Fables Chronology *spoilers*

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800-1000
-Jack quits giant killing after being unable to move the giant coins from a dead giant's purse (Why He Quit the Business-On the Ledge 9/06).
-Jack sleeps with Lumi, the Snow Queen and takes over her job as Jack Frost while she's sick (Jack of Fables 6).
-Geppetto begins making more sons and daughters. He replaces local kings with fetches and kills the Blue Fairy (Fables 41).
-Geppetto's empire begins invading other lands, starting with the Emerald Kingdom and the Kingdom of the Great Lion (Fables 4).

1000-1100
-A knight is killed fighting a dragon, his lucky horeshoes are lost (Jack of Fables 8)
-Beauty and Beast married (Fables 1).
-Pinocchio escapes his Homeland (Fables 41).

1200-1299
-The Forsworn Knight kills himself (Fables 7).

1600-1689
-Prince Charming agrees to marry Missy Snail, but his parents eat her instead (Fables 59).
-Prince Charming has a sexual encounter with Bethany, Tilda and their mother one day prior to his fifteenth birthday (Fables 59).
-Snow White marries Prince Charming and asks him for fencing lessons, which she uses to murder the seven dwarfs (Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall-The Fencing Lesson).
-Johnny Bullhorn of Smalltown returns to the Homelands to retrieve the magic Barleycorn (Fables 18).
-Snow White divorces Prince Charming after he sleeps with Rose Red (Fables 2, 4).
-Hansel and Gretel come across the Black Forest Witch and her gingerbread house in the woods. They burn the Witch up in her oven (Fables 54).
-Snow White and Rose Red come meet the Black Forest Witch after escaping into the woods from goblins. The Witch recovers from her death and accompanies the sisters before being separated and Snow White and Rose Red are rescued by Bigby after working on an Adversary chain gang for three days (Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall, Wolf in the Fold-Fables TPB 1: Legends in Exile).
-Bigby is confronted by Snow White and Feathertop in Carpathia, and brought to Fabletown after being enchanted by a lycanthropy-stained knife (Wolf in the Fold-Fables TPB 1: Legends in Exile).
-Fables in Exile Compact and General Amnesty goes into effect, Bigby becomes Fabletown sheriff (Fables 5).
-King Cole arrives in the mundane world and wins the first election for mayor (Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall-Fair Division).
-Hansel and Gretel come to Fabletown, Hansel leaves for Europe after discovering the Black Forest Witch is protected by the General Amnesty (Fables 54).
-Snow White visits King Shahryar of the Arabian Fables and tells him stories for 1,001 nights (Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall).

1690
-Hansel returns to America to take part in the Salem witch trials (Fables 54).

1785-1789
-Boy Blue begins fighting the Adversary’s invaders (Fables: The Last Castle).

1800-1804
-The last battle at the Keep at World’s End. Boy Blue meets and loses Red Riding Hood, is the last on Bluebeard’s last boat out. Cinderella divorces Prince Charming after arriving in the mundane world. Prince Charming moves to another country. Adversary shuts down the Canada gate (Fables: The Last Castle).

1861
-Jack joins the Louisiana Volunteers as a Captain of Infantry to fight in the American Civil War (Fables 11).

1865
-Jack leaves the army before the end of the Civil War, wins Nick Slick (the devil)’s magic sack in a game of poker, saves Sally Cornwalles from Rattle Bones (death) by trapping him in the magic sack, frees Rattle Bones after learning nothing can die, loses both Sally and the sack within a few weeks (Fables 11).
-Jack would later lose his soul to the Devil, but steal the devil's wallet in return (Jack in the Devil's Den-On the Ledge 9/06).

1880
-Ichabod Crane becomes deputy mayor of Fabletown (Fables 22).

1902
-Weyland Smith put in charge of The Farm (Fables 10).

1916
-Bigby takes an extended leave of absence from Fabletown to fight in World War I (Fables 20).

1920-1929
-Fables killed someone who found out about them (Fables 12).

1939
-Bigby takes an extended leave of absence from Fabletown to fight in World War II (Fables 20).

