
 
  
 
December 18: Temeraire, [[Iskierka]] and a group of twenty feral dragons are attacked by a French patrol off the coast of Scotland as they arrive in Britain.
 
December 18: Temeraire, [[Iskierka]] and a group of twenty feral dragons are attacked by a French patrol off the coast of Scotland as they arrive in Britain.
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Mid-April: The Allegiance arrives in Cape Town. After some experimentation, the British discover the mushroom which cures the Dragon Plague and begin sending out parties to harvest as much of it as possible, not realizing that they are in fact raiding Tswana mushroom cultivations.
 
Mid-April: The Allegiance arrives in Cape Town. After some experimentation, the British discover the mushroom which cures the Dragon Plague and begin sending out parties to harvest as much of it as possible, not realizing that they are in fact raiding Tswana mushroom cultivations.
  
Mid-May: Harcourt, Laurence, [[Chenery]] and their crews are captured by the Tswana dragon [[Kefentse]] and a band of warriors while harvesting (raiding) mushrooms.  They are taken to [[Mosi-oa-Tunya]], the capital of the [[Tswana Kingdom]] ruled by [[Mokhachane I (d)]].
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Early May: Harcourt, Laurence, [[Chenery]] and their crews are captured by the Tswana dragon [[Kefentse]] and a band of warriors while harvesting (raiding) mushrooms.  They are taken to [[Mosi-oa-Tunya]], the capital of the [[Tswana Kingdom]] ruled by [[Mokhachane I (d)]].
  
 
Early June: Mokhachane I (d) begins his crusade to expel slave traders from Africa. His forces including large numbers of dragons attack European settlements across Africa. These strikes are entirely successful and every target is destroyed with massive loss of life and territory.  Coinciding with these attacks, Lily and [[Dulcia]] free Temeraire and the human captives from Mosi-oa-Tunya.  They return to Cape Town in time to cover the departure of the Allegiance for Britain, crowded with refugees. Captains [[Tom Riley|Riley]] and [[Catherine Harcourt|Harcourt]] are married during the voyage.
 
Early June: Mokhachane I (d) begins his crusade to expel slave traders from Africa. His forces including large numbers of dragons attack European settlements across Africa. These strikes are entirely successful and every target is destroyed with massive loss of life and territory.  Coinciding with these attacks, Lily and [[Dulcia]] free Temeraire and the human captives from Mosi-oa-Tunya.  They return to Cape Town in time to cover the departure of the Allegiance for Britain, crowded with refugees. Captains [[Tom Riley|Riley]] and [[Catherine Harcourt|Harcourt]] are married during the voyage.
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Early November: Harcourt's and Riley's child born.  The birth is difficult, and to Harcourt's and Lily's disappointment, the child is a boy.
 
Early November: Harcourt's and Riley's child born.  The birth is difficult, and to Harcourt's and Lily's disappointment, the child is a boy.
 
November 19-30: Franco-Spanish forces invade and occupy Portugal, taking the Prince-Regent Joao by surprise who, plagued by indecision, fails to order the Portuguese army into action before it is largely neutralised by the French peacefully. However, despite the French successfully occupying Lisbon without a single shot fired, the Portuguese Royal family escape and go on to reestablish the Portuguese court in the Portuguese colony of Brazil, in Rio de Janiero. The consequences of the invasion of Portugal will eventually lead to the beginning of the Peninsular War.
 
  
 
Early December: Napoleon's troops successfully invade Britain.  Laurence reaches Dover after the sinking of [[HMS Goliath]], on which he was being transported as a prisoner.  Temeraire receives word through [[Moncey]] that the Goliath has been lost with all hands.  Believing Laurence to be dead, he organizes a regiment of unharnessed dragons and leads them from the breeding grounds to fight the French.
 
Early December: Napoleon's troops successfully invade Britain.  Laurence reaches Dover after the sinking of [[HMS Goliath]], on which he was being transported as a prisoner.  Temeraire receives word through [[Moncey]] that the Goliath has been lost with all hands.  Believing Laurence to be dead, he organizes a regiment of unharnessed dragons and leads them from the breeding grounds to fight the French.
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April: Nelson's funeral.  [[HMS Allegiance]] sails for Australia as a prison ship, carrying Temeraire and Laurence along with other prisoners.  Laurence's death sentence has been commuted to transportation and labour in return for his cooperation in getting Temeraire - and Temeraire's political organizing - out of Britain.
 
