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===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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Early January: The [[HMS Reliant]], under the command of Captain [[William Laurence]], captures the French frigate the [[Amitie]]. 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.
  
 
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]].
 
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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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.
 
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.
  
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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Early February: The ''Reliant'' ports at Funchal, [[Madeira]], and Laurence—accompanied by Riley—reports to his commanding officer, Admiral [[Croft]] of the [[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.
  
 
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.
 
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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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.
 
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.
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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.
 
 
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.  
 
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.
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Early September: [[Lily]]'s [[formation]] moves to the [[Dover covert]] and is attacked by French dragons en route (approximate).
 
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.
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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.  
 
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.
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October 14: [[Jean-Paul Choiseul]] attempts to kidnap [[Catherine Harcourt]] and [[Lily]] (approximate).
 
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 26: [[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.
 
 
 
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.
 
  
 
October 27: An attempted French invasion of Britain is prevented by British victory at The [[Battle of Dover]]. [[Temeraire]] discovers the [[Divine Wind]].
 
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.
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November 20: A Dakota is transferred from Greenland to Britain, introducing the Dragon Plague to the Aerial Corps.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
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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.
  
 
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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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.
 
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.
  
 
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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