1944
-Bigby’s mission with Dog Company at Castle Frankenstein. Bigby defeats Frankenstein and takes his head back to Fabletown (Fables 28-29).

1956
-Jack tries to steal Santa Claus' naughty and nice lists (Fables 56).

1957
-Wooden soldier Rodney is created (Fables 46).

1970-1998
-Jack tries to steal Numblin’s Seven League Boots to win Boston Marathon (Fables 2).

1985
-Eddie Underfoot of Smalltown is born (Fables 18).

1995
-Snow White replaces Ichabod Crane as deputy mayor of Fabletown when Ichabod is removed after charges of embezzlement and sexual harassment (Fables 22, 29).

1997
-Boy Blue tells Snow White about the events at the last battle at the Keep at World’s End on the anniversary of the event (Fables: The Last Castle).

1998
-Rose Red and Jack begin dating (Fables 2).

2000
-Reporter Tommy Sharp begins investigating the Fables (Fables 13).

2001
-Trusty John is visited by his old king and ordered to spy on Fabletown (Fables 39).
-Jack and Rose Red fake public falling out, Rose attends Remembrance Day with Bluebeard, they get engaged and sign contract to wed in one year after Bluebeard pays her a lot of money up front (Fables 2).
-Rose Red gives money to Jack to start Dreamworldz.com (Fables 3).

2002
-Jack and Rose Red fake Rose Red’s death so she doesn’t have to marry Bluebeard, but their plot is revealed by Bigby on Remembrance Day. Prince Charming arrives at Fabletown. Colin Piggy is sent on a mission from the Farm to steal a duplicate key to the Woodland business office. Jack and Rose Red are sentenced to community service (Fables 1-5).
-Goldilocks and Dun Piggy lead a revolution on The Farm. They are stopped, but Goldilocks shoots Snow White in the head. Dun and Posey Piggy are executed. All other revolutionaries offered hard labor or jail. All but Bagheera choose hard labor. Snow White is released from the hospital (Fables 6-10).

2003
-Rose Red appointed new Farm administrator. Snow White asks Weyland Smith to continue modifying weapons. The Three Brothers are transformed into the new Three Little Pigs, Clarathea the dragon is transformed into a bird to serve as Rose Red’s enforcer (Fables 10).
-Reporter Tommy Sharp tells Bigby he thinks the Fables are vampires. Bigby frames Sharp with pictures of Sharp and Pinocchio. Bluebeard shoots Sharp in the head (Fables 12-13).
-Prince Charming uses the Mouse Police to spy on Bluebeard, who’s harboring the fugitive Goldilocks. Bluebeard enchants Bigby and Snow White and sends them away on vacation together. Bigby and Snow White recover from the enchantment in time to escape from Goldilocks, sent to shoot them. Snow White thinks she kills Goldilocks. (Fables 14-17)
-Goldilocks survives and is rescued by Mr. Revise (Jack of Fables 2).
-Prince Charming kills Bluebeard in a duel, plans to run for mayor of Fabletown. Snow White finds out she’s pregnant by Bigby (Fables 14-17).
-Eddie Underfoot attempts to steal the jar of magic Barleycorn. Bigby tells Flycatcher the story of the Barleycorn Brides (Fables 18).

2004
-Cinderella tricks Ichabod Crane to confess to betraying Fabletown to The Adversary. Bigby kills Ichabod with a statue of The Headless Horseman (Fables 22).
-Baba Yaga arrives at Fabletown disguised as Red Riding Hood. The adversary sends an army of Wooden Soldiers through the reopened Canada gate to attack Fabletown. The Battle of Fabletown. Kevin Thorn begins to suspect something is happening involving the Fables (Fables 19-21, 23-27).
-Bigby visits his old friend Duffy from Dog Company, who tells Bigby he’s dying and gives Bigby the book he wrote, but never published, about their mission at Castle Frankenstein (Fables 28-19).
-Snow White gives birth to seven cubs. Prince Charming is elected new mayor of Fabletown. Beauty and Beast become deputy mayor and sheriff. Boy Blue is sent on a mission by Prince Charming with the Witching Cloak, Vorpal Sword and Pinocchio’s body to the Homelands to gather intelligence (Fables 30-32).
-Jack sends Jill to steal the contents of one of Bluebeard’s treasure rooms, after consulting the Magic Mirror about how to get into one. Jack leaves Fabletown with Jill after making phone calls to Jill (another one) and others (Fables 30-32, 59).
- Snow White takes her cubs to the Farm. Bigby leaves alone. Mr. Web is killed by Snow White’s seventh cub. Mr. North, Bigby’s father, arrives at the Farm (Fables 30-32).
- Jack leaves Fabletown with Jill after making phone calls to Jill (another one) and others (Fables 30, 59
-Prince Charming begins growing a magic beanstalk at the Farm (Fables 50).
-Jack founds Nimble Studios and begins production on a Jack of Tales trilogy of feature films (Fables 34).