April: Nelson's funeral.  [[HMS Allegiance]] sails for Australia as a prison ship, carrying Temeraire and Laurence along with other prisoners.  Laurence's death sentence has been commuted to transportation and labour in return for his cooperation in getting Temeraire - and Temeraire's political organizing - out of Britain.
  
May 2: Napoleon betrays his Spanish ally, forcing the Spanish Bourbons to abdicate whilst placing his brother, Joseph on the throne. During the forced expulsion of the rest of the Spanish Bourbon's from the Palacio Real, the Spanish people, moved by the frightened Infante Francisco de Paula, rise up against the French garrison under the command of Joachim Murat, sparking off the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal.
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December: The ''Allegiance'' reaches Australia, where it finds the ousted Governor [[William Bligh]] exiled to Van Dieman's Land. They take back him to Sydney, now controlled by the New South Wales Corps, but do not attempt to reinstate him.
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May 2: Napoleon betrays his Spanish ally, forcing the Spanish Bourbons to abdicate whilst placing his brother, Joseph on the throne. During the forced expulsion of the rest of the Spanish Bourbon's from the Palacio Real, the Spanish people, moved by the frightened Infante Francisco de Paula, rise up against the French garrison under the command of Joachim Murat, sparking off the Peninsular War.
  
 
August: The British intervene in the Peninsular War, sending Wellington to lead the British forces sent to fight in Portugal and Spain.
 
August: The British intervene in the Peninsular War, sending Wellington to lead the British forces sent to fight in Portugal and Spain.
  
 
October 4: British frigate HMS Phaeton enters Nagasaki under Dutch colours, hoping to capture two Dutch that were expected to arrive shortly. After kidnapping the Dutch representatives who had rowed out from the Dejima trading post to welcome the Ship, the Phaeton shows her true colours and her captain, Pellew, demands that the Japanese resupply the ship or else he would execute the Dutch representatives and destroy Chinese and Japanese shipping in the harbour. To accompany his threat, Captain Pellew has his crew fire muskets and the ships cannons. The Japanese Sui Riu, Lord Jinai, who is tasked with protecting the harbour, sinks the Phaeton in response.
 
October 4: British frigate HMS Phaeton enters Nagasaki under Dutch colours, hoping to capture two Dutch that were expected to arrive shortly. After kidnapping the Dutch representatives who had rowed out from the Dejima trading post to welcome the Ship, the Phaeton shows her true colours and her captain, Pellew, demands that the Japanese resupply the ship or else he would execute the Dutch representatives and destroy Chinese and Japanese shipping in the harbour. To accompany his threat, Captain Pellew has his crew fire muskets and the ships cannons. The Japanese Sui Riu, Lord Jinai, who is tasked with protecting the harbour, sinks the Phaeton in response.
 
December: The ''Allegiance'' reaches Australia, where it finds the ousted Governor [[William Bligh]] exiled to Van Dieman's Land. They take back him to Sydney, now controlled by the New South Wales Corps, but do not attempt to reinstate him.
 
  
 
===1809===
 
===1809===
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April 10 - October 14: The War of the Fifth Coalition, Napoleon and his allies, fight against the Austrians and the Tyroleans (who are in revolt against the Kingdom of Bavaria, who obtained Tyrol from Napoleon as a reward for loyalty during the War of the Third Coalition) and concludes with Napoleon victorious. During the peace negotiations at Schonbrunn, German nationalist Friedrich Staps attempts to assassinate Napoleon, but is captured before he can get close, he is executed by firing squad on the 17th October.
 
April 10 - October 14: The War of the Fifth Coalition, Napoleon and his allies, fight against the Austrians and the Tyroleans (who are in revolt against the Kingdom of Bavaria, who obtained Tyrol from Napoleon as a reward for loyalty during the War of the Third Coalition) and concludes with Napoleon victorious. During the peace negotiations at Schonbrunn, German nationalist Friedrich Staps attempts to assassinate Napoleon, but is captured before he can get close, he is executed by firing squad on the 17th October.
  
Summer: The smaller egg hatches and as Rankin regards the dragonets survival as unlikely, opts to end its life to the opposition of Laurence and Temeraire. The dragonet's life is saved when he is harnessed by Demane, who subsequently names the dragonet [[Kulingile]].
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Summer: The smaller egg hatches and as Rankin regards the dragonets survival as unlikely, opts to end its life to the opposition of Laurence and Temeraire. The dragonet's life is saved when he is harnessed by Demane, who subsequently names the dragonet Kulingile.
  
