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A timeline depicting the history of the world of Mortal Engines.

  • Decades to hundreds of years CE/AD before the Sixty Minute War
    • Present day.
  • 200 years after the Sixty Minute War, 10000+ BT
    • a few civilizations began to rise to power
  • Circa 7 TE
  • 520 TE
  • 600-800 TE
    • Golden Age of Traction begins.
    • Unofficial truce with Anti-Traction League begins.
    • Air Trade booms, with major technology leaps occurring.
    • Numerous Suburbs created by larger Cities, to carry excess population and spread their cultures.
  • 750 TE
    • Airhaven is mobilised and airborne.
  • 900/926 TE
    • A miniature Ice Age occurs, resulting in the infamous Iron Winter in TE 919. Grimsby is sunk by Pack Ice, and numerous towns and cities in the North are either snowed in or forced to move south in search of prey.
    • Increased volcanic activity in the North makes large areas of the Frost Barrens impassible.
  • 992 TE
  • 997-998 TE
    • The Big Tilt occurs in London, causing numerous deaths and severely damaging the city itself. Thaddeus Valentine becomes Head Historian, having coordinated rescue and fire-fighting teams and risked his own life to rescue survivors from the rubble.
  • 1007 TE
  • 1008 TE
  • 1009 TE
  • 1010 TE
    • Anchorage settles on Vineland, becoming the first Traction City to become static.
    • Wren Natsworthy is born.
  • 1015 TE
  • 1025 TE
  • 1026 TE
  • 1027 TE
    • Wren and Theo leave New London in the north a year later, and go to Zagwa to see Theo's family. When Airhaven arrives, Wren and Theo buy a new airship with Wolf’s expedition money, calling it the Jenny Haniver II and become air-traders.
  • 1030 TE
    • End of Tractionism started by Murnau settling down on a hill somewhere in central Europe.
  • 1040 TE
    • The last traction cities either settled down or ran out of fuel.
  • Post-1040 TE
    • Wren dies.
    • Shrike reawakens and tells the story

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