2005
-Sally Morrison, Barbara Allen, Jack Sprat and Mary’s Little Lamb are murdered before Snow White realizes that her child is responsible. She sends her cub to live with Bigby where he’ll be safe. Prince Charming convenes a council of war (Fables 33).
-Wooden soldier Rodney and his girlfriend June are turned to flesh by Geppetto and married. They are sent to spy on Fabletown (Fables 46-47).
-The Empire begins conquest of the Arabian Fables. Boy Blue becomes the Black Knight in the Homelands, slaughtering the Emperor’s Fourth Horde. He beheads the Emperor, and is captured by the Snow Queen. Trusty John is discovered as a traitor and spy for The Adversary and is executed by jumping into the Witching Well. Prince Charming sends Mowgli to find and retrieve Bigby. Geppetto tells Boy Blue his story of becoming the Adversary. Pinocchio is brought back to life. Boy Blue escapes and returns to Fabletown with Red Riding Hood (Fables 36-41).
-Sinbad and an entourage of Arabian Fables visit Fabletown. Yusuf unleashes a djinn, but is tricked into using it to destroy himself and his allies. Fabletown East is set up in Baghdad and King Cole is sent there as ambassador. Boy Blue is sent to the Farm for two years of hard labor (Fables 42-45).

2006
-Mowgli finds Bigby in Alaska and convinces him to return to Fabletown (Fables 48-49).
-Bigby performs Operation: Israel by returning to the Homelands and issuing a warning to Geppetto and destroying his magic grove. Bigby and Snow White are married. Vulco catches Snow White's bouquet (Fables 50, 59).
-Cinderella helps cure the High King of the Cloud Kingdom's ear infection and secures a treaty between the Cloud Kingdom and Fabletown (Fables 51).
-Geppetto, the Snow Queen and the Nome King meet to discuss what actions to take against the mundane world (Fables 52-55).

2007
Bigby, Snow White and their children return to the Homelands to visit Bigby's father, Mr. North. Bigby fights his brothers and keeps them as fish in a bowl (Fables 57-58).

2008
-Jill calls Fabletown to report Jack’s doings, Beast comes to Hollywood and makes Jack give up his company and leave and never come back to Fabletown (Fables 35).
-Jack is involved in a massive traffic accident where he loses a briefcase fill of cash. Aubrey Billingsley collects sixty-thousand dollars of that money (Jack of Fables 1,8)
-Jack is captured and sent to Golden Boughs, but escapes. Humpty Dumpty and Toto die in the escape (Jack of Fables 1-5).
-Jack tells the story of being Jack Frost while camping on a mountaintop in Idaho (Jack of Fables 6).
-Jack goes to Las Vegas and marries Holly Wagner, Holly and her father are killed in a car explosion and Jack inherits their vast fortune and angers Lady Luck (Jack of Fables 7-9).

2009
-Tentative date set for Adversary's invasion of the mundane world (Fables 53).
 
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Re: Fables chronology - very rough draft

Includes information from:

Fables 1-59
Fables: The Last Castle
Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall
"Wolf in the Fold" short story from Fables TPB vol. 1 - Legends in Exile
Jack of Fables 1-9
"Jack in the Devil's Den" and "Why He Quit the Business" from On the Ledge, September 2006
 
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Re: Fables chronology - very rough draft

Thanks.

I'm debating how much information to actually put into each bit. I thought I'd break the stories down to their basic elements, but it hardly does justice to some of the arcs.