 
Autumn: A Royal Naval squadron under the command of Captain Nesbit Willoughby, arrives at the Chinese-Larrakia trading port and attempts to conquer it. The Chinese defeat the Naval squadron using unorthodox tactics involving sea-serpents and the crews of the ships, including Captain Willoughby himself, are only saved from certain death by Laurence, Temeraire and the rest of their group. The crews are then taken to Sydney, aided by Laurence and Temeraire's group.
 
Autumn: A Royal Naval squadron under the command of Captain Nesbit Willoughby, arrives at the Chinese-Larrakia trading port and attempts to conquer it. The Chinese defeat the Naval squadron using unorthodox tactics involving sea-serpents and the crews of the ships, including Captain Willoughby himself, are only saved from certain death by Laurence, Temeraire and the rest of their group. The crews are then taken to Sydney, aided by Laurence and Temeraire's group.
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Mid Spring: De Guignes maroons the Laurence, Temeraire and the rest of the British party on an island, partly because the Triomphe is overloaded but mostly with the purpose of picking them up again on the voyage home, as they are more likely to be weaker and complacent then. However, despite an attempted mutiny from the pressed sailors, the party discovers a wrecked privateer after reconnoitering the island, and salvage enough resources to make a flight to the South-American mainland.
 
Mid Spring: De Guignes maroons the Laurence, Temeraire and the rest of the British party on an island, partly because the Triomphe is overloaded but mostly with the purpose of picking them up again on the voyage home, as they are more likely to be weaker and complacent then. However, despite an attempted mutiny from the pressed sailors, the party discovers a wrecked privateer after reconnoitering the island, and salvage enough resources to make a flight to the South-American mainland.
  
Late Spring/Early Summer: The French party arrives in the Inca capital of Cusco, followed by the British party a few days later. In the coming days, both parties state their cases to the Incan Empress Anhuarque, the French hope to marry her to Napoleon (now divorced) while the British hope to marry her to Granby (very much against it) in order to secure an alliance with their respective nations, and at first she leans towards the British but turns towards the French after the arrival of Napoleon and Lien. Iskierka, annoyed by [[Maila Yupanqui]]'s shifting attention towards Lien (after previously showing attention to her), convinces Temeraire to mate with her. Laurence and Temeraire's party are chased out of the Inca Empire and subsequently journey towards the Brazilian Empire. During the British journey to Cusco, Hammond attracts the attention of the Incan dragon Churki, who then joins the party in hopes of setting up an ayllu with Hammond (to his dismay).
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Late Spring/Early Summer: The French party arrives in the Inca capital of Cusco, followed by the British party a few days later. In the coming days, both parties state their cases to the Incan Empress Anhuarque, the French hope to marry her to Napoleon (now divorced) while the British hope to marry her to Granby (very much against it) in order to secure an alliance with their respective nations, and at first she leans towards the British but turns towards the French after the arrival of Napoleon and Lien. Iskierka, annoyed by Maila Yupanqui's shifting attention towards Lien (after previously showing attention to her), convinces Temeraire to mate with her. Laurence and Temeraire's party are chased out of the Inca Empire and subsequently journey towards the Brazilian Empire. During the British journey to Cusco, Hammond attracts the attention of the Incan dragon Churki, who then joins the party in hopes of setting up an ayllu with Hammond (to his dismay).
  
 
Mid Summer: Laurence and Temeraire's party arrive at the ruins of Rio de Janiero and bring the Portuguese into diplomatic negotiations with the Tswana, in order to end the conflict and unify their forces in the face of a prospective Incan invasion. At around the same time, Lily and Maximus and the rest of the formation arrive in Brazil and rejoin Laurence and Temeraire. With their numbers bolstered Laurence undertakes a raid to capture the French dragon transport fleet in Rio harbour, which is successful.  
 
Mid Summer: Laurence and Temeraire's party arrive at the ruins of Rio de Janiero and bring the Portuguese into diplomatic negotiations with the Tswana, in order to end the conflict and unify their forces in the face of a prospective Incan invasion. At around the same time, Lily and Maximus and the rest of the formation arrive in Brazil and rejoin Laurence and Temeraire. With their numbers bolstered Laurence undertakes a raid to capture the French dragon transport fleet in Rio harbour, which is successful.  
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June 24: Napoleon invades the Russian Empire, with the Grande Armee numbering at 685,000 soldiers and at least 100 dragons. The Grande Armee consists of soldiers and dragons from the French Empire, the Inca Empire, Austria, Prussia, Duchy of Warsaw, Italy and other nations under French domination.
 