I don't know. I'm more worried about sorting the information into smaller chunks now then just by year.
 

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Re: Fables chronology - very rough draft

Are you going to try to include the OGN later?

Yes, I have all the Fables everything, I just wanted to throw this up to get some feedback on it. I'll update it next when I get through the rest of the issues I already have (51-57, Jack of Fables 1-7, 1001 Nights of Snowfall, and the two Jack short stories).
 

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Re: Fables chronology - very rough draft

Oh no...my sickness is contagious and spreading...

I was like this well before I ever knew you!

If you didn't already do your thing I'd have my own UU Chronology up.

But this is different anyway, since I'm more interested in the information and you do the issues and page number thing. There's room for both!
 

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Re: Fables chronology - very rough draft

Updated to include Fables 51-57 and switch around some of the chronology during the General Amnesty.

Also updated for Jack of Fables 1-6 and Jack short stories.
 
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Re: Fables chronology - very rough draft

Updated at last for 1,001 Nights of Snowfall.

All the dates are still pretty vague, so I won't add everything until they get nailed down a little more. But I got some good stuff nonetheless.
 

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Updated for Jack of Fables 7.

Also, mucked around with some other stuff, mostly Rodney's birth year.
 
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Re: Fables chronology - very rough draft

I was like this well before I ever knew you!

Good. I hate feeling guilty.

If you didn't already do your thing I'd have my own UU Chronology up.

But this is different anyway, since I'm more interested in the information and you do the issues and page number thing. There's room for both!

Agreed. I'm just too lazy to do the descriptive events thing for timelines. I aim mine more as a guidline for those who are actually reading the material as opposed to a universal summary (though your way is more approachable to people I would say). Either way, it works. Kudos on yours, again.

Is there any way you might be able to include where the specific issue's fall in the timeline? I've only read the first couple arcs of Fables, and was going to use this as a guideline, but would it be possible to include notations of what takes place in what issue (whether its by individual issue or arc to fit in with your summaries)?
 

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Good. I hate feeling guilty.



Agreed. I'm just too lazy to do the descriptive events thing for timelines. I aim mine more as a guidline for those who are actually reading the material as opposed to a universal summary (though your way is more approachable to people I would say). Either way, it works. Kudos on yours, again.

Is there any way you might be able to include where the specific issue's fall in the timeline? I've only read the first couple arcs of Fables, and was going to use this as a guideline, but would it be possible to include notations of what takes place in what issue (whether its by individual issue or arc to fit in with your summaries)?


Yes, I intend to include those. That's the main reason it's still a Very Rough Draft.

It's hard to work out because the information on the events and their placement piles up after a few references, but hopefully I'll have something soon.
 

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There, I added a few issue numbers, just to see how it looks. They're all correct, though.

I'd like to add a bit of explanation to each one, so I don't know if I should just do footnotes, or just fit them in with the narrative (for lack of a better word), like I have the issues embedded now.
 

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Re: Fables chronology - very rough draft

There, I added a few issue numbers, just to see how it looks. They're all correct, though.

I'd like to add a bit of explanation to each one, so I don't know if I should just do footnotes, or just fit them in with the narrative (for lack of a better word), like I have the issues embedded now.

The issue numbers are a good idea, but I think that it might look better if each event had its own line, rather than one running into another.
 

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The issue numbers are a good idea, but I think that it might look better if each event had its own line, rather than one running into another.

Yeah, I kind of played with that last night, but I wanted to keep the individual stories all together and not just split them up because there's a flashback to the event in a later issue.

I'll try it that way a little later and get some feedback on both versions.

I still want to track down the page numbers, too, but I didn't have them in my notes and haven't gone back to find them yet. Plus, I forgot some of the story titles in 1,001 Nights.

Thanks for all the suggestions, I'd like this to be as definitive and easy-to-read as possible.
 

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Updated for Jack of Fables 8.

Also, can I get a mod to take the "very rough draft" out of the title? It's pretty much finished now.
 

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Re: Fables chronology - very rough draft

Capitalize the C in chronology while you're at it...

(that stuff always bothers me...)
 

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