June 24: Napoleon invades the Russian Empire, with the Grande Armee numbering at 685,000 soldiers and at least 100 dragons. The Grande Armee consists of soldiers and dragons from the French Empire, the Inca Empire, Austria, Prussia, Duchy of Warsaw, Italy and other nations under French domination.
  
July 22: Wellington and Roland defeat the French at the [[Battle of Salamanca]]. News of the victory emboldens Laurence, Temeraire and the Russians when it reaches them in September.
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July 22: Wellington and Roland defeat the French at the Battle of Salamanca. News of the victory emboldens Laurence, Temeraire and the Russians when it reaches them in September.
 
 
July 28 - August 1: French forces under Marshal Oudinot, defeats the Russians at the Battle of Klyastitsy, allowing the Grande Armee to occupy St Petersburg and, a week later, Smolensk.
 
  
July: Temeraire finds Arkady being held prisoner, and after an attempt on their lives are averted (with the help of Immortalis and Kulingile), conspires with Laurence to expose General Fela. Laurence and Temeraire convince General Chu to accompany them, ostensibly to discuss better scouting methods, whereupon they are betrayed and attacked by General Chu's honour guard. The Dragons initially struggle to evade the honour guard, until reinforcements from Lily's formation and the loyal elements of Chu's forces tip the balance in their favour. As the honour guard retreats, the Dragons land at a nearby caves (which Chu noticed had smoke coming from it) and assault the fortress within. After defeating the small garrison, Laurence finds Tharkay, their reversed circumstances from 1807 leading to Laurence regaining his memory. Tharkay informs Laurence that Napoleon has invaded Russia, intending to crush his final continental opponent. Following the battle, Temeraire executes General Fela personally. Following this, the Jiaqing Emperor agrees to make plans to aid Russia, promising 300 dragons and sending Gong Su and Hammond as emissaries. Lily's formatio along with Iskierka and Kulingile return to the Potentate, to be transported to Spain to fight in the Peninsular war. Temeraire and Iskierka's egg are left in the Forbidden city, to serve as Prince Mianning's companion.
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Late Summer: Temeraire finds Arkady being held prisoner, and after an attempt on their lives are averted (with the help of Immortalis and Kulingile), conspires with Laurence to expose General Fela. Laurence and Temeraire convince General Chu to accompany them, ostensibly to discuss better scouting methods, whereupon they are betrayed and attacked by General Chu's honour guard. The Dragons initially struggle to evade the honour guard, until reinforcements from Lily's formation and the loyal elements of Chu's forces tip the balance in their favour. As the honour guard retreats, the Dragons land at a nearby caves (which Chu noticed had smoke coming from it) and assault the fortress within. After defeating the small garrison, Laurence finds Tharkay, their reversed circumstances from 1807 leading to Laurence regaining his memory. Tharkay informs Laurence that Napoleon has invaded Russia, intending to crush his final continental opponent. Following the battle, Temeraire executes General Fela personally. Following this, the Jiaqing Emperor agrees to make plans to aid Russia, promising 300 dragons and sending Gong Su and Hammond as emissaries. Lily's formatio along with Iskierka and Kulingile return to the Potentate, to be transported to Spain to fight in the Peninsular war. Temeraire and Iskierka's egg are left in the Forbidden city, to serve as Prince Mianning's companion.
  
Mid August: Temeraire and Laurence, along with a bulk of the Chinese Aerial legions led by General Chu, arrive near Moscow where they find that the Russian court has dismissed Hammond and Gong Su's statements as unreliable. Whilst in Moscow, Laurence is reunited with Prussian Captain Dyhern albeit without his dragon Eroica, Laurence offers Dyhern the opportunity to serve with him and he accepts.
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Late August: Temeraire and Laurence, along with a bulk of the Chinese Aerial legions led by General Chu, arrive near Moscow where they find that the Russian court has dismissed Hammond and Gong Su's statements as unreliable. Whilst in Moscow, Laurence is reunited with Prussian Captain Dyhern albeit without his dragon Eroica, Laurence offers Dyhern the opportunity to serve with him and he accepts.
  
Late August: In an attempt to stall Napoleon whilst the Chinese aerial legions move into their orders of battle, the Russians engage in faux peace negotiations with Napoleon, at Vyazma. The negotiations end with the Russian Emperor, [[Czar Alexander]] declaring that he would rather burn the throne and live with his serfs than surrender.
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Mid Autumn: In an attempt to stall Napoleon whilst the Chinese aerial legions move into their orders of battle, the Russians engage in faux peace negotiations with Napoleon. The negotiations end with Tsar Alexander declaring that he would rather burn the throne and live with his serfs than surrender.
  
 
September 4: After months of retreating, and with the arrival of the Chinese aerial legions, the Russians under Field Marshal Kutuzov decide to make a stand at Borodino. The battle ends in a phyrric victory for Napoleon as, although the Russians sustain heavy losses, the Russian Army remains in the field intact, whilst the French have lost irreplaceable numbers.
 
September 4: After months of retreating, and with the arrival of the Chinese aerial legions, the Russians under Field Marshal Kutuzov decide to make a stand at Borodino. The battle ends in a phyrric victory for Napoleon as, although the Russians sustain heavy losses, the Russian Army remains in the field intact, whilst the French have lost irreplaceable numbers.
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October 23: French republican Claude Francois de Malet attempts a coup d'etat in Paris, hoping to reestablish the French republic in Napoleon's absence. However, the coup fails and Malet along with his conspirators are executed.
 
October 23: French republican Claude Francois de Malet attempts a coup d'etat in Paris, hoping to reestablish the French republic in Napoleon's absence. However, the coup fails and Malet along with his conspirators are executed.
  
October 24: The Grande Armee engages the Russians and the Chinese at the Battle of Maloyaroslavets, despite the French victory, courtesy of reinforcements from Marshal Oudinot, Russian and Chinese forces remain intact, forcing Napoleon to abandon his attempt to march home through the Ukraine and instead to march back the same road he came. Following the battle the Chinese retreat due to supply issues. The Grande Armee is caught in the infamous Russian winter, leading to the almost complete destruction of the army.
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October 24: The Grande Armee engages the Russians and the Chinese at the Battle of Maloyaroslavets, despite the French victory, Russian and Chinese forces remain intact, forcing Napoleon to abandon his attempt to march home through the Ukraine and instead to march back the same road he came. Following the battle the Chinese retreat due to supply issues. The Grande Armee is caught in the infamous Russian winter, leading to the almost complete destruction of the army.
  
November 26-29: The Russians harass the retreating French at the Battle of Berezina, during the battle Laurence and Temeraire spot Napoleon's baggage train and capture it but instead of Napoleon they find his mistress, who informs Laurence that Napoleon has already gone ahead, due to Malet's coup.
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November 26-29: The Russians harass the retreating French at the Battle of Berezina, during the battle Laurence and Temeraire spot Napoleons baggage train and capture it but instead of Napoleon they find his mistress, who informs Laurence that Napoleon has already gone ahead, due to Malet's coup.
  
 
November/December: Napoleon creates the Code Napoleon Draconique, legislation that grants the dragons of France legal rights, and calls for the creation of a 'League of Dragons' in a bid to recuperate some of the many dragons lost in the Russian campaign.
 
November/December: Napoleon creates the Code Napoleon Draconique, legislation that grants the dragons of France legal rights, and calls for the creation of a 'League of Dragons' in a bid to recuperate some of the many dragons lost in the Russian campaign.
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February: Temeraire and Perscitia (with the input of the dragons of Britain) create a manifesto to counter the Code Napoleon Draconique. The manifesto is taken up in the British Parliament whereupon the Dragon Rights bill is passed and made into law.
 
February: Temeraire and Perscitia (with the input of the dragons of Britain) create a manifesto to counter the Code Napoleon Draconique. The manifesto is taken up in the British Parliament whereupon the Dragon Rights bill is passed and made into law.
  
February: Laurence is appointed an Admiral of the Royal Aerial corps, at the behest of Czar Alexander, despite the protestations of the Percival ministry and due to Wellington's refusal to give up Roland whose services he deems better served in Spain. As a result of his promotion, Laurence is assigned to command an army of British dragons in the upcoming war in Germany, however, the loyalty of certain Captains towards him is questionable at best.
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February: Laurence is appointed an Admiral of the Royal Aerial corps, at the behest of Tsar Alexander, despite the protestations of the Percival ministry and due to Wellington's refusal to give up Roland whose services he deems better served in Spain. As a result of his promotion, Laurence is assigned to command an army of British dragons in the upcoming war in Germany, however, the loyalty of certain Captains towards him is questionable at best.
  
 
March 17: German newspapers print Prussian King Frederick William III's speech 'An Mein Volk' which calls for a war of liberation in Germany.
 
March 17: German newspapers print Prussian King Frederick William III's speech 'An Mein Volk' which calls for a war of liberation in Germany.
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Late July: The high command of the Sixth Coalition considers using poison to remove Napoleon's new-found aerial advantage but are won over by Laurence's proposition to win the dragon's hearts by implementing Temeraire and Perscitia's manifesto instead. Captain Poole, of the yellow reaper Fidelitas, suspecting that Laurence may attempt treason again, attempts to take him and Temeraire into custody. After a standoff with Granby, Poole draws his sword on Laurence only to discover that he has been appointed the supreme commander of the sixth Coalition's Aerial forces.
 
Late July: The high command of the Sixth Coalition considers using poison to remove Napoleon's new-found aerial advantage but are won over by Laurence's proposition to win the dragon's hearts by implementing Temeraire and Perscitia's manifesto instead. Captain Poole, of the yellow reaper Fidelitas, suspecting that Laurence may attempt treason again, attempts to take him and Temeraire into custody. After a standoff with Granby, Poole draws his sword on Laurence only to discover that he has been appointed the supreme commander of the sixth Coalition's Aerial forces.
  
Late July/Early August: The Chinese Aerial legions return to the war, this time commanded by Zhao Lien, crossing the Caucasus mountains to reach the Allied army. After mediating fruitless negotiations between Napoleon and the Sixth Coalition, the Austrian Habsburg Empire declares war on France. Around this time, Wellington and Roland cross the Pyrenees and invade southern France.
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Late July/Early August: The Chinese Aerial legions return to the war, this time commanded by Zhao Lien, crossing the Caucasus mountains to reach the Allied army. After mediating fruitless negotiations between Napoleon and the Sixth Coalition, the Austrian Hapsburg Empire declares war on France. Around this time, Wellington and Roland cross the Pyrenees and invade southern France.
  
August: Napoleon and his allies engage with the Coalition forces of Russia, Prussia, Britain, Austria and China at the [[Battle of Reichenbach]]. After many hours of fighting, whereupon the town is reduced to ruin, Napoleon is abandoned by the Inca and betrayed by the Tswana, leaving him defeated and captured, along with Lien, personally by Laurence and Temeraire. Following the battle, Napoleon is forced to abdicate the throne in favour of his eldest son and go into exile, along with Lien, to St Helena, as part of a peace treaty that is otherwise surprisingly lenient towards France. Laurence, during the proceedings, quickly realises that the Inca retreat was deliberately planned by Anhuarque and Talleyrand, who have collaborated with the Sixth Coalition (via Hammond and Metternich) to do so in order to secure a more favourable peace for France.
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August: Napoleon and his allies engage in battle with the Coalition forces of Russia, Prussia, Britain, Austria and China at the town of Reichenbach. After many hours of fighting, whereupon the town is reduced to ruin, Napoleon is abandoned by the Inca and betrayed by the Tswana, leaving him defeated and captured, along with Lien, personally by Laurence and Temeraire. Following the battle, Napoleon is forced to abdicate the throne in favour of his eldest son, abandon all french conquests east of the Rhine, in Italy and cede Flanders to the newly created Kingdom of the Netherlands. Laurence, during the proceedings, quickly realises that the Inca retreat was deliberatly planned by Anhuarque and Talleyrand, who have collaborated with the Sixth Coalition to do so in order to secure a more favourable peace for France.
  
 
Late Autumn: Napoleon and Lien are exiled to the Atlantic island of St Helena. Ning decides to return to China to serve Prince Mianning, now the Daoguang Emperor (though Temeraire suspects she will find excuses to visit him). Laurence retires from the Royal Aerial Corps and considers his and Temeraire's future, whereupon the Celestial suggests that he enters Parliament as a member for one of the newly created Dragon constituencies.
 
Late Autumn: Napoleon and Lien are exiled to the Atlantic island of St Helena. Ning decides to return to China to serve Prince Mianning, now the Daoguang Emperor (though Temeraire suspects she will find excuses to visit him). Laurence retires from the Royal Aerial Corps and considers his and Temeraire's future, whereupon the Celestial suggests that he enters Parliament as a member for one of the newly created Dragon constituencies.

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